March 30, 2009

my big day, Part I


THERE HERE!!

Thanx to JJWT for pitch-hitting for me on our blog, thanx to each and every one of you who left me awesome comments! lurve you a billion! Ok, I have to seriously cover this in parts or I'll never get through it bc I'm a rEaL mOm now and busy but hello, need to journal my big day. It was the hardest and yet easiest thing of my life, does that make sense? I totally get parenthood now.

Natural childbirth is soooo peaceful slash rewarding.

Soooo lets start @ the beginning. Last week I was like 12 months preggo, buying my time til the feti would exit, getting pedis and going to lunch while thinking about my hardships. My first water-brake thought was i'm sooo greatful not to have april fool's day babies, my second thought was omgosh everyone's going to see my choo-chee, my third thought was yesss, they can announce it THIS sunday instead of waiting til after confrince, my fourth thought was holy crap I better get ready!


So, showered then blowdried my darling/ginorm hair then flat-ironed and then VERY carefully wrapt each strand of hair around the curling iron so it turned out all sassy long and loose. The labor pain was sooo unbareable but this was my first official act as a rEaL mOm, took forever but seriously worth it, these pics are gonna be around a looooong time and no offense, but my mom looks gross and tired in the pics from my birth and cropping her out for my wedding vid was just sad, so I wanted to protect the feti from that. I was already such a mama bear!!

My cramped garden womb was a fist of cringy tightness but still thinking of others I took time to text the RS pres that it looked like we'd be home Sunday nite so she'd probably want to pick up our Rio the night before, then we prayed that no matter what else happens we'll be happy as long as they have hair, then threw my lipgloss and tutus {just in case they were both girls} in my anthro hospital bag and FertileBuns and me were off to the hospital.

too be continued...

75 comments:

Liesl said...

Oh my gosh. You are so. Brave. Seriously.

Kayleigh said...

I've been looking forward to reading your blog all weekend! I'm stoked for the rest! You're such a trooper, having to go through that pain all for the sake of your feti. I admire you.

Rach said...

choo-chee?

as long as they have hair?

wow.

I LOVE THE CRAP OUT OF THIS BLOG.

Congrats, TAMN.

Tammy said...

I'm so glad you took the time to do your hair and look beautiful before going to the hospital. The new baby/mom pictures will look great!

kris said...

You poor thing. You had to crop your mom out of your own birth pictures?? I am SO GREATFUL you are giving your kids such a better life than you had.

Can't wait to hear the rest!! BAA!

Kate said...

I can't believe you're going to make us wait for the whole story.

Trent!? said...

HAHAHA!

I know EXACTLY the hairstyle you're describing. I love you and am SOOOO glad the feti are here. Can't wait for part II!

Cheri said...

Thanks for letting us know you GET parenting now that you've had 72 hours to figure it all out.

Kerry said...

you ARE so brave!

Ruth said...

I CAN'T TAKE THE SUSPENSE!!!!!!

Steve & Alli said...

I am dying to hear more!

Sarah said...

Baaaaaahh!!!! Totally cannot even believe it TAMN!! I bet you just looked gorgeous in your hospital gown. I am so seriously jealous of how awesome I'm sure you looked... wow.

Token Asian Friend said...

I hate it when other people look ugly in your cute pics. You should be used to it by now though!

Hopefully your babies don't have to crop themselves out of their baby pics! Can't wait to hear all about them!

Heather said...

Congrats on your latest accessories!

angela said...

Ooooh, installments, this is like Twilight only better cuz we know the darling feti are NOT vampires, plus you're blog is not like 6,000 pages long!!! Such a TENDER MERCY that you had the strength and steadfastedness to do your hair. I have been checking your blog like every too minutes waiting for the news! I am txting all my besties RIGHT NOW!!!

PS Thnk GOODNESS the babies came now - their SO SMART! Now there b-days will NEVER fall on confrince, cuz that would be sad/lame/boorrrrring...

angela said...

