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Update on me (pic heavy) - UPDATED 4/29 :(

Update: Alanna (2nd twin) had some more Bradies last night. These are episodes where she stops breathing. She has had these in the past but not for at least 5 days which is the requirement to be released. She had two last night so she is now back on a 5-day watch. They think they may be triggered by reflux and will start her on medicine. I'm so sad. I had my hopes up so high to see them tomorrow. Alaina (1st twin) will still be released, but of course they will be staying in the apartment the hospital gave them. Sad Please say a prayer for all of them. My brother MUST fly out on May 8th and I really don't want to see my SIL left her to care for both girls on her own.

I've been trying to stop in and post on threads as often as possible the past few weeks. I've been happily busy for the most part.

As you may remember from my previous post, the twins were born on the 10th admist tons of stress and family controversy. I've been driving (hour drive each way) up there a minimum of 3 times a week and making them all sorts ot baby gifts. I already gave them several items, but the rest will be ready for the baby shower that I'm throwing them on Saturday.

The good news is that both girls are doing great and are expected to be out of the hospital and come stay at my house on Thursday. Biggrin :eek: Biggrin

I'm excited and nervous. I have a group coming to my house on Thursday evening so the timing is kind of bad. I just planned the even this weekend when the twins were still expected to stay in the hospital through this next weekend. I feel bad but will keep the event short and suggest the babies stay upstairs in the meantime. I plan to scrub my house top to bottom this week to help protect my darling nieces.

Anyway, I'll try and post some pictures of my projects that I made for the babies, Trust me, there are lots, but I took pictures last night and will share as soon as I can get them on my laptop.

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Here are my projects!

First, a picture of the adorable girls in their new hats. Alaina is the mad one on the left. Alanna is on the right.

I also made some larger hats and matching cozies (small blankets to carry around).

Just made this diaper cake last night, for the baby shower on Saturday:

I love these. There are two pink and brown blankets. The material is soft and fuzzy. There are 4 cozies with ribbon trim. Two have their names embroidered in brown and two have their names embroidered in pink (I have a friend who helped me with the names since I don't have a cool machine).

Two pink and light green ones

Two light green and brown ones. These are actually really, really pretty but colors are messed up in photo. A friend of mine likes these colors better than the pink

Burp clothes. They have a different pattern on the back and an absorbant layer in the middle. I made 3 of each of these two designs.

Another one I made for last week's baby shower where the girl is having a boy. I'm also going to see if I can sell a couple of these on Etsy.

These are fitted crib sheets and simple receiving blankets.

This is a playyard sheet that I just made today.

This is going to be the sign-in for the baby shower.

This is a matching page for her scrapbook. (And I finally understand how hard it is to get good pictures of paper pages!)

Thanks for looking!

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yay for your strong little nieces!!!:D
Looking forward to seeing all you made them!

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Wow you are busy! Are the kiddos staying at your house permanently? I dont remember the story.

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I wondered where you had been, but figured the babies were taking you away. Wink I'm so glad they're coming home soon! How long will the family stay with you? I hope your event goes well, and I look forward to seeing baby gift pictures.

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oh my goodness! How neat that you're going to get your nieces for a while. How long? I can totally understand why you've been gone...what a blessing. And I can't wait to see some of the things you've done for them. Has Andrea been able to see them yet? I bet she'll be a big help too.

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Congrats to the girls on being so strong and getting to come "home"!

I can't wait to see what you've been able to make for them! And good luck with that shower on Saturday. Smile

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The girls are still expected to be here on Thursday then they will all fly home on May 8th. So they will be here about 1 week, assuming all goes well.

Andrea still has not been able to see them. They do not allow children in the NICUs at all unless they are siblings. Poor Andrea thinks we go to the hospital to visit Uncle Aaron Lol

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Those are all awesome. Your nieces are beautiful!

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The items you have made are awesome.....absolutely awesome....and the twins are adorable. Smile

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wow you have been busy busy! Smile you have some lovely little nieces! so cute! and all the stuff you made this is awesome! they are so lucky to have you Wink thanks for sharing! i hope it all goes well in the next week and the baby shower Smile

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They look great Stephanie, so cute!! Your stuff is stunning!! I love the blankets, burp cloths, diaper cake...all of it! You are the BEST aunt ever and they are so lucky to have you! We miss ya but completely understand you will have your hands full. Smile

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wow! you have been very busy! i love the minky blankets and tag-alongs. so cute! that's great they're coming home tomorrow!!!! wow!! they must be doing awesome!!

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those minky blankets are awesome!!!! everything you made is wonderful. How hard was it to make the fitted sheets?

Can't wait to hear about the baby shower.

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Stephanie - you are so talented! Those are soo beautiful!! I would totally buy your stuff by the way!

I'm glad to hear that the girls are doing fine - they are beautiful babes! Smile

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"coolmama72" wrote:

those minky blankets are awesome!!!! everything you made is wonderful. How hard was it to make the fitted sheets?

They are suprisingly easy. If you can make clothes, you can definately make the sheets. I loathe moving Andrea up to a twin bed because I won't be able to make all of her bedding anymore Sad

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Wow! Those are awesome - you're making me want to learn how to sew (I even have a sewing machine - it's still in the box lol). Glad the girls are doing well, and I don't think I've seen their names before, I like how they 'match' (roll of the tongue easy, especially since they're twins).

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what a great aunt you are. All those gift are amazing, they look so good that they look store bought! That is great that you are getting your house just perfect for them. I know the first two months of my kids lifes I am a spaz about everything so having a perfect house for her to go to will help. Miss you.

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First, I'm sorry that the girls won't be coming home together. I'm sure your B and SIL are disappointed, too. Sad

Second, you did an awesome job on everything! It's all beautiful! Homemade fitted sheets are wonderful and they usually fit better, too! Smile I love the fabric you found for the boys burp cloth. It's really cute. And I love the minky blankies you did. They looks so soft.

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very awesome!!! youve been busy!

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I can't get over all the GREAT stuff you made Stephanie! WOW!!! Those blankies and the hats are ADORABLE!!!! I love the fitted sheets too. You are very talented. And great paper scrap pages too! I love them. Alaina and Alanna are darling!

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Oh I am just in love with those blankies and how cute are all the hats and other things you made! wowsers! I hope the baby is able to come home soon.

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those little girls are gorgeous!! and you are one awesome aunt for making all that neat stuff!! ive been wanting to make Ryan some crib sheets and you inspired me to do it! Biggrin

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oh, I sure hope that Alanna is okay and gets released in time to fly home as a family.

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I'm so sorry to hear your update. I hope Alanna is ready to be released very soon!