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Sunday, December 23, 2007

23 Weeks

Today the whole Hughey clan along with Jacque made the trip up to Arlington to celebrate Christmas....Hospital Style!! We enjoyed the exchanging of gifts...Ford and Hayden received a slew of gifts from their Grandparents, Aunts and Uncle. They will definitely be leaving this joint in style. I feel certain that they are going to be metro babies from the get-go. The twins are very blessed to have wonderful Grandparents along with 3 Aunts and an Uncle who care deeply for them. It was such a great day until late in the afternoon when we received another scare. Dana began leaking more amniotic fluid...so we are now back to square one!! It seems as though each hurdle we clear, 5 more are looming. Dana had been doing so great. She was slowly given a few privileges; from bathroom breaks to a shower every 3rd day. That will all be put on the back burner for the time being...until we can clear this hurdle and the leak seals over again. We are taking this at a Day by Day basis, and look forward to each new day. We are told that each day the twins stay in utero, that is 2-3 days less in the NICU. Our next milestone will be this Saturday the 29th, when we reach the 24 week mark and Dana can start receiving steroid shots, which will help develop the boys' lung growth.
So we ask that you continue to keep Dana and the boys on your prayer list and to send positive thoughts our way. We want to wish all of those reading this a very merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year. It is amazing to witness the power of prayer each day...and we want to thank you all again for keeping Dana and the Boys in your thoughts and prayers.
-Until next time; Trey

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Brief History

We have had so many of you thinking about us and praying for us during this journey of a pregnancy. Here is a brief rundown as to how we arrived here at the Medical Center of Arlington in room 267. It all started back on Wednesday the 28th of November...when Dana's membranes ruptured and she began to leak amniotic fluid. We instantly drove up to our Doctors office here in Arlington and he hurried Dana over to the Hospital. Dana was put on strict bed rest along with an iv of antibiotics and fluids to help prevent infection. The first few nights were filled with uncertainty and extreme concern. We would have never made it without the wonderful staff here at MCA....the amazing nurses and techs kept Dana in such good spirits, and filled her with positive stories. As we got into the next week, we noticed that Dana was no longer leaking as much fluid, and her vital signs continued to stay normal. She slowly was progressing day by day...and we owe it all to your prayers and well wishes. We know that this hospital will be our home for the next few months, and continue to ask you to keep our twins and Dana in your prayers.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the prayers sent our way.
-Trey, Dana, Ford and Hayden Hughey

22 Weeks

December 15, 2007 22 WEEKS.....goal is 32 WEEKS and Beyond!!

Two weeks - 3days and counting....The hospital room has been transformed into a wonderful Christmas display. We have the boys tree in one corner, decorated with blue ornaments and snowmen, with two gifts for their mother...wonderfully wrapped by their father. The twins have over sized Santa Stockings...one given by Mr. Clint Brookshire and the other by their Grandmother, hanging on daddy's closet/pantry. The enormous poinsettia has taken over the room!! Speaking of my closet/pantry...Dana has asked me to clean out my closet and take half of my clothes out of the room and store them in my car. She also stated that "I pack like a girl, and I shouldn't have that many shoes". She can be harsh some times. Dana for the first time today was able to rid herself from the hospital issued gown, (lovely as they might be) for something more relaxing and stylish. Spirits are great in room 267 and we continue to thank god for each day...and look forward to the time that we can look back on this journey and reminisce on how much closer this has brought us. We will continue to update you all each day...or as often as we can. We would like to thank all of those who continue to pray for the twins and for dana...it is great to see how awesome the power of prayer can be. We are truly indebted to all of our family and friends, along with the amazing/giving staff here at MCA Hospital. Dana would not be doing this well without all of their and your support. Thank you all!!

Picture Worth A Thousand Words

Picture Worth A Thousand Words

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