Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birth Story - Part 2

In my last entry, I wrote up until we found out I was complete and ready to go! And now, the rest of the story. ;) 

I panicked! I thought I had more time and now they're saying it's time to go? I started shaking uncontrollably and couldn't breathe. I was so nervous! One of my best friends happened to stop by around this time and she tried to calm me down, no help! haha! They had me do a few practice pushes before taking me into the operating room. Even though I was attempting a vaginal delivery, they wanted me in the operating room just in case something happened and they had to get the babies out quickly. They helped my sister and Kevin get dressed and then wheeled us down to get us all set up. The room was something like you'd see in a was all white with really bright lights. I felt like some type of science experiment!

While I was pushing, they kept losing Gavin's heart rate and needed to attach the heart monitor to his little head. It was crazy! She ended up having to use the vacuum to get him out and at 9:48 p.m. Gavin was born! He was beautiful and let out a huge cry for all of us to hear! I've never been so in love and just so incredibly happy! He was 5lbs 12oz and 19 inches long. :)

As soon as he was out, Landon decided that he wasn't ready and went up into my stomach. My doctor was concerned we needed to have a c-section, but told me to give it more push and see what happens. As soon I did, he came back down! I pushed so hard for 18 minutes and, after a vacuum assist as well, Landon was born at 10:06 p.m. Due to the stress of pushing so hard for such a short time, he was in distress and wasn't breathing. He was purple and limp and I just thought the worst. The nurses kept reassuring me that he was okay and that it was normal for a twin delivery, but I just wasn't buying it. I can still see the male nurse lifting his little leg up and it just falling without any resistance and hearing him say "Come on little buddy". I remember looking over and seeing my sister just sobbing and everyone was so quiet. Finally he let out a little wail! I don't think I've ever been so happy and relieved! He was 6lbs 2 oz and was 19.5 inches long. :) They laid him on my chest and I didn't want to let him go. It was an amazing feeling! 

They let Kevin carry both boys  to the nursery while they stitched me up. I ended up with a second degree tear and some damaged/strained nerves/muscles in my thighs. Other than that, we were good to go! After it was over, I just laid on the operating table and kept thinking "Holy shit, I did it!!" I just couldn't believe that they were here and that I had done it without a c-section! They let me have a few minutes to recover with Kevin back in our room before they brought the boys in there. Our families were so in love and so excited! They all came in with us and we were all so happy and relieved they were finally here. We took some pictures, my dad ran to get me something to eat and then everyone went home. Kevin and I had a few minutes alone with the boys before they took them to the nursery. We just kept staring at them...they were finally here!

I can't get over what a wonderful labor and delivery experience I had! The team of nurses that worked with us were amazing and pushed me to do my best. You always read this horror stories of what women dealt with while in the hospital, but mine was just the opposite. I have done nothing but sing their praises since I've been home. They cheered me on through each push, talked to me during the down time and stayed right by me to reassure me that Landon was going to be okay. One even came by the day after they were born, on her day off, to see them because her shift ended before they were born! 

Well, there ya have birth story! :) 


  1. Aww Mrs. B I cried! What a fantastic experience. I'm so glad that you proved everyone wrong and you were able to do all of that. I LOVE seeing your FB updates and I'm so glad you've started another blog. Hope you've got some time to update it occasionally :-)

  2. First off, I love that you're going to blog again! Yay! Secondly, I do the exact same thing pre-pushing, I shake like a leaf - it scares Justin half to death! Third, I'm so proud of you for having these boys vaginally. Not that there's anything in the world wrong with c-section deliveries, but you have double bragging rights for having both boys that way!

  3. Wow! I am so impressed! You are one strong momma! I'm so glad you had a wonderful birth experience :)

  4. I loved reading this and even got a bit teary eyed for Landon and what you were feeling. What a wonderful story and a wonderful momma!


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