Josh, Kelly, Everett, Emery, Atticus & Boo

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

D Day

Last picture taken pregnant! This is right before we left for the hospital at 4 a.m.

We were set for the first csection delivery of the day so had to be at the hospital at 4:30 a.m. So as you can imagine I didn't sleep much the night before. Maybe 2 hours?

On the way to the hospital we both were just kind of in a trance. So many emotions! Excited, scared, worried, peaceful... It didn't hit me until the drive there that I was having surgery. I've never had surgery. I started to get really nervous thinking about it. So much that I couldn't stop shaking...We got to labor and delivery and met our sweet nurse and she walked us through everything. I just remember sitting on the bed in the prep room, so uncomfortable with my huge belly that was measuring 42 weeks, thinking...this is really happening.

They wheeled me into the operating room, without Josh, he would come in after they had started. I got my spinal tap, which actually just felt like a mosquito bit. I was expecting much worse! And then they began. Right after the dr. made the incision Josh came in and sat by me. It was but 5 mins. later the dr. said "here is baby A!" Josh was able to stand up and watch them pull him out. The dr. said he had tons of hair and was pooping! They then went over and weighed him and called out 7 pounds 2 ounces. I looked at Josh and asked if they just said he was 7 pounds 2 ounces! I was shocked he was that big. All I could hear was him grunting, no cry. The NICU team in the room was messing with him and trying to get him to cry. They said since it was a csection he didn't get all the fluid pushed out of his lungs so he was just grunting. So, for a little bit they worked on getting him to cry and were debating taking him to the NICU... a minute later the dr. said "and here is baby b!" She came out screaming! The first thing Josh said was "She is beautiful, she has your nose. She looks just like you." The whole pregnancy he kept telling me that he hoped she had my nose. So, it was a sweet moment when he said that. They took her to the scale and she was 5 pounds 8 ounces. I couldn't believe how big they were...They quickly cleaned her up and gave her to Josh. Not much later they decided baby boy was fine and cleaned him up and gave him to Josh...The next thing I know, I looked over and Josh had both the babies and was leaning down to show me. It was a surreal moment. I couldn't believe these precious babies had just come out of me and they were ours.

After they finished the surgery and cleaning me up, they took us the recovery room. The nursery team was in there still trying to get Everett to cry. They said they were going to give him a bath because most new babies don't enjoy it and will cry.  Well, of course he loved it and just grunted the whole time. His little noises were precious...While they were trying to get Everett to cry they let me nurse Emery. She latched on immediately and went to town. It was a super sweet moment...A little after the bath Everett finally did start crying and they decided he was fine, just needed to work on getting that fluid out.

After I finally got the feeling back in my legs (what a scary feeling!), we were able to head to our post partum room. Our family was dying to see us! They had been in the waiting room since 8 am but since Everett was having a hard time breathing, we took a little while longer in the recovery room.

They wheeled me in my bed with both babies in my arms down the hall to our room & past our family. They were super excited to see u! It was neat to see our family at the end of the hall before we got to them with their huge smiles on their face. They were so excited!

The rest of that day was kind of a blur. I was still on tons of meds and wasn't aloud out of bed for 24 hrs. We had TONS and TONS of visitors! They were already so loved. I just kept looking at them and thinking, you are mine! You were just inside me. Such a surreal and absolutely wonderful feeling!

37 weeks

Blog post from back in April...

This is it! This is the week we get to meet them. Can't believe I made it 37 weeks! I'd played different scenarios over and over in my mind & very few of them had me getting this far. What a blessing!

I didn't have to work on Friday or Monday because of Easter weekend! Great timing! That meant that I was able to work exactly up to the day I had them. Again, something I never imagined when we found out we were having twins.

Overall, I was feeling good. Finally super uncomfortable and a little tired of being pregnant. BUT that meant that I had to face reality. I really lived in a place of being super excited to meet them and scared to death of what was ahead...TWO BABIES! This kind of just left me in a content place of whatever is meant to happen will. No rush...

We went on our last date as just a couple to one of our favorite places, Dean Fearings. It was nice to just sit and talk about our hopes and fears for the upcoming delivery and for our new life with the twins. It was a sweet moment.

My mom and I also made tons of frozen crock pot meals. Figure life is going to get crazy when they are here so need as many things to be simple as possible. 

I had an apt. on Monday (April 9th), my last apt. before they came on Wednesday. The sonogram was good. They were measuring huge. The sonographer said she didn't even want to tell me the measurements because there was no way they were right. Boy was measuring 7 pounds 10 ounces and girl was measuring 6 pounds 1 ounce. She said they were just so smushed that it made it really hard to get accurate measurements.

When I met with the dr. she said that my blood pressure was a little higher then normal for me and I had some caffeine in my urine. Both signs of preclampsia. She said that my pregnancy had gone so picture perfect that she wanted to change their delivery date to the next day ( Tuesday April 10th). So, I left the dr. office kind of in a state of shock, but super excited to finally meet these two little ones.  Of course Josh had tons of things he was going to do the day before the twins came, so went into panic mode when I told him we were having them a day early.

I couldn't believe that this pregnancy was coming to an end. We were so excited to meet these precious babies that we had been praying for so long!