sounds like a great birth
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Wow! What an awesome birth. From how you described the doctor showing off "his" natural twins, etc. I thought he must have actually delivered them... so hilarious that he did almost nothing. Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed reading!
And I've been surprised at swelling too. I had absolutely none during pregnancy, but for the last few days I've had swollen feet and ankles. I did have an IM injection of pitocin, but I was just assuming it was excess fluid from being pregnant... I'm going to wait a while before weighing myself... haha
Wow! What a GREAT birth story of your girls!! Can't wait to read the rest.
Your OB was pretty great in letting things happen as they did and being hands off for your MW. That says a lot about him. Too funny how he was showing you off! It is something to be proud of!
Beautiful, Jules. Love your story!
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
OK so I realise that I now have so little time that I have to make the most of ANY quiet periods to get on the laptop...
But to finish off my birth story:
Both girls latched on and started breastfeeding within 30 minutes of their arrival. After having the repair done, the babies were weighed and measured in the room with me. I never understand why they would have to go off elsewhere for this to be completed? Both babies had Apgars of 9 at one minute and were nice and healthy with just a weight difference. So the final results were:
22/03/11 at 3.13pm
52cm long, HC 37cm
22/03/11 at 3.21pm
50cm long, HC 35cm
After an hour or so, when the IV was stopped, I got up to have a shower (and a wee!). Got dressed and walked over to the postnatal area of the ward where we all settled down into our new room.
To be honest, apart from the tear (hey ho) the birth really couldn't have gone any better. It was a hard slog to get the birth I wanted but that all work beforehand seemed to pay off and everyone really listened to what I wanted and did not push any interventions that weren't essential. I do feel exceptionally lucky to have had such an "easy" twins birth and know that things could have gone very differently. But I do feel very proud of myself at the moment .
Now I am just looking forward to life in a chaotic household for a few years!
DD3 & DD4 03/11
Sounds like a wonderful birth. Congratulations again!
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed for 26 months
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
you should be proud of yourself.
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Wow what an amazing story. I thought the placenta pic was cool actually, lol. And your babies are adorable. Congrats to you!!!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.