Fellow Emily bloggers,
This post is created by father Greg of the Burr 7 clan! What an amazing day. We drove to Jordan Valley Hospital at 8am for the scheduled birth (yesterday late afternoon's request by Emily's doctor). By 10:05am Emily's C-section was started. Child birth is an amazing thing... A miracle of miracles! Either way babies come into this world... it is simply amazing!
Spencer Wayne (4 lbs. and 16.5 inches) was pulled out at 10:32am.
Followed by Kade Bryan (4 lbs. and 18 inches) was pulled out at 10:34am.
Through the blood, tears, stitches, and babies cries we made it through the morning. Emily is recouperating well and wanted so bad to post this post. But the hospital internet was quirky and made it impossible for a post. I decided to try it out. I hope it all works out!
The twins are basking in the warmth of their heat nursery stations. Both little fighters have latched on well to the bottle (Kade had a bit of trouble at first - hence the tube through the nose). I figured the tube was just a way to help us decipher which baby was which (jk). "I may be tiny but I'm strong." Any guesses on band and song quote? No it is not Duran Duran Honey!
Emily has been high on pain killers and anti-nausea medication. She was a bit queezy throughout the day so she was unable to visit the twins until 7:45pm. She saw them both on their way out of the operating room (to the nursery). She was able to kiss Spencer quickly before being wisked away. That was brutal! Finally, she was able to get into a wheelchair and visit the two new additions to our family. It was precious to see her instantly bond with both! She wanted so bad to hold them. I felt guilty (briefly) at the time I was able to spend with them throughout the day. I held them during their baths, fed Kade, and entered freely into the nursery as I pleased to squeeze toes, rub peach-fuzz heads, and hold hands with the babies!
A father's role is all perks (can we blame Eve? jk)! We contribute our DNA for a split second and then watch the following 9-months of morning sickness, swollen feet, sore back, etc. It is not fair that mothers go through pregnancy and birth only to be stranded in a recovery room in immense pain while the father trapses around the hospital freely.
I know those of you who know Emily agree whole-heartedly when I say... "Emily is an incredible, wonderful, and amazing woman!" I could add soooo much more to that list but I would fill her blog to the maximum capacity. She did a wonderful job and I am so proud of her. She is the light of my life. I love her so much and appreciate the mother, wife, and woman that she is. I am a lucky man and I know it! Happy Mother's Day Em... I love you,
ps: a few more pix