Sunday, November 02, 2008

BABIES!!!

Here's a little play-by-play of our recent events. First, we've documented that Tasha really did have a shelf on her tummy:
Second, we noticed that other's thought she had a shelf too (Tasha's sister, Heidi, told us that her boss was visiting the hospital this week, and noticed "the largest pregnant mom, dressed in a brown mumu" that he'd ever seen...little did he know that he was talking to that pregnant mom's sister)
Third, Tasha has what she calls "sausage toes". And evidently, post labor doesn't reduce swelling. It's getting worse. She thinks she might get stretch marks on her feet.
Now for the fun part. Tasha called me at work Thursday afternoon, saying that her contractions were 6 minutes apart. I hung up on my client, and sped home. When we arrived at the hospital, she was dilated to a 6, and that was without experience painful labor pains.

After checking her, our doctor said that there was a bum and a head competing to come out first. We resolved to push the bum up and break the water of the baby that was head-down. We quickly learned that breaking the water accelerates contractions. In the interim, we were convinced that Tasha should have an epidural. (I've learned that this is one of the wonders of the world, and a saving grace for this father's thumb and forearm muscles). After laboring for about 1.5 hours, we went to the Operating Room (just in case we needed an emergency C-Section). But that wasn't necessary. In fact, Tasha did amazingly well. She delivered both without difficulty. Emma came first, then Jacob came 14 minutes later (a natural gentleman, of course...allowing the woman to go first).


Emma Rae Bigler 5 lbs 10 oz, 18 inches

Jacob Grant Bigler 6 lb 14 oz, 19.5 inches

Both of them love being next to each other.

With twins, we became a collector of arm bands.


All Kaya wants to do is kiss and hold Emma.

Maleah is pretty clueless. Although she looks at them and yells "baby" really well.

20 comments:

jules said...

Hey, I have been thinking about you guys!! I am so excited that everything went so well, and that everyone is healthy! Brought back many memories of almost seventeen months ago!! Don't worry, the swelling will go down!! Eventually. It takes longer than the actually being able to see them again does!!! : ) If you need any help or qeustions answered, just give me a call : ) just take care and get all the rest you can. : )

Emily said...

YEAH!! We've been checking your blog like crazy to see when the big day would come. We are so excited for you and we are so glad that everything went well. They are beautiful. We can't wait to meet them someday!

Holly said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! That's wonderful! Beautiful babies and Tash is always pretty no matter what! Way to double the family, if anyone can do it you guys can! We're soooooooo happy for ya!

lucy said...

This just makes me so happy....thanks for making my day. And I'm soooo glad that everyone is o.k. Tasha you are such a good, good woman. Aren't epidurals great? I hope recovery goes well and things settle down quickly. Congrats on two beautiful babies!

ang said...

Yay we finally get to see the little Biglers! I clicked on that pic of Tash in the mumu and I had to scroll to the right to see her whole belly ha ha! Can't wait to see you guys and the new babies. Let us know when you're up for visitors!

BEAUTIFUL BABIES!!!!

Sharise said...

Congrats on the twins!!! They are so adorable. It sounds like you guys and my brother's boy have the same birthday :D Good luck!

B said...

Hooray! Congratulations on a safe delivery and beautiful babies!

Jam said...

Congratulations to a fantastic visiting teacher! I'm so happy for you all! It's wonderful that everyone is doing well. I've been checking your blog to see when they were born. What cute little pumpkins!!!! A sweet treat for this holiday season--glad no tricks got in the way!! Come show them off when you can! :)

Kara said...

Congrats you guys! I can't imagine having two babies, but we're so happy for your family. I'm sure it's going to be an adventure. Best of luck and I can't wait to see them in person! Take lots of pictures and keep us all updated!

The Mathews Four said...

Congratulations Biglers! How great to check in and see this happy happy news. The babes are beautiful and I can't believe how old your big girls are. Yikes! Congrats again!
-Nate and Jessica

Marci Bigler said...

They are beautiful! Tasha, what a trooper! You did SO well to endure carrying TWINS! I can barely handle being pregnant with one (and my babies were both smaller than yours and I only had one at a time!). I look forward to when I can give birth here in a few months! You guys did great! Let the fun begin! I can't wait to meet them!

Dameron's said...

Wow Tasha you are my hero! They are adorable! Congratulations! And your poor feet! Do you need me to come and rub them? Or hold an extra baby? Or something! We love you guys!

Tanner Family said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys! The babies are adorable, and their big sisters are also so cute! Tausha looks great!

Cheree said...

Grant and Tasha!!! You are the parents of FOUR children!!! Holy smokes!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! We loved the play by play. Devlin and I read it together. We're so happy for the both of you. We'll have to stop by for a visit when you're up for it. Congratulations again. We're so happy everything turned out well.

The Favorite said...

A Big Congrats from all of us. Emma and Jacob are beautiful- well done!! Now get lots of rest.

jkziel said...

OH MY! CONGRATS. What darling little babies.

Twins.

You need to post more often, because I'm so excited to hear how 2 kiddos and a set of twins goes...hmmm...but you all probably won't find the time!

What lucky little sisters, 2 babies to share!

Ingrid said...

Many many congrats! DOUBLE congrats! Tasha, yes, you look beautiful even 9 months pregnant with twins! Holy-moly you had a very big belly-- and now you have two gorgeous babies to show for it! Way to go! We are thrilled for you and can't wait to meet the sweet new Emma and Jacob! What are you doing reading this?? If you have a free minute, you should be taking a nap! Now go! Go on! :-)
Love you guys!

Cindy Swanemyr said...

Congratulations!! What beautiful babies. So glad they finally made it here--healthy! You looked pretty miserable. I can't believe they were that big. Wow! What great parents you are. The other girls are adorable. You have your hands full, but what fun!! I miss your mom terribly, but know that you need her. So enjoy every minute!

EstesSBTAK said...

Congratulations. They both look beautiful... what a wonderful blessing for your family! Enjoy every minute! :-)

Chaka said...

Congratulations on the twins. Those are amazing pictures. It's a miracle that you body is able to return to normal so quickly after that much change. I think women deserve more credit for having babies, especially when you do double duty.