Tuesday, June 12, 2007

AND THIS MARKS FIVE YEARS


Happy Fifth Birthday to my lovely little twins, Kierra Mekenna and Jenna Madison!!! Five years old - wow!

I'll save you the hookey "I can't believe it's been five years..." Wait - no I won't!! Because I truly can't believe it HAS been five years!! Where has the time gone? It's true you know, you look back and wonder how it could have passed by so fast.

Five years ago, I was laying in the hospital marvelling over my beautiful new baby girls!! I was also on a lot of morphine. To re-count the days leading up to this wonderful occasion I had: 2 cervadils, 2 bags of pitocin, one internal monitor, one external monitor, 2 cookies snuck to me at 1:00 a.m. by a nice nurse, 1 ruptured membrane (Kierra's), 2 shots of Stadol, 1 BEAUTIFUL epidural, 35 hours of non-medicated induced labor, 6 hours of epidural-induced sleep, one hour of contractions that were 30 seconds apart and 2 minutes long, 1 husband and my mother eating Krispy Kreme donuts in front of me laboring (jerks!), 3 c-section warnings, 1 bitch nurse I swore at, approximately 2 "son of a bitchs", 70 "this fucking hurts" and 1 "get away from me, you aren't helping me at all", 1 operating room, 2 OBGYNS, 2 anesthesiologists fighting with each other, 6 nurses, 2 pediatricians, 7 shots of lainicaine in the stomach (my epi wore down and they couldn't cut me yet), 1 cut in the uterus, 1 baby born at 12:37 am, 1 more baby born at 12:39 am, 2 very extremely happy parents, 2 pints of blood missing = one of the best experiences in my entire life!!

LOL sounds fun huh? Honestly you don't remember a lot of it. I mean yes I remember the scenario of events (well not all of it, there was 4 hazy hours that I get testimony from my mom and husband about - let's just say I wasn't nice during that time). But the best part was lying in my hospital bed around 5:30 am holding my babies. We were by ourselves and I was just staring at them thinking, "I can't believe you both are mine!" That was the most rewarding feeling I had ever felt. All the years of infertility heartache, the procedures and the endless injections were worth it all.

So I wish my sweethearts a wonderful birthday. This day is not only about the five wonderful years you have spent on this earth, making people smile. It's about my journey and celebration in finding what I was put on this Earth to do. To be your mom!

16 comments:

Jolene said...

Happy Birthday Kierra & Jenna!!!

They are lucky to have such a sweet and adoring Mommy. Mommy is pretty lucky too.

tulipmom said...

Happy 5th Birthday to your girls!
What a beautiful picture.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Happy Happy Birthday...

Mom not Mum said...

It is nice how we forget all the bad parts - I mean we know about them but I'm usually the first to say "oh I had no problems at all" when in fact I was induced all 3 times - never went in to labor on my own. One born with fluid in his lungs, one torn placenta with much blood loss, 1 born with cord wrapped around her chest - but 3 very wonderful births and beautiful babies - just like yours!

Man - could I have stolen your blog anymore?

Janis said...

Aww Elle that was sooo beautiful to read!!

Happy birthday Kierra and Jenna!!! Hope they had a wonderful day!!!

Burg said...

Time certainly does fly.. Hope they have the best day ever!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Happy Birthday Kierra and Jenna! My Princess turned five in January!

Lainey-Paney said...

I love your math!

:)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Kierra & Jenna!

It's awesome that they have a mommy who appreciates them so much and enjoys every minute with them. Hey if you can look back and enjoy that! LOL

It's amazing how much moms forget about all that bad stuff. But, I guess if we didn't none of us would have more than one kid. :o)

Enjoy their special day!

Noemi said...

Great to read about that life changing time! Congrats!!!!

Lene said...

Awwww what a special day! Happy Birthday!! Time flies by so quickly

Slackermommy said...

Happy Birthday to your girls! They are lucky to have you!

MamaLee said...

So nice to go back in time...

Thanks for sharing their birthdays with us.

Mom on Coffee said...

Happy Birthday, Girls!!!!

Tag, you're it!

Catwoman said...

Now THAT's a birth story!!!!

:)

Maria said...

I hope their day was fantastic!!