So here is the update. And I will write down these little people's birth story, so we have it recorded. But not right now. I will give a mini version. The c-section went incredibly well. It was scheduled and fast. I was able to watch these little people be born via a mirror my anesthesiologist held up for me. I have thought about that moment a lot in the past 10 days and it was incredible. Although I was only acquainted with my children via cravings and kicks to my bladder - we (Darren and I) were instantly infatuated. And very protective. We became PARENTS.
In the operating room, Lillian was struggling with transition - her skin wasn't turning bright pink with her breathing, so they whisked her away to be put on oxygen in the nursery with Darren and I stayed behind with Henry in recovery. It turned out in recovery that Henry's blood sugar was low and after a bit of testing, he was taken to the NICU for treatment and observation.
And that is where Henry has been. In the NICU for 10 days! Luckily it was quite a routine stay - for which we are very grateful. But for a Mom, 10 days seems like an eternity. It doesn't matter now because he is home with us safe and sound. He and his sister have already been practicing their sharing technique. They have already shared their crib and their swing. I figure we might want to start that early - that will be their reality for a very very long time!
Here they are! Lillian is on the left and Henry is on the right. He was so worn out from the hospital, that I snapped this picture right as he was falling asleep. Poor little guy - we are so relieved to have him home!