Belly Bump Update (37 weeks to birth)

During our 36 week appointment, things were looking good.  The doc scheduled a c-section for March 20th, but the babies had other plans…

37wkbump

See how it says the babies will be delivered on 3-20?  Well, we went in for our Nonstress Test on 3-18.  Once again, Nadia didn’t pass.  so we went down for a BPP.  This time, both babies failed!  Aidan didn’t do any fine movements, and Nadia didnt practice breathing or do any fine movements.  We decided two days wouldn’t make much difference in Nadia’s growth, so it was time to come out into the world.  This all went on from 2pm to 5pm.  at 5pm, our delivery was scheduled for a few hours  later at 8pm.  The time had come- after 7 years of trying, we were going to be parents!! 🙂

My Mom was with me, and we called my Dad and husband.  They both got to the hospital as soon as they could.  Ty got in his Daddy scrubs, and I was prepped for surgery.  I dressed in a very flattering gown, got the incision site prepped, and an IV was started with warmed saline.

TyReady

Then it was time!  I was wheeled down to the OR where the Spinal Block was put in place.  This was the hardest part of the whole procedure for me.  you sit on the side of the gurney and hug a pillow trying to round your back enough for them to find the space between vertebrae.  curling your back to open those spaces is hard to do when you have a huge belly in font!  They numb things up, but you still feel a lot of pressure, and get a few ZINGS down one side or the other as they try to find the sweet spot.  Once it was in place, i was laid back and my feet felt warm.  That warm feeling spread pretty quickly up my body to just below my ribcage.  a catheter was placed, they made sure i was numb, and Ty was allowed to come in the OR.  After he was settled on his stool, they put up the drape and the surgery began.

Aidan was born at 8:42 pm weighing 4 lbs 15 oz and was 18 inches long.

AidanMommy

Nadia was born two minutes later at 8:44 pm weighing 3 lbs 12 oz and was 17 inches long.

NadiaMommy

Both babies were admitted to the NICU.  Aidan swallowed something on his way out and needed some help breathing.  Nadia was too little and needed to gain some baby fat.

AidanNadia

The nurses were WONDERFUL and took such great care of our little ones!  Aidan was in the NICU for 8 days, and Nadia was in for 9 days.

KariNadiaNICU SarahAidanNICU

We got to visit the babies as often as possible, at any time day or night.  We fed and changed their tiny diapers.  We held them and rocked them to sleep.  And we thanked God for healthy happy babies!!

Now the babies are a month old.  I’m tired and sleep deprived after getting up every 3 hours to feed babies, night and day.  Thank God for my Mom.  She is staying with us until the babies decide to sleep through the night.  I couldn’t do it without her!

That’s all for now.  I’ll post the 1-month update soon!

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3 responses to “Belly Bump Update (37 weeks to birth)

  1. Congratulations!!! They are adorable. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  2. diaryofamadcrafter

    OMG THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS!!!!! I’ve been stalking your blog waiting for the birth story 🙂 congratulations to you a your family! Do amazing 🙂 🙂 🙂

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