Friday, May 2

Introducing the TWINS!!

OK - so I wasn't so good at keeping everyone updated -- but here's the official welcoming post of the Vogt girls! Following is the condensed birth story....

So I was set to come in for an induction on Tuesday (April 29th) morning. At 5:45am I got a call from L&D saying that they were slammed throughout the night and didn't have a bed for me and to not come in - but to just wait for a call from them later on to see if they could get me in. I have to admit that I was quite bummed! I was like "NO! this can't be happening!".... but tried to still keep positive and think that hopefully later in the morning I'd get a call from them. Well..... things looked up at shortly after 7am they called and said that I could come in (hooray!). I had gone back to bed and we had sent grandma back home (she was going to be staying with our other boys) so I called her and then we started getting ready so by the time we actually got to the hospital and admitted it was almost 9am.

They got the IV all set up and the Dr.'s instructions were to start me on Pitocin and he would be in shortly to break my water. Before they hooked up the pit - the nurse was like "let's just check to see if you're doing anything" and I was actually at 6cm - so the Dr said not to do the Pit and we'd just see what happened. He got there about 10am and broke my water and wanted me to walk for 30-45 min to see if that brought on stronger contractions. Contractions started immediately and were just 2 minutes apart (and they were killing me!) I only made it walking for about 8 min. and then I went back to the room and asked for the epidural immediately... Got the epidural just before 11am and afterwards (around 11:30am) the nurse checked again and I was at 9cm. She called the Dr. and we started getting ready to head over to the OR. Baby A (Aubri) was Vertex and Baby B (Lexi) was Breech. I pushed one time and Aubri's head was out and with the second push the rest of her was out. The Dr. then went up to try and turn her - couldn't get her turned so grabbed her little legs and pulled her out (I pushed one time to help assist getting her out). Both cried immediately and everything went super fast!

Here are the stats:

Baby A:
Aubri Annabelle
12:20pm
8lb 2oz
20.5 inches

Baby B:
Alexa (Lexi) Fae
12:24pm
7lb 2oz
21.5 inches

As you can tell... they are both GOOD size (hooray!) and I have recovered soooooo well.
Here are a few more pics to enjoy :)


Here's a pic of me right before leaving for the hospital....

John in the OR right after they were born....

the girls and I (Aubrie on left, Lexi on the right) leaving the hospital...

the two little sweeties!

48 comments:

ChrissyW said...

am i seriously FIRST??? wowzer - CONGRATS SHANDY!!! tooo adorable!!!

Monique said...

Oh how wonderful Shandy! They are both sooo beautiful! I'm glad everything went so smoothly, congrats on the new family additions!

Heather said...

Wow..congratulations they are gorgeous and so healthy looking!

IkeaGoddess said...

OMG, they are soooo cute. Congratulations gal. I'm glad everything went so smoothly for you. Now you are a mommy of six, can you believe it? I bet after 4 boys these two girls are going to drown in pink ;-)

Kimberly said...

beautiful shandy!
so glad you posted some pics.
hope you are getting some rest. i don't remember who is there with you....your mom? i hope whomever it is is able to help out so you can rest!

Brynn said...

Awww Congrats!!They are beautiful!!

Chad & Amy Plus 3 said...

YAY John and Shandy! Your girls are so cute!!!
Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Sarah said...

Oh my they are BEAUTIFUL!!! and a good size! I can't believe you carried 2 that size! They are precious. Congrats!

Kevin & Amy said...

WOW!!!!!!!! COngratulations on the healthy and natural birth of your first daughters. SO EXCITING!

Brittney said...

Oh my goodess they were so big for twins! WOW! Go you! :) They are gorgeous and I'm so happy for you!!!

June F. said...

OMGoodness you didn't just do that? Full size twins and a breech one? WOW! You are amazing! Congratulations, they are absolutely gorgeous!! :) - Jae from ES

Amy M. said...

CONGRATS!! I'm so excited for you and your family, Shandy!! They're absolutely precious and I'm glad to hear the L&D went so well!

Side by Side said...

Congratulations.
Wow..you had some big girls.
Awesome weights.
Love their names...now comes the fun :)

Patrice~ said...

Shandy, your girls are so pretty - little miracles, aren't they?
thank you for keeping 'us' posted and up to date! whew!
you are one amazing woman!

hugs and smooches from the Midwest!!

sara :) said...

How stinking cute are they?!? I love those cheeks. You look great! What an amazing labor story. I'm glad it was fairly quick and uneventful.

Congratulations to all of you!

:)

HeatherB said...

