One week week with our baby boys...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

You guys!!! They are here!!!! Brooks and Ellis joined our family one week ago tonight. I will be blogging separately about their birth story but my water broke at 37 weeks and 3 days and it has been magical ever since.
There are really no words to describe how it feels to give birth. There is NOTHING better, nothing else like it and the last week have created memories that will forever be burned in my heart and my mind for the rest of my life. 
At 7:01 our precious Brooks Ezra Davidson was born, weighing 6lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long. One minute later sweet Ellis Class Davidson was born weighing 7lb 2 oz. My heart grew and will never be the same. I am now a momma to FIVE amazing gifts. 
The last week has been full of recovery, nursing and baby snuggles. The babies eat every 2.5-3 hours and we set alarms to wake them, but sometimes at night they wake on their own. The are SO SLEEPY! I always forget how sleepy babies are in these early weeks. They sleep in rock n plays in our room and I find myself MISSING them because they sleep so much. Luckily we get so much great bonding and snuggling time nursing, which I treasure so much. Nursing is going great and we could not love these babies more.
I am doing well postpartum, I always forget how hard those first few days getting up and walking after a C-section can be. But I'm on my 6th day of recovery and my pain is minimal, I just have to take it super easy. I gained a total of 49 lbs this pregnancy and it is CRAZY that I have already lost 35 of those lbs! Its SOOOO much extra blood that my body is getting rid of now plus fluid from the babies, and the almost 14 lbs of baby I was carrying!
Jack Henry and Walker have been incredible with them! They love them and are so excited. My precious Hadley girl who is such a little momma and such a sweet girl is having the hardest time adjusting. Its not bad, but she is just not acting her self, and acting out some. I finally got her to open up and she misses me. I spent 4 nights in the hospital and spend most of my day in my room, nursing and napping and recovering from my C-section. She is my little shadow usually and has her grandparents taking care of her mostly right now, so I am really trying to make special time with just the two of us, little moments where we can connect, and I can fill up her love tank.
I am extremely weepy and hormonal which is how I always am after birth. I am literally so euphoric and so sentimental that ANYTHING can set me off. Just looking at Brooks and Ellis does it. Thinking about how fast they grow adds to it, just talking about how blessed I feel with my whole family, and then thinking about my pregnant belly that is no more.... YUP alllllll those thoughts make cry right now.
Our time in the hospital just the babies, Luke and I was truly unforgettable. We spent so much time just talking and being. I am soaking up these days as I know they go so fast and know we will soon be getting into a rhythm but for now, I am just enjoying each moment.

36 Weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Friday, January 19, 2018

YAY! We made it to 36 weeks (the average birth week for twins) and each day I can keep them in longer, they will be bigger, healthier, better eaters and chances of NICU time will keep decreasing. I have NINE MORE DAYS until my C-section and I am READY!!!! Not ready for babies to come now because I want to give them the best chance at everything, but ready for 9 days to whiz by!

I remember hitting 36 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley (my first set of twins) and becoming MISERABLE (You can read about that HERE) But this time, I have been feeling SOOOOO good at the end, considering how big and uncomfortable things can get, but I have to say, last night I hit my WALL. I'm officially miserable, uncomfortable around the clock and truly don't know how I am going to finish these last 9 days sometimes. 

I had my doctors appointment today and everything looked great, praise the Lord. I looked good and babies looked good. My BP was 131/82 which is high for me but still a good number for carrying twins, Ive gained 45ish lbs (my scale and drs scale are 5 lbs different) and my uterus is measuring 58 WEEKS (That is why I am in such pain)
Brooks and Ellis look great and the doc thinks they will end up being high 6 maybe even 7 lbs. 

We are SO BEYOND thankful to the Lord for giving us such a healthy pregnancy. Yes, this has been my hardest one, but to still be carrying these healthy babies with no bed rest is a true gift. Sweet boys, I would do ANYTHING for you, carrying you is a true joy even when it seems impossible. 

36 weeks with Walker

36 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley

35 weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Friday, January 12, 2018

I am 35+5 today and everything is going great!! I am seriously amazing how well I am handling all of the discomfort... It has NOT been that bad!!! I'm not sure if its because I have done this before or if I am so busy with my other little ones, but I'm not "over it" yet and am honestly enjoying this so much. My belly has become HUGE, I have some swelling in the bottom of my belly and if im on my feet too much by the end of the day a few times, my feet have become a little swollen. I have tight Braxton Hicks contractions here and there but nothing patterned and nothing painful. I had a small amount of bleeding this morning but my doc just says its from my cervix softening and as long as theres not a lot of blood, I should be just fine. It scared me when I first saw it because I want to keep these babies in, especially past this weekend as my husband and is awesome team are launching the new campus with our Church. We are SO EXCITED! Im pretty sure they will stay put and if they don't, we will figure it out :) 
Only 16 days to go! I am sleeping well still thanks to that amazing pregnancy pillow and after another tachycardia episode from Benadryl (I thought I was taking unisom) which was SO SCARY, I am feeling much better!
So for now, I'm resting as much as I can and drinking as much water as possible to hopefully keep these precious ones inside until the 29th.
Here I am at 35 weeks measuring 55 weeks!!!

