They started my paperwork at 7:30am, got my IV going at 8am, and started my pitocin at 8:30am. They said they like to mimic natural childbirth with how they do their pitocin, so they started me at a 2 and increased it by 2 every 15 minutes to get me into labor slowly and naturally. By 10:20am I was dilated to a 4.5 and the pitocin was at a 14. They broke Livvi's water at 10:30am (yes, I had two waters....I never thought of that before, but I guess it makes sense!) and I was at a 5. My contractions were coming in every 2 minutes and they were definitely strong, but I wasn't experiencing any pain yet. My nurse asked me about 45 minutes later if I wanted the epidural. I wasn't really in pain yet, but knew that I was going to get it, so figured "why wait?" I got the epidural at 11:20am and luckily I did because I progressed very quickly from then! I got really nauseous and dizzy and wanted to throw up and I knew I was in transition. I told the nurse I thought I was but could tell she was a little skeptical but she checked me and I was at an 8.5 at 12:45. She said, "Ok, we will have you sit here for a little while and I'll let the Dr know that you are getting closer." Literally 10 minutes later I felt rectal pressure and wanted to push. The nurse was really sweet but I could tell she didn't think I was ready. She went to find Livvi's heart rate and couldn't find it so she was going to put a probe on her head. When she reached in to do it she goes, "Oh my! You are complete and ready to push!" Everything went so fast from there. Rick jumped into scrubs, we put our caps on and they started wheeling my bed to the operating room (I had to deliver in the operating room in case anything happened and they had to do an emergency c-section to get Street out). My mom had to stay behind because they only allowed one person in the operating room with me :( As I was being wheeled down the hall I started vomiting and they wouldn't let me stop because they didn't have the monitor on Livvi's heart rate so they had to rush in. I was trying to vomit into my little bucket and it was just sloshing everywhere. Yuck! It only made me more dizzy! Once in the room they lifted me from my bed onto the table, threw my legs into the stirrups, and told me to wait for the contraction and start pushing! Luckily, after I threw up I was able to regain some of my composure. When the first contraction came, I pushed and my Dr. said, "She is almost out! Keep pushing!" She popped right out on the second contraction! Then, he checked to see where Street was at. He said that he was still a little high so over the next few contractions we would work to get him down lower. On the first contraction I pushed and he went straight down to the cervix! Next contraction and he was out as well! It seriously went so well and so smoothly and I can't believe how quickly it all went! I probably pushed for a total of 15 minutes between the two babies.
Livvi Maren Roberts was born at 1:16pm and was 6 lb 3 oz and 19 inches long. Street Frederick Roberts was born 9 minutes later at 1:25pm and was 6 lb 8 oz and 19.5 inches long. It was the perfect pain free delivery (afterward has been a different story! ha!) and my babies are so adorable!
After I nursed for the first time they moved me to my room and took the twins to get their first baths. Rick got to go watch and take pictures.
Livvi's first bath:
|So happy and content afterward :)|
Street's first bath:
|Grandma with Livvi. I'm so glad I got to have her with me in the hospital!|
|My sweet, clean babies :)|
|A few hours later Rick went and got my Grandma and Daci to come see the babies. This is Daci with Street for the first time|
|My cute Daci Bug|
|Daci opening a present from the twins...a Big Sister necklace!|
|Our new family of five!|
|Proud parents of cute twinners!|
|The next day my mom, grandma and Daci came back to visit. Daci was so excited to hold the twins again!|
|Street on the left, Livvi on right|
|We love putting them together :)|
|Getting Livvi ready to come home. She was so alert!|
|Street snuggling with Grandma when he got home|
|Love my precious boy!|
|GG holding Livvi|
Our first night was EXTREMELY rough! They are completely backward. They were up all night long. Good thing they are so stinking cute :) This is them this morning. Awwww.
|You would never know that this cute face was such a pill all night long!|