Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blessings!

I have somewhat awakened from my incoherence. I can't believe it's all over and I have two beautiful boys! I apologize now for a total lack of pictures. I know we have a ton, but not a whole lot of them are on my camera, so I don't have access to all of them to share with you.

The boys are doing great! I just couldn't have asked for more. Neither of them had to go on a ventilator and while they have needed to stay under an oxygen tent, they are being weaned off of that and should be breathing completely on their own in just a couple of hours. They are both being tube fed for the time being, but Dustin and I got to feed Eli last night and hold him for a little while. He is so tiny! Landon is bigger, but they are certainly identical.
After the boys were out, the doctor showed Dustin the placenta and you could clearly see the blood vessels that the boys shared as well as how much smaller Eli's cord was than Landon's. He's a fighter! To hear those first little cries is certainly something I will never forget.
I will also never forget how the anesthesiologist made dirty comments, hit on the nurses, and listened to Ice, Ice, Baby, but that is beside the point :)

I won't talk about myself because then I would have to admit how hysterical I was and how I cried like a baby the whole day. We just won't talk about it.

I am really looking forward to today. I am more aware and will be able to go visit the boys more in the NICU. I think more pain goes hand in hand with more awareness, but it's a small price to pay for the two huge blessings I have waiting on me downstairs.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the prayers that have been offered for our family. God has blessed us beyond measure!



Last picture with the boys inside



The next three aren't that great, but I'll work on getting some better ones today. I have no idea who this is.

14 comments:

Theresa Bluhm said...

This is so awesome!!! We are so excited for you and Dustin and so glad that you and the boys made it through everything ok!!

Keva said...

I'm in tears. I am so excited for you guys. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't wait to see the boys. I will be in L town on the 18th and I will stop by the hospital. So happy for ya'll. God is Good.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that they are doing so well. As soon as I opened my eyes this morning I grabbed the computer to check your blog! The boys are precious!
-Michelle

Tisha said...

Hi guys!!! What joy, what joy, what precious joy! Words can't tell you how happy my family is for yours. Your two boys are remarkable. You can tell by the way they came into this world they will be strong, beautiful people blessing everyone who knows them (just like their parents). Amy and Dustin- yall's faith in God, prayer, each other and your boys is such an excellent example of how a Christian family should work together as God entended during difficult times. God has blessed you for that with these wonderful gifts!!!!!!!!!!! If you can't tell - we love all four of yall and can't wait to meet Eli and Landon. - the Youngs!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am Tisha's sister and have been following and praying for y'all for a while now. I am so excited that Eli and Landon are here! They are BEAUTIFUL! I will continue to pray for y'all and wait for more and more fabulous news on how the boys are progressing!!! God bless each of you, Tara

Anonymous said...

we are so happy for you guys and will continue to pray for the boys well being and for your healing. they are too cute and can't wait to see more pics. Glad that everyone came through the delivery ok. talk to you later
kristin

Eric said...

Congrats guys! It looks like you did great! I can't wait to meet the handsome little guys! And I am so thrilled and thankful they are so healthy! They sure are fighters as are you and Dustin! Rest up lots! Oh how mighty God is and how powerful prayer is!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my word! I cannot help but cry even when I look at them!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
I go to Sardis Springs Church of Christ. We have been praying for those precious boys of yours. We all feel like you are part of the family and our family has just grown by two. No matter what anyone says you never know how much love you can have for someone until you have children. Congratulations again and God Bless! Mia Tribble

jess said...

Oh, Amy! I'm so thankful and so happy!! I can only imagine how YOU feel! :) I've been praying and thinking about all of you constantly and am so glad everything has gone so well. I only wish I could be there! Thanks for keeping us updated - Love you, prayers will continue! :)

kathryn said...

We are SO HAPPY for you guys! I can't wait to see pics of mamma and daddy holding their new babies! We'll keep praying!

Anonymous said...

This is Rafael and Jennifer Flores. We have been following your saga the whole time... It is amazing to think that chapter of your life is done and a new one has begun. May God continue to bless your new family! We are very excited for you!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Amy they are so beautiful and so tiny!!! What two bundles of joy you and Dustin have! We're so happy for you guys. There's no doubt that prayers were certainly answered in your favor. What a blessing those two little boys will bring. I can't wait to see them in person. I hope y'all will visit BCS while they are still babies. Try to get plenty of rest/sleep while the babies are still in the hospital...while you have the chance!

Love,
Elizabeth Smith

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I'm so happy for you both! The boys are blessed to have two wonderful parents. I wish you all a lifetime of happiness and wet sloppy baby kisses! Love, Beth
(One of your Prairie Trail friends)

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