Sunday, May 1, 2011

Introducing Beckham & Brooklyn Gray



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!!!

14 comments:

Mrs. Boojwa said...

Congrats on healthy babies! Here's to a quick & speedy recovery!

Lizanne said...

You are the only person I Know that could look that gorgeous after pushing out 2 babies!! Let me know when I can come see them!
<3

Ashley Kay said...

JENNA!!!! they are PRECIOUS! seriously.. congrats girl! i am so happy for you both! y'all will be great parents! hopefully i can see you sometime and meet them! i'll be in the tampa area for EFY in July. not sure if you are still around there anymore.. i don't remember. but i'd LOVE to see you! congrats girl!

Em {orange + barrel} said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!

clauss house said...

That's incredible that you had such a wonderful pregnancy and normal delivery with twins! They are beautiful and you look phenomenal, as always. Seriously, I hope I look half that good after having one! So happy for both of you, I know you're enjoying every second of it:)

R W Maycock said...

Instant doubling of the fam! Congrats to mom and dad for the good work. Going to be fun seeing them grow, so send lots of pictures, OK?

Marianne said...

Congrats Jenna!! That is awesome that you didn't have to do a c-section and they are just adorable! Get lots of rest, but enjoy every moment with those 2 beautiful babies!!

Skylar and Lauren said...

yay for healthy babies and drugs!!! :) I'm so glad that u got both! HOpe ur sleeping ok and if ur nursing hopefully that's going well too...u can rent an electric pump from most hospitals and if ur sore it helps a ton to skip a feeding, pump and bottle feed...also I hope u have a lot of lanolin on hand! (if ur not nursing then disregard all of this and let everyone help with feedings!!! :)

Jenna said...

They are adorable! Congrats on your new little ones. I hope you are able to have a good recovery and get some sort of rest. Look forward to more pictures of these two cute one. Love their names too!!

Lisa said...

They are gorgeous! And you look awesome!

Erin said...

They are perfect! Glad to hear that your delivery went so well! Keep the pictures coming! :)

cheryl said...

Wow! I am so impressed by your delivery story. I'm so gald all went well. THey are gorgeous and perfect.

Lance & Kristy said...

So. awesome. Congrats!!!

Sarah and Jeremy said...

OH MY! I can't believe I am just now checking blogs! Congrats a month ago! i am so relieved that all went so well! I love the names and hope to meet them in person! Can't wait for more pics as they grow. We love you guys!

 
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