Surgery

On Tuesday, May 7th, Olivia coded. Her heart completely stopped for a brief moment and for 10-14 minutes her heart went into arrhythmia. They are uncertain why this occurred, but have mentioned that the heart may have just been irritated due to rubbing caused by her unique anatomy. She was…

Eight Weeks Old

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Today, the girls are 8 weeks old! That means I haven’t blogged in 3 weeks. There are a couple reasons for that: (1) there hasn’t been many changes to blog about and (2) there just isn’t enough time in the day. This week we met with the cardio thoracic surgeon who…

Five Weeks Old

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Believe it or not, the girls are five weeks old! Callie was discharged from the hospital last Wednesday. Things have gone really well with her. She is gaining weight and filling out a lot faster than Olivia. We had a couple of rough nights with her sleeping, but I’m not…

Olivia’s Plan

The one thing we are learning here is that the only constant thing in life is change. On Wednesday, Olivia had her 3rd echo since her arrival. It showed that the size of the VSD (hole between the two bottom chambers of the heart) had not changed any. One good…

Quick Update

The days definitely seem short around here. We find ourselves not getting everything accomplished that we hope to. So this update will not be too detailed, but I know people are wondering how things are going. Callie is making progress every day. She is getting good at taking most of…

One Week Old

It’s hard to believe that our girls are already 1 week old! Everyone is so happy on how well they are doing. We are hoping that they are both able to maintain body heat throughout the weekend. That would be a great accomplishment, especially for Callie. Callie also is working…

Happy Birthday, Callie and Olivia!

In the early morning hours of February 21st, my water broke at only 34 weeks 4 days, about 2.5 weeks sooner than our scheduled c-section. There was nothing we could do to stop the girls from coming…February 21st was going to be their birthday! After calling the delivery unit at…

Another Week Closer

Matt and I ventured out today for my next appointment. Nothing too exciting or new to report. I am learning that there is no such thing as a quick appointment here. Today I had a biophysical profile (short sono to make sure fluid levels are normal around each baby and…

We’ve Made It!

The last few days have been long ones, but we are happy to finally be where we need to be. Tuesday and Wednesday were both long days, spending 12 hours in the car with a 3 year old, Matt, my mom, and myself.  Other than the expected long ride with…

Moving

I was not really ready to post this information yet since we do not have a solid plan, but apparently my blog has been inactive too long and I need to post something to avoid the blog being deleted…really should have read the terms of service I agreed to when signing…

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