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Welcome to vokohtz.org. Vokohtz is a combination of the names Vokoun and Kohtz, which share a few middle letters. Jamie and Craig will be Kohtzs, and Conner and Abby will be Vokouns, but together we are the Vokohtzs.

Archives for July 2011

If you haven't been following along on Facebook, the babies are here! Welcome Hadley Mae and Benjamin Steele Kohtz. They were born yesterday at 5:22 pm and 5:24 pm and weighed 5 lbs 9 oz and 5 lbs 13 oz respectively.

We seemed to wait all day but when the time came, things happened fast. They took us into the OR (just in case, since the boy was breach) and about 15 minutes later Hadley came out head first, followed by Benjamine feet first only two minutes later.

We'll be able to post some pictures tomorrow when we get home.

By Craig Kohtz on July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jamie and I are at the hospital. The doctor said it would be good to induce since Jamie is having twins, so today is the day. The babies are at 38 weeks today. We checked in at 7:15 am, they hooked Jamie up to an IV (SHE almost passed out, not me) and broke her water. So now we wait. The doctor will be in again at noon. Apparently it's unusual to have twins without a c-section so everyone at the hospital is excited.

One thing we realized we forgot to bring... our baby bag! Good thing for grandparents.

By Craig Kohtz on July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Well we are working on the 38th week now....I never thought I would make it this far! I just have to keep in mind that every week that they stay in there the healthier they will be! I'm glad I didn't buy any preemie clothes or diapers. At this point we may not have preemie-sized babies! I've been posting a lot more lately....probably due to my boredom! Everyone tells me to enjoy the boredom, but I don't think anyone really understands how uncomfortable I am. I know I don't look huge for twins, but try strapping a 50 lb. weight to your front and walking around with it all day. It's tough!! Not to mention the havoc this is wreaking on my digestive system. It's hard to do anything at this point....even laying on the couch watching TV is a struggle. I can't wait until this is over and we have babies!!

We have the nursery almost completely ready! The cribs turned out so cute (thanks mom) and Craig and Conner put the dresser together this morning. I finally was able to put all of the baby clothes away! We commissioned a local artist to do some collages for the walls, and hopefully those will be ready in a few weeks. I have a bag packed for me and the babies, and Craig even has a bag ready. We just need these babies to decide to come out!

Well hopefully these are the last pregnant pictures I have to post on here and we can start posting pictures of actual babies! I go to the doctor again on Monday, and hopefully I've started to dilate so that they can induce labor. I am preparing myself to consider a c-section if I'm not showing any signs....I'm really not sure if I can take being pregnant for another week. At least Conner and Abby have been here to keep me company lately. They have been good helpers (servants) lately! Here are pictures of everyone!

By Jamie Kohtz on July 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Is is almost over? I sure hope so. Today my discomfort has increased by a factor of 10! I woke up and felt okay, but as the morning went on my back pain became almost unbearable. I called the Dr., and they asked me to come in right away. Craig and I thought, "Maybe this is it!" They looked at the babies on the ultrasound, and the boy has completely turned around! His head is now down closer to the girls head, which puts him in a better position for birth. But, it is making my back very, very sore! They also put both babies on heart monitors and they are both doing very well and aren't stressed at all. So now I am almost completely bed-ridden and can hardly walk. My last day of work was Tuesday, so at least I don't have to worry about that! We are hoping that since the boy is moving his head down we will have good news very soon!

By Jamie Kohtz on July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

We have officially made it to week 36. This is great news for the babies (but not so great for me!!) Just kidding....I really can't complain. I am getting pretty large and uncomfortable, but I'm doing very well considering the situation. I'm still not retaining any water, and most of the weight I have gained is carried right in front of me! I'm still able to go to work part time (I will be completely done working next Tuesday July 12) and I'm still able to waddle around. I know that many women pregnant with twins have many more complications and problems, so I count my blessings every day that I've had a relatively easy pregnancy and we are soon going to have two healthy babies!

I am still going to the doctor every week. On Tuesday, they checked the babies on ultrasound to measure the amniotic fluid, and then we did the 4th non-stress test. All is still well with both babies. I asked the doctor how long they would let me go if I don't go into labor, and he said 38 weeks is long enough with twins (at which point they will induce labor). That was very good to hear! That means that within the next two weeks we will have babies! They will check to see if I'm dilated at all next Monday, and hopefully we will know more at that time. I had to be induced with both Conner and Abby, so I'm pretty familiar with that process. I was really hoping to go into labor on my own this time, but maybe it's just not to be.

Craig and I finally decided on names, and we will let you all know after the babies are born. We need to keep one thing a secret! I am getting excited to tell everyone. We have everything ready....a swing, bouncy seat, two pack-and-plays, two cribs, two car seats, lots of blankets, clothes, etc. Bring it on!!

Conner and Abby have been in Minnesota with their dad and his family for the past week. They are having a really nice and relaxing time. I'm glad that they get to have a nice vacation before the chaos starts! I miss them a lot....they will come home on Sunday unless the babies decide to come before then.

No pictures this week....I haven't changed much. We will take a final photo before we go to the hospital, and then we get to start posting pictures of the babies! Everyone send good vibes our way...let's get this party started!

By Jamie Kohtz on July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments


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