We are IN LOVE with our precious girls born on 11/1/11.
Anna Carolyn, 2 lbs 15 oz
Irene Margaret, 4 lbs
Elizabeth Brooks, 4 lbs 3 oz
The past few days have been a total whirlwind. Tuesday morning was full of excitement, anxiety, nervousness, and about any emotion you can imagine as we prepared for the c-section, which was scheduled for around noon. The c-section itself was fairly routine and the girls were out so fast! I can't think of the right words to express how we felt when we saw them and heard their little cries (it sounded like a litter of kitties). It felt amazing and I felt intense relief and happiness. As they were putting me back together, I started to feel pretty awful physically. A combination of things happened all at the same time - blood pressure went way down, blood sugar was very low, and from what I understand a fairly large amount of blood loss. I can't really remember much about that part or the first few hours of recovery, but a few rounds of medicine and a few blood transfusions later I started to recoup. The first night I was delirious and restless and sad because I couldn't see the girls but by the next morning I was feeling much better, and, finally, I was able to see my babies. Today I feel even better and I'm sure it will just continue to progress each day. I cannot wait to be able to hold them. I was able to hold Anna for a few minutes yesterday which was wonderful. Hopefully soon we'll be able to hold all three during our visits.
Here are a few more pictures. We have already taken a million so I tried to select just one more of each, for now....
|Irene getting mad at the nurse for waking her up. I don't blame her! But I was happy because then she opened her eyes for a while.|
|Brooks finally gets her feet free!|
|Anna with my big pale hand cleaning her face. This picture really shows her little size! This afternoon she was alert and responding to our voices. So sweet.|