Friday, October 24, 2008

1 Week Old

We've survived one week!!! It has been crazy. The twins and I came home on Monday and it was a restful afternoon once we finally got home. We were at home on Tuesday also. Wednesday we had to take the twins to the doctor for a weight check. Kamryn was down to 6 lbs. 7 oz. and Kourtney was down to 5 lbs. 9 oz. so the pediatrician decided that we needed to start supplementing them with formula. So he had us give a bottle after every other feeding. Thursday I got to go to Karlee's school for her book fair - she was so excited that I could go places again. Then she and Kendall had to get flu shots - they did great!! We sent both grandmother's while I stayed with the twins at my mom's. The pediatrician accused Ken and I of giving them the "dirty job" but Karlee didn't cry and Kendall only cried for a minute or two. I was so proud of them.

We really started to notice yesterday that Kamryn was not nursing well, nor was she taking her bottle well. We got some baby scales today to weigh them and she had lost another 3 ounces since we had seen the doctor on Wednesday. This really concerned us - since we had been supplementing for two days,they should not have lost any more weight. We talked to the doctor again tonight and he wants to try Kamryn on bottles only for tonight and then we will see him in the morning. Ken and I are concerned that maybe she has some issues from the TTTS since she was the donor. Please keep her in your prayers. We will update you all in the morning after we see the doctor.

Saturday, October 18, 2008





Hey, this is Ken trying to make this post so hopefully it will be right. The twins were born yesterday at around 1:30 PM. Kourtney Summerlin Wells was born at 1:27; weighed 6 lbs 4 oz and was 20 inches long. Kamryn Dailey Wells was born at 1:28, weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 21 inches long. We knew that there would probably be a weight difference due to the TTTS, obviously Kamryn got the most of the placenta when they disconneted the blood vessels on the placenta during the surgery this summer. Kourtney had some low blood sugar and respitatory distress at the first, but they put a NG tube down her and feed her some formula which brought her blood sugar up from 31 to 61, this in turn eliminated the respitatory distress and she started doing well. She had to have blood sugar checks ever three hours until we had 3 in a row above 50 and we finished those around midnight last night. Both babies are doing great along with mom and nursing well and Greer seems to be handling the feeding really well. I am going to try and attach some pictures as well.

Thanks for all of the Prayers!!!

Ken and Greer

Friday, October 17, 2008

Today is the DAY!!!!!!!!

It is officially baby day! I am still up because I was waiting until the last minute to eat - from midnight to 1:00 pm is a loooooooong time to go with out food and water - especially for a pregnant woman! Ken got me Taco Bell around 11:30 and I really enjoyed it. We are headed to the hospital around 11:00 and the babies should be born sometime after 1:00. Ken will post as soon as he gets a chance so check back often for updates!!

Thank you all for your prayers during our long journey - lift us up one more time with prayers for a safe C-section, healthy babies and a quick recovery for me.

We love you all!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Preview

How cute are these kids???

Friday, October 10, 2008

37 Weeks!

We are 37 weeks today! They measured the babies this week - Kamryn is measuring 6 lbs. 13 oz. and Koutney is measuring about 6 lbs. The doctor was a little concerned about the difference in their weights, so she called our specalist. He said that he was not concerned - they had checked blood flow, breathing and heart rates and the smaller baby seemed to be doing great - so no cause for alarm. It is common for TTTS twins to have a fairly large difference in weights. When they performed the surgery and separated the connecting blood vessels, each baby got their own "half" of the placenta. Except, this division is rarely a true 50-50 split. In our case, the donor (Kamryn) has about 40% of the placenta and the recipient (Kourtney) has about 60%. This means that Kourtney should be the larger baby - we are not really sure why she is not but she is healthy so that is all that really matters. My hemogloabin is continuing to increase, it is 11.2 now so that is great!! Especially since Ken started an antibiotic and they would not allow him to donate blood like he had planned. Also, Kamryn has turned AGAIN and is now transverse (or crosswise) with her head back in my ribs. So it looks like a C-section again - for now anyway. I guess it will be week-to-week or even day-to-day since she seems to be turning and flipping so much.

House News: They got the slab poured for the garage on Tuesday and were supposed to start framing on Wednesday but that was before the monsoon of rain. While the rain was much needed in our area, it caused a HUGE problem at our house. We had major water build up all around the new foundation that had been poured as well as building up under the house. It was crazy for about 5 hours as Ken, his dad, and my dad worked in the rain and mud hooking up pumps and hoses and digging trenches for the water to drain. They finally got it all pumped out and we thought the rain was finished only to wake up and find out that it had rained more in the night and there was water everywhere again!!! Thankfully, the rain stopped for good and Ken was able to get it pumped again and not miss too much work. It has all worked out and the framers are here today and may even get the second story finished by tonight. Yeah!!

Check back often for updates on the babies - ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

36 Weeks!

Only two more weeks!!!!!!! We are 36 weeks today and we got some great news at the doctor's yesterday. Kamryn has turned and is now HEAD DOWN! This means that I can try a regular delivery if I want to. We will stick with the date of the 17th and if she is still head down then it will be an induction instead of a C-section. My hemoglobin has also come up since last week. It is still not as high as they would like it to be for a C-section but it is improving. We are trying to decide what is the best/safest option for me and the babies.

The babies bags are packed and the stroller and car seats are ready. We are going to put the bases in the car next week. We have one cradle and we are getting the other this weekend. The garage slab will be poured either Saturday or Monday and the framers are supposed to start on Wednesday.

I can't believe that the babies are almost here. I am so excited but so nervous. I have no idea what to expect with two. It will be a great new experience. We have waited so long and with so much anticipation as well as uncertainty, that it will be so wonderful to actually have them here.