Sunday, September 30, 2012
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 6:29 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012
This isn't the complete story but it's something. We have so many pictures on our phones and camera but only a crappy laptop, so these are the only ones uploaded so far.
Got induced yesterday, September 27th.
Alright, quick. So we came to the hospital at 7. They got things started quickly. Broke my water at 8:30. I wasn't very dilated. Only 2.5. After another hour or something I was dilated to 4.5. Then the next time they checked, I was a TEN! They called the doctor to come over from the other hospital, I was wheeled into the OR and prepped for a C section just in case.
Girl totally flipped on her own and they were both head down ready to come out by the time I started pushing. I only pushed through two contractions, so easy! And boy came out. He looked great, scored 9.9 on his APGAR. She came out 9 minutes later, only pushed through two contractions for her too. It was so easy! I asked the doctor if I tore and he said nope, so I had no stitches whatsoever!!! I couldn't believe it.
Babies went to nursery, we thought they would both be fine, but girl had some breathing issues so they put her on some oxygen and then decided to take her to the NICU. She stayed there overnight but is supposed to come out after 2 more feedings, so in about 5 hours or so.
Girl is Kallie Anne Salmon. Boy is Tyler Kaye Salmon. Tyler was 5 lbs 12 oz 18 inches. Kallie was 6 lbs 9 oz, and I think she was 19 inches or 19.5.
Tyler had a hard time latching yesterday so we used a nipple shield and then he finally ate. They asked me to come to the NICU to nurse Kallie and she latched right away and nursed for 20 minutes, then Tyler latched on his own too. I nursed Tyler in the middle of the night, Kallie used some milk I had pumped (Brandon ran home and got our pump so we didn't have to pay for the hospital one). I fed them both this morning once already. They are nursing great!
We feel so blessed. The labor was seriously from about 8:30 to 11:30 till they were out. So stinking awesome! And I am recovering so well. I'm not bleeding too much and I feel great. All I've taken is some ibuprofen. Can't wait till Kallie can joins us, these poor babies haven't even touched each other outside the womb. I will try to post pictures in my profile in a sec.
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 9:29 AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sorry for any of you who are waiting for the post to hear that the babies are here. Apparently my uterus is awesome because babies never want to leave it! I am 38 weeks today and the twins are still inside. I am proving all sorts of people wrong, most of all my doctors who really didn't think I'd make it this far. I always thought I would.
It is weird to sit here thinking I could be in the hospital today to get induced but I am waiting 2 more days. It seemed like a crazy decision but it turns out it was meant to be. My mom is the only one of our four parents who is in town right now and she is insanely sick. So come Thursday we will have a little more help.
In case you're wondering what runs through the mind of a woman who is 38 weeks pregnant with twins....
- I can't wait to be able to hug Brandon without putting a beach ball between us.
- I can't wait to have a lap again for Mckinley to sit on.
- To be able to stand up next to my kitchen or bathroom sink without bending over and killing my back.
- Will I ever stop peeing my pants?
- Can't WAIT to sleep on my stomach again!! Or at least to not be in extreme amounts of pain while rolling from one side to the other in bed.
- SO excited to have two new babies to hold.
- Excited to be able to keep my house as clean as I want it again. (Although in all reality, it might be months and months - or never - before this happens.)
- I am really going to miss feeling and watching these babies move around inside of me. It's hard to tell which is which when I feel movement but when one of them gets the hiccups I always know who it is, that part was pretty cool.
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 9:17 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This picture boggles my mind. How in the world did my stomach get this big? Lots of people told me in the beginning that I looked small for twins and I would always tell them I've still got time to get huge. See? :)
(37 weeks with twins)
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 9:33 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 10:54 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 12:03 PM