My munchkins are home! (update #28) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
Twice as nice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry for taking so long to write this update, its been a little crazy around here as I'm sure you can imagine. I actually wrote this on Sunday, but couldn’t post it b/c the website was down. Then the babies ended up being hospitalized on Monday for jaundice. We finally got out today. The jaundice is gone, but the three of us ended up catching some kind of a cold bug at the hospital.

Well, I guess I'll start from the beginning...

My water started slowly leaking Wednesday night around 9:30pm. I went for a walk and then just layed in bed and relaxed for a while. Then I decided to take a shower and saw that the leaking water started getting more and more bloody, so my doula told me to immediately go to the hospital (I was planning on laboring at home as long as possible). I got to the hospital right around midnight, right as my contractions just started kicking in. By the time I was settled in, my contractions picked up like crazy and were extremely strong. When I first got there, I was only 2cm dilated, by about 1:30 or 2am, I was at 4cm. I was then given epidural and was able to rest up a bit. By 4am I was 7cm, and at 7am I was told that I was ready to start pushing (although I really had no urge to).

I was originally told that I would labor in the regular LDR room, and then when I was close to delivering, I would be transferred to the OR (standard procedure for twins)... well, they didn’t tell me just how close to delivery they would wait before transferring me... They kept me pushing in the LDR room until the first baby's head had crowned (my midwife actually had to fight the OR staff to get me in there at this point as they wanted to wait to transfer me until the first baby's head was 3/4 of the way out!!! NUTS). So yeah, they had me put down my legs, pushed me from LDR room to OR, and then had me "crab crawl" from the LDR bed to the OR table, all while the first baby's head is almost out!!!! I wonder if they'd ever tried doing this??? : My OB showed up just as they finished transferring me to the OR (He wasnt the one on call and was I really bummed b/c I was told that he would not be able to make it, but he did )

Well, about 9hrs after my contractions kicked in, at 8:52am, baby boy was born, weighing in at 7lbs 13oz. He was followed by his baby sister at 9:10am (after the doc did an internal/external version... ouch!!!), who weighed 6lbs 7oz.

Because I was 2 days shy of 37weeks, the babies had to undergo several stupid & unnecessary tests : and I was told that the babies could not be released before 48hrs... well, they were doing so well that we were allowed to go home after less than 36

I ended up calling baby boy Nicholas Gregory (Nick) [Gregory after my grandpa that passed away less than 3wks ago] and baby girl Catherine Claudia (Katie) [Claudia after one of my grandmas]. Both babies are doing a wonderful job nursing, although we did have a bit of a rough patch as my milk didn’t start coming in until the 5th day. Luckily, my sister has been here up until Sunday night and helped me sooo much by supplement-nursing my little munchkins a few times (she is still nursing her 10mo old).

Sounds like the munchkins are starting to wake up again, so I gotta run. If I think of anything else, I'll add it in.
Twice as nice is offline  
#2 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:43 AM
 
leurMaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Hatawa, congratulations! They are so pink and plump! What healthy twins! I'm sorry that parts of your labor were a little difficult, but how nice that they both came out so healthy and you are doing well. It is great that they avoided a cesarean.

I can't imagine how full your hands are this week. You'll have to let us know what it is like to breastfeed two mouths! That always amazes me. Anyway, I'm so happy for you. Get some rest!

Mandi - Doula/Childbirth Educator, Loving my DH, DS, DD, DD, missing my three (last m/c 4/2010)
leurMaman is offline  
#3 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:51 AM
 
1stbaby3rddaughter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Acworth,ga.
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:Congratulations! Iread the thread from your sister and I was so happy for you.
: Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures, the little angels look amazing. God Bless you all
1stbaby3rddaughter is offline  
#4 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:52 AM
 
sweetfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Dayton
Posts: 4,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What gorgeous, healthy looking babies. I love how they snuggle into each other. Congrats again
sweetfeet is offline  
#5 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:57 AM
 
MCatLvrMom2A&X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: With Vin Diesel ;) YUMMMM
Posts: 14,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice that your sister was able to help you out like that. :

 
SAHMlady.gifread.giflovin' trekkie.giffan intactivist.gifwinner.jpg to loveeyes.gifenergy.gifDD 10/00 & superhero.gifmoon.gifDS 10/04 ribbonpb.gifIf your ds is intact, keep him safe, visit the Case Against Circ forumnocirc.gifCirc, a personal choice, Your sonsyes.gifbrokenheart.gif11/98brokenheart.gif6/99ribbonbrown.gifanti-tobaccoribbonyellow.gifThyroid cancer survivor. With cat.gif& goldfish.gif & (Boxer)dog2.gif wishing 4 whale.gif&ribbonwhite.gifsigncirc1.gifselectivevax.gifdelayedvax.gif

MCatLvrMom2A&X is offline  
#6 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 01:46 AM
 
starlein26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,912
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow sweetie...they're gorgeous!

Congrats!!!

Have fun transitioning into this new and amazing role...a mommy!

In love with Dh since 1998. We created Ds (7.1.03), Dd (10.16.06) and Dd (3.16.09).
starlein26 is offline  
#7 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 02:08 AM
 
soccermominsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego, Cali
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Natalya,
They are GORGEOUS!!!

