Friday, December 26, 2014

I'm finally home

After 6 long days in the hospital, they finally released me today. Not only was it a complete surprise  when my water broke last Saturday, but it happened to be the week of Christmas that this all took place. All our Christmas plans were now thrown out the window.

After the babies were born on Monday, the doctor said that he wanted to keep me the full 4 days because they had tried a new "vacuum" seal on my incision and wanted to keep a close eye on it. So Christmas Eve, my friends Ashleigh and Charissa came to visit me and brought a small Christmas tree, gifts and treats. Then that afternoon Trent, my parents, and Bailey and Nick also came to visit with more goodies and presents. They left that evening to go to my parents and have dinner and a visit from Santa. I have to admit that I was pretty lonely that evening, but I went up to the NICU and held Jackson for a full hour which made my loneliness completely go away.

Christmas morning I got another amazing gift as I got to hold Madison for the first time since she was born. It really was so wonderful to get to cuddle her. Trent came down later that day while the kids went back to my parents, and we relaxed watching Christmas movies, ate turkey dinner in the cafeteria and again getting to hold both babies. Trent was able to hold both of them for the first time also, so Christmas Day was really special for us.

The pictures below are all of baby Madison...

I love it that she opened her eyes as soon as she heard my voice

Both kiddos look so different from each other. Jackson is very fair and has just a tiny bit of hair, but it is very light blonde. Madison has darker complexion and her hair is dark. They keep the babies separated so I have yet to get them side by side and compare but to me they seem so different already. Jackson is also very mellow and loves to relax on his bed (Or nest as the NICU team calls it) and Madison is always moving around, crying or cooing. The nurses say that she is a "firecracker". Oh how we love these babies so much. I cried the whole way home from the hospital and was just so sad to leave without them. Hopefully the stay will go by quickly and we can have these two babies home with us soon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The babies have arrived !!!!!

Madison and Jackson made their debut Monday morning, December 22. Madison arrived at 9:01 am weighing 3 lbs 10 oz 16 inches and Jackson followed at 4 lbs 8 oz and 17 inches. My water broke on Saturday Dec 20 and luckily my dad happened to be at our house. He took Bailey and Nick home while Trent drove us to the hospital. They wanted to let the babies stay put for awhile and "bake" a little more but contractions started coming heavy, so after giving me steroids and waiting 48 hours I had a c section at 32 weeks.

Both babies and I seem to be doing well so far. They will be in the NICU for about a month. This is such a different experience that I'm just taking day by day. It seems surreal that not only are they here, but that I have 4 kids now!!!!!



 Trent is all ready to go into the operating room and watch the delivery
Baby Boy Jackson Mel Campbell

Baby girl Madison Ruby Campbell
Both babies were put on oxygen at first, but Jackson was soon taken off his. This is Madison below

Kangaroo time with Jackson - I got to hold him for the first time the next day. I didnt get to hold Madison, she was not quite ready to be held and is a little more cranky.
That evening when Bailey and Nick were visiting me at the hospital, the firemen brought some toys for the kids for Christmas. Bailey got dominoes and a dress up doll and Nick got a remote control car. Both kids were so excited that they got a toy and it wasnt even Christmas just made their night! I guess they deserve something special since their mommy will be in the hospital during Christmas and it just wont be the same that our family wont be together that day!

We are so excited for the babies to here, even though they arrived too early. Oh how we love them dearly and cant wait to take them home with us. What a wonderful christmas present for 2014!

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Last night we went to our ward Christmas Party. We had a wonderful ham and turkey dinner, a nice program and at the end, Santa made a visit. The kids were pretty bored during the program, but seeing Santa made it all worth it.