Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Patrick and Payden - The Birth Story

By the end of my 37th week, I realized that I probably would make it all the way to my scheduled C section date. On Saturday, Jan 23rd, Christian and I planned out "last night out" and enjoyed ourselves at The Cheesecake Factory. Yum the food there is great!

The rest of their birth is best related by a time line:

2:30AM (Jan 24th) - I awoke and used the bathroom.

2:31AM - I laid back down only to have moments later the worst cramping feeling I had ever had. I ran to the bathroom and while sitting, my water broke. I was amazed that there was so much!

2:35AM - I awoke my sleeping husband and told him that we needed to go to the hospital. In between hard contractions, I managed to pack the rest of the hospital bag as fast as I could

2:40AM - left the house - Christian broke every speed limit by 10-15 mph. I'm so glad we didn't see any cops on the way there.

2:50-2:55AM - got to the hospital and they checked me out. My contractions were 3 minutes apart and I was dialated to 2 cm. I overheard them talking about the volume of my water that broke and got the feeling that both bags had broken instead of just the one. Then they got the on-call doctor and asked how I would like to deliver the boys. We had already discussed a C section with my doctor and decided to just go ahead and have them that way.

3:00 --4:30AM - In this time period there was a hustle and bustle of activity. They put in IV in, shaved me, and prepped me for the impending C section.

4:41 AM (Patrick) & 4:42 AM (Payden)- heard the joyous sounds of our little boys being brought into the world. Both were screaming and I could tell they sounded healthy. The moment that I will remember well is my husband crying when we heard them finally being born. I thought it was incredible sweet and wonderful!

By far the worst part of this was that I wasn't able to see my little boys as soon as I wanted to. They brought Patrick to us so we could see him but Payden was having trouble breathing so they took him to the NICU for a few minutes.

Between 5:30-6:00 AM - they brought me to my room and the boys came shortly thereafter.

7 comments:

Bethany said...

Hooray! So glad everything went well and that you and the boys are healthy. What a nice long time to carry twins, too!

Emma said...

Love the birth story!! How are handling things without mom. Let me know if I can help. Can't wait to see you guys again!

Suzie-Q said...

Sounds like everything went smoothly for you and the babies. Hope you heel fast and get to start playing soon.

Lind Family said...

I'm so happy the delivery went well! I'm so happy for you! They are absolutely beautiful!

Deanna said...

Congratulations! I am excited to meet these boys. When you get a chance, can you text me your address so that I can send the boys some baby gifts?

Melissa Ann said...

I love that you were able have a nice date and were able to have a surprise birth. I'm glad Patrick and Payden picked their own arrival date

John & Melanie said...

Congratulations!!! Can't imagine how your life has changed and how busy you must be. We are SOOOO happy for you all. Thanks for sharing the birth story!!!

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