Sunday, December 28, 2008

2 weeks old!



Lilli with her new kitchen set, Christmas pajamas, and her Tinkerbell outfit

The boys are doing great!  I can't believe they're already 2 weeks old!  They are growing so big.  We took them in for their 48 hour check-up and Alex was more jaundice than Aidan.  We ended up having to bring Alex in 2 more times to get checked again.  Poor little guy!  But we're glad that he's doing great now.  They both are eating really well, and are helping me lose this weight.  I'm happy to say that after a week I was already at my pre-pregnancy weight and have lost about 7 more pounds in another week.  Plus I still have more "stuff" to lose.  Nursing twins is challenging, but I feel like it's so worth it.  For obvious reasons!  The boys are great little eaters, though at first it was a little challenging.  They both had bottles their first days in this world and had a hard time latching on.  We have our good days and bad, but when all is said and done, these little guys have brought such joy to our family!  We're so glad their healthy.  They both are getting some chubby cheeks.  I love it!  I can't help but smother them with loves and kisses.  Lilli has been really good with them.  She is such a good big sister (when she wants to be) and is always quick to give one of them their binky or give them kisses.  She's had a hard time adjusting and when she wants Mommy or Daddy's attention, she wants it now.  That's been hard for us too.  We love her and know that this is a big adjustment for all of us.  We feel so blessed to have such beautiful, healthy, happy children and know the Lord is with us!

I'll give details of our Christmas later.  I'm pooped and need to get SOME shut eye before it's time to feed again.  Thank you to all of you for your love and concern. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


After much anticipation, we are very pleased to announce the arrival of the Davis Twins!! Alexander Keith and Aidan Scott came into the world at 7:26pm and 7:27pm respectively. Both babies and Momma are doing quite well and are expected to come home tomorrow. I'm not sure we will ever be able to adequately express our gratitude for the many, many thoughts, prayers, gifts, meals we have received all throughout Shari's pregnancy - Thank you all so very much!

And now for some pictures...

Isn't she a pretty pregger?! This is Shari just a day before the boys were delivered (compare with the last picture-only about a week or two before). It got to be pretty difficult telling the difference between the smile you see here and the several winces and grimaces I got in the days and weeks leading up to delivery...

Although I was looking forward to observing every part of the delivery (via Cesarean), both the anesthesiologist and Shari (having already lost her lunch once) insisted that I stay on her side of the curtain for moral support. I did, however, get to peek around the curtain to see the boys come out!

First came Alex at 7:26 p.m. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. The bigger of the two, Alex has, so far, been the more easy-going and spends most of his time sleeping. I've been told that with twins, one is more calm, the other a little more lively...

Next, came Aidan at 7:27 p.m. He was 5 pounds, 7 ounces and 17 1/2 inches long. Aidan decided to give the interns something to worry about with his elevated respiratory rate and drop in blood pressure. After a day of observation, he was released to us from the NICU late yesterday afternoon. Aidan is a little fireball. It's only fitting that his name is Irish for "a fiery young man". He was the more active in Momma's belly and, as you can see, is definitely been more of a character so far...

Shari with Alex

Shari with Aidan

Proudest pop in town!

Stay tuned for more updates and pics. Please be patient with us though, as the majority of our time will spent keeping up with the kids!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hospital Visit

This is going to be quick because this is three blogs in a row where I haven't posted any pictures and I don't feel like posting a long post (which I'm sure you're all very happy about).

Anyway, Sunday night I started having consistent contractions, as in about 4-5 minutes apart.  I called the hospital to see if I should go in and they said yes, just so they can monitor me.  Well, on the way they started getting closer and closer together.  I get there and they thought maybe I was dehydrated so they gave me an IV.  Well, my contractions were getting more consistent and stronger.  Not quite the reaction they were hoping for.  So they ended up giving me a shot to stop the contractions.  1 hour later, I was having them again.  They decided to keep me there until the morning.  I was still having consistent contractions, but I wasn't dialating or anything.  The conclusion: they ended up giving me 3 doses of the shot to stop the contractions and sent me home.  By the end, I was exhausted both emotionally and physically.  I thought we'd have babies by now, but nope.  They told me to take it easy and drink lots of fluids.  Needless to say, I was tired and sore.  I just want my babies to be healthy and safe.  I'm frustrated, but I'm sure the doctors know what they're doing.  The babies are the priority and I need to remember that.  I'm still feeling contractions but nothing regular.  We'll see what happens when i turn 36 weeks on Friday.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

10 Positive Things about this Pregnancy

After reading my last blog, I'm feeling pretty guilty about being so negative.  So I've decided to write 10 positive things about this pregnancy.

