Saturday, 21 December 2013

Birth Story

This is a little bit over due (almost 5 months over due) but better late then never.

On July 28th, 2013 at around 8:00am I was getting ready for the day. I was 34 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I noticed some slime on our bed when I woke up and realised I had lost a part of my mucus plug. Well I got all excited and needed to show Ben before we started the day.

Ben's sister Allison was getting ready to move back to Newmarket with some family friends. We had a morning all planned out that Janice and Bob were coming down and we would all go out for brunch and then they would take Allison back home with them. So we all got ready and headed to Perkins for brunch.

While we were eating I was having minor contractions that were slowly getting more intense. We finished up with brunch and headed back to our place to make sure everything was packed up and ready for Allison's grand adventure.

When we got home I decided that I was going to call the hospital and ask if I needed to come in because I was having contractions about 5 min apart and had lost some of my mucus plug. Well because I needed a cesarean section they asked me to come in to get checked. They also did not want my water to break before delivery. So at 3:00pm I asked Bob to take Ben and myself to the hospital and my mom would meet us there.

I got hooked up to all the monitors and my contractions were around 3 min apart so they booked me in for a c-section for 5:00pm.

I got prepped and wheeled into the room for 6:45pm. They then did my spinal and waited for the medication to numb my belly. Well after 10 min or so I could still feel the pinch on my stomach. They tilted me and we waited another 10 min and checked again. At this point I started to panic because I could still feel the pinch. They had to put me under general at this time and my two beautiful girls were born at 7:01pm and 7:02pm.

I am so very thankful they were born safe and sound, but am sad I missed out of the wonder of delivery.

While I was under I had apparently lost a lot of blood due to a complication and was very anaemic following the delivery. I had to have 3 bags of blood to bring my colour back and give me my energy and strength to get to the washroom on my own.

Olivia and Sabrina did not have to spend any time in the NICU and they were both breastfed with a top up of formula to make sure their blood sugar was up.

We were able to come home after just 3 days. So here are a couple pictures of my belly before delivery and of the twins.

Sabrina and Olivia

Olivia and Sabrina

Olivia and Sabrina

Top: Olivia
Bottom: Sabrina

Olivia and Sabrina's feet

Olivia, myself and Sabrina

Our family
Myself and Ben
Sabrina, Miranda and Olivia

Olivia and Sabrina


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