Happy news from the Kramer camp. I really didn’t know it was going to be happy news when Kelli first called me at noon on Sunday at noonish. I was at a vintage sale about 20 minutes south of my house.
For those of you who are new, Kelli is our oldest daughter. She had fertility issues and ended up pregnant with twins. She was due May 21st. She had gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. She was scheduled for a c-section on April 29th.
The call from Kelli went something like this..
“Mom, my water broke. I can feel the cord from one of the babies. I have to call the ambulance.”
Oh my! Kelli called me as I have a scanner and often hear the ambulance and fire calls that go out from our county. Kelli and I live half an hour apart but in the same county. Had I been home and heard a call that said, “34-year-old mom pregnant with twins, water broke can feel cord, 34 weeks along, Granite Road”, I would have known it was her for sure. She didn’t want me to panic.
I was just leaving the sale so decided I would head that way and get Georgia.
Kelli had just worked a 12-hour overnight shift as a nurse. She had gotten home and didn’t feel the best. She was really sore and uncomfortable. She soaked in the tub and then went to bed. She was up and 10 to go to the bathroom and up again at noon. That’s when her water broke.
She went via ambulance to Decorah hospital where she works and then was transferred on to Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
It was 5:05 when she was admitted to the hospital. The first baby was born via c-section at 5:16 pm and the second at 5:17 pm. It was an emergency.
We have…TWIN BOYS!!
They look a little scary but no fears. Both are doing really well considering they are only 34 weeks old.
I took these pictures on Sunday night a few hours after they were born. I got word today that they are off bipap breathing. That’s awesome news!!!
So the two new stars on the scene are…
Eli Kramer Hanken…
…and Emmett John Hanken
Both weighed 5.5 pounds. I am so happy with their size considering they were so early.
We were told that the little fellows will probably need to stay here about three weeks. Kelli will likely go home Wednesday or Thursday. I told her to stay as long as they let her. It’s easier for her to see the boys.
We live about 2 hours from Rochester so the back and forth will be a little taxing. They stressed to Kelli and Jason that they need to spend some time at home. My guess is that she’ll come one day, stay over and then go home that night. Stay home a day and then be back for two days and an overnight.
I’ll tell you a little more about it all and get some new pictures once I go back and visit today. I stayed overnight in Rochester. I’m going home tonight. Kalissa has Georgia and Kelli’s dog. Tomorrow we girls are getting together and going to Kelli’s house. She left dishes and doesn’t have anything set or ready for the babies. She had been planning for a April 29th c-section and thought she had plenty of time.
So friends…that was my Sunday. When I woke that morning I never dreamed I’d be wearing this tag and be a happy grandma to two more babies…
I am thankful beyond words. I can’t tell you how many prayers and tears were shed on the way to the hospital. I was one worried mom and grandma.
As a heads up, I will likely only have one blog post a day for the next few days. I will have Georgia much of the time plus wrangling everything else. I still don’t have my Maker’s Market quilt finished…AHH!! I have one row left to quilt…then bind and then write directions. Oh my. It will get done but you can see, I’m full speed ahead on Mom and Grandma mode. That always comes first. Please be patient with me. I promise…I will always let you know if something isn’t going well.
Stay tuned…there will definitely be more stories about the two new Hanken boys!!