Monday, October 18, 2010

They're Here!


Tayson David Allred
Born October 11, 2010 10:55PM
4lbs 14oz, 17 inches long


Brielle Collette Allred
Born October 11, 2010 11:09PM
4lbs 2oz, 17 inches long

Well, I'm feeling great. The delivery went really well. I'll spare you the details, but my water broke in the doctor's office that morning, I had an amazing epidural, pushing is REALLY hard, and I was able to deliver both babies vaginally. It was an unforgetable and spiritual experience, one that still brings tears to my eyes, and I'll never forget it. Trav and I have both fallen hard and fast for these two little spirits that have entered our lives. We've forever been changed. I never believed I could love something so much, let alone two somebodies. The twins have been in the NICU since birth. They've been doing really good. We're now working on getting them to take all of their feedings by mouth and getting them to be gaining weight steadily. We hope they'll be home at the end of the week, but it just all depends. There is never a guarantee.

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the past week. I warn you.... you'll fall in love, so proceed with caution!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The House is Finished, The Final Shower, and More Belly Pics!

Well, we finally finished the house. Here is our completed covered patio, shutters, and our shed.

Here are some pics of my final baby shower. Thank you so much to EVERYONE for being so generous. We've ended up with adorable clothes, lots of diapers, and everything we could possibly need. We have such an amazing support system and are lucky to have all of you in our lives!

And, last but not least, the BELLY PICTURES.....
33.5 Weeks

34.5 weeks

Overall, the babies are doing well. Brielle weights 4 lbs 9 oz and Tayson weighs 4 lbs 11 oz according to the ultrasound measurements. They both passed the biophysical profile which assesses 8 different areas including breath movments, heart rates, arm/leg/neck movements, etc. I'm hoping they make their debut in the next week or two. I don't know how much longer I can make it. We just can't wait to meet them.