Max and Clara

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I am a tad bit late on posting about this, but our perfect little babies came on October 15th!

Maxwell John (6 lb 5 oz, 19.25" long, born at 8:58 am) and 
Clara Evelyn (6 lb 7 oz, 19.5" long, born at 9:23 am)



This is the first picture we have of them together. They were about 6 hours old at this point. 
I think Max looks just like Russ, and Clara looks a lot like I did as a newborn. 

And for a quick rundown of how they made their entrance into this world. I had been feeling really uncomfortable since Sunday morning. After little to no sleep that night, I woke up Monday morning feeling like something was different. I remoted in to work for most of the day just to distract myself from the pain. By about 3:00 pm my Mom drove me down to my OB to just get checked out and see if what I was feeling was in fact labor pains (Russ was working). I was 5 cm dilated! I was sent to labor and delivery and after a quick ultrasound we found that Clara had flipped yet again and was breach - they started preparing me for a C-section. By the time the doctor arrived at about 6 pm she had flipped AGAIN! The doctor felt we could try for a vaginal delivery. I was finally fully dilated at about 4 am. At 4:30 am I started pushing. I pushed for over 4 hours (yes, that is correct) until Max finally came with help of forceps. That little stinker just didn't want to come out. It took every ounce of motivation to push again, but after holding him for about a minute I found it in me to push again. I was so exhausted. However, with help of forceps as well, Clara was finally born. 

Both Max and Clara had to spend a few hours in the NICU to check out their lungs, but I was able to have both of them in my room with me by about 2:00 pm. What an amazing blessing. 

I love them so much, and I am so grateful to have two little perfect babies. Thank you to everyone for their continued support. It's been a long road, but so worth it. 

Clara feeling pretty as we were leaving the hospital.
 
Mr. Max snoozing next to his sister on our first day at home.

And now to go cuddle these babies some more. I seriously can't get enough of them. 

14 comments:

Jessica Morgan said...
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Jessica Morgan said...

Congrats! Brad and I are so happy that everything went well! They are both precious.

Megan said...

Congrats again!! I'm amazed you had about 13lbs of baby in you! That's crazy!! :) Hope you guys are doing well and getting enough sleep to at least be somewhat sane. :)

Elizabeth O. said...

Hi Camille, This is Elizabeth Ford from the good ole' days at BYU living in middle Cambridge. Do you remember me? Well I saw your blog from Kristy Erikson's so I had to take a peak--I hope you don't mind. I'm so very happy for you and your new baby twins! What a beautiful blessing and miracle they both are. Have fun, take lots of pictures, and try and get some sleep. I'm sure you're an amazing mom. Take care.
-Elizabeth

Jenny said...

You are a saint for even attempting a v delivery with these two! I think I would've just pretended to faint & have them c-style ;) Well done!! Hope you're recovering quickly & enjoying this beautiful, fleeting time. They are so beautiful. Xoxo

Kat said...

also super proud of you for trying the non-c route. you are so amazing, and such an inspiration of health and fitness and music and house-caring and career, etc. etc. (can i rave about you anymore???)

your kiddos are lovely, and i'm happy that they made a safe arrival. what a journey you've been on and such a sweet, sweet blessing you have to round it out! good luck on this new amazing chapter.

rach said...

Yea! So excited for you! Enjoy every minute, even the hard ones.

I would love to know how you picked the names...I love the names!

Jessy Carlisle said...

First you are a wonder woman for carrying twins past 36 weeks, then you do it via vag, then you push for 4 hours. You are my hero. Please tell me you had an epidural at least? They are perfect, and I'm so so happy they are finally here! Love you guys!! (all FOUR of you!!)

Laura said...

They are so so beautiful! Congrats!! Max definitely looks like Russ. We can't wait to meet them someday.

Katherine said...

Congratulations! They are adorable. So fun to have two of them!

Kimberli said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What beautiful babies! I've always loved the name Clara. So happy for you guys!

Kristy said...

So wonderful!! Your babies are just precious! And seriously...so impressed that you were able to do a v-delivery. That's pretty rare for twins! I would LOVE to meet them sometime & it'd be so fun to see you again :). Enjoy those little babies of yours!

Rachel and Jason said...

4 hours?!? Oh, Camille. A little piece of me just died reading that. You're a rock star. Glad the minis made it into the world safe and sound. There is nothing like it in in the history of ever. All our love!!

Jake and Caylie said...

They are so cute! I pushed for 2 hours and thought I was going to die, I cannot imagine 4hrs and then doing it again, that's amazing!!