Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Pictures

This is Eli. His brother has all the room in there and instead of moving over a little, he insists on being on top of Eli all the time. I guess it's kind of sweet, but this poor little guy is always so crowded.

Landon all spread out

How sweet is this picture?

Big foot.

One's legs and One's face

Everything still looks good. There is a bigger size difference than there has been yet, but the blood flow in the brain, blood flow in the cords, fluid levels, heart beats, and bladders all look great so the size difference by itself isn't a concern they said. Landon weighs 1 pound 8 ounces and Eli weighs 1 pound 1 ounce. The doctor also said that it doesn't look like I am in any danger of having to deliver extremely early and if that was the case, he would already be able to tell. I didn't realize they could give that reassurance so early, but it's great to know!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hello from Snyder!

I've been home for about three weeks now and we are doing great! I had my first appointment with my doctors in Lubbock last week and everything is looking great. One baby weighed one pound and the other 13 ounces. It's hard to believe they are so big already. The doctor is expecting me to deliver between 34 and 36 weeks which will be somewhere between October 12 and October 26.

We have so much to do to get ready for these boys and October is just not that far away. On the other hand, it couldn't seem further away. I am so excited to meet these boys. I can't wait to hold them and kiss them and smell them and teach them everything I know. I can't wait to hear them cry and know they are okay. I never ever imagined how much I would constantly worry about them. It's a cycle of the reassurance and confidence I feel right after each doctor's appointment and good report that lasts about a week and then slowly fades into worry and concern for the few days preceeding my next appointment. So...I'm sort of in the worry mode right now as my next appointment is Monday and I just can't wait to see them again.

In other news...I really like Snyder! It's small, but it has a little bit of everything. It has a small Wal-Mart, a really nice grocery store, cute stores on the square, a little coffee shop, a two-screen movie theater, and it even has a bowling alley that we haven't tried out yet. They still have baggers at the grocery store who take your groceries out to your car for you! This has taken some getting used to as I can't ever remember having someone take my groceries out and load them in my car...ever. They insist on it and are incredibly friendly while they do it. The church here has been great and extremely welcoming. We have been over to several families' houses for dinner which has given us an opportunity to really get to know the people here. It's just a different lifestyle than what we have been living. Life here is slower. Dustin works only a few miles from our house and comes home to eat lunch with me, which I love. We are a lot closer to his family and several good friends which I also love. Every minute of our life is no longer scheduled and I get to spend a lot more time just enjoying my best friend...for a couple more months at least.

One more exciting piece of news - I got a box in the mail on Tuesday from my Dad and among the diapers, onesies, and matching outfits, there was a brand new laptop! I am so excited to have a place to put my pictures and keep in touch with everyone. I no longer have to drive to the library to check my email and hopefully I'll be better about taking pictures now that I have a place to save them. I am also excited to have some form of entertainment if I eventually end up on bedrest. Thank you, Dad!

That's about it around here. I'm going to start working on pictures now.

Have a great weekend!


The Grigsbys

Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm Home!

I had one last appointment in College Station Thursday morning and we got more great news. The babies hadn't been measured in a few weeks and when she measured them, the big one was 11 ounces and the little one was...11 ounces. One is on the higher end of 11 and one on the lower end, but it seems like the little one is catching up! To say that we are thankful is quite an understatement. I drove home Thursday afternoon and hopefully I don't have to do any more driving for a while.
Here are a couple of pictures from about a month ago
And here are the most recent pictures at about 20 weeks:
Landon Dale Grigsby
Eli Randall Grigsby
I just can't post without thanking you all for your interest in our family, your encouragement, and most especially your prayers. God has certainly answered our prayers and we continue to pray for a healthy last half of the pregnancy.
The Grigsbys

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy July!

It's been a while, so I'll start with a baby update...

My last two appointments have gone well. Both babies are doing well and are growing - just at different rates. While there is a size difference...there is nothing that would indicate a need for intervention at this point. The doctors thought that by this point in time, the situation would have declared itself, but we are still sitting about the same place we were six weeks ago which is great! The best part about it is that they have made arrangements for me to be monitored weekly in Lubbock instead of Houston so that I can go be with Dustin in Snyder. Of course, at the first sign of a shift in the situation, I'll have to come back to Houston, but in the meantime, I can go be with my husband and start getting ready for these boys. I have one last appointment in College Station tomorrow morning with my doctor here and then I go see a whole new set of doctors in Lubbock in about a week and a half. I also learned on Monday that the laser surgery is only done between weeks 16 and 26, so I have about six more weeks before I am not eligible for that and a different type of intervention will have to be done. We are just taking one week at a time and giving thanks for every good report we receive.

Between doctor's visits, I have been to Snyder, Pecos River Family Encampment, a wedding of two really good friends, an Astros game, and spent time with best friends who I haven't seen in a while. I am ready to go see Dustin tomorrow and try to establish some sort of normalcy in my life again - whatever that means. I also couldn't be more excited that this weekend is the 4th of July - one of my favorite holidays. I love any opportunity to cook out, spend time with friends and family, eat homemade ice cream, and play games. Watching fireworks is just an added bonus!

I have a lot of pictures from the last couple of months, but I'll have to work on those later.

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend.


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