Ooooh, installments, this is like Twilight only better cuz we know the darling feti are NOT vampires, plus you're blog is not like 6,000 pages long!!! Such a TENDER MERCY that you had the strength and steadfastedness to do your hair. I have been checking your blog like every too minutes waiting for the news! I am txting all my besties RIGHT NOW!!!

PS Thnk GOODNESS the babies came now - their SO SMART! Now there b-days will NEVER fall on confrince, cuz that would be sad/lame/boorrrrring...

Katie said...

TAMN, you're selflessness amazes me.

missbritt said...

I'm so mad/glad you're making us wait to hear the whole story.
CongraDulationS!

Juliet said...

Wow TAMN you are seriously so tough. I know when it was MY labor/delivery day, those conjunctions hurt so much that I had to wait until I was already @ the hospital with the wonderful epidural numbing the awful pains before I could manage to put on makeup for those birth pictures.

You must be tonz more righteous than me.

Lynne said...

You are a marketing genius.

dunnthat said...

Oh...em...GOSH!! It's JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS! Your own star in Bethlehem. Good for you TAMN. I am so shure you kept your hair in perfect place without any icky sweating...so not attractive. So thoughtful of you to give the RS a head's up so they didn't have to brake the sabbath. Always thinking of others...

I wished you'd started the post with the feti/now perfectly newborn sexes. Did you get your girl?

keighty said...

Seriously, TAMN. Making us wait for part two is worse than Grey's making us wait FOUR WEEKS for the next episode.

Stop teaching me patience. I must know how it all went (unless the lady behind TAMN actually did give birth-- in which case, congratulations! And take care of yourself!).

Rach said...

holy holy holy crap crap crap! You are such a mama bear! I wonder if they WERE both girls??? Was the lipgloss for you or for them?? Did Lynzii come to the hospital? Is Yvette speaking to you now that you're a mom?

FertileBuns = gross and awesome.

Scarlett said...

Will you please, please, PLEASE post pics! The suspense is killing me!

kris said...

i love that you call it "MY BIG DAY" bc even though it's the twins' birthday, it's still ALL ABOUT TAMN.

baahahahahha!

Sarah's blog... and I guess our newlywed blog that I update like twice a year. said...

seriously, i have been going insane ALL WEEKEND waiting for news. as in checking the computer every hour. i wish i could say i'm joking like i normally am when i'm posting on this blog, but im not.

ANYWAY. please post the rest soon!!! i'm dying over here!!

Sarah said...

What? No names? I have been waiting on pins and needles all weekend, and I want the whole long gruesome story! Ugh. So lame that I have to wait.

Kristina P. said...

Crap. I was totally planning on just flat ironing my hair, before I expelled the feti from my womb, but I guess I'm going to have to curl it too!!

How do you feel about crimping?

Amy said...

Your feti/neonati are SOOOO lucky to have such a thoughtful mother. Congratulations on your labor of LOVE.

Wells said...

I luv the new blog header--all pink and blue with the hatchlings! that mustuv been why it took you a while to post the news, getting that so cute. now remove those floating feti widgets and give us more news!!

Katie Rich said...

So smart. Tired/sweaty post-preggo pics are the worst.

Happy Heifer said...

You deffinitly are a marketing genious!! I am sure you had a perfect delivery with perfect children and are n ow perfectly happy in post partum just like the rest of us in our "BLOG" Lives. Congratulations if you really did have twins even if you are a dude this is still a great read and pictures would be cool even if they are not totally real!! LOL
CONGRATULATIONS

Jewel said...

Hahahahahahahaha ....fertilebuns...That is absolutely amazing. And I am so greatful that you took all of that time to make sure you looked bautiful for your big day, because, let's face it--you're going to remember this day forever. Don't want to have any regrets, you know?

Melinda said...

