Landon Gregory and Juliana Lynn. They were born August 26th via c-section and are now home and doing very well.
|Landon (left) and Juliana (right)|
I had planned on uploading another post a few days ago with the names we'd chosen. I figured I had time until September 1st, the date of my scheduled c-section. WRONG!
I had been having random Braxton Hicks contractions for a couple of weeks and had had 3-4 actual contractions. No real signs of impending labor. Thursday night, I had a pretty bad headache, almost a migraine, so I took something for it and went to bed. I was feeling very uncomfortable because both babies were really high, basically hitting my ribs, but I managed to sleep in one long stretch until 4:00 a.m. thanks to the headache medicine. I got up to go to the bathroom and it was then that my water broke. Well, time to call the doctor. This was at about 4:30- 4:45.
He had us go to Labor & Delivery so I could be checked. We got Amber ready and dropped her off at a friend's house, then headed to St. Luke's hospital. Thank goodness for the fact that we live in a small(ish town). As we kept driving, I kept leaking amniotic fluid (TMI, I know) and I was starting regret the fact I didn't bring more towels with me.
Once at the hospital, they confirmed I was in labor. They hooked me up to monitors in triage and saw that I was having some mild contractions and babies were doing fine, but it was Landon's water that had broken.
At first they were going to have me wait and said they would take care of another c-section already scheduled for 7:00. That was fine with me, but when they called my doctor, he told them he'd be doing my c-section first, so they started prepping me and gave Andrew his scrubs while we waited for him to come in. He got there quickly, and we were in the Operating Room in a matter of minutes.
The anesthesiologist (the same I had last time - who was awesome) started the spinal block. I had some not so fun side effects (mostly dry heaving), but they passed fairly quickly. Andrew came in and the rest was a blur of activity. Cutting, clamping, pulling, and out comes Landon, crying. Then some pushing (by the doctor and nurses) and moving around and Juliana comes out, crying as well. Landon was born at 7:26 a.m. and Juliana at 7:27 a.m.
It looks like Juliana took a lot of Landon's food over the past few weeks. Although he was baby A and seemed to have more room to grow during the pregnancy, he weighed 5 lbs 6.8 oz at birth (he measured 19.5") , while Juliana weighed 6 lbs 6 oz (she measured 21.5"). So far they've both been eating well and they really like being in the same bassinet (I love watching them). Their little personalities are starting to show :)
|We are in so much trouble....|