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.