Friday, August 5, 2011

"We are HERE, We are HERE, We are HERE!" The Whos (From Horton Hears a Who)

That's right ladies and gentlemen.
Our miraculous, surprising, beautiful twin boys have arrived. Here is the story:

Saturday morning around 730 am Daddy and Mommy went to Zeeland Community Hospital. Walking into our room was definitely more of a wake up call than the alarm that morning. TWO OF EVERYTHING!! Our room was packed. They even had to take out some of the normal furniture to fit everything. I was hooked up to the pitocin and antibiotic through an IV. Bummer that I was now tied down to the bed for the rest of the day (you REALLY would think hospitals could afford a little bit more comfy beds!). Auntie Laura joined us around noon and brought Daddy some Subway for lunch. I however, was not allowed to eat anything. So I watched and waitied.
The waiting continued for quite some time. Around 2 Dr DeWitt came and broke the water for Lucas. My contractions were fairly strong at this point but rather spaced apart. Now they started picking up as did my pain. The contractions were really high in my ribs which was making it hard for me to get full deep breaths. They called the Anesthesiologist
(who seriuosly was 4 foot NOTHING! Shortest little thing but I soon came to love love love her :)) and around 430pm I was officially epiduraled. Ahhh bliss. It was the best epidural I had (outta 3). Not too strong that it made me pass out/drop my blood pressure, not too strong that I had no idea what was going on in my lower half, but strong enough that I was not in intense pain and was able to rest.
Around 845pm Dr DeWitt came bakc as it was time for these babies to enter the world.
902pm Lucas David was born weighing a WHOPPING 7lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long.
He snuggled on my belly for a few minutes (his cord was rather short so he couldn't reach my chest). We ohhed and ahhed and marveled at his size and how perfect he was. Then Dr DeWitt broke Landon's water. Robb cut the cord for Lucas and he was weighed.
Landon's turn!!
917pm Landon Jonathan was born weighing a WHOPPING 7lbs 4oz and 18 inches long.
We all laughed as he was weighed.. almost exactly the same. I really was hoping for a six pound baby. I don't know why but something in me mentally wanted a "little peanut" (even though they ARE ALL peanuts at birth!!). No such luck. This mama carried almost FIFTEEN POUNDS of baby inside her- making it full term to 37 weeks and 4 days.

I will, admit I say this with pride. Not the kind of pride that I actually had anything to do with it.. but pride in the gift that this is what my body was made to do. God graciously gave me the ability to carry full term healthy, beautiful baby BOYS. I absolutely know what a blessing this is and reflecting on how effortless my pregnancies really were makes me all the more aware and GRATEFUL.

Neither boy needed any special medical attention. We were able to shower them in love and kisses from us, friends and family immediately. We came home Monday afternoon.
Grant and Tanner were in a bit of shock seeing them at home in "their" setting for the first time. They stared and stared.

James 1:17
"Every good and perfect gift is from above."
Lucas and Landon- you ARE good and perfect. I know that things in life will try and change that. Remember that this world is also a good and perfect gift. Love it, care for it, make your imprint on it. We cannot wait to walk with you on this journey.

1 comment:

  1. such an amazing story, Melissa! congratulations!