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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

30 Weeks 3 Days (14 weeks of bed rest, ONE DAY TO DELIVERY)

That’s right……We only have one day left of being pregnant with these little miracles! Kevin and I are excited to announce Jake and Ben will be born on September 14th, during a scheduled c-section at approximately 1:00 p.m. We are excited, nervous, anxious, etc., etc.

This morning at our routine ultrasound the doctors detected persistent reverse flow of the umbilical artery. This indicates that Ben is experiencing increased resistance from the placenta. Ben looked great otherwise. He had wonderful activity, normal amniotic fluid, and was practicing breathing movements for a sustained amount of time. The doctors believe this is the best time to deliver because he is stable. They do not want to let things progress for the worse. They feel its better to deliver a healthy baby versus a sick baby.

We feel very good about this decision. Ben held out as long as he possibly could. He gave his big brother Jake the very best chance for survival. I am so proud of both of them. They are such fighters. I know they will continue this fight throughout the NICU journey.

Tonight we are celebrating our four year anniversary and enjoying our last night as a family of two. I cannot believe at this time tomorrow we will be a family of four...ok five including Abbie! We are so grateful for everyone’s continued support and we will be sure to post a quick update Thursday night as to how things went. As you can imagine, the next two weeks are going to be very crazy and we ask that everyone would kindly wait until the boys are stable before visiting. Trust me, as soon as we can show these boys off, we will! We will be sure to post pictures as soon as possible.

Thanks again!


Soon-to-be Mom & Dad


Julie Quick said...

OMG!!!!! I can't believe it! I am so incredibly excited for you both! I have been praying since the first day I heard of the TTTS diagnosis. And will continue to pray throughout their stay in the NICU. Happy Anniversary! What a special anniversary surprise to find out about your delivery tomorrow. I will be thinking of you ALL DAY!! I have been GLUED to this blog - I check it twice everyday!! So I look forward to hearing all about your delivery and these special boys. But take your time... Enjoy meeting your boys for the FIRST TIME!! I am so excited for you - I can only imagine how YOU feel. Love you both! Thanks for sharing your story with us. You both inspire me!

Love, Julie and Jeff Quick

Shannon Cirella said...

WOW!!I have been waiting all day for an updaye. I mean, I have felt all day that there was some new news. I am so happy that you all have come this far and that it is a scheduled c-section and you are going to bring these precious boys into this world! I am so happy that you will have the best day of your lives tomorrow. I have been there twice and am so jelous that I wont be there again. Things will be great and so will the boys. I love you both and cant wait for another update. Take time enjoying your boys and enjoy it when it is just the four of you for a while. As soon as the boys are stable I am expecting pictures and I will wait to hear from you, but I can't wait to see you and give you a big hug. Good luck tomorrow and I will be thinking of all of you all day tomorrow. I am so excited and I can't stop writing. Happy Anniversary!
The Cirella's

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being able to physically love and soon touch your precious sons! We will continue to pray for the twins to come through everything strong and healthy. Happy Anniversary!!!!
Love, Kandace and Brandin

Kelly said...

Good Luck you guys! We will be thinking about you all day as you are about to go through the most amazing transformation EVER....to parents! You wont even remember what life was like before these two amazing boys! Enjoy every moment and every emotion, its the most real thing you will experience. We love you Kevin and Danielle and look forward to the day we can meet Ben and Jake!
Love, Kelly, Mike, Sydney and Ian

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!!! I am so excited that you and Kevin finally get to meet your boys! I am sure this has been the longest journey of your lives, but so worth it as of 1pm tomorrow!! Keep the faith and enjoy your beautiful boys. You all will continue to be in my thoughts. By the way - I loved the picture of you - even after all the stress and heartache, you continue to glow and look gorgeous! Love - Nicole

Renee said...

OMG!!!!! I'm so excited for you both! I'll be thinking of you all day tomorrow. Best wishes for a safe delivery. I'm sure you are too excited to sleep tonight! Thanks for the picture! You look great as usual!

Welcome to the world Ben and Jake!
Happy Anniversary also!

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Christine said...

