I've been trying to post a few times the past couple of days but the connection in the hospital was absolutely terrible! But yes, you got it right! The twinkies are here :)
I had a a pretty rough night last Tuesday with lots of contractions and back pain. I was up half of the night but they eventually stopped. On Wednesday I had my regular doctor's appointment and she said that I was 4 cm dilated. I was only 35 weeks and 4 days, so I was really hopeful that nothing would happen for at least another week but the babies had other plans.
At 2 in the morning I woke up to go to the bathroom and on the way back to bed felt like I peed myself (yeah, lots of fun :) I brushed it off but as I was laying down, I felt it again. That's when I completely woke up! I knew that was it, and the immediate contractions that followed left no doubt either. By the time we got to the hospital at around 3, they were pretty steady at 3 minutes apart and quite painful. But I was only dilated to 5 cm.
Since a delivery with twins is always risky, they do it in the operating room. It often happens that mom-to-be ends up getting an emergency c-section. They also give you an epidural right away for the same reason. So I got my dose of stuff and was enjoying myself there until about 7 in the morning when the nurse came to check on me and was surprised to see that I was fully dilated and ready to push. She quickly called my doctor and they wheeled me to the OR right away.
Both of the babies were head down but we knew that our little girl was a little lower and would come out first. She was born at 7:23 on Friday 11/14/14. We named her Tanya after my Mom. She was measuring 5'7 and 18 in tall (my smallest baby ever!) Her brother Alex soon followed. He was born at 7:47 am measuring 6'7 and 19 in tall. Both were born crying and pink, so no NICU for us. They are absolutely perfect! Teeny-tiny but cute, healthy and we are in love!
They passed every single test while in the hospital with flying colors. I, on the other hand, had a few issues. I was shaking like crazy for about two hours after the delivery (more than likely, epidural withdrawal). I couldn't even hold them at first. Then my blood pressure spiked last night and I got an infection so they kept us there for another day to monitor. They eventually put me on medication.
But we are finally home! Exhausted, happy, feeling so blessed and ready to learn to adjust and to live a new-to-us-normal life. Whatever that will be...
Only one picture so far but I promise an overload in a few days or so. I'm absolutely in love with their button noses...
Now our family is complete!