Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our precious Baby boys

On October 4th 2011 our life's were forever changed :) I woke up at 7 am to discover that my water had broke! At first I didn't believe it, but I called my Dr and he told me to go to the hospital to make sure. So I called my mom and dad who were in town for the BYU game, my dad was leaving that morning but my mom was staying here to help me prepare for the twins. They came and got me and took me to the hospital. I didn't want to call Chase just yet because he was at work and I didnt want him to drive down if it was a false alarm.

We got to the hospital and sure enough it was my water :). So then I called Chase and told him to come. It was perfect timing because my dad was able to be there for everything. So they checked me in and started my induction. I had to be induced because once your water breaks they want to make sure you deliver within 24 hrs. After 11 hours of labor and not dilating , I was only at a 1, they decided to do a C-Section. This is when it got kind of scary.

They took me back and started my epidural, but instead of going down, the epidural traveled up. All of a sudden I couldn't breath, I couldnt feel my arms, my face, they started me on oxygen and tried to hurry everything up. Poor Chase walked into the room with me not responding and shaking. They were so good though, they did everything so fast only bad thing is I felt the c-section! They couldn't give me more medicine because by this time it would go to the babies. They got my precious boys out and took them to the NICU. They needed breathing tubes the first night but took them off by the morning, which is when I got to see them :). They are just so precious, they have such a sweet bond and just make my heart melt.

They are still in the hospital seeing as they were pre mature, they need a little help feeding. They are on a feeding tube for most of their feedings. I am able to feed the twice a day right now, but as soon as they get stronger I can add more feedings till they get all their feedings from me or a bottle. I am guessing they will be home in a week. It has been so hard not having them here with me, it's such a weird feeling knowing you have these two precious babies but they are not home with you. Chase has been so amazing through all of this, he is such a good dad already. But I am thankful for the great hospital staff that is taking care of them. Thank you for all your love and support through all of this :)

Chase getting ready for the C-Section

Trevor Tate Hathaway (he will go by Tate) 5lbs 9 oz


Trent Porter Hathaway ( he will go by Porter) 5lbs 1oz

The boys together.
This if my first time seeing them. I can not explain the feeling I had. It was such a surreal moment that I will never forget. They both have their daddies dimples which I am in love with! they are identical twins, but I can tell them apart pretty easy because Porter is smaller ha ha and yes they did all these poses by themselves.. its so precious to witness.
Nana with Porter
Bop with Tate
Uncle Ryder with Tate
Aunt Ali with Tate
The name tags the nurses made for them



20 comments:

Brooke said...

so glad you posted! they look precious. can't wait to meet them. if you want to look for positives... you get to heal from your c-section without having to care for the boys 24-7. I know you'll be excited to get them home though. we are so excited for you!

Candace and Brian said...

Oh Dana! I too am so glad you posted. I fought back tears the whole time reading it. There is nothing sweeter than the arrival of a new baby, and your boys have to be the cutest things ever! Oh the pics melted me. I'm so glad to hear everything is okay. What a scary experience for you. Can't wait for you to get your boys home and see more pics. Congratulations!!!

Scott the Bot said...

Dana! Congratulations! Seeing their sweet bond makes me choke up, you guys are so blessed. After hearing about your c-section, i will not complain about mine!

AaReAn said...

oooooooooooh my gosh they are absolutely beautiful. I LOVE their sweet dimples. And that pic of one putting his arm over the other..that should be blown up huge and framed :-)

congrats you guys. I wish were were there so I could meet them. ugh. They are just perfect!

Courtney said...

Oh gosh! This makes me all teary eyed seeing these awesome pics! I'm sorry you had some delivery scares but I'm sure you would do it all over again for those precious boys. I want to get together and see those little munchkins!

Lauren said...

Congratulations, Dana! So glad everything is going well. When the boys come home and you need someone to come over and hold babies, text me!

BreAnna said...

Oh I am just so happy for you, a new baby is such a special thing and brings so much clarity, it just seems to help decluttered all the unimportant things we worry about. At least it does for me. Enjoy enjoy what a precious little family you have become!

janica said...

ADORABLE!!! Congrats! Sorry you had to go through all of that craziness, but so happy for you guys that they're here :)

Tasha said...

Congratulations Dana! I loved hearing the story. They are so tiny and adorable! I am glad they are doing so good.

Kathy said...

They are so beautiful! I am glad all ended up so well with the delivery. Scary! I am so happy for you. Those 2 boys are so lucky to have you for their mama. I hope they are home soon. Love you!

The last Unicorn said...

Love those boys! I cant believe I didnt get a picture with them while I was there! So sad. I guess we were too busy getting sucked in by babies to think to take a picture. Love you guys!

Rosalyn said...

Oh my heck i love them! they are soo precious! i can't wait until we get to see them! The picture of them with their arms around each other made me tear up. Amazing! Congrats chase and dana! love you!

Shandra said...

Those dimples!!! I love it! Congratulations Dana and Chase. I am so proud you Dana! I can't wait to meet those boys.

Landon and Dana said...

congrats Dana and chase!!! they are so beautiful... brings tears to my eyes. :) my sister just had twins too (and i am twin) so i ahve a special spot in my little heart for twins. You will do great dana!it is so awesome that you are all healthy and doing well! hopefully we can see them soon. we will be in touch!

The Wonderful World the the Warnicks said...

Adorable! I love the names!

Branching Out Photography said...

LOVE them!!!

Burns Family said...

Sorry that last comment was from me :) but seriously...they are a dream!!!

Chelcie said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe those dimples! How cute are they! I'm so glad they're finally here & everything went well. Can't wait to meet those little guys. So proud of you both!

Alisa said...

They are so precious! Congrats!

Nancy said...

Thanks for all these beautiful pictures. They are precious! I just read that they boys are home. We are so happy for you and Chase and your beautiful family. I'm glad both grandma and grandpa were here for their arrival! Love you Dana!