Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh, it's gonna happen babe... and it did

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,

-GREG-

ps: a few more pix

22 comments:

Paige said...

I can't believe it! I don't read your blog for like a week & then when I caught up reading the last post, saying there was a chance you might have them Friday (yesterday) & then 5 minutes after I get done reading that post, there is a totally new update by Greg & two new members of the family - complete with pictures & the whole rundown! (Greg will you give Lorin lessons on blogging in honor of his wife from time to time? :) Congratulations, they are beautiful baby boys! ...and Happy Mother's Day!

Marianne said...

So exciting! Congratulations. They are so cute and little! You can tell already that Kade has Austin's cute hairline. Can't wait to see them.

Xazmin said...

They are gorgeous! I am so happy for you guys.

What an amazing mother's day!

I can't wait to meet them!

Jackie said...

Seriously- so cute. Loved your post Greg! And Emily looks great already! Can't wait until you can bring them home and we can spoil all of you! Let me know when to bring dinner and the chocolate cake. :-)

Roccy said...

You all are so precious. Congrats!! Happy Mother's Day!

Amber said...

Congrats! They are so cute and TINY! They look like Burr's already! Good luck to all of you with the new babies!

Angie said...

Hi Em! I randomly happened upon your blog yesterday and was so excited to see pics of you and your cute family. I even tried calling to wish you luck with these two, but I was too late! You look fantastic & must be so proud! Congratulations! I hope we can catch up once you've recovered!

xoxo,
Angie (Dickson) Marston

Tera said...

I can't believe it, I just happened to look at your blog today and there they are! I can't believe no one from the ward called me! They are so cute, I can't wait to see them! Congratulations

Tera said...

I can't believe it, I just happened to look at your blog today and there they are! I can't believe no one from the ward called me! They are so cute, I can't wait to see them! Congratulations

Kim and Brian said...

Oh my, those chin dimples are to die for. They are beautiful and I can't wait to come and see them soon. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Congrats!!! Love you.

Matt and Lisa said...

We are so thrilled about our new cousins! I think we have a lot of trouble on our hands with the three boys!!! We love you!!!

David William Noyes and Jan Camp Noyes said...

Jan and I are so happy that your beautiful boys arrived safely. They are truly beautiful little boys and we are so happy to think that our precious little Cash will have two wonderful little boy cousins to grow up with. Who knows what kind of mischief these three will come up with in the years to come. We send our love and best wishes to you and your whole beautiful family.
Love
David & Jan

Mindi said...

Emily!
The are seriously so cute. And the weights are good! Nice job. Especially considering you look amazing in your last prego photos. Five kids? You are so seriously amazing. Don't be discouraged by the feeding tube. Just consider it a little bit of a jumpstart and he has a great shot at feeding well. I look forward to visiting when you're home and feeling a whole different type of overwhlemed :). All of our prayers and love to you and your family.

xoxo,
Mindi

Valerie said...

Yahoo!!! Oh, they are gorgeous! And they look like they fit right into the family!!

Greg, don't worry, the dad has PLENTY to do once those babies come home! You'd better have dark circles under your eyes to prove that you're getting up at night with Emily for at least the first four months! (Dare I say the first year??) Oh - the feeding tube is probably going to be a big help in identification in pictures down the road!

Man, Emily, you look great!

I'm so excited for you! Keep the pictures coming!

Colette said...

Congrats!! They are so adorable love the names too! Hope you all are doing well and get to come home soon.
Let us know what we can do to help.

Lindsay said...

They are so beautiful! Congrats, you are going to do great!

Kristy said...

Oh Emily! They are heavenly! I'm sorry about the breech/c-section situation, but as long as it ends in these two beautiful healthy boys, we'd do anything, right? I know that the c-section is not the easy road, though. Take it slow and you'll be on the mend sooner than you think. The scar will fade really well eventually too, don't worry. Sending you lots of love and congrats!

Cherise Davies said...

They're Totally Burr babies!!! :) They're so adorable! Madeline says they're cute too! Thanks Greg for posting! Emily I hope you have a quick recovery! loves!

Laura said...

Wow, we're so happy for all of you. I love the pictures. They are soooo cute and Emily looks great. As I've said before, remember that we're only a couple of houses away. Call anytime! :)

Andee said...

Wonderful!! We're so happy for you!! I think the picture second from from the bottom on the left looks so much like Austin!

Mary said...

Congratulations to your family. What wonderful pictures of those two sweet boys. Enjoy this time together!

Cherise Davies said...

ahhh...they are so CUTE emily!!! I can't wait to see them!