Dearest Danielle and Kevin.......what a journey....for some reason you two were picked for this journey.....and you made it....you made it through each and every obstacle...though you will NEVER forget what you have done already for these two......and will always continue to do.....you and Kevin inspire me......you are unbelievable and from the bottom of my heart I love you both so much! I am so excited for your new arrivals...September 14th!!!!!!!YIPPIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! An early CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You two deserve it..and I agree...Kevin gets husband of the YEAR!!!!!!! What is great about it is Kevin just did what came natural to him......loving you!!
Happy anniversary to you two....(KEVIN....great gift you got Dani for you anniversary!!!) (and Danielle....(whisper) Aunt Sue told me what the twins were doing yesterday....ummmmm yea......time for them to come out!!!!! HEHEH

Amanda B. said...

I can not believe that tomorrow is your BIG day!!! Congratulations early...I will continue to pray for you. I am so excited that they are finally coming to the world to meet such wonderful parents they really have. You guys have done great through this journey and I am sure you guys will continue with the strength & love through your NICU experience. I can not wait to meet your boys. I look forward to see your post tomorrow. Good luck. Love you guys...

P.S. Happy Anniversary!!!!

meg said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! Maria told me the news last night - Can't wait for the next blog update when Ben and Jake are here!! 2 hours and counting...so exciting!!!!

Anonymous said...

Danielle! I am sooo excited for you! I can hardly wait for tomorrow at 1:00 when I'll be thinking of and praying for you and your little ones. I remember the first time I talked to someone after the girls were born and the feeling of saying "I have 2 daughters". It is so incredible to become a mom and you've already experienced the selfless love that moms feel. I couldn't wish it on any more wonderful person than you. When those boys come into the world, they'll already have more thoughts and prayers and people rooting for them than any other babies I know of! Enjoy every last minute of your pregnancy and then welcome Ben and Jake into this world of love. We'll be waiting anxiously for the update and pictures!

Love, Kathy

Samantha said...

Wonderful!! I am so excited for you- I can't wait to hear how it went. You guys have been through a lot- and FINALLY you will get to hold those boys!! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!! You guys are going to do great!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, the day has come for Jake and Ben to meet their incredible parents! I cannot wait to see pictures of the boys.
Lots of Love
Tom and Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi new mommy and Daddy,

I hope all went well today. We are praying for healthy babies. Miracles happen every day and you get to enjoy two special miracles.
Enjoy every moment.

Happy Anniversary and happy Birthdat to everyone,


Anonymous said...

We are so excited and happy for you! We heard the boys and mom are doing great and we are so excited to see you guys and meet ben and jake!
we love all 4 of you!!!
corey and adam

Great Aunt Linda said...

I am so very happy for ALL of you. I have been marvelling in the power of prayer with how strong both of you have been throughout all of this, how tenacious those little guys have been, how God has put just the right people in your paths (your parents, the right doctors,nurses ect, strangers who have also mastered the obstacles).
I cannot wait to meet them and watch my sister be a grandma.
The prayers will continue for Ben and Jake and both of you. I love you both! Great Aunt Linda:)

Kara said...

Danielle and Kevin -

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boys. I just heard the news and have been checking this blog constantly (except for yesterday) Happy Belated Birthday Jake and Ben and Happy Belated Anniversary Danielle and Kevin!!

I am so excited for the both of you. This has been a long journey for you and you have started the next...parenthood. Your miracles have arrived and God will continue to bless you and those precious boys.

I have been so honored to get to know you throughout this journey. God picked you and Kevin to go through this, as he picked Josh and I to do the same. Please let me know if you need anything....I am always here.

The love that Kevin and you have for those boys will continue to make miracles happen.

You and your family are in my continued prayers!!

Prayers and Hugs -


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to meet the newest members of the Kovachevich family; I'm so happy for you guys! You two have experienced so much in the past couple of months and it's been amazing to once again see how special the two of you are and how amazing your relationship and marriage is. You guys truly were meant to be together and have such a special love for one another. That love is about to be multiplied 500 times with the birth of your boys and I couldn't be more excited and happy for you both. Happy Anniversary to you two and Happy Birthday to the boys!