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#1 of 19 Old 06-30-2006, 01:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Two lovely little boys, that is! After a fantastic natural birth attended by our doula and OB that I truly adore, we've been blessed with our sons, a couple of weeks early (35w 1d).

Here's the scoop:
Baby A: Elijah David, 4lbs 15oz, 18 1/4", born at 2:54pm, 24 June 06
Baby B: Samuel Frederick, 5lbs 15oz, 18 1/2", born at 3:01pm, 24 June 06

Labor was pretty smooth and, dare I say, easy compared with my daughter's. Labored "lightly" at home on Friday night, figured it was the real thing on Saturday morning with contrax that were coming about 3 minutes apart. Doula went with us to the hospital that morning, got checked in and got the absolute best NCB-friendly L&D nurse. My OB was there and just hung around the department while we did our thing. I requested he break my water when I lingered at 7cm for several hours (with a "very stretchy" cervix and bulging bag of waters). Labor got more intense and about 20 minutes later I walked into the OR to deliver (a concession to my OB), while a 3-ring circus awaited the delivery. About 3-4 pushes for each kiddo and they were out--both "sunny-side up," which partly explains the lingering at 7cm.

Both boys are having a short stay in the NICU, mostly in the "feed 'em and grow 'em" room, but are doing very well, learning to coordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing mostly. Both show very good nursing behaviors, too, and I'm pumping milk like a holstein now, so the future's pretty bright!

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Congratulations!!! Enjoy your babymoon!

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Congratulations and welcome to the world little ones!

What a great delivery!! And beautiful names you have picked for your babes...
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Congratulations!!

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Fabulous, congratulations
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Congratulations!!
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Cindi- I am soooo happy for you! Hope they come home soon!

Crunchy Mama to the Triad of Chaos-- DD1 (9/03) & the Twinadoes- DS and DD2 (6/06)
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Congratulations!!!! I hope they are home really soon!

Rivka, mommy to 3 big boys and a set of b/g twins
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Congrats!!!

mama to Joshua (9), Lily (8), Jude (6) and Ava (6)

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Congratulations! I hope they are home with you soon. Great story walking to the OR!

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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Congrats on your two babies! Hope you all get to go home soon.
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Congratulations Mama.
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Congratulations! I thought it might have been YOU when our mutual Dr. talked about a natural twin birth recently!!! I am so happy for you and your family. You'll have to post for the ladies on the west side soon! Gives me much hope for our upcoming twins. Wishing you the best, Paige
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Wonderful news! So glad everyone is doing well. Congratulations! Twins ROCK!:

"We think we're gliding down the highway when in fact we're slip sliding away." Paul Simon
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Congratulations! I thought it might have been YOU when our mutual Dr. talked about a natural twin birth recently!!! I am so happy for you and your family. You'll have to post for the ladies on the west side soon! Gives me much hope for our upcoming twins. Wishing you the best, Paige
Yea, you're here! I keep meaning to post over there--will do so ASAP. I have to say I felt a bit like a rock star for a bit as almost none of the L&D nurses had ever seen a natural twin birth. =) I so LOVE our Dr.!!!

Cindi, mama to Hannah (7/04) :, Eli & Sam (6/06) :
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That is so crazy! I really can hardly believe they hadn't seen a natural twin birth!!! I am even more committed now (if that's even possible) to this being a natural birth. I was at Baer's office asking him a c/s question... "okay, let's say I have to have the c-section...?" and he pipes in "wait a minute I thought we weren't doing a c/s, we are doing this naturally..." He is so awesome and is really very proud it seems of his natural births, especially yours with the twins. So thankful I found him whatever happens with my birth. Thanks for the advice and help you have given, I am so so happy for you guys. Your babies look very big and healthy and gorgeous. They don't look early at all from the pics. I hope the nursing is going well for you three and if you need ANYTHING AT ALL, please please don't hesitate to call!!! YAY for twins! Paige
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Congratulations on your little ones. Glad that everything went smooth!
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Just read the wonderful news!

Congrats on the little ones

Waldorf mama to 5yo b/g twins
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Congratulations mama!
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