Thursday, January 22, 2009

They're here, they're here!

The boys have made it! They are so beautiful...I cannot describe their perfection and beauty, except to say that to see three healthy, magnificent little men truly and easily stirs the emotions.

According to Bonnie and Ben, during surgery, as soon as the boys came out, they started crying immediately. Having the first encounter with his children, Ben cried as soon as he heard them. It was a successful surgery, and they all came out unharmed!

Their names are Marcus James, Ethan Wayne, and Owen Ross. Marcus and Ethan are twins, and a little smaller than their other brother. The twins have many features from Bonnie's side of the family. In my personal opinion, they look JUST like their Boppy! (That's Bonnie's and my dad).

Owen could not look MORE like his father. He is the absolute spitting image of Ben.

Bonnie was able to carry for 35 weeks and 4 days...almost 8 months! She was such a trooper. It was difficult and uncomfortable, but she did it!

Their weights and lengths:

Marcus is 17.5 inches and 4 lbs 8 oz.
Owen is 19 inches and 5 lbs, 2 oz.
And Ethan is 17.5 in and 4.5 oz.

I am sure someone will post photos here soon. I have already sent some from my phone to facebook. So if you have facebook, you can see them on my page. Otherwise, please stay tuned...we'll get pictures up here to share with everyone just as soon as possible.

Our family is glowing. My parents have a full nest of grandchildren already! I could not be more excited to have three such beautiful nephews, and could not be happier that my sister will be their wonderful mother.

Bonnie was REALLY tired and a little swollen yesterday, but just happy that the pregnancy was DONE! She is taking visitors, but please bear in mind, that she is very exhausted and does need some private time too with her new family.

If you decide to visit her at home once they are all released, PLEASE (and this is VERY important) make sure that you call her (and TALK to her) or Ben before going over. They will be busy, but we assure you, they will ask for help when they need it. Right now, some private family time is important to them.

Thanks and Love,


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


This is Natalie. I just got a text message from Bonnie saying this:

"They are taking me to labor and delivery right now."

She is 8 days early, but was going to the doctor's office for a check up. Her blood pressure was high, and the doctor said there is a 90% chance the babies will have to come out today.

Please stay tuned!



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Almost there!

I went to the doctor today. I have 13 more days until the day of my scheduled c-section, however, I may not last that long. I have started to dialate! Granted, it's not by much, the dr said I'm dialated a fingertip, possibly a cm. So I still have a ways to go, but since my cervix is finally starting to give in to the weight of the babies, and there is so much baby weight there, maybe this could go pretty quick!

I have another appointment on Tuesday, so I will update on news then, if I haven't had babies by then! lol

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quick update

I am 18 days from my scheduled c-section! We are super excited about meeting our boys, and even more excited that unless there are any major health-problems with any of the boys, they should be able to come home with us! They are all over 4 lbs right now, and still have 2 1/2 weeks growing time!

It's definitely getting to be more of a challenge to move around. So I try to make the couch super comfortable during the day, with a stack of books on the coffee table, lots of water, blankets, pillows, the remote control, and some yummy snacks.

About two or three weeks ago, I went from being so swollen in the feet and ankles that it literally felt like my feet would split open just walking to the bathroom, to having almost no significant swelling. I had some higher blood pressure, and now it is back down to normal. Unfortunately, I currently have one crappy cold. Super sore throat, stuffiness, my sinuses hurt, and coughing and sneezing. So I am trying to get better before the babies arrive, and trying to stay away from Ben when he is home on weekends so as not to get him sick. So I'm drinking lots of herbal teas (decaf) and drinking lots of juices with antioxidants, vitamin C and zinc, and I have been eating oranges like after this month they will only be known of in the history books.

The babies seem to not be affected by the cold though, they are just as wiggly and strong as ever. By the way, in the last ultrasounds, which I will post on here, the ultrasound tech showed us where each baby has hair! Which explains the heartburn. I hope that it means they will have a thick head of hair like their daddy.

(The only baby in the ultrasounds is Owen(C). The other two had their heads down and turned away so that they were un-photographable. )