Thursday, May 31, 2012

Party of Five

Sorry for going AWOL on you. I know it sounds cliche, but the past week has been the fastest of my life to date. As you have probably figured on your own, we are the proud (and busy) parents of two more little boys!

We were less than 12 hours away from our scheduled c-section when the babes decided to take matters into their own hands, and they were in our arms barely three hours later. Planned delivery? Nope, thanks for offering though! We even had a white-knuckle trip to the hospital and a doctor yelling at me not to push. It was an exciting evening. I will write and share their birth story soon (when I'm not so strung out on narcotics) but I wanted to poke my nose in to belatedly announce that we are all here and all okay. Some of us, in fact, are better than okay, and those persons would be our two big, beautiful, healthy boys!

They arrived on Thursday, May 24th, just three hours shy of 38 weeks gestation. Baby A weighed 6lbs, 10oz and Baby B weighed 6lbs, 11oz - just one ounce apart! They were given a clean bill of health in the OR and roomed-in with us for the rest of our hospital stay. We had to give in to a little bit of formula supplementation while waiting for my milk to come in, but we have since switched back to 100% breast milk and, for now, my body seems up to this task. Hooray! There are no words to express how head-over-heels in love with them I am, and with our whole experience this time around as opposed to last time. It's more than just having a redemptive hospital/birth experience (which I did), but the experience of "becoming" a parent for a second time is very different too and, in my case, it's been one characterized by pure, unadulterated bliss. More to come on that soon, I hope. In the meantime, I must get back to snuggling two of the world's most amazing new arrivals...

13 comments:

lezbemoms said...

Eeeeeee congratulations!!!!!!! I have been waiting to hear this news.... So happy for you guys!!!!! Yays all around. :)

Allison said...

Yay! Congratulations! Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Can't wait for the full birth story!

mommie2be said...

So incredibly happy for you!!!! Wonderful!!

loveandchaosreign said...

Congratulations my friend. Much love to all of you.

Katie said...

So glad things went smoothly this time and you could really enjoy being with them in the hospital. Yay!

Katie

KLB said...

Congratulations!! So excited for all 5 of you :-)

tireegal68 said...

I just LOVE that you are a party of FIVE now!!! And that you had a good experience this time. And that you are in bliss!!!!! Cannot wait for the birth story so please don't keep us waiting too long!!!!!! So happy for you all!! Xoxoo

Lex said...

So awesome. Thanks for the update - it's so great to hear it all went so well (and a surprise in there too!)

Pomegranate said...

congratulations! so happy to see such a joyful update from you. welcome to the word, crash and bash!

mandy&katie said...

Aww, that's AWESOME! I'm so glad you had a positive experience. Can't wait to hear more!

Emily said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Emily said...

YAY congratulations!!! So glad to hear everyone is doing well and can't wait to hear more!

somedayisnotadayoftheweek said...

Wohoo! Yay babies! I know you mamas are exhausted and excited and likely just trying to get through your days right now. You are all incredible!