Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ok, it's really a multimedia message. At any rate, Brian helped me figure out how I can update our blog via text message, so hopefully that will make it easier to keep you all up to date on how the babies are doing. I often send out some daily pictures via text message when I'm up feeding the babies at night. Look for some new pics soon!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
When I opened a Customer e-mail from Julie Baker, I had no idea of the events that would unfold over the next week. Julie, Brian’s mom, described the impending birth of her grandchildren as “unique and rather amazing.” Reading on, my heart stopped when I read, “My son and his wife, who live in Seattle, WA, are expecting their first babies, two sets of twins, any day now.”
Read more on the Nuts About Southwest blog.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Misty, Connor and Hope went home on Sunday. The same day I left for Indiana to meet Madison and Victoria. M & V were discharged Monday. We are headed tithe airport now with Nina (grandma Baker), and Aunt Jen. Excited for the big reunion tonight!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Amber began labor on Friday morning and the girls were delivered Friday night. Everyone is doing well at this point.
Here are the details:
Madison Grace Baker
Born 7:04 pm
5 lbs 14 oz
Victoria Faith Baker
Born 7:37 pm
5 lbs 15 oz
EDIT: in my sleep-induced, calendar-confused state I stated the wrong day. M & V we're born on Friday, not Thursday. So the babies are about 35 hours apart.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday evening we went in to Labor & Delivery at the doctor’s request because Misty’s blood pressure had been a little high. After a few hours of monitoring Misty started into early labor! They decided to admit and soon a c-section was planned for Thursday morning. As Misty’s contractions progressed the doctor decided that we should go ahead and so we headed back to the OR about 4:30 am. Soon after, Connor and Hope were born!
Here are the details:
Connor William Baker
Born 4:53 AM
5 lbs 13 oz
Hope Elizabeth Baker
Born 4:54 AM
5 lbs 14 oz
Mom, Dad, and babies are all doing great! Dad held the babies while Mom was stitched up, and then everyone went back to the room. The babies didn’t need any observation time in the NICU! They have been good at working on breast feeding and latched on right away. So far we’re on track for heading home on Saturday.
Read on for a few pictures!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Finally we have a few pics of the babies’ rooms. For those of you that don’t know, we are using two bedrooms that are right next to each other. Instead of splitting the babies up two and two, we’ve taken the advice of another quad mom and set the rooms up by function. The “crib room” is for – you guessed it – all four cribs, while the “staging room” is where the dressers, changing stations, clothes, and supplies will go.
Below you can see a picture of three of the cribs (it’s hard to get a good angle to get all four of them in the same shot.) Click through to see a few more pictures.
Three of the four cribs
Saturday we crossed a big milestone – we made it to 36 weeks which is the average gestational age at which twins are born. If we get another week in we’ll be considered full term. However, both doctors are thinking the babies might come any time now.
There’s been a lot of activity over the last few weeks that we’ve been meaning to share (including a few visits to the hospital), but those stories will have to wait for another day as we’ve been so busy prepping that it’s hard to find time to write them up. So instead, enjoy these pics!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
To be more specific, please do not directly contact the Pluckebaums or our families. Thank you.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Did you find our site after watching the story on RTV6 Monday night? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog. Or, if you would prefer to send us a message in private you can email either Misty or me at (our first name) at brianandmistybaker.com.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
For example, a couple weekends ago we had a bunch of friends over to help us get some new furniture ready. Since the baby’s will be taking over both the old guest room and the old office, we have to move all that stuff out and find a new home for lots of stuff. So this was all about making space in several parts of the house.