Hi ladies! So sorry it has taken me this long to post, but life w/ twins is a BUSY one, but I wouldn't have it any other way. So, my original c-section had been scheduled for Thursday, April 26th. However, the night of Sunday, April 15th was very weird for me. DH slept in the other bedroom b/c I just could not get comfortable! I mean I had been uncomfortable since like week 30, but it was a different kind of uncomfortable. I couldn't sleep, had pressure much lower on my left side, & was tossing & turning. I went to the bathroom for the gazzillionth time & when I was done, I said to myself, "Ok, you really need to get sleep!" I was excited b/c I had made it to Friday, April 13th, which was my last day of teaching. That next week was April vacation week & then, the week after they'd be here! I had plans to enjoy the April vacation week & just do a whole bunch of nothing! In fact, I had talked to my mom that Sunday night, saying how I was going to do nothing that Monday & just go get a pedicure. Well, our son had a different plan, lol! As I was saying earlier, I went to the bathroom & when I went back into the bedroom, all I did was put 1 leg up to climb in & a gush of water came out of me & just would not stop. I looked at the clock...4:37am. So, our little buggies would be born on Monday, April 16th, I thought to myself. I was more in schock than excitement! I went into the other bedroom & woke up DH. "Are you sure?" he asked when I told him my water broke. "Umm..yeah!"
So, we were both very calm to my surprise. He let the dogs out & fed them their breakfast. I called the hospital & then took a shower. We ended up leaving at 5:45 or so. I called my parents to let them know we were on our way to the hospital. We also stopped at D&D & I ate, which would initially delay my c-section...oops, lol!
We got to the hospital at about 6:15 & went in through the emergency. I was feeling uncomfortable, but couldn't really feel any serious contractions...just pressure down low & more on my left side.So, when we got to L&D, I changed & they hooked me up to monitors. I was informed that I was having contractions, but I felt really nothing, at least as far as what I thought a contraction should feel like. I never really had Braxton-Hicks throughout my pregnancy, or at least I didn't think I did. So, they told me b/c I last ate & drank at about 6:00, I had to wait 6-8 hours before they could do the c-section. So, at this point, it wouldn't happen until between noon & 2:00. The confirmed that my water broke & it was actually my son's water that broke & they also checked my cervix...1 cm. So, everything was ok & I could afford to wait until later for the c-section. Well, by 8:30 or so, my son's heart rate started dropping & then increasing, so he was having some stress issued & they decide to get me into the operating room much faster.
By 9:30, I was ready to go. They didn't want me walking into the room b/c they wanted to minimize any stress on him, so they wheeled me on the bed. Right before, I was a mess, bawling my eyes...I couldn't believe the day we've been waiting forever was finally here! I'm getting choked up right now...I'm still somewhat hormonal, lol! It was so hard to separate from DH, too! As soon as I got into the operating room, everything moved so fast! The spinal was not bad at all! That was my worst fear. DH joined me after the spinal & was so great w/ me...I love him so much! I could see in his eyes the excitement, anxiety, anticipation, fear, love, & so many other emotions. The worst part was just waiting anxiously for their screams. So, at 10:03am, our little boy, Mason Timmothy (DH's 1st name is Timmothy & yes, it has 2 m's in it, lol) was born! I heard his scream & just started bawling. Then at 10:04 am, Maddison Antoinette-Rose joined her big brother. But, I didn't hear her scream & started panicking. I couldn't see anything & immediately started freaking out...a nurse came over to us & told us that they were cleaning them off & giving Maddie CPAP. I was a mess...it felt like eternity, but they ended up bring them to us one by one. It was magical! I can't explain the overwhelming feeling that I felt at those 2 moments when I met my children for the 1st time! It's so cliche, but so true! Mason was 4lbs 15oz & Maddie was 5 lbs 15oz & both were 18in long.
Mason, believe it or not, is the one who ended up having to go to the NICU due to low blood sugar. It was hard, but he pulled through it. I was a mess! Seeing them poke him in the feet to get blood to measure his sugar at each feeding was so hard for me. He also had to have an IV for antibiotics. I just wanted to go through all of that for him..it hurt me to see him this way. Maddie & I were released on Friday & it was so difficult to leave Mason there...I was a wreck! But that Sunday night he was discharged!!! Yay..we were finally a family of 4!!!
They are now 2 weekd & 1 day old, I could not imagine my life without them! I love them so much & can't get enough of them! This IVF journey has made DH & me so much stronger. If we were able to get through it, we can get through anything! He is an amazing father! I always knew he would be, so I'm not surprised! It has made my love for him so much stronger! Our family & friends have all been s supportive & helpful & we're so grateful for them!
Anyways, sorry it has taken me so long to post, but I read daily, especially during those middle of the night pumping sessions, lol!
Love you all!
38 (Severe MF)
A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.