Saturday, November 21, 2009

Picture Poses

Gabriel and Nathaniel

Nat sat with his arm like this for 2 minutes straight!

Our little Gabey Baby

Monday, November 9, 2009


Mama giving Nathaniel kisses with Gabe in my other arm.

Daddy holding the boys- Nat is on the left, Gabe is on the right

Two very proud Grandmas!

Monday, November 2, 2009

They've arrived!!

To those who have not already heard- our precious baby boys have arrived.

Gabriel Douglas, 5 lb, 10 oz, and 17 inches long was born at 7:03 am on October 30th.

Nathaniel Robert, 6lb, and 17 inches long was born shortly thereafter at 7:05 am.

I will post a more detailed birth story later, but the basics are: my water broke around 12:30 am, we checked in to L & D at 3:00 am the boys were assessed and their heartbeats were looking wonderful, I labored for a few hours and felt great. Began to monitor them again and Gabriel (Baby A) was in distress. We were unable to locate a heartbeat from him. Occasionally we would pick it up, and it was either in the 180's or in the 70's, and when we did hear it it had very distinct eurythmia that we had never once heard during the pregnancy. I was rushed into the OR, "knocked out" and within 3 minutes they had Gabriel out, with Nathanial following two minutes later.
The boys are doing well now. We are working on maintaining their weights. Gabriel had an echo cardiogram performed a few days ago, so we will hopefully be hearing from the cardiologist with good news.
My recovery was not so pretty. I lost a lot of blood during the surgery, and ended up requiring 2 transfusions. I was a wreck the day of delivery; vomiting regularly and completely disoriented. I hear that I was a terrible shade of yellow/green. Once I received the blood from the transfusions my recovery significantly changed for the better.