Thursday, January 17, 2008

We Get to Come Home

Hi Everyone, I have been anxiously awaiting the time I could write a post about my experience of the arrival of these two little peanuts. This delivery was absolutely and completely opposite from Jackson's delivery. The fact that my contractions came out of no where and we had to rush to the hospital was crazy. I also know now what women talk about when they say the epidural is AMAZING, I can totally agree with that, but as you read from John's earlier post, I was not dilating past 8 cm and the drug they gave me to speed up the labour was not working at all and actually turning out to be bad for babies, so we decided for a c-section. Now normally women are awake for c-sections but in my case, they froze me to the max and I still had feeling in my belly so they had to knock me out, not the best case but I wanted what was best for baby so after awaking and groggily asking, what did i have? I finally got to meet my 2 sons about 3-4 hours later.
Having a c-section is completely different from a vaginal delivery and I can honestly say I don't know which one I prefer and I can say that I have not slept in a few days, I am the milk machine to my boys but hopefully they will realize that I am more than that :)

Our stay in the hospital was a little nutso as we had to share a room for 2 days and then got moved to a private room, my roommate was wonderful and the nurses were so helpful. I just cannot believe these boys and we both agree they are identical and will take some time to getting used to identifying . Soon we will be able to tell them apart, it is nice to finally be home and Jackson is in love with his new brothers.

I am going to rest now but we promise to update with more and more pictures as soon as possible!!!!!!

We're ready to go home, Oliver on the left, Hudson on the right!!
Dad I hate my hat, lets get moving
Mom thinks our take home outfits look like gangster outfits.
Here we are ready to go home!!!
Mommy loves holding us both!!!!

see ya later, we are heading out to the van!!!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Jackson is a big brother

It's late so I'll just put up a few pictures and a video. Nola is tired but hanging in there. The babies have lost some weight but that's normal.

Here are the two boys hanging out. Hudson is on the left and oliver is on the right.

Here is Jackson Looking at Oliver.
This is a little video of Jackson hanging out with Hudson. He's going to be a good big brother.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Twins

I've had a two hour nap since Saturday morning so I'm going to try keep this brief and too the point. On Saturday night Nola's contractions came out of nowhere. They started at about 9:20pm and by 10:30 they were 10 min apart. By the time we got to the hospital a little after 11pm they were 5 min apart. After checking her out, they rushed us in to the O.R. as if the twins were going to explode out of Nola at any second. All the doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists etc were ready and waiting.... and waiting... and waiting... After 5 hours of the twins just about being born the doctor decided that things had stalled and announced that we would be having a c-section. They kicked me out of the room, put Nola under and about 1o minutes later at about 4:05 am on January 13, Hudson John Bowering arrived in this world at 6 pounds, 13 ounces. And it was only 60 seconds after that that Oliver Finn Bowering made his entrance at 6 pounds 3 ounces (both were 21 inches long).
I got to see both of them a few minutes after they were born. Nola on the other hand had to wait until she recovered and didn't get to see them for another 3 hours. If you ask me they're perfect.
Everyone is doing just fine. Nola and her two new boys should be in the hospital for 4 to 5 days. Even though they are identical twins they don't look exactly the same (I was told that doesn't happen until they're about 3 months once they've fully outgrown all the effects of being in the womb). Oliver is a bit smaller and Hudson is a bit more wrinkly. But I'll let you be the judge. Here are the first few pic's.

This is me holding them about 5 minutes after they were born. (It's not a nurses outfit, they're O.R. scrubs. Oh, are they?)

Oliver is on the left and Hudson is on the right.
This is Hudsonand this is Oliver
And one more of Oliver for good measure.
I'm going to bed. More is sure to follow so stay tuned.