Thursday, February 21, 2013

my valentines day.

One week ago this hour I was sitting in the hospital waiting for my doctor. I was at the 38 week mark and going to be induced but because I was dilated they tried breaking my water first. 30 minutes later I was in pretty intense labor. I had the most amazing nurse. She helped me through an almost enjoyable drug free labor. They rushed us into the OR (protocol for twins) around 10:40pm and Ellen Grace was born after only a couple of pushes at 10:45p weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. Literally my dream birth. When we found out she was a girl we both immediately thought the next would be a girl too. Not sure why. At that point they got out the ultrasound machines to see where my little guy was. He was transverse and coming down with one hand and one foot out. My doctor, known for performing many breach deliveries, tried her best to turn and manipulate James down the canal (ow!). When his heart rate dropped the quick decision of an emergency c section was made. I went completely under and woke up an hour later with a perfect baby boy. James Valutis was born at 10:59pm weighing 6 lbs 5 oz.

2 perfect babies. 2 unique deliveries. Wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. So wonderful...your family is just perfect!

    (I mean of course it's perfect - it's the one God created for you :).

  2. Katie, thank you for sharing your story! I am so happy for your family and so very proud of you! You are one strong and courageous lady. I'm glad to hear that the birth-day went so well and hope that you are recovering as quickly as possible. Love the plaid swaddles. I also love that you have a boy and a girl; they will be such good friends. Of course I was secretly hoping for my birthday (Feb 9) but Valentine's day is sooo much better. Congratulations!