Friday, April 29, 2011

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails, That's What Little Boys Are Made Of

Well Garren, Caden, and Kellan decided yesterday, April 28th 2011, to make their 'Grand Entrance'

It all started wednesday evening. Donna arrived after work for her nightly visit. Shortly after arriving she asked me what was wrong as I grunted and groaned trying to find a comfortable position to sit or lay in. I told her I just couldn't get comfortable & had felt uncomfortable all afternoon. She asked if I had told the nurse & I had not, I didn't have a specific complaint so I didn't mention it. Just as we were having this conversation the nurses changed shifts and my night nurse came in & overheard what we were talking about. She stuck a contraction monitor on me & called for the doctor to come check me. I wasn't having any regular contractions but I was dilated, 3cm at that point. I won a trip back to labor & delivery. I would spend the night there being monitored to see if I went into active labor. It would be considered active labor if I reached 4cm.

Poor Donna... she had changed out of her uniform before she came to the hospital but she had not showered & now she wouldn't be leaving until we knew for sure if I was delivering the babies or not. When we got to my room in L&D, we were pleasantly surprised to find my favorite nurse from when I was first admitted, YAY!!! We asked if Donna could shower in my room & she said of course. So Donna was at least able to get rid of the FedEx smell & be comfortable, well as comfortable as one can be on a hospital sofa bed, for the night.

I continued to dilate through the night every so slowly. By 7am, the next shift change, I was 4 to 5cm but the night doctor thought they would wait until I was closer to 6cm before delivering???

The daytime doctors and nurses came in and started their assessments, the doctor checked me again & said I was 5cm but that they probably would wait until I was 6cm. With that said, Donna & I prepared for a long day... I said to Donna in front of the doctor, that a couple days ago I couldn't get the 28th out of my head. I couldn't figure out if it was someones birthday... or an anniversary... Donna couldn't think of anything on that date either except some friends of ours sons birthday. A few minutes later the doctor showed back up and said "you know how you said you couldn't get the 28th out of your head? Thats going to be your babies birthday." She explained that they didn't want to wait any longer and were ready to proceed with a c-section. We said ok and I asked "what time?" she said NOW, they are setting up the operating room and anesthesia was on their way. Holy Crap!!!

one last belly pic 29 weeks 4 days
Surgery went well, no complications at all, whew... we were a little nervous about that.
Babies all came out kicking and crying, what a wonderful sound that was!!!

Baby A, who was Baby B on ultrasound is now Caden, he was born first @ 10:14am, he weighs 3lbs 10oz and is 18" long, thats right 18" long!!!

They all came out kicking & crying
In the operating room
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Baby B, who was Baby C on ultrasound is now Kellan, our middle baby born @ 10:16am, he weighs 3lbs 5oz and is 16" long.

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Baby C, who was Baby A our super model on ultrasound is now Garren, he's the tiniest little guy born @ 10:19am, he weighs 3lbs 3oz and is 16" long.

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Donna did very well in surgery as well. I really thought she would faint or be a little woozy, lol... But she watched each of the babies being born and even managed to snap some pictures. She was very cute running around the operating room in her marshmallow suit over her pi's cutting the babies cords.

13 comments:

  1. I am so glad that the boys arrived safely and all of you are doing well. Having them arrive on Jackson's birthday has forever made the day even more special for us! Welcome to the wild ride of Mommy-hood Spring and Donna! We couldn't be happier for you :)

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  2. Yay! Wow what a surprise, so glad they are all thriving. They are adorable, I think you have some future heart breakers on your hands.

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  3. Gorgeous and such wonderful stats for 29 weekers. You did an amazing job! Out of curiosity...do you know which two are the identical ones?

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  4. Amen, alleluia! Congrats and welcome to mommyhood! Can't wait to begin tracking their progress! :)

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  5. Congratulations!!! They look wonderful! Their weights are wonderful!

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  6. Congratulations!! Such cute little boys :)

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  7. OMG... I'm am so excited I going to cry!. These pics bring tears of joy to my eyes. They are BEAUTIFUL, HANSDOME...JUST WONDERFUL! They look fantastic. So cute. Wish I was there to hug and squeeze'em. I am so happy for the two of you and so glad that everyone is doing good. Both of you did a great job.
    By the way, thank you sharing everything and for letting us be a part of this.
    Love & Kisses to all
    Aunt Pat & Aunt Ro

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  8. They are really gorgeous. I love that other then help with a little help breathing they seem to be so healthy. I am praying it stays that way. And I love the long lean little bodies, just like Mama

    By the way, I am assuming that the photo on your Just hooking link is your very handsome nephew, right? His new little cousin Kellan looks just like him.

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  9. Yah which 2 are the twins?? I certainly had my prayer team going here.
    YAHOO

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  10. They are gorgeous!! Congrats to you both!! Love you! xxoo

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  11. Omg! What a surprise!

    It's great to hear they're all doing fairly well...and what big boys they are!

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  12. Thank you everybody!!! We feel very blessed that they are so healthy and need very little assistance right now. We do not know which ones are identical, the only way to know for sure is to get a DNA test. We are not that concerned with it, so unless some medically necessary reason comes up, we will just have triplet boys :) It may become more obvious as they get older, but right now they all look pretty similar and they all have their differences...

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  13. Spring & Donna,
    Seeing these pictures and knowing what he two of you went through to have this family brings tears of joy to my eyes. I am very happy for the two of you and those boys have no idea what great parents they will have.
    Love Trish

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