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Birth Story of Cameron and Drake

Aug 06, 2012 - 21 comments

I woke up on Saturday July 21st at about 7:45am,  with ligament pain on the right side of my stomach.  It was very painful, and I didnt know what was going on. It felt like a pulled muscle....

I got up, and ate breakfast, felt a little bit better so I decided to go to a garage sale in the neighborhood.  I drove over and was looking around, when this little old man came up to me, and asked if I was having twins. I told him I was, and he said "I knew it, twins"...  I asked him if he knew how long I had left, and he said "less then a month"... I told him, right again... I asked him how he knew these things, and he said... "I'm 86, I should know something!"... it was so cute!!

I started feeling really bad again while at the garage sale, so I just went home.

The babies would not sit still that day either.  They were moving around soooo crazily!!!  It was the strangest thing!  They didn't and wouldn't slow down.  They were moving, and kicking, and moving and kicking.  Non stop!!!!!

I laid on the couch pretty much all morning.  I was crying on and off, just because I didn't feel good.  My husband had to work, and called around noon.  I told him I was feeling really bad, and didn't know why.  He figured I had overdone it the day before.  While I was talking to him, I told him I felt like I was going to throw up.  We hung up, and I did.  Then came the (tmi) loose stool :0),  I just went back to laying on the couch, crying.

At about 1:30pm or so, I called my close friend that is a nurse, I explained to her what was going on, and she kept me on the phone for a while.  While we were talking, she told me..."Melissa, you are in labor!", she estimated the contractions were about 20 min apart.    I told her no.... I just didn't feel good!!!...  She told me she was going to come and get me and take me to the hospital, and I kept telling her they were going to think I was crazy, and just send me home.  She finally pushed enough, and I finally agreed.  It took her about 50 min to get to my house.  

I called my hubby and told him I was going to go to the hospital, and that he didn't have to come up, cause I was sure they would send me home.  He said, "well, I will have to bring you home anyway"... so I agreed, and told him to come on up.   When my friend got there, she asked if I wanted to go to the local hosptial, I strongly disagreed and told her to take me to the hosp I planned on delivering in.  It was about a 40 min drive.  As we drove to the hospital, my friend started timing my contractions(by this time, I was starting to believe her about the labor! lol!!)and they were 9 minutes apart.  I still thought they would just send me home.  I didn't even take my hospital bag with me.  I was so sure.....

We got to labor and deivery, and she dropped me off and went to park.  I had to sit on the bench outside L&D, because of the pain, and waited for my friend.  I was in tears because of the pain, and felt reallly silly sitting outside crying.  LOL.  My friend parked and said she was going to get me a wheelchair, then I felt really silly!  But, I knew I couldn't make it to L&D by walking.  Ha!

After getting hooked up to the monitors, I was told my doc was in another delivery, and they didn't want to interupt her, and  I said that was fine.  I could then see I was having contractions...the machine was showing them.  The babies were still moving like crazy!  So much so, that nurses were sticking their heads in the door to see what was going on!  They were making so much noise on the monitor!!!  

I wasn't dialiting though, because both babies were transverse, and there was nothing to press on my cervix.  I was at about 1cm.
I keep saying curse words because of the pain, but kept trying to be quiet, because I didn't want everyone on the floor to hear me scream! haha!  I was saying them under my breath... saying I was so glad my mom wasn't there to hear, lol!

My husband arrive around 4:30, at that time we started going through names, and quickly came to the Cameron, and Drake conclusion.  It was easy once we were faced with HAVING to do it! tee hee....  My doc finally came in around 5:30pm and ask what I thought we should do, I told her I was there, so lets do it!  She said she wanted to monitor me for just a little while longer, I said that was fine, and she gave me something for the pain.  

My hubby went to get something to eat in the cafiteria, with my best friend and her husband, and I slept.  I woke up during my pain meds with contractions, but drifted back off to sleep.  A little while later, I woke up to severe back labor.  My doctor was standing in front of me telling me we were going "NOW", she asked where my hubby was and I told her he was in the cafeteria.  She said, "well call him, he has 5 minutes to get up here!"  Nurses were everywhere prepping me.  I called and told him and he came  running.  I called my parents, who kept asking questions.... I told them I was delivering, either stay at home or get there!  I was delivering!!!!  That was at 7:00pm

I was wheeled into the operating room, and they gave me my epiderual (OUCH).... and brought my hubby in.

