The Babies are here!!They were born Saturday the 28th at 10:32 and 10:37 am. My water broke here at the house at 8 and by the time I got to the hospital I was 7 cm dialiated.
The labor was pretty tolerable -no real pain until it was time for the epidural and at that point I wanted to push. I don't think I would have asked for one had it not been required. I pushed 5 times to get out both girls. 4 for Dakota and 1 for Brooke. Brooke was born breech (feet first) and came out peeing on the doctor.
My doctor walked in the room at pushing time with half a haircut - Matt barely made it. He was at work - I called him and he was a ways out on a route - he walked in right as the epidural was being put in.
I had a minor bleeding issue after delivery because my uterus was so huge. I had lost a lot of blood as was encourged to sleep/eat as much as possible in the first 24 hours. I was told when I got there that there was a 20% chance that these babies would be transported to another hospital. They did not. Each challenge the faced they passed with fying colors. I am so glad things went as well as it did. Dakota was kept in the nursery until 6pm and then was removed from IV and released to be with me. Brooke was kept in the nursery until the following morning and then was removed from her IV around 9am on Sunday. It looked like Dakota was stealing nutrients from Brooke so it was good that I delivered when I did. They did not need any oxygen and the biggest thing left for them was to eat - both nursed very well and still doing well at that.
Dakota Mae Carver was born at 10:32 am 5lbs 6.6oz 19inches (left)
Brooke Lynn Carver was born at 10:27 am 5 lbs 2.4oz 18.5 inches (right)
Here is a photo of the girls - I will post more soon!