Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sleepless Nights

I thought I would post a few more pictures of the babies. I can't believe that they are already a week old!
Today Ella wanted to be the baby. I could tell she was extremely jealous of the babies. John spent all day playing with her. They read books, painted outside, played in the pool, then played inside.
She was just really emotional today. She wanted to be held like a baby and she also wanted a bottle (not a normal size bottle) she wanted the size of the babies formula bottle (the free kind from the hospital). It is so strange how big Ella seems now! She just looks huge compared to the babies. We keep telling her what a good big sister she is and she loves it! She is always very concerned when the babies cry, she makes an "ohhh" face and then says "babies!" She has been very good and gentle with them.
At one point today I was feeding the babies and Ella also wanted to "feed" her babies. There have been quite a few sleepless nights this last week and I am exhausted. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband who has helped me and had the sleepless nights as well.
We tell each other a few times a day that we can't believe how blessed we have been.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Here they are!

I just wanted to let everyone know that the delivery went really well. We didn't have to do a c-section or anything! I would have done this sooner, but last night I only got maybe 2 hours of sleep. This is going to be a challenge, but feel so blessed. their personalities are completely different. Elysee is mellow and a really easy baby, Dean on the other hand is high maintenance! They look completely different. In fact I don't think that I have ever seen twins look so NOT alike. Dean definitely has Johns nose! I think he looks like a cute little old man. John said that he looks like one of Santa's elves. Elysee looks just like a little princess. Everything is in perfect proportion and so tiny. Right now they have their days and nights mixed up, so hopefully that will change soon. I don't think Ella has decided how she feels about the babies yet. She is so excited that there are babies. She likes to hold the babies and move a little bit, so the babies will also move. But when she is decided that she is done, she tries to push them away. She is attention starved right now. My mom took Ella for a couple of nights and Ella loved it. Then my mother-in-law took her for a couple of nights. I'm sure she is having a blast right now.
It is amazing to me to see such perfect little beings come into this world. When you see miracles like that it makes you wonder how some people don't believe there is a God. Heavenly Father has blessed our family with so much and now two more wonderful blessings. I am excited for this next crazy chapter in our lives.

Dean Rex Eisenhart - 5 lbs. 13 oz. - 19.5 inches long - born 8/20/08 @ 2:57 PM

Elysee (pronounced Ailey say) Lydia Eisenhart - 5 lbs. 1 oz. - 18.5 inches long - born 8/20/08 @ 3:03 PM

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Last Day - family of 3

I just can't believe that this is the last day that we will be a little family of 3. I go in tomorrow morning to be induced (I'll be 38 weeks)! When we come home we will be a family of 5!!! That is so crazy. I am so excited and nervous. I just had to post this picture of our little family. We will post pictures and give updates as soon as we are home from the hospital. Thanks everyone for all of your prayers and support!
Of course we couldn't pass up posting a messy picture of Ella. John was working in the yard with Ella and I was inside with my friend. He called me outside and what do I see? Ella eating dirt! I asked her if it was good and she nodded yes, while crunching on what were hopefully just hard dirt pieces.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Discovery

Ella is so funny to watch, because it seems like every day she discovers something new. At the end of last week she discovered that she can stand at the end of her crib and turn her light on and off. Last night I put her to bed at her usual 8:30 bedtime. John made yummy banana splits and we sat on the couch and watched the olympics. At 9:30 he took the dishes into the kitchen and I hear John in an upset tone (which he never uses) say, "What the hell are you doing?" At first I thought, "I'm not doing anything!" Then I realized he wasn't talking to me. I walked into the kitchen and looked at Ella's slightly cracked door. I didn't see anything unusual. John said, "just wait." Within a matter of seconds the light was turned on and Ella was giving us an innocent wave and saying "Hi". She was rapidly talking and singing to her baby doll while turning the light off and on for an entire hour! Of course we had to hurry and get the video camera. So for your viewing pleasure here it is...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We're still here!

I am really sorry for not updating this sooner. It's been two weeks! I've been getting a few calls asking if the twins are here yet... Nope! I can't believe it. I am 37 weeks that's almost unheard of for twins. We found out last week that the boy is 6 lb. 13 oz. and the girl is 5 lb. 12 oz.! Considering that they grow about 1/2 a pound a week I am wondering how much more I can take. Every night I go to bed thinking "Hopefully I will wake up in the middle of the night and have to go to the hospital." And every morning I say, "Are you serious?" We did think that we were going to have the babies last Wednesday (August 6th). John went to work and I called him around 4 and said you had better get home I think we need to go to the hospital. Luckily my sweet "adopted" little sister McCall was at my house helping me out. John came home and we headed the hospital. My contractions were every 3-4 minutes and they were so painful! I was at a 3+ and 90%. My nurse was really nice and kept checking me every hour. Every hour there was no change. My Dr. was out of town so the Dr. on call told her to give me some morphine and something else. Well it made the contractions not as painful and they ended up sending me home. I was so mad! Today I had my last Dr. appointment because I will be induced next week (Thursday, August 21). Of all days I will be having them on my birthday! It's funny because every time I go in for my appointment my nurse will say, "well, we probably won't see you next time because you'll have the babies by then." And every week I see them. I don't mean to complain, but there really isn't any more room for the babies and having contractions for 2 weeks straight isn't my idea of fun. I really do feel blessed though that the babies are as big as they are! That was my biggest worry. Ella was only 5 lb. 13 oz. and she was full term! I am thrilled that the babies are big and healthy.

Here is a picture of me today (37 weeks).

Ella is giving loves to her baby brother and sister