Behind The Birthing Scenes
Following the suggestion of the high-risk doctor, we decided to bring Jen into the hospital on the evening of August 31. Following some preparations, she was then given her Pitocin on the morning of September 1. The “real” process then began with consistent contractions, epidurals, monitors, etc., until she was finally ready to deliver at 2pm.
Due to possible complications with twins, all twin deliveries occur in the operating room, where she was then transported. However, for all of the doctor, nurses, and technitions waiting for delivery, it was SLOW moving. There was about 2 hours of pushing before Dylan entered the world, and then another hour of pushing for Yorke to finally make his way through.
All in all, it was a hard but good day, as we’re grateful to God for these two new, and every unexpected additions to our family.
Below are some rated-G video highlights, with the ending scene making me chuckle as I was apparently making matters worse deciding to video tape the very discomforting “afterbirth purge” (lovely!). I promise not to make that mistake next time! 🙂 (That’s right, four more to go for Dave & Jen Plus 10!)