35 weeks with Walker

35 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley

34 Weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Friday, January 5, 2018

We are at 34 weeks!! Whoo hoo!!! I'm 34+5 today so 3 weeks and 2 days until our scheduled C-section. I hope I can get them all the way there! Honestly the end of this pregnancy has not been as brutal as the end of my first twin pregnancy, I guess its because my body has done it before, or its just flying by so much because I stay so busy with my other three. I have an AWFUL and PAINFUL sinus infection which has been worse than the discomforts of the pregnancy. Last night my ears were POPPING with PAINFUL pressure. SO not fun, but I had my OB appointment today and he called me some antibiotics which I desperately need.

We are so thankful to God for another great and uneventful appointment. 

Blood pressure was good at 130/70 (higher than my baseline but still great for twins this far)

I am 34 weeks, uterus measuring 52 weeks!!!!!

Placentas and babies look great. Brooks (baby A) is head down And Ellis (baby B) is breach.

Ive gained 41 lbs so far. 

I had a little swelling in my feet and toes last night but it was gone this morning. Hoping to keep that at bay. We are so excited to meet these angel babes but need to keep them in there another 3 weeks! We want big and healthy babies!

34 weeks with Walker 

34 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley

33 Weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

I am 33 weeks with these sweet baby bears and the last almost 2 weeks have been GREAT! I have been fairly comfortable, my heart rate is under control after a weird Benadryl induced tachycardia spell, and my sciatica is about gone. I have very hard moments but overall, I am not complaining! Im still sleeping pretty well at night, I just wake up with extremely sore ribs. The space right under my breasts is getting so so sore from the babies growing upwards. My belly is starting to swell ( I have pitting edema under my belly which Is pretty uncomfortable) and my belly just feels SO SO heavy! I have gained right at 40 pounds now and tomorrow I go in for a check (I will be 33+5) and then I believe I will go in weekly. At this point in the pregnancy with Jack Henry and Hadley my feet were starting to swell and I haven't had any of that yet! Praise the Lord. I feel like all over I am a little puffy from fluid but no crazy swelling. Im pretty sure my BP is good, but I will find out tomorrow. I am trying to sit with my legs propped up as much as I can throughout the day and I can't believe exactly 1 month from tomorrow I will be meeting our precious boys! Its starting to get real! I am ALMOST done with their nursery (planning on completing it THIS weekend)
Most of my maternity cloths don't fit me any more ( you can see where there is a weird flap under my shirt from where its too short) I am feeling so thankful to carry them this far with no complications yet. Praying for another month!

  1. 33 weeks with Walker

33 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley

32 weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Monday, December 18, 2017

So I skipped a week again :( It seems life with three littles and two on the way requires more of a bi-weekly update :)
I can't believe I am at 32 weeks! Its starting to sound a little closer. I have 6 weeks from today before my scheduled C-section which in ways seems close but in ways seems far. 
We had a great 31 week check up. Boys looks great and my uterus is measuring 46 weeks! I had been having really bad itching all over my body with no rash, so I was worried it could be a liver condition called cholestasis which can be dangerous for the babies and sometimes the only symptom is itching (but usually just on the palms of your hands and soles of feet, but wanted to get a blood check to rule it out) 
Turns out I think I was taking way too many baths (up to 3 a day, because they help me get comfortable) and my doc recommended Benadryl which ended up putting me into tachycardia (High heart rate) My heart rate was in the 140s for 24 hours and I have to tell you it was kind of scary! Luckily we figured it was the Benadryl and its back down. My blood pressure remains good. I'm up 35 pounds. And I go back on 12/29 for my next check (right after Christmas so it should come quickly) I will be almost 34 weeks and then believe I will go weekly.
Its starting to get physically hard but I'm not miserable yet. I definitely have miserable moments but I'm not allowing myself to be "over it" yet because I still need to carry these boys another 5-6 weeks and I will do nothing good for myself to go there. 
Even though these next 6 weeks will be the hardest, I am still enjoying this. I mean, I am carrying two precious lives inside me?! How INCREDIBLE! I'm still amazed. Christmas is a week from today and I know that will keep me busy. Side note, the way my friends and church family have stepped up, has been INCREDIBLE! Meals, help and kind gestures have absolutely humbled me and blown me away.
Luke and I enjoyed a nice Christmas date tonight down to a restaurant I went to with some girls last month and fell in love with,Rise, in Ft.Worth. It was a lovely evening and a much needed night just the two of us. We took this picture when I got home (sorry, the chalkboard just isn't happening)

32 weeks with Walker

32 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley 

Maternity/Family Photos Fall 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We loved taking our photos with my beautiful friend, Kate of Kate Parrish Photography If you are in the DFW area, I would highly recommend her! 
I love these photos because they capture the end of the season of "just the 5 of us" I will always treasure them!
Jack Henry and Hadley (age 5) Walker (2.5)

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