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.