Saturday, October 20, 2007

-And So It Begins-

They're Here!!

Bus and Moose were born October 3 2007 at 10:19 & 10:20 am. I was 30 weeks into the pregnancy. They had put me onto 24 hour monitoring after I had gotten a strange illness, had an allergic reaction to one of the vitamins they were giving me and started slowly dilating. So One moment the Docs were talking about me making it 32 wks and perhaps going onto 34 and within 24 hours they woke me up in the morning to tell me that baby b was having decels and they were concerned with the patterns and all the docs spoke and felt it best to take the babies that morning (within the hour) as they felt they had a good chance at survival. Funny how just a couple days before I was complaining about being pregnant and being huge and how I was ready to have them at any tell. Well needless to say when they told me I started to cry and told them I had only been joking and I wasn't really ready to give birth yet! So I called up the Hub to tell him today was the day (at 6am and he is not a morning person mind you!) and he was there ASAP. (well within 30 mins seeing as thats how far of a drive it is from our house.) Super Hub all ready for the OR.

So they prepped me for surgery...

And away we went to meet the twins! I've never had a bloody nose, broken bone. let alone a major surgery so I was freaking out. If you've never had a C-section before they prep you and get your anesthesia all in place before they let your husband in the room! HELLO! I cried, yeah yeah call me a wimp but the thought of getting a needle stuck in my back worried me. Speaking of... I ended up having to get TWO spinals as the first one didn't take and only one side of my body was numb. They kept pricking me with a needle to see if I could feel it and I could. I thought I was psyching myself out but I knew I could feel it. I started to panic and asked if maybe they should just knock me out cuz I definitely didn't want to feel this! Finally they got me numb and the Hub was allowed into the OR. He was so calm and collected. He held my hand and gently stroked my head which was very calming- And in classic Hubby fashion he cracked jokes to lighten the mood. (He had the OR team laughing.)

Bus (formerly Baby A) was born first. I heard his teeny little cry and I started to well up with tears of excitement. His second action of life was to pee on the doctors! They all laughed and told me how great he looked and sounded.
Moose was next and I wasn't even aware he had come out. They assured me he was ok just needed some help in the breathing department. It took 75 mins from start to finish and then I was wheeled over to the postop room for 2 hours.

Bus 3.5 lbs 15 1/2 in Moose 3.4 lbs. 15 1/2 in

I spent 4 days in the hospital and then was discharged to go home and finish recouping there. If you have never had to leave a baby at the hospital it is heart wrenching. (let alone two babies!) Then the NICU journey began...(deep breath)