We welcomed Avonlea Rose on March 27 at 4:52 am weighing 6 lb 12 oz. Her sister Tessa Joelle was mighty comfy in the womb and waited almost 13 hours before she joined us at 5:47 pm weighing 8 lb 2 oz. Emily gave us a big scare with some bad hemorrhaging but by Gods grace and our amazing team of midwives she is doing well. We are back home now and Dezi and Cohen love their new baby sisters. Thank you all for taking us before the throne of Gods mercy and grace. We felt and still feel each of your prayers.
Thank you all so much for your prayers! After 23 hours of labor the girls were finally born, beautiful and healthy Complications arose after Tessa Jo (baby 2) was born and we discovered things that the ultrasounds hadn’t picked up on previously. Avonlea had a rare condition with her umbilical cord and placenta called velamentous cord insertion where her cord grew within the membrane of the placenta. Her placenta had also actually detached after she was born causing blood to build up inside my uterus. We praise God that Avolnea’s placenta and Tessa’s were enough to keep the blood from surrounding Tessa before she was born (that would have been a very scary emergency situation). So after Tessa came out, both placentas were still in, this pocket of blood still unknown to us all, and the midwives discovered that they were going to have to go in and manually remove Avonlea’s placenta. When they moved it it released all that blood and it gushed out of me. Still no placentas out yet but I was bleeding in gushes. The paramedics were called to be on hand in case I needed to transfer and were there in 3 min. Tessa’s placenta came out. Still bleeding. But, praise the Lord, my midwife was able to scoop out the last placenta and I was given several things to make my uterus contract as fast as possible to stop all that blood flow. They got an IV in and I stabilized. I ended up losing 1800cc of blood. Thankfully, I didn’t need a transfusion and after spending the night at my midwife’s house (that’s where we had the babies) we all walked out and went home on Sunday! When I look back on this, I don’t look back with fear of what could have happened because I can also look back and see what really did happen and how God so lovingly prepared us for this. God’s fingerprint on life and His timing with everything was perfect. The fact that I didn’t go into labor earlier and my mom was with us through the whole ordeal, and that my in laws came literally hours after we got home to help with the older kids, to name a few. And, a few months back I was wrestling with fear of delivering twins and God gave us this verse: “I have come that they might have life.” He was preparing the way for us. Getting things ready. We didn’t even know what was coming but He did. And He provided abundantly for our needs! So when we say THANK YOU FOR PRAYING, we mean it with all our hearts!