Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kaden & Logan have arrived!

I am so happy to say that the boys have arrived safe & sound :)  I never got around to doing a 36 week post because I just didn't feel like it!  I woke up on Wednesday July 24th to low back pain and a painful contraction.  That continued about every 5 minutes so I decided to get up and shower "just incase" something should happen.  The contractions and back pain continued despite the shower and resting/water.  I was supposed to have my regular OB appointment at 10:30 that morning but around 8:45 I decided to call the office and see what they thought and they wanted me to go to L&D.

My mother in law came and picked me & Ethan up and off we went.  When I got hooked up I was contracting every 1-2 minutes and they were painful!!  When they first checked me I was a loose 1cm and completely effaced.  The midwife said she would call the OB and that likely if I continued past 2 cm we would be having babies that day ( remember I wanted a repeat csection).  About an hour later she checked me again and I was a 2 so they decided we would be having the boys!

Things moved pretty quickly from there.  About an hour later I was taken back and given my spinal and 25 minutes later Kaden Lucas was born weighing 5lbs 13oz and 19in long.  One minute later Logan Charles was born weighing 6lbs 10oz and 19in long.  Those are good size babies for 36 weeks +2 days!  After about an hour in recovery the boys started to become a little noisy with their breathing so they went to the nursery for a couple of hours.  Once they came back to our room, they didn't leave again!  We spent 3 days at the hospital and came home yesterday.

The boys are very laid back, still pretty sleepy since they are "late preterm".  My milk is finally coming in I think but we are supplementing, trying to nurse and also pumping every time so that part is exhausting!  The home nurse came today and while Kaden is back to his birth weight (which is awesome at 4 days old), Logan is down 8oz (10%).  I will have another visit either tomorrow or Tuesday and hopefully his weight will have gone up.  I really want to be able to nurse the boys, but if my supply doesn't pick up I'm not so sure.  It is exhausting trying to nurse, then bottle feed, then pump for two babies.  Totally worth it, but exhausting!

We are completely in love and cannot imagine life any other way now.  Ethan is very excited about them and wants to help whenever possible which isn't always so helpful :) 
Proud big brother seeing the babies for the first time!

Kaden (L), Logan (R)

snuggles!  Logan (L), Kaden (R)

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