Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

We are loving our crazy busy lives! Where to begin? The last couple of months are a blur. So I guess I'll start with the labor ......( Hold on tight I can talk :)

Thursday night, about 10 pm ,before the girls birth I noticed I was having regular braxton contractions, not painful at all, but regular. They timed about 20 minutes apart. By
4 am I was timing the contractions to be 8 minutes apart. I decided to call the hospital to ask if I should come in. They responded that with the contractions being 8 minutes apart there was no rush. Then I told them I was having twins and at 38 1/2 weeks and scheduled for c-section --" Oh, wow, yeah come on in!" They seemed surprised I was still holding the twins in. ( They obviously don't know me very well:)

My sweet mom came over to stay with Izaak at 4 in the morning. Thanks mom your so great! Blake and I were off.

We were so excited! We were hoping they wouldn'tsend us home because I wasn't feeling any pain and wondered if we were getting to excited. Lucky for us they checked me and found I was already dilated to a 5. Any longer the pain would have started. I sure didn't want to go through hard labor and then a c-section. Dr. Craig Hurst was called and we were scheduled for surgery at 9 am.

They wheeled me in to the operating room and prepped for the epidural. I guess I must have gotten really nervous about being cut open or something because all the sudden I got the most excrutiating head ache and I started to black out. They had to lay me down and let me catch my breath and get the blood flowing again. The epidural kicked in quickly, it's always a weird feeling.

Dr. Hurst arrived and looked at me and said "Somebody mess up her make-up or something. Everything has gone so perfectly for her."

The c-section was the craziest feeling. I could feel the pressure and pulling and the next thing I knew Zoey was born and seriously not even a second later Vandi was born. Both as cute as can be, I might add. Zoey weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 18 1/2 inches and Vandi weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and 18 inches. Two beautiful little miracles. A baby coming into the world is always an emotional moment. We were blessed with two emotional moments.

They really are little miracles. The whole pregnancy not to mention before they were even born. That is a whole other story. I will write about that a little later.

The hospital stay was a good experience. The nurses were all great. My recovery was quick. After only 2 weeks my doctor said no restrictions.

Our families, friends, ward and neighbors are the greatest! We have been so blessed with so many friends and guardian angels. We want to thank every one for all your love and support.

The first 2 weeks were sleepless, needless to say. The first week after we arrived home Blake and I together totaled maybe 10 hours of sleep. The only way we could sleep was if we each held a baby and layed on the couch. I have to say the sleep we did get was very restless. We wouldn't change a thing. The memories are so precious.

1 comment:

SmustysGirl said...

You two have a beautiful family. Congratulations!