Friday, January 16, 2009
Sonya's Unforgettable Night
I went out at 10pm to check everyone before laying down and found Sonya in labor. I went ahead and checked on everyone else to make sure they were warm and okay. Grabbed the birthing kit, diaper bag, a heavier coat, a blanket and headed back to the maternity house. I wrapped up in the blanket and just sat back in the corner. Contractions weren't that close so I waited. I had to laugh as I watched DiDi and Sonya. They are like sisters and have to stay together no matter what. When I would check Sonya to see how things were going DiDi would stick her head around to watch. She would then look at me as if she was waiting for me to tell her how things were moving along. I just sat and took pictures of DiDi being Sonya's Lamaze coach. DiDi did get kinda tired a couple times and snoozed a little. When Sonya got into the heavy labor and nothing was happening I gloved up and checked. I knew then we were in big trouble. But God was watching over us and she and the babies are doing well. I didn't take any photos during that terrifying delivery and only a few afterwards. Will take more later today.The kids are still very tired from the delivery. The boys only stand up for a few seconds then fall down. The girl will stand for a while and walk a little. Each time they nurse you can see them getting stronger. I have 2 heat lights out there and they are in their sweaters. They also have a blanket with a hot water bottle keeping them warm. I put my hair dryer on low and warmed them up after they nursed. They snuggled down and went right to sleep. I will take better photos once they rest up. I did take the sweater off the second buckling so you could see him better. The picture still didn't show his beautiful markings very well. I will get a better one once his legs are stronger. Now I have a few things to do then I am taking a nap. I hope DiDi will wait a day or two so it will warm up and I can get the birthing kit restocked.