I didn't feel them cut me, and he next thing I new, then they were sayng "Is a girl!", Cameron was born  first at 8:04pm.  She weighed 5lbs  14oz.   I was crying cause God gave me a little girl!!!!

Then, butt first, and screaming before he was even out, came my little boy, Drake.  He was born at 8:06pm and weighed 5lbs 11oz.  They were both 18in long.  i just thought, how perfect!!

After a few minutes, I asked if they had to go to NICU for anything, and was told that NICU had already left!!!  YAY!!

I am so glad I listened to my friend, and let her take me to the hospital!!!!  It would have been a long day and night if not!!!  Although, I really believe I would have had my hubby take me when he got home......  :o)

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by Alexis2358, Aug 06, 2012
Melissa, I cannot say enough how thrilled I am for you.   What a wonderful story from beginning to end....a perfect pregnancy, perfect delivery and a perfect family.    You are so blessed and everyone is so happy for you.   No one is more deserving of this than you.

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by butterflybabies, Aug 06, 2012
It's so weird cause the night my water broke that whole day my boys wouldn't stop moving! Just like your babies! And I had that same pain that you described, it was impossible to walk. Wonder if all that was the start of our labor? I always had those mild contractions since 26wks but they were intense once my water broke.

I love your birth story! I'm glad you listened to your friend. And I'm so glad you all were well and everything went well. Did you feel like you weren't going thru this but watching someone else? While I was in the OR I felt like I was watching myself go through this. And the epidural hurt to lol.

How have you healed since the section?

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by JennaRie, Aug 06, 2012
Aw what a beautiful story! I'm trying to hold back tears! I'm so so happy for you and how wonderful that the birth went so smoothly and everyone was healthy!! Thank you for sharing with us, and I hope you're getting enough rest ;)

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by Helen72, Aug 06, 2012
Beautiful story, so glad you had a great experience.
Enjoy your new life!

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by Ginger077, Aug 06, 2012
I'm glad things worked out perfectly. Hope your able to get enough rest while taking care of those precious miracles.

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by Evelyna79, Aug 06, 2012
Wow amazing birth story. I'm glad that you listened to your friend and were not home alone during the first part of your labor. I'm sure you are glad it is over, your babies were born healthy and you were able to take them home. I hope you are healing well and hope you are getting some rest. Enjoy your little miracles!!!

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by missienal, Aug 06, 2012
Cute. :)

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by sisi2399, Aug 06, 2012
Wow!!!! I have tears in my eyes for you.  Your story is beautiful!!!!! Im glad you listened to your friend too.  Their weight was so good and great for not going to nicu.  You did an awesome job my friend.  After so many heartaches here we both are with our babies.  Dreams do come true!!!! I love answered prayers!!!! We are so blessed!!!! Congratulation momma

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by retta483, Aug 06, 2012
Im so happy for u :) Im glad you got one of each !

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by juana105, Aug 06, 2012
What a beautiful story!!! Once again, I am so happy for you, my friend!!!!
My EDD is coming and I started having that weird pain in my right side that you described. I also used to think it was a pulled muscle until now ;-)
Take a good care of yourself and your miracles! xoxo

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by tones99, Aug 07, 2012
what a gorgeous story .. your little miracles just couldn't wait to be with you!  so so happy for you

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by haz1104, Aug 07, 2012
beautiful birth story glad everything went well..congrats on the lil ones :)

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by journey2motherhood, Aug 07, 2012
I'm so happy for you and I'm glad you listened to your friend :-))

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by Loveday511, Aug 07, 2012
Such an awesome birth story for such a beautiful little family :-)  Congratulations again!!

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by mrs_adams2009, Aug 08, 2012
Such an amazing story!  :)  They are so beautiful!  Congratulations on your miracles.

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by Erin74, Aug 08, 2012
Great story!!!!  :-)

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by CA25, Aug 19, 2012

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by melimeli, Aug 21, 2012
so perfect...  i love that you finally have your babies!

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by ConnieG, Sep 04, 2012
Just reading this. How wonderful!! Congrats!

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by Bdond5, Jan 16, 2013
I'm not sure if you will get this or not since it was a while ago you posted but you have been commenting on my post in the forum and I read this and HAD to tell you...I have a 5 year old little boy and when he was born he weighed 5 lbs 11oz and was 18 in long! (: how cool!

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by nenabeanah, May 02, 2014
Awe so cool my nephew was born the 3rd of the same year his name is duke:) congrats on ylur miracle babies still hoping and praying for one of my own

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