Monday, January 22, 2007

What a day!

The Deuce has arrived! Oliver Swenson was born Jan. 21 at 5:11 pm (6 lbs 14 oz, 20 inches), and his twin brother Finlay Walter (6 lbs, 11 oz, 19 inches) was born two minutes later - both equally beautiful. Mom is exhausted, but otherwise she’s doing very well. We couldn’t be happier parents.

7:45 am - Dana's waters broke
9:00 am - Arrived at hospital; checked into Room 559
9:30 am - Epidural
9:45 am - Rushed to the OR for an emergency C-Section because Oliver's heartrate dropped to 90 bpm
10:00 am - Narrowly averted a C-Section because Oliver's heartbeat raced back to 12o bpm
1:00 pm - Moved back into Room 559 from the OR
3:50 pm - 10 cm go time; Dana began pushing in Room 559
4:30 pm - Moved back to the OR for delivery
5:11 pm - Oliver dove head first into this world
5:13 pm - Finn jumped feet first into this world

...there is plenty more to the story, of course, but that's what I have the energy to share right now. Lots of firsts, lots of love. We're beyond in love.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 12:28 AM

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Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Monday, January 22, 2007 5:47:00 AM #

Hooray! Welcome boys, you are going to have a lot of fun :)

Posted by Anonymous Michelle @ Monday, January 22, 2007 5:54:00 AM #

what wonderful news! we're so happy for you. welcome oliver and finn!

Posted by Blogger J + T Silverman @ Monday, January 22, 2007 6:54:00 AM #

Congrats you guys! Get that stroller ready for taking those boys home! We are very happy for you both.

Posted by Blogger Randy & Pilar @ Monday, January 22, 2007 7:53:00 AM #

You guys rock! Dana will get a Hero Mother of Fremont Award from the Lenin Statue himself. A warm welcome to Oliver and Finn!

Dean, Lisa and Miles

Posted by Blogger dgf @ Monday, January 22, 2007 8:33:00 AM #

Those are some big boys!!!

Way to go Dana!!! Walker, if I could make a suggestion, make sure you are around for the circ's. You don't want to miss their first rites into manhood...

Posted by Anonymous Jason Kleinhelter @ Monday, January 22, 2007 8:38:00 AM #

Great news! Congrats to you both. and finn was breech.. very well done dana. that is so impressive. welcome to the parent club!

Posted by Blogger alicia @ Monday, January 22, 2007 9:13:00 AM #

Big huge congrats to the four of you!! I'm thrilled for you! Way to go Dana in avoiding the c-section -- and especially given that #2 was breech! Nice job!! Enjoy!

Posted by Blogger Martha @ Monday, January 22, 2007 9:18:00 AM #

Walker and Dana - A heartfelt congratulations from all of us here at Amazon. Welcome Finn and Oliver - Dana, you are my new here!

Posted by Anonymous Colleen @ Monday, January 22, 2007 9:34:00 AM #

Answered prayers! What a trooper you are, Dana! Many many warm wished to you.

Posted by Anonymous Melissa @ Monday, January 22, 2007 9:49:00 AM #

WOW Dana...those little boys aren't quite so little. Amazing..I want to hear all about it. I am so happy for the four of you.

Posted by Anonymous Autumn @ Monday, January 22, 2007 10:42:00 AM #

Congratulations! Dana you did really well for carrying such big beautiful boys! Well done and get some rest if thats even possible!

Posted by Blogger Archana @ Monday, January 22, 2007 11:58:00 AM #

CONGRATS Mom and Dad!! They are BEAUTIFUL!!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Monday, January 22, 2007 2:25:00 PM #
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