Hi ladies! I know I haven't been around a lot, but I wanted to share the news.
Elizabeth was born at 3:03 pm and Alexander was born at 3:20 pm on Monday March 28, 2011 at 37.1 weeks gestation, full term. Libby weighed 5lbs 11oz and was 18 inches long and Alex weighed 6lbs 1oz and was 21 inches long. My water broke on the Sunday night. I laboured from 11pm on Sunday until 3:00 on Monday.
When I got to the hospital my membranes were grossly ruptured but I was not dilated and Libby was very high still. They put me on pitocin to get things moving. I dilated pretty fast but delivery was really hard.
The babies are perfect and didnt need to be seen by the NICU or anything. I had a much harder time. My labour was retarded. My epideral did not work. I was only numb from under my ribs to about 3 inches under my belly button. So I felt every contraction and EVERYTHING else. Libby and Alex were both delivered vaginally, so I avoided the c-section. Libby was a normal birth. Pushed her out in about 45 minutes. It was the hardest thing I ever did, and the most painful until Alex. He would not descend, and the doctor tried to reach up and grab him, but he could not get a hold. So he had to use forcepts and pull him out. Remember, I was not frozen. I thought I was going to die. His heart rate kept dropping, so they were prepping me for a section. My doctor (not actually my doctor, but the one on call. He was great) he said to me that if I did not want a csection that I had to push like my life depended on it. I did and Alex was born. Kicking and screaming. However, my heart went a little crazy and sky rocketed at 180 bpm and they could not get it down. So I had to go to recovery for an hour. But the babies came with me.
I lost a lot of blood during Alex. I am probably going to have to have a blood transfusion, which I am not crazy about. Just waiting for my doctor to call. I am also swollen like I have never seen before. My feet, my legs, my butt cheeks and my stomach are so blown up from all the fluid they gave me. Everything is so heavy, I can hardly walk.
So, it was not the ideal birth experience, but I would do it all over again to have these babies. I am so in love with them
Here they are: