It all happened so fast! We notified all of our family that it was definitely happening today, Mom and Dad were already on their way from Dallas when it was decided to go ahead and deliver. Less than an hour after that, I was wheeled back to surgery and they started my spinal block. Which, didn't hurt at all, I have to add. I was really worried about getting anesthesia so soon after my breakfast burritos, remember those? I knew what was going to happen and I didn't want to miss anything because I was getting sick all over the operating room. By the time the spinal kicked in they were bringing Brent in to sit next to me and away they went. I couldn't feel a thing, just a lot of tugging, but I heard the first cry! Addison was with us at 11:36 am!
Addison - 3 lbs. 13.6 oz. 16 3/4 in longNext came Reagan at 11:37 am
Reagan - 3 lbs. 10 oz. 17 in. long
and then finally, Baylee at 11:38 am.
Baylee - 4 lbs. 1 oz. and 16 3/4 in long
Addison and Reagan are the identical and have light brown hair and Baylee is the fraternal with dark brown hair like Brent's. All three were crying as they were rushed into OR 2 to be assessed by the NICU team lead by Dr. Wheeler, the neonatologist. I was taken to recovery and Brent went up to the NICU with the girls. After about an hour I was taken to my final room in the Mother/Baby unit. The babies are all doing better and better each day. Addison and Reagan started out needing the ventilator and some blood pressure medication, but we are happy that they are all breathing on their own as of today and they seem to be regulating their their blood pressure really well. We can't wait to hold them and that will come soon... We will post more pictures and video as soon as we can. I will be released from the hospital tomorrow morning and we will be back and forth from the house to the hospital all the time over the next few weeks.
Thank you all for the prayers!
Michelle and Brent