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post #21 of 54
I keep trying to put the baby down so I can come on and check!! I hope you are holding your babies!!!
post #22 of 54
Aargh, extremely eager for an update. She told me that she'd put me on the birth announcement e-mail list, but I haven't received anything yet. All fingers and toes are tightly crossed that she had a successful homebirth and two healthy babies.
post #23 of 54
Thread Starter 
It's been almost a day and a half since she posted that she was in labor. I'm trying SO HARD not to get worried!

Hope everything is all right for you, mama!
post #24 of 54
Having babies is hard work-having two is even harder. I bet she is snuggled up and sleeping with her little darlings
post #25 of 54
Yeah, keep in mind with DS I went into labor on a Thursday, and he was born on Sunday. He had absolutely no problems. This is, after all, kjoys' 1st labor.
post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by Incubator View Post
Yeah, keep in mind with DS I went into labor on a Thursday, and he was born on Sunday. He had absolutely no problems. This is, after all, kjoys' 1st labor.
That's true....and imagine after the birth having to take in the amazment of 2 newborns (I was SO enthralled with my 1...I didn't want to talk to anyone for a while!)

I am still sending : for kjoy2 !!
post #27 of 54
Thread Starter 
*dramatic ssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh*

I'm suddenly remembering what my gramma used to say to me about the watched pot when i was little!!
post #28 of 54
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Originally Posted by sarahmck View Post
She told me that she'd put me on the birth announcement e-mail list, but I haven't received anything yet.
anything now? not so patiently waiting to hear...
post #29 of 54
Ohmygosh, you ladies!!!

I am sorry it has taken so long... okay, so first of all, the GIRLS are here!

Adele Rose, once known as 'Footsie', born 2.20am, 5/10, 6lb.15oz
Nadia Eliza, once known as 'Head-Head', born 2.26am, 5/10, 7lb.3oz

That's 20 toes, 20 fingers, and over 14 lbs of baby!!
We are so in love with them, of course. They have been keeping us very busy, too


So, here's a summary of what the heck happened to me!
After weeks of trying to induce w/'natural methods', Thursday was the day for castor oil. Started at 9am, but by bedtime nothing besides lots of pooping had happened. Took doses of homeopathic caulaphyllum (excuse spelling) before going to sleep. Woke up at 1:30am (Friday now) in labor... back labor... I let DH sleep for a few hours, but soon he was awake, too, and the contractions were regular and close together by 5:30am. We phoned the midwife, and soon the team was on the way!
I spent some of the morning in the birthing pool, and then throughout the day tried all sorts of positions and showering and more - the whole time, back labor. At around 7:30pm, the MW said I was complete but with a cervical lip. So I started pushing, and we kept trying to move the lip. Maybe it was cleared by 9pm or so. As I continued to push, it was obvious that the baby was not moving down the birth passage as quickly as it should be... at this point we are all suspecting a posterior baby #1. I continued to push until 10:30pm with little progress. At this point, we decided that with a likely posterior baby 1 and yet another to go after that, it would be wise to transfer to the hospital. I was relieved by that decision!!!
---We'll skip the car ride to the hospital part---
The entire birth team transferred with us - 5 ladies in all! What stars! Our wonderful OB met us at the hospital. He was convinced that with a little pitocin to help strengthen the contractions, that I'd be able to push Baby 1 out. Well, he was right! And I'm so glad he had the faith in me to allow a vaginal birth to continue. We pushed in the labor room until the baby was almost crowning, and then had to transfer to the operating room, which is standard twin delivery practice.
---We'll skip the shuffle from comfy bed to OR table---
Once in the OR, Baby 2 started to decel a bit too much after contractions. Again, the OB kept his cool and didn't call for emergency status. Instead, I rolled onto my left side and continued to push Baby 1. With that shift in position, Baby 2 was a bit happier. Finally Baby 1 was crowning, and out came a very posterior baby
DH and I, who have had our moments of 'maybe they're girls' but have primarily been playing the boy card for 9 months, suddenly looked at me with a big shocked smile and announced that it was a girl!
Baby 2 followed her sister by 6 minutes, b/c I had told the OB that I was okay with either a push delivery or a breech extraction, whichever was best. It ended up being a breech extraction, which was honestly a relief to me to have over with quickly, despite the obvious discomfort of someone reaching into your uterus and positioning and pulling a baby through the birth canal (while another person pushes on the baby parts still in your uterus).
So that's how we welcomed Adele and Nadia!

We spent a day and a half in the hospital and made it home afternoon yesterday, just in time for Mother's Day

I am doing well. My milk is in (can you say huge, hard boobs?!), and I am relearning how to walk little by little

I hope that everyone had a Happy Mother's Day! It will take me some time to catch up with things on here... starting with 2 newborns at once is, um, well, you can probably imagine! I've been itching to come on to MDC but time is on the shorter side. Miss you all!

Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers. They worked.
post #30 of 54
yay!!!! congratulations! i've been stalking my computer constantly since i heard you were in labor, i'm so thrilled to hear the girls are here! you did such a great job!

take it easy, i can't imagine how much work two newborns must be. and enjoy your babymoon!
post #31 of 54
Yay! : So glad you were able to have those babies vaginally and that your OB was so suppotive of that. Take care and rest well. Welcome to the world, Adele and Nadia!
post #32 of 54
Wheee! Welcome girls!

So glad everyone's healthy and happy! And yeah, wow, 14 pounds of baby indeed! Amazing!
post #33 of 54
AHHHH WAHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm giddy for you! I was getting a little worried but natural births...WAHOO! go mama! I wish i could meet you in person. If just to give you a

Anyways, welcome babies! : You have a tough mama! Congratulations Kara Joy.
post #34 of 54
Congratulations!!! That is absolutely wonderful!! Enjoy your beautiful baby girls and enjoy this time.
post #35 of 54
Congratulations!!!! Welcome babies!
post #36 of 54
congrats!!
post #37 of 54
Congratulations! Maybe its some hormones but your story has got me cryin'. I'm so glad you got your vaginal births even if it was in the hospital. Sounds like it all went very well. Enjoy those little girls! I can't wait to see pics!

You're a superstar, mama!
post #38 of 54
Wonderful! Wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Welcome baby girls! Excellent job, mama!
post #39 of 54
soooo relieved that you had such a wonderful twin birth!!!!!!!!!Awesome job mama, I can't wait to see pics! Welcome Adele and Nadia (love the names of course)
post #40 of 54
Congratulations!
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