I love it when people blog every single micropscopic detail of their birth story! Forget pics of the babies, don't forget the pic of the placenta!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I am so glad you totally get parenthood. That is so important. And I think curling your hair before giving birth was truly an act of unselfishness. Wow. You are so giving!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm going to be in Orem slash Provo the end of April but I'm thinking I'm STILL not going to get to meet you. Bummer.

Mhana said...

Mama Bear, you need to get new widgets so we can delight in your baby bears instead of the creepy and repulsive tickers! PROMISE ME the first pics of your babylets I see will feature a bow taped to angelbaby's pointy red bald head!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

"Fertilebuns"-I lourve it!!

Mhana said...

Mama Bear, you need to get new widgets so we can delight in your baby bears instead of the creepy and repulsive tickers! PROMISE ME the first pics of your babylets I see will feature a bow taped to angelbaby's pointy red bald head!

Sadie said...

Seriously Sweety, We don't care how it happend, we just want photos!

The Vigh Household said...

You are just so brave. I can't believe you remembered the lip gloss while all that pain was going on. You are such a good mom. I was dying to hear all about you! Seriously, I left my meeting twice today just to check the blog. It was that important to find out how you were. So glad you're okay. I bet the girls are seriously gorgeous.!

Kemi said...

I don't know which made me laugh harder-- that you could be "announced" in Sacrament Meeting before the Conference break or that the RS President needed to get your Cafe Rio on Saturday, so as not to break the sabbath.

(Although it's an ox-in-the-mire situation, for sure. Only I bet you didn't want to be compared to an ox. But then if she got the food on Saturday, would it be as good on Sunday? What a dilemnma. My head hurts.)

Also? I am dying to know just what parts of your labor were "natural". I'm guessing there weren't many.

Congrats!

Practically Perfect In Every Way said...

you are the most perfect luckiest person ever in the entire world and church! way to go all natural, you make me so proud!
congrats! seriously, congrats!!!

linds said...

I'm so glad you had time to primp, how sad would it half been if your pics were fugly.... Ok, now hurry and write part 2 so I can find out what you had!!!

Charity said...

Natural childbirth? Didn't JJWT say something about an epidural?

mindy said...

congrads, tamners. can't wait to here the rest!! names???

The Kindle Family said...

Congratulations TAMN and JJWT! That's friggin awesome that you got all ready for the births. For my planned c-section I was able to do my hair and make-up, but when I got there they put an ugly blue cap on my head, I looked like a nerdy doctor. Anyway, congrats! Lets see pics!

Lovin Elly said...

OMG...you had me rolling on the floor while reading!!!! CONGRATS!!! I am so excited to keep following...

The Bradley's said...

I have bin dyeing to hear your story!!! I need more more more! Of course, I know you need to take care of the exited feti but rilly I'm about to pee my pants waiting for more deetails. JJWT is going to talk to his profs about missing some school rite? Ewww...is Ruth going to come help out? SEE, I'm just dyeing to know!!!!

Sweet Em said...

I. CAN. NOT. handle this bean in enstallments. I want to know what happened NOW.

Shari Davis said...

Seriously! You read all these comments!?!?! Wow! I think I'm more impressed with THAT! Just kidding! Congrats on your fetis! I had 2 boys, and they're so fun! But I hope you got your girl(s)!

~*~*~Britni~*~*~ said...

BAAAAAAA!!!!!!! TAMN YOUR A BABY-MAMA!!!!!!!! I'm so bringing you 1/16 of a Cafe Rio pork salad to help you out in your time of trail. I know you usually like 1/8 of a salad, but hun, you've only got like a day left before you need to fit into your pre-prego jeans!

Nicole said...

Tamn! I'm so freaking excited 4 u! ur the greatest mom ever and ur babys will be greatful u looked so hott for them. Soooo happy for you... and I bet Lynzy looked totally frump-o-mom when she had her babies.

Nicole said...

Tamn! I'm so freaking excited 4 u! ur the greatest mom ever and ur babys will be greatful u looked so hott for them. Soooo happy for you... and I bet Lynzy looked totally frump-o-mom when she had her babies.