Congratulations Mama
soccermominsd is offline  
#8 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 04:19 AM
 
Earthy~Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 29 Palms, California
Posts: 754
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have to be honest. I have been waiting patiently for pics so I scanned the story to check for links first They are so gorgeous!!! I am glad you and the babies are both doing well!!!
Earthy~Mama is offline  
#9 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 05:05 AM
 
soon2b3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 105
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What gorgeous babies!!!!
Congratulations
soon2b3 is offline  
#10 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 06:29 AM
 
crunchymamatobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Munich!
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!! They are lovely.

Expat mama to my 7-year-old Halloween boy and my cheeky preschooler, who came before the midwife in January 2010... Gestating a new bean, debuting spring 2014!
crunchymamatobe is offline  
#11 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 06:53 AM
 
~gilli~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What gorgeous babies!!!!
~gilli~ is offline  
#12 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 08:26 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
I was originally told that I would labor in the regular LDR room, and then when I was close to delivering, I would be transferred to the OR (standard procedure for twins)... well, they didn’t tell me just how close to delivery they would wait before transferring me... They kept me pushing in the LDR room until the first baby's head had crowned (my midwife actually had to fight the OR staff to get me in there at this point as they wanted to wait to transfer me until the first baby's head was 3/4 of the way out!!! NUTS). So yeah, they had me put down my legs, pushed me from LDR room to OR, and then had me "crab crawl" from the LDR bed to the OR table, all while the first baby's head is almost out!!!!
:

You are a Superwoman!!! I would not have thought that physically possible! WTG momma, I am so sorry they put you through that, though!

They are beautiful! Congratulations!!!
pumpkinsmama is offline  
#13 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 09:35 AM
 
mama_rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!! Amazing story! And the babies are so beautiful. As I'm looking at them it makes me want to hold my own baby soon! (34 weeks today)
mama_rad is offline  
#14 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 09:40 AM
 
chrissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: north carolina
Posts: 5,770
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh my gosh, you rock mama!! they are so darn beautiful. i love love LOVE the picture of you holding them on your chest. i love their furry little heads.

congratulations and welcome nick and katie!!

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
chrissy is offline  
#15 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 09:57 AM
 
Finding Serenity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 687
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your babies are adorable!! Congratulations!!
Finding Serenity is offline  
#16 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 10:02 AM
 
deleria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The picture of you holding your little ones nearly made me cry. How beautiful the three of you look!

Congratulations once again on the birth of your adorable twins. They're so sweet!

Declan (our 3yr old)'s middle names are James Gregory - after Mark's grandfather and mine, two very special people who are no longer with us
deleria is offline  
#17 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 10:43 AM
 
MidnightCommando's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Esto Perpetua
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am so happy for you. Both babies and mom look beautiful and healthy. Happy babymoon!

\m/

MidnightCommando is offline  
#18 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 11:25 AM
 
cam&kat's_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: VT
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats again!! THey are beautiful! So glad you aer all home safe now
cam&kat's_mom is offline  
#19 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 11:32 AM
 
swampwitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful babies! Congratulations! And what wonderful weights! Big, healty babies...yippee for you!

...and wth is up with waiting until you're crowing to transfer you. Sounds like an idea that a man came up with.
swampwitch is offline  
#20 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 11:43 AM
 
LavenderMae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: where I write my own posts!
Posts: 13,477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome Nick and Katie!!

Those pics are adorable. The one of the three of you is beautiful!!

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
LavenderMae is offline  
#21 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:26 PM
 
ladybugchild77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,427
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!! They are beautiful! Way to go, Mama!
ladybugchild77 is offline  
#22 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:33 PM
 
OMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: in the moment
Posts: 1,935
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CONGRATULATIONS! They are absolutely beautiful. Welcome to motherhood.

Amazing Mama Birth Services
CD(DONA) and Birthing From Within Mentor and Birth Doula
OMama is offline  
#23 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 12:43 PM
 
unitytree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMGosh!!!! They are sooooooooo cute!! I love their chubby little bodies and all that hair!!! So sweet to see them curled into eachother!

Welcome to motherhood mama!!! You made some amazing little creatures!!
unitytree is offline  
#24 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 01:14 PM
 
texmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What beautiful babies! They look so healthy and plump. I love the way they are holding hands in the first pictures, and how they snuggle up together so incredibly sweet!
texmama is offline  
#25 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 01:17 PM
 
faithhopelove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Podunk, Wisconsin
Posts: 595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!!! They are beautiful!!!
faithhopelove is offline  
#26 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 02:13 PM
 
lab80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats Mama, they are adorable!
lab80 is offline  
#27 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 04:22 PM
 
happiestmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: maryland
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Many congrats! They are certainly beautiful and quite lucky!
happiestmomma is offline  
#28 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
Twice as nice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you so much ladies! I still cant believe that I made these two amazing babies... I am so incredibly in love with them Although this week has been pretty difficult with them being hospitalized for 2 days for jaundice, we are finally getting into the groove of things, and.... we are now 100% tandem nursing... no supplementation at all!!!
Twice as nice is offline  
#29 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 05:13 PM
 
scarlettrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what BEAUTIFUL babies....

congrats!!!!

and way to go on the tandem nursing!!!!!
scarlettrose is offline  
#30 of 45 Old 09-21-2006, 05:33 PM
 
lizabird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Feeding the birds in NC
Posts: 1,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!

Thanks for sharing story and pics with all of us


Mom of (11/27/03) and (9/29/06).
lizabird 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