Monday, January 26, 2009

Mmm Water, Water.... Water

As Talmage self appointed doctor I advised him that he should drink more water. Really I was with him all day long and he had only drank (drunken, drunk??) like 2 cups of water, really can't remember the exact amount but it wasn't much. I have since been humbled after looking at Kimball's blog and seeing all of the goodies he eats. Wow Kimball that is a lot of goodies. So it could be worst.
But for now I will blame my pro water drinking nature on Amanda. I am just one of enthusiastic followers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


After reading the last post I posted I feel sad because I forgot to metion how wonderful and helpful Talmage was during the whole labor and delivery. Oh and prenancy and postpartum.
During my pregnancy he would get up in the middle of the night to get me a drink of water or snacks. He would carry my heavy bag around for me at school along with his heavy bag. He massaged my back when it was killing me from caring the babies. Ok, the list could go on forever. He was helpful and I am so thankful.
During labor and delivery he timed my contractions. He was so cute with his stop watch, telling me the timing. He kept bringing me wet hot towels that I laid on my belly and which helped to keep my body relaxed so that the contractions didn't hurt as bad. He helped coach me through my pushes. Ok, again the list could go on and on.
My point. I think he should get an award. I couldn't have done it without him. He is amazing and I don't think that I can tell him enough.
Ok. I hope this was not to mushy for a blog, but oh well.

Monday, January 19, 2009

MoRE BabY DetaiLS

OK the title of this post should be Too Much Baby Details.
Labor and Delivery
I went into labor around one o'clock in the afternoon. I didn't really realize that I was in labor. I remember leaving my computer hardware class like five time to walk around because it was way more comfortable. I worked right after that and I kept timing my contractions which were about ten to fifteen minutes apart. I told Talmage half jokingly that I could have the baby tonight. After work we went over to Taylor and Erin's house to borrow their truck to get a bed from my old roommate's house. So I was climbing in and out of the truck and up and down her stairs. I went home and had an urge take a bath. So I took a bath and went to bed. I keep going in and out of sleep, feeling my contractions and trying to time them. It was so weird I just kept thinking of engineering a way some how to know the timing on my contractions. I was out of it. I was having so much trouble keeping the time. I tried waking up Talmage to help me and get me a drink of water but he feel back asleep. I kept trying to keep my time, still half delusional. Finally I gave up and woke up Talmage. My contractions were about four minutes apart. I called my mom. Then we said a prayer and knew that everything was going to be all right and that the babies were coming. We called my doctor. Got ready and drove about an hour to the hospital. I had to go to Chandler Region Hospital because the babies were coming six weeks early.
This whole time I was calm. I kept saying a prayer during my contractions and tried to keep myself calm. Talmage kept putting hot wet towels on me which felt great because they lessened the pain of the contractions. I had to be moved to the operating room just in case they had to do an emergency C-Section, protocol for twins. I had Heber first and then Hannah. Some of the nurses were surprised that I had twins naturally with no C-section or drugs.
I bled out a few blood clots afterwards and I wish I would have taken cayenne and honey before to prevent bleeding, but it wasn't too bad. Heber and Hannah were very healthy but they had to stay in the hospital for a week until they started gaining weight. All things considered I think it went very well.
I feel like I recovered pretty quickly. I have been running and doing things since. I can't wait to play sports again. Sometimes I literally dreamed about playing sports when I was prego. A good night's sleep is a rare thing and something I look forward to but it is worth it all because they are just so precious.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Babies

So my once pathetic blog turned into an even more pathetic blog. So, to get back into the grove of things, I decided to make a post with, get this, PICTURES! I know, I am a wild one. Some might even call me crazy.
So, first things first. Just in case you live in a cave and didn't know, I had twins. Yes, a boy and a girl.
Here they are on their B-day, Dec 3rd:
Introducing the adorable Mr. Heber Luke Hansen standing at 17 inches tall, weighing 4 lb 14 0z born at 6:32 am.
And trailing just 6 minutes closely behind him is none other then the adorable Little Miss Hannah Raquel Hansen, standing at a height of 18 inches tall, weighing 4lb 14 0z.