Twins are here! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 16 Old 08-29-2004, 10:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
msrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
McKenna Rose, 6:33 a.m., 18 inches, 5 lbs. 12 ozs.
William Douglas, 7:04 a.m., 18 inches, 6 lbs. 3 ozs.

I need to write the expanded birth story... But I've been kindof busy!

The babies came Tuesday, August 24, 2004. It was amazing! In a nutshell, I woke up at 3:15 a.m. with a sharp contraction that broke my water, and pretty mild contractions regularly after that. I did stuff around the house, tried to rest, etc., but an hour later I’m on the toilet grunting and realized I had sailed through TRANSITION!!!! Mad rush to wake Matt, gather stuff that I still hadn’t packed, and zoom off to Southern Regional. I managed to stave off pushing until we arrived at the hospital (5:15) and doc arrived and was ready to catch (6:15). (Big delay because none of the hospital folks believed I was already completely dilated at first!) I got to stay in the L/D room, have my three birth support people in there, AND even push/deliver using the squatting bar, all as I had hoped. Eighteen peaceful yet exciting minutes later, McKenna was born. Then I waited for contractions again and 31 minutes later pushed out William in one long push (which included the membrane breaking on its own at the beginning). It was all so perfect that only God could have been involved in the orchestration!!! He is so good!

My diaper changing and laundry help (mom and sis) just left today, so now I get to dive into that cute stash of cloth I've been itching to put on them. Also, the meconium is gone, so I'm ready! =O)

Please see my baby & birth photos... http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAM2TRszcsWzCeg

I'll post diaper pictures soon! Here they are (one week old babies): http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAM2TRszcsWzClA
msrog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 16 Old 08-29-2004, 11:04 PM
 
ChristyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!! They are absolutely gorgeous!
ChristyH is offline  
#3 of 16 Old 08-29-2004, 11:04 PM
 
2much2luv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Like I'd tell you.
Posts: 5,999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations and great job mama!!! They are so so so so precious!!!
Enjoy your babymoon.
2much2luv is offline  
#4 of 16 Old 08-29-2004, 11:07 PM
 
tuffykenwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 1,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Those pictures are great! And wow!! Your birth sounds so amazingly fantastic. Its so nice to know that a twin birth can go off without a hitch

Love the picture of McKenna in her first diaper too

Congratulations!

Steph

Steph~~momma to Rhys 2002, Niamh 2004, Isla 2007 and Deirdre 2009
tuffykenwell is offline  
#5 of 16 Old 08-29-2004, 11:07 PM
 
penny31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh MY they are so cute!!!! Congratulations mama, I am amazed by your birth story. REALLY amazed, wow.

Congrats on your sweeties, I am glad all is going well!

XOXO
penny31 is offline  
#6 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 12:18 AM
 
SamuraiEarthMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i love the pic of big bro and his twin siblings... they all look alike to me!

congratulations and great job, mama!

katje
SamuraiEarthMama is offline  
#7 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 01:50 AM
 
nicandboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,995
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! You did an amazing job, delivering twins naturally! They are beautiful and I love the pics of them and their proud big brother!
nicandboys is offline  
#8 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 02:17 AM
 
amym72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!! Can't wait to see more diaper pics. Have a happy babymoon
amym72 is offline  
#9 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 02:26 AM
 
Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Prodromal Labor Island Ambassador
Posts: 11,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
amazing!!!! enjoy your newborns! they are so beautiful. wow. no words, just awe!

Spark and her four firecrackers.
Spark is offline  
#10 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 02:48 AM
 
Susan_McCormack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 371
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations mama! They are absolutely beautiful! Perfect in every way
Susan_McCormack is offline  
#11 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 05:51 AM
 
3_opihi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: home
Posts: 3,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! Their little faces are so precious! Enjoy your babymoon - it sounds like you couldn't have asked for a better birth.

3_opihi is offline  
#12 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 10:10 AM
 
Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 10,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:Congrats!

They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Raven is offline  
#13 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 12:12 PM
 
gottaknit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow! What a great story! It's wonderful to read about healthy full-term twins being born naturally. The pictures are gorgeous. It's funny that Matt looks more dazed and tired than you do! Are you actually smiling for the camera when you're getting ready to push? Super Woman!
gottaknit is offline  
#14 of 16 Old 08-30-2004, 12:50 PM
 
BinahYeteirah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,094
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bs"d

CONGRATS!

They are just beautiful! They look like they really each other in the pics.
BinahYeteirah is offline  
#15 of 16 Old 09-07-2004, 11:53 PM
 
HoosierDiaperinMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Missing my DD's
Posts: 6,024
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your babies melt my heart, Savannah. I'm glad your labor and birth were nice and speedy and I love their cd's!! Congrats!

, , , mama to Ross , Reagan (8/29/05), Joshua (from Haiti...here NOW due to the earthquake!), and Elijah , born safely 9-8-09.
HoosierDiaperinMama is offline  
#16 of 16 Old 09-08-2004, 06:54 PM
 
leahdbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful Savannah!! Congrats again, you are super! ohh and I just love those cuties and that proud big brother.
leahdbc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off