April 26, 2011
Beckham Andrew Gray
5 lbs 13 oz 18 inches @ 2:20pm
Brooklyn Lee Gray
4 lbs 12 oz 17.5 inches @ 2:30pm
We are so happy to be home with our sweet healthy babies. They are so precious and perfect. I bet Heaven misses these little angels :) Everything so far has gone perfect and I am so grateful for that. I would probably rate my labor and delivery experience a 10 because I had an awesome husband, doctor and MEDS!
For those interested in my birthing story, here you go!
On Monday April 25th, I got the results back from my OB that the lungs of our babies were mature and that I could get induced on Tuesday. We went into the hospital at midnight on Monday and checked in to our room. My AWESOME OB Dr. Newman was already on call and there for the next 24 hours delivering babies. The plan was to induce me at 4am. They hooked me up to my IV and said they would come back later at 4am and that I should get some rest. Around 3am I was re-adjusting myself and all of a sudden my water broke! The nurses came in to help me up and get ready for the doctor to come in at 4 to give me pitocin. After they started the pitocin I was having very mild contractions around 5am and then at 6:30am I was only dilated to a 3 but in pain!!! Clark was fanning me constantly and I swear his arm was going to fall off. I finally got my epidural at 7:30am and it was the best thing EVER! I sat back and finally rested until 10:30am when my doctor came back in to check me. I was still only at a 3...bummer! I felt pretty nauseous considering I had nothing in my stomach and had pitocin in my system. Clark's mom, my mom, and my sister-in-law Kristin were there by that point. Dr. Newman came in again at 1:30pm and said I had dilated to a 9.5!!!! YAY! None of us believed him. Who knew I would have progressed that fast! They started to prep me for delivery and Dr. Newman had me push a few times to get things started. After 5 minutes of that he said 'well let's get you ready to have these babies!' By 2:00pm Clark and I were in the Operating Room (you have to deliver in the OR with twins just in case of complications) and getting ready to meet our little babies! Newman had me push around 9 times and all of a sudden our baby boy Beckham came out face up crying! They layed him on my stomach for a few seconds and then took him away to get him cleaned. His cry was so cute! Clark went over to take pictures while I was getting ready to push our next baby out. Next, Newman had me do the same amount of pushes to get her out. He had to break her water by that point. He pulled her out and she came out crying. He layed her on my chest and of course I made a grossed out face because they are so coated in gunk. It was pretty funny though.
Clark did an amazing job and was surprisingly calm. I'm so glad he was there by my side. We finished on up and took some pictures with our new babies!
First tummy time at home!
Again, we are so happy to have them home and healthy! We love them!!!