Sadly, I've got time to post right now.
Its sad because if I'm posting on my blog, it means I'm not holding my sons.
I'm not holding my sons because they are in the NICU and I have just woken up and am waiting for some more food.
(I hear lots of women don't want food for a while after they deliver, but I'm freaking STARVING.)
So, I am pleased to announce the birth of two handsome, healthy baby boys:
Grey Christopher Pitcher born on March 4th, 2011 at 4:19am, weighing 5lbs 6oz, 18.5 inches long. Previously known to the world as Pitcher Baby A.
and Micah David Pitcher born on March 4th, 2011 at 4:20am, weighing 4lbs 14 oz, 19 inches long.
Previously known to the world as Pitcher Baby B.
Everyone is doing really well, so don't be deceived by the fact that the babies are in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). They are both breathing on their own very well, and seem to be regulating their temperature pretty well.
But they have them on some fluids, since they're so small, and will keep them in the NICU until they prove that they can eat on their own.
The full birth story will come, but here's the watered-down version:
Last night I was on my hands and knees searching for donuts I knew I had kicked under the bed, when suddenly I was bleeding.
I was bleeding a lot.
So we called the doctor and said "I'm bleeding, we're coming in. Be ready for us."
We grabbed all our things.
And we were out the door in five minutes.
The doctor on call (who, luckily, was one of my favorite doctors) said that the placenta was pulling away from the wall of my uterus and we could wait to see if the bleeding went down while I dilated (I was still only at 1cm dilated and you must be 10 cm to start pushing).
We decided to do that, since I wanted to avoid a C-section if possible.
To make a long story short, the bleeding did not slow.
And I stood to use the bathroom and was suddenly gushing blood everywhere.
The nurses rushed me into the operating room within seconds and I was put under completely so the babies could be delivered within minutes.
Unfortunately neither Travis nor I was able to see them born.
But Travis saw them really soon after, and I was able to see them about 4 hours later, when I was fully awake. I was even able to try to feed them, but they were too sleepy to latch on.
And now, someone is bringing me a hamburger, and I am really excited to eat it.
Check back again soon, but I'm not sure there'll be anything else to see for a while.