Twin Birth Story
I can’t believe the boys are 2 months old! Where has the time gone? I can remember the day they were born like it was yesterday, and boy do I wish I could relive that moment all over again! If you follow me on Instagram you might remember the boys were born via a scheduled c-section. With a twin pregnancy the chances of needing a c-section for at least one birth are very high and with one baby being breeched it was the safest option for us. However, my c-section was scheduled for 38 weeks and 6 days (yup one day short of 39 weeks) and I swore I was not going to make it. Joke was on me when I waddled my way in to my c section on July 17th at 38 weeks and 6 days! Are you ready for twin birth story?
The Night Before
To prepare for their birth we dropped off the girls at my mother-in-laws house. We were scheduled to arrive to the hospital at 9 am and did not want to be rushed in the morning so my mother in law picked them up the night before. After the girls left my husband and I headed out for one last dinner date before jumping into twin parenting!
Before We Arrived
Well safe to say we did not get much sleep the night before, the excitement was too much to contain and by 4am both my husband and I were wide awake. It did give us some time to relax and enjoy some time together, alone. We finally made it out of bed around 7am and both took showers, changed, and triple checked we had all we needed in our bags and car. My husband sat down and enjoyed breakfast with a cup of coffee, poor me had nothing since I had to stop eating 8 hours prior!
We parked our car at exactly 8:55 a.m. and I was so nervous to be late. Mind you being a few minutes late would not make a difference but I was so anxious I just needed to be there on time! I waddled myself down the hallway to Labor and Delivery 38 weeks and 6 days pregnant ready to meet my boys! After we were checked in I put on our hospital gown and the babies were monitored for a bit. The nurse came in to explain the procedure and put my IV in and was followed by my anesthesiologist (whom I LOVED by the way). About 30 minutes before our scheduled 11am surgery, my doctor came in to explain what he would do along with all the risks involved and double checked there would be no tubal ligation. at 10:40 my husband was given his scrubs and I was waddled over to the OR.
I will be 100% honest, once I set foot into the OR I got NERVOUS! I looked around the room and saw so many machines. I was helped on to the operating table and was given my spinal block. About 20 minutes later the room was full of people there for me and the babies and my husband finally made it in by my side. I felt such a wave of relief when I saw him by my side!
They Are HERE!
At 11:20 my husband was told he would be able to stand up and take some pictures of the actual birth of the boys and they would notify him when to stand up! At 11:25 a.m. he stood up to watch Lincoln being born. After he was brought out the nurse held him over the drape for me to see. I remember this tiny face peeking at me with a ton of dark curly hair. Two minutes later, at 11:27 a.m. my husband stood for a second time to catch sight of Lucas! The nurses once again held him over, to my surprise I saw a much bigger face peeking over! You see Lucas was always the smaller twin lol! This little head had much less hair and it was not as dark as his brothers! As you can imagine I was a teary mess!
Lincoln Myles was born 6lbs 11oz and measuring 19.5 inches. Lucas Hayes was born at 7lbs 3oz and measuring 19.9 inches. Both my boys so beautiful, so different, and both healthy- all this mama could want!
After Their Birth
Following their births my husband took the boys into the recovery area to wait for me. I was wheeled out shortly and got to finally hold my babies. Both boys latched great from the beginning and I just felt in heaven. My boys were finally here and worth every minute of the aches and discomfort I had endured.
We were taken to our room around 1:30pm and anxiously awaited my mother in law’s visit! All I wanted was for the girls to meet their brothers and before we knew it two excited faces peaked through the door! I think these pictures say it all!
Fastforward two months and here we are. Every day is still a learning experience and completely different. I have been learning to take it one day at a time and ask for help when needed. I have been suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety, which little did I know is not uncommon amongst births of multiples. I mean can you imagine what a drastic hormonal change happens when carrying multiple babies? The best thing I have learned is to take it one day at a time and enjoy all the snuggles I can because the seasons are changing too fast! Thank you for following along our twin birth story.