P and R’s Birth Story

Sorry I never got around to telling y’all how these sweet babies got here! My last appointment was on Friday, May 15th. I was still dilated to only 1 CM and I was 80% effaced with Braxton hicks contractions. I was kind of bummed because I was hoping he would send me on to the hospital but there was no need so I went home and went for a walk! To no avail nothing happened so I was scheduled for induction on Monday, May 18th. I was to be at the hospital at 0700. Sunday night was like waiting on Santa to come, I didn’t sleep a wink. When I decided to get out of bed I got ready and put on a little makeup hoping some of it would last through labor for after pictures! Lol. While I was getting ready my phone rang. It was a nurse from the hospital saying my doctor had asked that I stay home until they notify me because the labor unit was packed to the max and there were no rooms. Especially for me who was not yet in labor. I immediately threw myself a pity party and cried. I felt like such a brat for doing so, I was just so excited! I was so worried that they were going to have to reschedule me for another day and then my doctor wouldn’t be able to deliver me. So my husband took me to get breakfast we came back home and decided to try and lay back down. As soon as we got back in bed my phone rang. It was my doctor on the line which immediately scared me thinking he was personally calling me to reschedule. I was wrong! He just wanted to be the one to tell me to come on in! I just love my doctor!!! So we loaded up the car and drive the 7 minutes it takes to get there.
This is me on the curb standing with our bags waiting on Mr. B to park the car.

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We made it upstairs to the 3 rd floor, checked in and went to my room. It was huge! I teared up when I saw the two warmers they would soon put my babies in! I got all dressed up in my hospital gown and they started my IV with maintenance fluids running, no pitocin yet.

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My nurse just so happened to be a girl I went to nursing school with.. I was so excited to see a familiar face. She was so sweet!! My OB came in and said he wanted to do one last scan to make sure both babies were both head down. They were at my last ultrasound a week before but there was an 11% degradation in their sizes and Baby B ( my sweet Renee) was biggest. So in this case, both babies needed to be head down in order for me to be able to deliver vaginally. Well lo and behold my OB had the ultrasound at the top of my belly and there was a big ol head. So for a csection we went! We did have to wait a while because I had eaten breakfast before arriving and with any anesthesia you run the risk of aspiration so you must be NPO for atleast 6 hours prior so we were set for 1 o’clock!
This labor and delivery unit has their own OR so we just walked down the hall and hopped on the table and they started my spinal. That may have been the weirdest experience. It’s very strange feeling the pressure of a needle in your spine but not painful at all. I had made a special request that they not put my Foley catheter in until my spinal was in full effect. Again, my nurse was so sweet! They got started then brought Mr. B back. I loved having him sir by my head. He had zero interest in looking over the drape to see what was happening. At 13:16 my sweet baby boy came into this world screaming. I laughed and cried as soon as I heard that sweet sound. They wrapped him up and brought him around and I kissed that wet, cheesy little face and they took him to the warmer. ( I could immediately breath better without two entire babies hanging out inside of me) Then at 13:17 my sweet baby girl arrived, also screaming and tee teeing as soon as she hit the air. She was brought to me but was rooting so much when I tried to kiss her cheek she would move her head. Mr. B went to the warmers and took pictures and gawked. They put the babies in his arms and took this picture:

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Goodness gracious I love this man. That smile is just amazing.

Mr. B went with the nursery nurses along with the babies while they closed me up. They took me to recovery where I was reunited with my hubby and brand new babies. They put them both on my chest and they both started nursing!!! Such a surreal feeling. I did get a few doses of pain medicine to help with the cramping. They bolus pitocin after delivery to assist in clamping your uterus down and prevent a lot of bleeding which hurts! The incision didn’t hurt but that cramping was something else. They had me feeling super good! Lol. We stayed in recovery for about 30 minutes and had to move me out because they had another patient delver her 27weeker and the mama wasn’t doing so hot.
We made it to our postpartum room and got to spend about 40 minutes alone with just us and our new family before mandatory quiet time was over and the flood gates opened. At one point there were 17 people in our room. As irritating as that was, we are so blessed to have so many people care about us and love us.

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And that’s it! I will update another day on home life as it is pretty busy!
I think about you all often and pray for you daily!
Love,
Vanna

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6 thoughts on “P and R’s Birth Story

  1. congratulations. what a calm, lovely birth story. enjoy every moment. they grow so fast (but it’s amazing watching then change ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • Thank you! It was surprisingly calm. A c section was the last thing I wanted but I always knew it was a huge possibility because of twins and it was totally fine! I hope you and your new little are doing great!

      • yes. surgery is never fun but my healing has been very good. i hope you’re healing well too. we are doing great. I’m really loving this motherhood thing. you’ve got double the fun! enjoy.

  2. I can’t believe how beautiful and happy you both looked! I laughed out loud at the ‘breathing easier’ part, I’m like that and only have one in there!

    • Haha! Thank you! I really did not enjoy being pregnant but now that they are out I totally want to do it again! My husband just laughed when I told him we were going to have another baby! Lol. What am I thinking?! :). I hope everything is going good for you!!!

      • Ha ha. Nervous laughter I bet. Hope the new babies are being good for you.
        I’m going well, 9 weeks left if on time. So far away and nowhere near soon enough!

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