Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will and Finn's first birthday

Just about this time last year I was sitting in a beautiful labor and delivery room staring out the window watching a blizzard. I was large and in charge, nervous and excited and also wondering why I moved to VT when it was snowing in April!! Our lives were about to change for the better. William Dillon Thomas arrived first at 12:58pm weighing in at 5lbs8oz, Finnegan Bennett Thomas entered the world 2 minutes later at 1:01 pm weighing in at 5lbs1oz, both boys were 20 inches long.

Today Finn weighs 23lbs9oz and is 31.5 inches long. Will is 20lbs12oz and 30.5 inches long. My what a change a year brings!. Both boys bring us continual joy and we can honestly say this year has been the best year yet. We are learning more and more as parents everyday and it may be the hardest job at times but definitely the most rewarding!

Will is taking a few steps and Finn is getting close. Will has a very sweet and smiley demeanor and loves attention, sonar screeching, books, fruit and climbing up on everything! Finn loves blondes (duh) playing peek-a-boo, giving kisses similar to head butts and loves to tackle his brother. It is hard to believe Finn was the tiny one a year ago and Will is now the lean machine.

I was a BADBADBAD blogger the last year. I could blame it on time or the twins or just plan laziness but I am determined to get back on the blogwagon going forward. I am going to start a new blog, one that focuses on the boys and life with twins. I hope we can continue to all follow each other. Without the support of each and everyone of you the journey would not of been complete.

Below is a link of Will and Finn's Birthday shoot. Enjoy! Once I get it together I will update with my new blog address. Cheers to more babies!!
Will and Finn's first birthday

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A year ago today was the beginning

The beginning
Ready to Pop!

Four months later!

I can't believe a year ago today I had my transfer. As I look at my two beautiful little dudes I can't help but reminisce about how much it took to have them. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat, and if my husband can be persuaded that would be very soon! Will and Finn are now 4 months. Every day is a reminder of how lucky we are and how in love I am with these two.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm BACK!!! Just a few months late

Introducing William Dillon & Finnegan Bennett. The boys are just shy of 4 months now and doing wonderfully. After being born during an emergency c-section because I developed preeclampsia at 36 weeks, I decided to take a hiatus from blogging and spend all my time getting to know my two little dudes. We spent a month down in Cape Cod and have been traveling quite a bit with the boys. I am now back to work FT and while it has been difficult to leave the littles, it has also helped with my sanity and the regrowing of my lost brain cells :) They are just such amazing, beautiful little men and we couldn't be happier at this point in our lives.

William Dillon was born first on April 27th at 11:58am weighing in at 5lbs 8ozs, his brother followed three minutes later weighing in at 5lbs 1oz. Both little nuggets were 19 inches. We spent an extra week in the hospital due to severe jaundice and weight loss. We have a pretty good schedule going now with the boys and I am hopeful to find more time to continue updating. Their four month check up is next week and we are so anxious to see how much they weigh and their length. Not looking forward to the dreaded second round of shots though.

I could go on and on about all the awesomeness of the past three and half months. I wanted to thank all of you for checking and wondering how we all are. It has been a pleasure going back and seeing all you lovely ladies with your new bundles and bundles to be. What a journey it has been and I can't wait to do it all over again :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day has come and gone.....

So my much anticipated, much talked about, much believed day of delivery has come and gone. I am beyond happy I have surpassed 36 weeks. I just didn't see it happening, but damn do I have one iron uterus afterall. Based on Tuesday's appointment there is no change in dilation, still stuck at 2cm,  but the contractions are still coming. I feel real crampy today and Finn's butt is so far under my rib I can feel him in my back.

One of my very crunchie VT nurses told me maybe I can have Arbor day babies instead. She is the same women who has tried to convince me to grind up the boys placentas and scatter them over my much neglected garden. Sorry maybe for some, but I have a weak stomach for guts and gore, not too mention using my mixer?? HUH?

Anyway, I am scheduled for a C-section May 6th. I am hopeful that nature will take its course before modern medicine, but nonetheless I have a date on the calendar. I had Thai last night, a very sweaty mani and pedi experience and also a great accupressure/massage. Here is to Full Term Twins!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

False Alarm Numero Uno

My 35th week began with a trip to the L&D. I was up all night last Wednesday with cramps and nausea and by Thursday afternoon I was counting contractions about ten minutes apart. Once my husband was home we decided it was best to head on in to see what was going on.

At first my contractions were coming on pretty fierce, but they subsided after some fluids. I am still dilated at 2cm but a tad more effaced at 90%. We had a rather interesting nurse who at one point told us to "wrap our heads around the fact that I would be delivering that night", while I swallowed my vomit she left us for 30 minutes only to return with a doc who found no cervical change. Of course she apologized up and down for freaking us out. I guess I was contracting so much that she figured things were progressing. I just wish contractions always meant dilation. Needless to say I was anxious to get home and into my own bed.

I am now on a strict bedrest. Strict bedrest rules are not exactly easy for me. I really want to clean the floorboards (again). Instead I am sinking further into the couch watching Swamp Loggers, Deadliest Catch and Lifetime. It's not the same doing this on a Sunday when you are pregnant and not hungover :)