Sunday, April 12, 2009

Highlights of today

Sorry about all the posts, but I seriously can't help it.

Here are some of the highlights of today:

*I will never forget being there for the births today. I will never forget watching my son deliver his son. The doctor gave him a crash course and then he very confidently took over.

*Austin did not complain about sharing the wall couch with me. Neither of us slept but we needed to close our eyes once in a while. I'm not use to staying up all night.

*Now I really do get where Amy gets her sweetness and unselfishness...from her Mom! Suddenly when Amy went from a 6 to a 10 and was ready to push, we were handed ONE set of paper scrubs. Amy had to deliver in the OR being there were twins and the risk of a sudden c-section. So they are flying her out the door on a gurney and Karen tells me to put the scrubs on. I told her that she needed to put them on. She INSISTED I wear them saying, "I don't want you to miss out on this!" But how about HER??? SHE is Amy's MOM!! She helped me get the clothes on, tying my mask and and then helping get my shoes covered and telling me to hurry up and get out the door. So as I am walking out finally a nurse came and handed Karen her own scrubs, so I stopped and of course helped her. I will never ever forget though, that Karen was willing to sacrifice herself being there, so I could!

The doctor offered to take this picture of Karen and I.

*AND, Karen insisted on following me home at 3:30am since I was alone, so she did!

*After the birth and we were all in recovery together, I noticed Logan sitting down holding one of the babies and saying things like, "I am your Daddy..." I can't remember what else he said but just one sweet little thing after another. He is so so proud and happy.

*Amy was such a trooper. She wanted to avoid a c-section and she did. She didn't even have an episiotomy. Not that there is anything wrong with having a c-section, and while I realize some women prefer them, Amy didn't want one so I'm happy she got it the way she wanted. She was so calm and assured throughout it all. When Tea, the second baby came out there was clapping in the delivery room.

*Before the babies were born the nurse came in and put 2 bracelets on both Amy and Logan. I kiddingly said I wanted a bracelet too. So Tracie, the nurse made me one up that said, "Grandma Honey" on it!! BTW, Tracie was sent from heaven. What a amazing, and devoted nurse!! She was behind talking the Dr into allowing Logan to deliver Jonas. She was behind letting Austin stay with us throughout Amy's labor. Also, BTW again, if Logan had been a girl his name was going to be Tracie. I had different girls names chosen for each of my 4 sons, but Tracie is the only one I still like!

*When Logan realized Amy was in labor, before they left their house for the hospital, Logan put both baby car seats in the car. He could have sent someone to get them later, but no, he wanted those car seats and he told me later, "Well I am not going home again until the babies come with us."

*After I got home this morning, I called Amy to find out how to spell Layelle...their daughter's middle name. She had to ask Logan and in the background I heard him spell it out. She really did let him name the babies. Brave woman she is.

*I missed Easter dinner with Elora and Campbell but Erin just sent me these pictures.
Thank you Erin!!!Brock and Cam Cam
Brock has very distinct ridges on his ears. My only son who does. Both of his girls have the same ridges. Well guess what? So does baby Jonas!


Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Don't worry about all the posts today. It was a BIG day for you and your family. I am so happy for all of you.

PS I love Cami's dress.

grandmapeg said...

Thanks for the highlights of yesterday. I loved hearing the details and you and Amy's mom look great in the scrubs! That is such a cute picture of Elora and Cami! Thanks for sharing.

Dad and Susan said...

Whew! This has been SO EXCITING! We love "tuning in later" for the details. This was the best installment serial account I've ever come across. Thanks Jill for your journeling skills, your mind for details, and your amazing gift for sharing. We all feel a part of this beautiful experience because of you. Love, Dad and Susan

Rebecca said...

How exciting. I am so glad all turned out so well. I am excited to see more pictures and hear more details. When will the babies go home?

Ammy Moore said...

I am glad she avoided a c-section...they are the worst. I can't imagine anyone preferring one....I am glad everything went well.. What a great Easter. And the girls look too cute in their Easter dresses.

Lisa said...

Fun reading your posts! Amy's mom sounds like a GREAT woman! What an incredible experience for all of you! Such JOY. Love that pic of Brock & Cam. The girls look like little angels.

Grandmotherfairy said...

Thank you for keeping all of us "posted"!!!

Luke and Nat said...

OM Gosh Jill...I love all the commentary and pictures. I am so glad they arrived safe and sound and that everyone had such a great, positive experience. Thanks for sharing all the details...tell them Congrats for me! You have 2 very beautiful new grandbabies and I love the names! :)

kelly said...

Woonderful post! It brought tears to my eyes. Amy is such a sweet person, I hope to become even better friends with her. The part that brought tears to my eyes was when her mother handed you the scrubs, how sweet!