Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Levi and Jacob's Birth Story - October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

Levi - 3:45pm
21.5in; 7lbs 3oz
Jacob - 4:06pm
21.5in; 7lbs 13oz
Hubs with Abi (2) and Jacob
Me with Grace (4) and Levi
The boys were scheduled to be induced on October 4th at 8am.  I was 39weeks +4 days and SO ready for them to arrive!  So of course, on the 3rd (Thursday night) we had Bible study at our house, ran some errands, ate ice cream, watched TV and generally killed time until 2am when we were both calm enough to try to sleep.  On Friday morning we got up early-ish and left the house at 7:45 to head to the hospital.  We took a "Game Time" picture that I'll have to get off my phone at some point.  Of course Aaron planned ahead and had "Eye of the Tiger" ready to go on his phone to play for our trip there.  We got checked in, got me and the babies hooked up to monitors and were ready to start the induction at 9:30am.  I felt like it may have been the day even if I hadn't been induced...but we won't get into those details :)
The day was a blur of upping the dosage of Pitocin and just hanging out waiting for things to happen...
11am - - 2cm
12:30pm - -  3cm & Doc broke water
1:15pm - - Epidural
2pm - - 4-5cm
2:50pm - - 6cm
I felt a lot of pressure at 2pm on and I seemed to be moving right along.  At 2:50 the nurse said she thought I'd be ready to deliver by 4pm.  Well at 3:20 I was really uncomfortable so she checked me again and I was at 9.5.  She said we need to call the Doctor - NOW.  And after that it was a mad rush of scrub hats, bunny suits (for the hubs), and getting wheeled down the hallway to the Operating Room (just in case).  I got in the room by 3:30pm and everyone was ready to go.  (We also got to listen to 80s rock during the delivery which was kind of fun!)
Levi was born first and quickly.  He was ready to come out at the point and take on the world!  I was told later he had great APGAR scores.  It was a little bittersweet because while I could see where he was, I couldn't really see him.  I got to give him a quick kiss before focusing on Jacob.
Jacob was NOT ready to come out and was still transverse right up near my rib cage.  We did a lot of pushing on my stomach and manipulating to get him ready to go.  We took a break at one point just to focus on oxygen and getting stabilized.  I worried about a C-section but my Doctor is awesome and I think she was as against it as I was (although willing to if we HAD to).  Finally he was ready to go and just took a little extra coaxing to come out. 
Aaron got to cut both cords and even got a lesson in placentas.  (My nurse then carried it around in what looked like an over sized yogurt container for awhile...it was kind of weird.)  I got to hold Levi while they cleaned Jacob up and then quickly the realization that there were two hit in full force as I got to hold them both as the wheeled me back to the recovery room. 
This was the first birth my mom didn't get to be there for the delivery (because of the operating room setting) so that was sad, but we were out of there within I would guess 10 minutes of Jacob's birth.  They were quick to get me back to the other room where we could really check out the boys.
I now have two beautiful sons and am so blessed as a momma.  I told them in the hospital that my prayer was they would love Jesus and be kind to girls.  I think most other things will naturally flow out of that.  

1 comment:

  1. Eek!! I've been waiting for this!! So glad you got it written out so quickly! :)

    I cannot wait to meet those beautiful boys, and to see some of my favorites!! (You! Grace, Abi, and of course, "the hubs"!!!)

    Miss you so much!