Thursday, March 31, 2011

Three weeks

Happy 3 weeks Honor and Bree I love my new normal!!! lack of sleep~ check, cloths with milk stains on the shoulders~ check, a house that is now a home~ check, having tea with a very spunky two year old~ check. The list could go on. It is 8:00pm and for right now I have three sleeping beauties, laundry that needs to be done, dishes that need to be washed and toy's that need to be picked up. However, all I can do is watch the little ones sleep while hearing the soft sound of Jordyn breathing on the monitor. Yes, God is great. It just makes me think of one of my favorite songs. You can hear it here. It just makes everything that we have been through seem like nothing compared to moments like this. We made the long trip back up to Duke on Tuesday for a heart check up. It could not have been better!!! Jordyn is fluid free around her lungs!!! Her heart looks great!!! And we are off of oxygen!!!! Her oxygen sats are anywhere from 80 to 90 and as she countinues to heal and become more active. Those levels will just go up!!!! We will be going back in two weeks and if everything still looks great we will start to come off some of our meds. Oh how I love the power of prayer. Today it was off to a Peds appt, with all three girls. I must say Mom and I are getting good and getting everyone in and out of the car!! The girls had their two week well check up and Jordyn had her post op check up. So here is the big news. Breanna is now 19 1/2 inches tall and weighing in at 6lbs 4 oz ( she was 4lbs 11oz at birth)!!!! Honor is 18 1/2 inches tall and weighing in at 5lbs 7 oz (she was 4lbs 7oz at birth)!!!! What can I say, my girls like to eat!!! The doctor was very pleased with how well they are doing. I just told him that God said this time it shall be easy. I felt like a brand new mom today at the peds office. Being worried about dry skin and how they turn bright red when they try to poop ( i know too much info) It was so different with Jordyn. I was worried about giving meds and O2 sats and placing ng tubes. Who knew after all that I would be worried about dry skin. :) You just have to laugh. With this appointment came more good news; Jordyn does not have to go back to the peds unless she is sick till she is 3!! The girls don't have to go back till they are 2 months. This is one happy Mommy. New Pictures to come :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A post of Pictures

I have started writing this post a million times. How do I even start to put down in words the events that took place in the last month?? Let me start by saying I am forever grateful for my family, all the amazing staff at Duke, friends and all of our prayer worriors coast to coast. Please know how much you are loved in this family.
As many of you know Jordyn went in for her last open heart surgery on Feb. 10th. She came out of it like a champ. Everything went to plan. That night and into the next day things started to go down hill. The events that followed I wish that no one would have to see their child go through. Jordyn was taken back to the cath lab to save her life. Mark was able to be red crossed home and Mark the fam and I spent another month at duke letting her little body heal. Some day I will write about our time there and all the amazing people we ment along the way. But thats for another day. Jordyn is now home and starting the healing process emotionally. It will take some time but the two weeks shes been home the Jordyn that we all know is starting to show. Oh how I love that little girl. Jordyn celebrated her second birthday up at Duke. Thank you again for everyone who made that day so special for our little girl. This summer we will have a 2 1/2 birthday party!!!
The Twins arrived on March 6th!!! In true Piemonte Fashion where nothing goes to plan. I delivered the girls Vaginally. Mark and I decided that because Jordyn was getting ready to come home in the next few days and I was getting HUGE that mom and dad would stay with Jordyn and Mark and I would go home just in case the girls would decide to come. So Mark and I left on sat and by sunday morning my water had broken. So off we went to the hospital stopping at McDonald's on the way so Mark could eat and I could have my favorite orange juice. Once there I was told that because I had orange juice I could not have a C-section. LOL only Me. The A team was called (Thanks so much Diane and Connie) and we waited and waited and waited and laughed and laughed. Then finally there girls were ready Honor Elizabeth came into the world at 8:44pm and was 4lbs 7oz just a screaming. Then we waited and waited and I pushed and pushed and Mark updated Facebook and I pushed some more and a hour later Breanna Rose decided that she was ready and came into this world at 9:40pm and was 4lbs 11oz. They both were doing great and did not even need to go to the NICU!! The doctors were just amazed at how well they were doing and I just told them that god said this one will be easy. Connie and Diane stayed into the wee hours of the morning and got to hold some babies and share the day with us. Thank you again ladies! We came home with the girls 3 days later. Marks family from WI came down and helped us out. Thanks so much Grandma P and Uncle Bernie. Jordyn came home the next week and then finally all the P's were together . Thanks so much mom and dad for staying with my little one and to all the visitors who stopped by while we where at duke. Thank you is just not enough to show how grateful I am to all the emails and letters and boxes of goodies you all sent to my girls. I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Our door is always open for anyone to come and rock babies. Please no germies. I will post pictures soon. :)