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Friday, February 19, 2010

Tayden and Brooklyn Have Arrived

Tayden James Russell

Brooklyn McCarty Russell
This evening at around 5:00 as I was laying in bed I felt a huge gush of fluid.  I called the nurse and she quickly confirmed that my sac had ruptured.  They paged the dr. on call and he came to confirm that I needed to be delivered.  Brooklyn's foot was still engaged in my cervix so that deemed it an emergency situation.  Tim was on his way to the hospital, but they wouldn't wait for him.  I was wheeled into the operating room and knocked completely out - which was not what I was expecting.  They said that the position she was in would make it difficult to do a spinal block.  At 5:49 Brooklyn arrived weighing 3 lbs. 3 ounces and measuring 16 1/8 inches long.  Tayden arrived a minute later at 5:50 weighing 3 lbs. 5 ounces and measuring 15 1/2 inches long.  By the time they arrived Tim, my mom, and his parents were here.  I spent an hour and a half in recovery and then was able to stop off in the NICU to meet my babies before being placed in my room.  Brooklyn's lungs are a bit stronger than Tayden's and he is on a tube to help him as he transitions to a breather.  The nurses said that they both look good and are doing well.  Tim went at midnight and spent an hour of touch time with them.  He was able to change Tayden's diaper and take his temperature.  They are going to come at 3:15 am to get me up for the first time so that I can try and make the 4 am touch time.  I am not in a lot of pain due to being on a drip of wonderful medicine that dispenses every few minutes when I push the button.  We have a super nice room and the nurses have been extremely helpful.  We are so very excited, but still in shock that we are parents!!!  Thank you so much for praying for our family.  God is holding us in His hands and giving us a sense of peace that everything will be okay. 


Anonymous said...

congratulations!!! :)

i'm so happy for the both of you!

Anonymous said...

Yippie!!! Congratulations on the babies!!! I can't wait to meet them!! There is lots and lots of love waiting for them when they get home...

Love you guys


Danielle said...

I'm so glad that the little ones are doing ok! Your blog brought back so many memories and happy tears of when Brayden was born. Each day is a blessing even though they sometimes go backwards a little in their growing process! Let me know if there is anything that I can help with!!!God Bless!

Lauri Lindsey Hargrove said...

Let's not forget - grandma driver, Aunt Lauri, who sped to the hospital, arriving just moments behind Tim and Mom.....yes...you heard it I SPED!! You remember me talking to you in the recovery room? Prolly not....but that is okay....I love ya'll so much and ya'll did so good!! I cant wait to spoil those kiddos rotten!! Yes....I whispered that to each of them in the NICU!! :) Love, Aunt Lauri