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Monday, July 30, 2012

Doubly Blessed

We welcomed our twin boys, Aiden Arthur and Barrett Andrew on July 30, 2012 at 10:35 and 10:36 in the morning via c-section. We are totally in love! Aiden weighed 4 lbs 6 oz and was 18 inches and Barrett weighed 5 lbs 2 oz and was 18 1/4 inches.
They are currently in the NICU at North West Texas hospital. They were born at 35 weeks and are doing great. They don't expect them to be here another week, which makes this mommy very happy. I have been very blessed. Today is Saturday, and I am still a patient IN the hospital IN my cool and fancy post pardom suite, I have been here since Sunday late evening. I was supposed to be released (probably on Wednesday), but I wasn't doing well with the medications and the pain, so they kept me another day. Then, I spiked a fever on Thursday, so they were wondering if I had an infection with my c-section. I started antibiotics and was also tested for a UTI and blood work for a blood cell count, which all came back just fine. So, they decided to keep me another day to monitor the incision. Today, I have spiked another small fever and have just been waiting for the doctor to come by and see what she thinks.

It is all so worth it to be holding these two tiny blessings in my arms today. I am feeling pretty well, I will say that a c-section is SO much harder (for me) than a natural birth. I felt nauseous the entire day and was dry-heaving most of it. If you have ever dry-heaved while having a huge slice in your gut, you know how fun that was. The cord was wrapped around Barrett's neck (which we didn't know until delivery), and if I would have tried for natural birth, he would have been in very bad condition. Aiden was head down, ready to go...but Barrett was transverse. I was very upset at the thought of a c-section, but praise God for guiding the doctors to make the right choice. I will recover, but have not felt the greatest.
We had so many visitors. Jeremy was running the "baby shuttle service." Since they are in the NICU, one parent must be present with all visitors. The doors are security locked, and open only from the inside. We can bring 4 people back at a time to see the boys. There are touch times, and during those times, we can get them out and hold them. You have to do a surgical scrub on your hands and arms (washing for 3 minutes). We hope to get to hold them a lot more soon, but as for now, they need to sleep, eat and grow.
Thank you for all of the prayers.
Krystole


6 comments:

  1. Aww they are so precious!!! Congratulations to you and your amazing family:) I hope you have a speedy recovery, and kiss those baby cheeks for me!!

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  2. Congrats... c-sections are hard but your babies are here perfectly! just take it easy and don't over do it at home mommy needs to heal too and you don't want to end up at the hospital while they are home... Praying for yall and I have been there with the c/section and about to be again--so I know how it is if you just need to vent!! Hopefully you got to have a horizontal cut ..heard those are a little easier (im sure they still suck) I had to have a vertical the way hayleigh was so I think they might have to do it the same way this time not sure..

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    1. C-section was definitely harder recovery than the natural birth I had with Natalee! I wouldn't wish a c-section on anyone! LOL Yes, I had a horizontal cut and hardly have a scar! :) I guess that is one bonus!

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  3. what perfect sweet little boys! and now the works begins...hahaha. congrats!

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    1. Thank you! Yes...I need some bed rest! LOL

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