Friday, March 23, 2007

To quote Drew Barrymore ... THEY'RE HERE!

This will be a quite brief post since I am bone tired and need to pump and then get in bed and snooze away while the post-partem doula is here taking care of them (she's here only a couple of nights a week) ... but as you have figured out by now, THE BOYS ARE HERE!!!

And my apologies to my friends who I regularly correspond with, for not telling them first, but it has been a whirlwind few days, fraught with exhaustion, and also my fingers are still numb so I have to go back and correct a lot of typos. So no birthstory today, just the facts, ma'am.

Which are ... my water broke on Friday afternoon, March 16, with no warning other than slightly increased cervical mucus for a couple of hours beforehand. Luckily I was home in bed, and luckier still, we have a waterproof mattress cover! So the apparent GALLONS that gushed out didn't ruin our mattress.

I called Doug in a panic and we rushed to the HMO hospital, and several hours later, at 11:03 and 11:04 p.m. on March 16, they arrived by C-section. We were a little disappointed not to wait and have them on St. Patrick's Day, but I was heading into active labor and we thought it best not to wait.

So, meet the world -- Augustus Franklin Fauxvert and Samuel Washington Fauxvert! (And no, Fauxvert is not our real last name, but really, you knew that, right? The other names are accurate, however.) Gus was born first, at 6 lbs even, and Sam followed up the rear with 4 lbs 8 oz. They are both natural blond beauties (Gus's copious -- copious! -- hair is lighter than Sam's equally luxuriant mop) and I am achingly in love with them both already. I'll try and post a pic or two in the next few days.

Woo hoo!! :)


Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Congratulations! The only warning I had was increased cervical mucus too. In fact, until recently the "autofill" feature on our Google toolbar still had "increased cervical mucus 36 weeks" on it. P. was born about 20 hours post-Google.

So again, congratulations. What lovely names for your sons as well!

2:46 AM  
Blogger niobe said...

Congratualations! In fact, double congratulations. They sound beautiful and I love their names.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Pam said...


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Anonymous Franziska said...

Congratulations! I've been a lurker (followed you from the IVF group) and so happy to hear the boys are here and you are all well!

5:45 PM  
Blogger moo said...

Welcome boys!! Glad you are all doing well! xxmoo

5:44 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

So pleased to hear they are here! looking forward to hearing more when you all get the chance, i'm sure it's very hectic right now.

2:26 PM  

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