Wednesday, July 22, 2009

There is always a good side

As many of my regular readers know, I'm the eternal optimist. I always find the good, always believe in the good, and even when life is at its worst, I don't give up hope for long. Bless Dana for putting up with me. He is almost the opposite, always preparing for the worst, but happy to see the good when it comes.

Yesterday I discussed with him 2 wonderful things that have come from all this "crap" we've been dealing with.
  1. Had we suddenly found out I was having twins during a busy time at Dana's work, or when he wasn't in need of a month off for his eye surgery, I would not have qualified for medical care through the state. I have insurance, but without the state coverage, we would now owe thousands of dollars in co-insurance for the surgery and follow ups on our boys. And so I'm thankful for the financial hardships we have had.
  2. Having a high risk pregnancy has 1 great benefit, we get to see our babies a lot! I had 3 ultrasounds with Kaia. 2 quick ultrasounds at 9 and 12 weeks and the in depth one at 20 weeks. With Mo we also got 3. One to confirm pregnancy at 9 weeks. One at 18 weeks. And finally one at 32 weeks. With Brendon and Bryce we've had... I've lost count. A TON of ultrasounds. We've also had some 3D photos taken, and we've seen them live on video (a video I'm still trying to upload somewhere and edit for you all to view). This has really helped us both to bond with our boys. And now the latest 3D ultrasound:

The boys at 24 weeks 4 days. Bryce is on top, Brendon on the bottom. Brendon kept putting his head up against Bryce's face, so that was the best shot she could get. Now, just who do you think they look like?
Check out Brendon's chin. Then check out this cutie:


Danielle said...

I'm also glad you have gotten medical insurance through the state. Now, let's hope it's soon that everyone has that right.

Also, if it had not been a slow spurt, he would not have had the time to go with you to all the visits.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...


(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I clicked over from thechildspaper and got a good chuckle from this! My darling and I are just like y'all~my cup eternally runneth over while his life is run by Murphy's Law. ~smile~ Well, let me be perfectly honest~I sometimes have a more difficult time makin' lemonade while preggers, like now....

Anyway, what a great trip to your blog! The twin pics are AMAZING! (((((HUGS))))) sandi