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