Sunday, October 23, 2011

They're Here!!!


Last pregnancy picture.  38 weeks 1 day - The day I was induced.



I went into the L&D 8:00 Sunday morning for my induction. It was 8:50 before they started my pitocin, fluids and antibiotics (GBS positive). I was at 4 cm when they checked me. They had a hard time keeping the heart monitors on Brayden. He was so hyper that he just kept moving sooo much that they had to bring in the ultrasound machine to get the best position to place the monitor...in the process of doing that we discovered that Brayden had turned to transverse and was no longer head down. They obviously at that point asked me if I still wanted to vaginally deliver or if I wanted to go ahead with the c-section, they told me that if I chose the vaginal delivery that there was still the chance of him being breech and having to have a c-section anyways, but I asked the dr. how confident she was that she could deliver him breech and she assured me that if she didn't feel comfortable doing it that she wouldn't even have given me the option of the vaginal delivery that she would have just told me that I needed to have the c-section. I still at this point felt completely at ease with the vaginal delivery and so that is what we decided, to go ahead and just go with our original plans. They upped my pitocin every 30 minutes from that point until they had a few emergency situations and I had to wait about an hour before they upped it again. I was tolerating the pain of the pitocin pretty well until they had reached the dosage at what I think was 24 on the drip. It was getting uncomfortable...then they broke my water. OH MY did it cause the contractions to intensify greatly within minutes. I was beyond the point of being able to cope with the pain. I at that point did what I really didn't want to do at all...I asked for an epidural. I had to have a port put in reguardless because of the possibility of a c-section due to me having twins. Anyways...I got the epidural at about 7:10 p.m. and when they checked me I was STILL at 4 cm! After I got the epidural and there was a shift change and I got a different nurse that I actually liked (another story for another time)...I was feeling much better and wanted to do nothing but sleep. Little did I know what was about to happen! It felt like no time at all and I was telling my sister that I was feeling pressure and that she needed to go get my nurse. So, Michelle heads out the door and I look at my husband and I told him that I was REALLY feeling a lot of pressure that I felt like I needed to go to the bathroom. The nurse came in and checked me and told me that I was dilated to 10 cm and that Raegan was right there. I told her how bad my urge was to push and she said the worst words I've ever heard..."Just breathe, because you can't" LOL This was at 7:55 or so...I had gone from 4 cm to I NEED TO PUSH LIKE NOW in 45 minutes. I still at this point had to be taken to the OR to deliver. Once we got in there...we still had to wait on both NICU teams to show up...that was another 10 minutes...I was FINALLY allowed to push and Raegan was born after 7-10 pushes. As I laid there waiting on the next of the contractions to start so I could push again, my dr. checked because I told her that I could feel Brayden wiggling...she felt and my precious baby boy was headed out HEAD DOWN!!! So, with 7-10 pushes I delivered Brayden!

Both babies are doing wonderfully and are completely healthy. Raegan was 7 lbs 1 oz 20" long born at 8:12 p.m. Brayden was 6 lbs 1 oz 20 1/4" long at 8:21 p.m. What a wonderful experience it was, so different than my last delivery of Kloe where I lost a lot of blood. I can't thank God enough for healthy babie
s, healthy me and giving me the delivery that I wanted and that it went as smooth at it possibly could!

10 comments:

Sis. Julie said...

It was certainly an answer to prayer that things went as they did with the delivery. I would have liked to see you have a much better labor experience but God had a plan for that too I'm sure. I'm just thankful that you got the nurse you go at shift change so you could relax enough for your body to do what it needed to do to bring those precious babies into this world. I sure was praying for you that God would help you and have His way. I love you and am SO proud of you for opting to go ahead as you had planned in spite of the news of Brayden being transverse. You are doing awesome with the twins and Kloe too.

Jimena said...

Oh praise God Kristina. How wonderful. I'm so happy for you and your precious family. God bless you all, they are absolutely beautiful. God bless you all...

Jessie-Bessie said...

Congrats they are gorgeous!

ERICA said...

Praise the Lord! I was praying for y'all! They are just precious too! :)

Patty said...

I love reading your blog. Congrats on the twins! Look forward to all the new experiences you will have and may be willing to share with all your readers. :-)
So happy to hear that you all are healthy and doing well.
<3
Patty

Grace Who Is Tired said...

Congratulations! How are you all getting on?

cp556 said...

First, thank you so much for sharing these intimate moments with us. What a wonderful start to my day! You are so blessed that Raegan and Brayden are here, healthy and happy. And you sound like you're doing great, too! They're beautiful. God's plan certainly was the best, wasn't it. Congratulations to you and Josh ... I'm so happy for you :)

Sarah said...

Oh Kristina! They're beautiful! God i good. :) So glad it all went well and you and sweet babies are all healthy!

Home Instead said...

Yeah!!!I'm so glad you are all healthy and well! You all look wonderful. There is something so precious and special about having twins. God bless you and your special time with three little ones. Thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

Congratulations, mama! How wonderful that you were able to avoid a cesarean! Enjoy those beautiful babies. :)