Monday, June 30, 2008

Remembering Baby Shafer

Today it has been two years since my illness and the loss of baby Shafer. It has been a very hard two years but thanks to Jen and Shawn our dreams are coming true. We just wanted to remember baby Shafer today he will never be forgotten.

Thinking of You with LoveWe thought of you with love today,but that is nothing new.We thought about you yesterday,and days before that too.We think of you in silence,we often speak your name.All we have are memories,and your picture in a frame.Your memory is our keepsake,with which we will never part.God has you in His keeping,we have you in our hearts.A million times we`ve wanted you. A million times we cried.If love could only have saved you, you never would have died.It broke our hearts to lose you.But you didn`t go alone.For a part of us went with you...the day God called you Home.~Author Unknown

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pictures

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks. The 4D ultrasound pictures were done this Friday. We were not able to get any good pictures of Andrew because he was face down and packed in there. I am still working on the video because I want to remove the personal information from it before it gets loaded to the blog. Our friend John is helping me with the video and should have it done by the first part of the week. Enjoy!


Jen at 25 weeks. She was out to dinner and sent this to me on my cell phone.




Madison Marie at 25 weeks with her hand by her face.


Andrew Michael at 25 weeks. You really have to study this picture. If you look in the center of the picture you can see a little nose and lips peeking out between everything.


Vacation pictures from Sunset Beach North Carolina.












Monday, June 23, 2008

Back From Vacation(s)

Hello Everyone

Sorry it’s been so long since I have posted. The first part of June has been a little crazy. We just got back from two vacations so I think we are done with vacations for a while maybe a long while. We were in Sunset Beach North Carolina for a week only to come home for two days then head out to Las Vegas. Mike had a conference in Vegas so I decided to tag along for one last visit before Maddie and Drew arrive. I figure it will be a while before I am able to go to Las Vegas again because it is definitely no place for kids.

Jen is doing good and getting bigger (only in the belly) if you look at her from behind you can’t even tell she is pregnant. The babies are really active we got to feel them move around yesterday. Jen stopped by to drop off the ultrasound pictures from Thursday’s appointment that we missed and we got some pictures but my laptop is not working so I will have to post them after my computer gets fixed. I’m using Mike’s laptop to write this post so I don’t have access to my pictures or email.

We have an appointment this Friday for a 3D ultrasound. I’m so excited to see how the images turn out. I think we will get a DVD and pictures so I will try to get them loaded on Friday evening. It may be late Friday before I get the image uploaded because I have James and I’m not sure what time we will get him settled in for the night.

I have some really great pictures of Jen, the babies and the beach I want to get loaded so as soon as my laptop gets fixed I will upload some pictures for you.

We will be 25 weeks this Friday.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Update from Thursday

Hello, I wanted to give you an update from Thursday. Madison's heart rate was 140 and Drew's was 146. They are very active! Her head was down on Thursday(YEAH!!!!!!!!!) and he was still transverse.
My cervix is shortening still. 2 weeks ago it was 27 and it is 25 now. They will keep watching it. For now we are still going every 2 weeks.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Ultrasounds Photos




Today Sally our ultrasound tech took measurements to check the weight. To get the weight they take several measurements two being the head and stomach. The results are in and Maddie topped the scales at a whopping 1lb 3oz and Drew a whopping 1lb 6 oz. They are really good size because twins are usually behind but we are showing a little ahead of schedule at this point and time. The heart rates were also really good today Madison at 140 and Drew was 154.

At each appointment they also take measurements of the cervix length to try to determine the risk for preterm labor. Today the cervix was a little shorter then the last visit. The only thing we do at this point is watch it. They use to go in and put stitches in to hold the cervix shut but doc says they have found that does more harm than good. We pray all goes well and the preterm labor holds off until Maddie and Drew are safe.