This post is long overdue! I know most of you know because you keep up on facebook but my babies are here. Cade Michael and Brinley Rae were born June 8, 2011. I was 38 weeks and went in for my scheduled C-section. Cade was 6lbs 15 oz and Brinley was 6lbs 4 oz. They were both healthy and perfect. It still amazes me that not only did God work out everything so perfectly during IVF but the other thing we prayed for was that I would go full term and that they would not have to go into the NICU and God answered that prayer too!
I can't tell you how exciting it was to see my babies for the first time. We had to be at the hospital at 6:00am. The night before I obviously couldn't sleep. I had the alarm set for 5:00 but ended giving up on sleep at 4:30am. Erik got up at 5:00 and seemed to take his time showering and getting ready while I was rushing around like I was 5 and it was Christmas morning. The anticipation was high. We got to the hospital, filled out a little bit of paperwork and waited in the small waiting room for the nurse to come get me. I tried to casually flip through the magazine trying to look calm. Finally the nurse came and got me and took me to a small room and asked me to change into a gown. She took blood and gave me an IV etc... Both Erik and I kept watching the clock. The closer it got to 8:00 the more nervous and giddy we became. Long story short, we went in at 8:00 and it went smoothly. I felt great, the spinal didn't hurt and I was completely relaxed. Cade was pulled out first and the doctor put him over the sheet for a second so I could see and I was in shock. Did he just come out of me?? Is that really MY son?? I couldn't say anything...then our little Brinley came out next and as they let me peek at her she started crying and then I started crying. I couldn't say anything except "That is so weird, this is so weird" over and over again. ha ha ha I was in disbelief. After 5 1/2 years of trying and praying, they were here!!
They are the most beautiful gift. They fill my heart with so much joy. I am so thankful for everyone who prayed. People I don't even know were praying. I am glad I have a God who answers prayer. As my dad reminds me, sometime He answers yes, sometimes no, and sometimes wait. He had me wait, but now I am so much more thankful. I now am more aware of even the small things that God does that I wouldn't have noticed before. Again, thanks to everyone who prayed. And again to my parents and my sister and Jason for always being there and giving above and beyond. I have the most giving and supportive family. I sometimes look at my kids and think they might not be here if it wasn't for my family. I owe them so much.
I'm a mom!!! :)