On February 8th, Monica and Ron woke up knowing they were going to have two new additions to the family this day!
Two baby girls were arriving via induction on this date and let me tell you, the excitement and nerves were palpable.
We also knew that Monica would be delivering the girls in the Operating Room, because she would be delivering twins which put her in the “high risk” category.
Photographers are not allowed in the OR, so we were only able to document the events surrounding the deliveries but not the deliveries themselves.
As Monica, Ron, Monica’s mom and I arrived at the hospital we were disappointed to find out that the Respiratory Therapist was unavailable due to illness, and that her induction would have to be postponed by 3-4 hours. Although it was disappointing, we still knew these baby girls were coming and we all made the best of it!
After a few phone calls to supportive family members who were helping babysit their toddler at home, all was good. Monica was induced by 1pm and things went very smoothly and exactly as expected. There was some walking, laughing, crying and much, much, MUCH anticipation.
Near the end the epidural went in, and Monica and Ron left her mom and me for the O.R.
Within less than hour, 2 brand new baby girls emerged from the elevator wrapped in their mam’s arms.
Monica’s mom was full of relief and pride as we all returned to the birthing room.
From beginning to end, it was a full day but it was SO worth it.
Please enjoy my favorites from this perfect February day.