Awww, Shandy, they are sooo lovely! Congratulations sweetie, enjoy those precious babies!

Anonymous said...

Wow those are good sized babies. Congrats to you! You look great!
-Paige

Camille said...

Congratulations Shandy and John! The babies are SO beautiful.

Kara said...

They are sooooo beautiful Shandy!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

Shandy,

I know your mom is on the way after Kathryn and Morgan's graduation ceremonies today. There is snow everywhere! How is that on May 2nd!

Your babies are so cute! You are just the best and you look like you have been blessed with some healthy, darling little girls! Love my boys, but there is just something about those sweet girls.

Keep us posted with lots of photos.

Love ya

Ann Snider and family
Kearney, NE

I think your dad and mom got tired of me asking if we had babies or not! :)

sandy said...

Congratulations. They are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

They are just adorable. Wow, it's amazing how much the one lb. difference shows. Congratulations

michellewaite1 said...

Wow, that was almost 16 lbs of baby. I do not hear about large full term twins often. They are beautiful. Congratulations.

Joedee said...

ohh Shandy, we are sooo happy for you!! We love you and wish the best for you and your family!!

From you ES family!!

Jo

Wookies Mama said...

They are so beautiful! Congratulations! I bet your boys are lovin all over them!

inspirationontheweb said...

congrats!! they are so cute!

Jennifer Howland said...

Congratulations, Shandy!!! :D I cannot believe how BIG they are!! That is amazing for twins...they are beautiful, sweetie...YAY!!! :)

Susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Those girls are just so beautiful. After four boys I'm sure you're going to love all those little girly things you get to buy now.

Sue Isaacson said...

Congrats Shandy!!! They are adorable and I'm glad all are well. All the best to you!!!!

Anonymous said...

omg, Shandy! They are sooo cute. I love the little smile on your sweet Lexi in the last pic. These are all great. Congratulations!
your ES friend Jackie

Valorie said...

Shandy, they are soo cute!! That is big for twins but they look so healthy! Congrats on your new additions! Hugs and Blessings!!

Mike and Kerry Fuller said...

Congratulations! So very cute and you look amazing for a mother of 6! Can you believe it. Yahoo! Anyway, so cute. I hope you are well and have tons of help. I will come see you some time after the crowds have died down. I know it can be crazy.

Kerry

Ramie :-) said...

Congratulations! So happy for you all. They are beautiful and you look great!

sondra said...

CONGRATS, Shandy! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL children! I know those big brothers are SO HAPPY and PROUD as well!

Jen G. said...

beautiful. congratulations. give me a call when you're up to it.

Jen, your wanna-be digi scrapper buddy

Iara said...

congrats Shandy! how lucky you are that they came so fast :) My baby girl is due on August 22nd! your girls are really cute and I wish you and your family all the best! Big hugs, Iara

Tink said...

And you can already tell which one is going to be the troublemaker, LOL. They are both just as beautiful as they can be, but Lexi is just so expressive, even now. :) Congratulations

Darcie B. said...

Congratulations on your new little angels! They are SO cute, and big!! I can't imagine carrying nearly 16 pounds of baby, must feel great to have room to breathe again. :o) Wishing you all the best.

Andrea (Andilynn Designs) said...

My gosh they are gorgeous and huge! You look so good! They are just so precious. We haven't made it down that way yet, but I keep planning a side trip when we do--got to see those little angels! I kept checking and checking your blog and then I miss a couple days and what do you know!

Christy said...

Congratulations! They're so cute!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

OMG! Truly amazing! They are so beautiful. CONGRATS.

Trish said...

Congrats!!!!!

They are beautiful!

Carol said...

They are beautiful!! I'm so excited for you!! God bless you!

Nicole said...

WOW! I am so impressed! Those are the prettiest twins I've ever seen. Congrats to you and John and your boys.

amwz photography said...

holy cow!! I haven't been doing digi in so long and wondered how you were doing!!! wow!!! this is super news!
we are expecting #4 in August!!! I think it's a girl... we shall see!!
I am so happy everything went well for you.. now the fun really begins! whew!

Jared & Shantell Vidoni said...

Your baby girls are beautiful! Congrats!

Chadster and Brittster said...

46 Comments??!? I dont think I know 46 people! You are so sweet everyone just loves ya. Just wanted to write you a quick note because we are going to girls camp next week and I will miss you terribly! COngrats on the beautiful twins...Audree and Lexi Reyes seem to think you named the girls after them, j/k.

Sis Hartley

Jul1e said...

Congratulations Shandy, the girls are beautiful! Hope everyone is doing well!