AnJilleen said...

"THERE" here!!! That was the first of many laughs on this post!

Casey and Jeannie said...

Wow, I'm so sorry your RS prez isn't worthy enough to just hear the spirit tell her that you were on your way and to remember Cafe Rio. Instead you had to CALL her? Wow. Like I would totally move just to get out of that ward.

brossettelewis said...

I want baby pictures!

kris and judd said...

Wow, 20 years from when people watch your twinsers wedding video they will see how hott there mom was when she broght them in the world! That was so awesome of you to think of them while suffering so much!

Lisa and Brian said...

BAAA! TAMN! You are so awesome for blessing the world with your hot twinners! Can't wait to hear the rest.

Ashley Ann said...

LOVE
THIS
BLOG

ramsam said...

I always got pedis before my babies could come into the world. So many photos and videos of baby being lifted above the blue sheets- you don't want your toes to look gross in the shot!

This is the real honest truth, too.

Diagnose Rachel said...

I'm so sorry you didn't tear to the 4th degree,then you'd get even more support and apathy and meals and house cleaning.

But I'm SO glad to know every moment how good you're heeling is going. Don't forget when you chaings thier tiny tiny diapers, tu steal some of that diaper cream for your DTP (down their parts, or Choo-chee as you called them.

Hope those babies sleep great and your pedi's are fast so you can tell us more of the story. Like all about the nurse, and what swear words you didn't say, and how mean the doc was. Ya know, the good stuff. Oh, and you must tell us about the beauty/flaws of the room. Ours had a flour photo in a frame that could be pushed away for oxygen and sucktion for the babes or the mom. TO PRETTY!

Love you tamn, butlove those babies more!

Catie said...

EEEEEEE! TAMN! Your the best! With all youre trails and afflektions and HARDEST preggo life EVER your reddy for sleshtial parenting! Its soo part of the plan!!!! JJWT should be burtsing with pride at his richous seed! Allas, im only a super cute/total hot spinsty, so im soooo jeloss at youre amazine life!!!!!

Catie said...

EEEEEEE! TAMN! Your the best! With all youre trails and afflektions and HARDEST preggo life EVER your reddy for sleshtial parenting! Its soo part of the plan!!!! JJWT should be burtsing with pride at his richous seed! Allas, im only a super cute/total hot spinsty, so im soooo jeloss at youre amazine life!!!!!

momodafoxes4 said...

well....I'm still preggo and you are not....Congrats!
Ummmm...natural childbirth...epidural? I guess you consider it natural becuz you didn't need a ceasar salad selection....either way...glad your babes got here safe and sound!

Megan Gery said...

So ummmmm... did they have hare?

Sarah said...

Congrats, TAMN! I had to weigh in on your poll. I wouldn't call your babies feti anymore. I would call them the babies formerly known as feti.

That's what I call my baby. Only I call her the baby formerly known as fetus.

pocketposies said...

Choo Chee?
I'm telling my DTD husband that one.
Made me pee my snug little pants. Oh yeah, get ready for that with that 3rd degree tear of yours. You'll be lizzing (laughing/wizzing) your post-partum-in-between-maternity-&-not-maternity pants for the rest of your life.

Brittany Ann said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to find out if you had boys or girls, or both! How exciting.

Winder Love said...

CONGRATS!!!! BAHHH!!! And don't just leave us hanging like that. I want to here MOOOORE!

Kayleen the Violinist said...

ROFL. Keep it coming!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Good girl! You made sure you were pretty for the birth photos and videos! You're my hero.

Michelle said...

"There here" I hope I'm not the first to recognize this idiotic mistake. And I also hope that someone besides you will do your twins a favor by teaching them correct English grammar.

cchrissyy said...

You're such a good mom already! yay!

Bee and Rose said...

Well, frapadoodle!!! I am always late to the good parties!!! I can't wait to hear more!