1.  My husband still thinks I'm hot even when I weigh 50 pounds heavier and look like a bloated cow.

2.  I really do have a healthy, amazing, strong body.  I mean, I'm doing things at 35 weeks that most women with twins at that point CAN'T do.

3.  I have so many wonderful, supportive people, both far away and close by, who love me and offer their love and support without question (see previous posts comments for just an idea).

4.  I'm able to eat whatever the heck I want and NOT feel guilty about it.

5.  I have TWO babies for the price of one.

6.  They're both healthy and strong.

7.  I have a loving Heavenly Father who is ALWAYS aware of me and my needs, and ALWAYS gives me comfort when I need Him.

8.  I have a wonderful husband who will do anything and everything to make sure I'm happy and healthy and comfortable.  I love him so much!!!

9.  I have a beautiful, healthy, ACTIVE little girl who keeps me active and healthy, and who will give me loves just for the heck of it.

10.  Knowing that I get two beautiful babies in the end makes everything worth it!


I know I've been complaining in my last few blogs and I'm really sorry.  I hate reading blogs that are negative, but I've been feeling a little down the last couple of days.  I just feel like this pregnancy is never going to end.  Yesterday I got really really sick.  It progressively got worse throughout the day.  My body ached, I had a fever, and the chills.  So I felt cold, but I was burning up.  Anyway, I took a hot bath (which probably wasn't the best idea) and stayed in until I felt dizzy and nauseous.  Then laid down and fell asleep at about 5:30pm.  I woke up at 7pm still burning up, so I shed some layers and drank a whole lot of cold water.  Eventually my body cooled down, but I could not get back to sleep until about 9pm.  I was just so uncomfortable.  I finally had to prop myself up and use my body pillow to support my belly.  I had to change sides every half hour or my hips would start to ache.  But I eventually did get some sleep.  I slept without any blankets, that's how hot I was.  And I didn't even get cold.  My poor husband.  He's so wonderful!  He's always asking me what I need and always willing to do whatever.  This pregnancy hasn't been easy for him either and he's been so patient.  I don't know what I'd do without him!

Sorry for complaining.  Right now, I just feel like there's no light at the end of the tunnel and that I'm constantly battling some sort of pain or something always needs to be done.  This wasn't written to get sympathy, I just needed to vent.  I know there IS a light at the end of the tunnel and I'm sure it's going to come soon rather than later and then I'll have something else to vent about.  So I'm over venting and feeling sorry for myself.  Thanks for having the patience to read this.  Sometimes venting does a person good, but now it's time to push on. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

11 pounds of baby!!!!

Yes, you read that right!  I had an ultrasound last night (thanks again Pilks for watching Lilli).  The boys are really healthy and as you have read, they both weigh about 5.5 pounds A PIECE!  So the reason I LOOK so big, is because I AM so big!  But I'm so glad they're healthy and big.  I'd rather have them on the big/average side than on the smaller side.  I'll be scheduling a C-section around the 39th week mark, but I honestly don't know that I will be able to last that long.  I'm having a hard enough time now.  The other day I just cried because I was so uncomfortable and miserable.  I hurt everywhere and could barely walk.  I'm also feeling more nauseous.  This too shall pass.  I just want my babies to be safe and healthy!

We've got our Christmas decorations up.  I love it!  Now it really feels more like the season.  Plus I wanted to get everything up before I got too big and before the babies came.  We haven't gotten any of our Christmas shopping done though.  We should probably do that here soon.  Christmas will be small this year, for obvious reasons but that will be okay.  It'll be easier to teach Lilli about the reason we celebrate Christmas.  She might not fully understand, but we can try.  I hope we all remember why we celebrate the season and not lose sight of that.  We need to remember Christ's birth and all He did during his life here on earth.  He is our Savior and He loves us.  He's given us hope, especially in the world today.  I find great peace in that.  

Anyway, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and have a great December/Christmas!