Saturday morning the kids had a swim meet. I sat at the hospital all by myself. I felt worse today than I had any other day. There was not one thing wrong specifically but I was feeling sicker and sicker. A few nurses that had me earlier in the week grew worried. Calls were made and before I knew it I was told that I needed to try to get dad to the hospital as soon as possible. They would wait for the doctor but may be not for dad, it just depended on my health.
I saw J for just a few minutes as I was wheeled passed him into the operating room. The spinal block was put in and then I realized my doctor had rejoined the crowd. I was told that he was very quick at the C-sections so that I would not have to worry about being flat for too long. I had so much anxiety over that, but in truth all anxiety left as it was happening.
|Twin A, Adorable, born May 19 Th, 2012 at 1:50 P.M. weighing 5lbs 12.2 oz, 17 inches long|
|Twin B, Beautiful, born May 19 Th, 2012 at 1:51 P.M. weighing 4 lbs 10.2 oz, 16 3/4 inches long|
J said a few things to me and then before we finished our first talk he was called away to check out Baby A. I heard that this was a big baby for being week 32.6 only. She cried a little but then J was gone with her snapping pictures. I heard over and over again. "Dad look here, grab this shot." Baby B's time of birth was called at 1 minute after Baby A's.
I was left behind to relax for the first time in months. I was so thankful at that moment for all the prayers that were being said for us from all over. I was sick and that is why we took them, the babies were 8 weeks early and yet were good sizes. Thank you GOD! And Thank you for answering all those prayers from all those people.
Pookers and Goobers got there in time to catch dad in this moment of prayer. I am told he had tears of joy in his eyes and was thanking God for two more children.
I have seen that look of joy many times over the years. My hubby loves his children, there is not doubt about it. He doesn't cry often but when God blesses him with a baby he can't help it. The first time I ever saw J with tears in his eyes was at Pooker's birth and I think it is so wonderful that she got to see it this time, knowing that he has loved each of them the same way right from the start.
This was a very different experience for everyone even the kids. We let them be at hospital while I was in surgery. In the past they had stayed at home. They requested to be there this time. They wanted to be as much a part of this as they could. Look at those faces, I have never seen the kiddos as joyful as they are in these photos.
Happy Birthday Ladies! We couldn't love you more that we already do. You make us so proud and we promise to do all that we can to get you healthy and home as soon as possible.