Friday, January 6, 2012

Lucy in the Sky with diamonds......

On December 9th at 9:14am my TWIN GIRLS came into this world!!! Lucy Asher, weighing 6.4 lbs. and Sky Rachel, weighing 6.14 lbs.
"For the LORD is good and His love endures FOREVER!"
After 25 HOURS of labor, the last 3 of which i pushed and pushed and couldn't move them a single inch, we headed to the OR during hour 26 for a c-section. and it's a good thing we did because the second they got little Lucy out Ms. Sky went breech so we would have ended up there either way.
the girls were born as HEALTHY as could be! i lost a LOT of blood and almost had to get a transfusion so we stayed 3 nights in the hospital. monday morning rolled around, the girls were now both weighing 6.7 lbs and mama got the okay from the doctor to go home. dad packed up our little troop of 4 and took us HOME!
the first week home was BRUTAL for me. all those painkillers and i was still in pain so i could barely move. thank God my mother was staying with us, as well as my sister. they were HUGE helps! i barely remember anything from that week, other than pain pain pain. but after 6 days my mom dragged me out of bed, into the sun, then into the shower, then outside for short walks 4 times a day. things finally started to turn around:) EVERY day since i've felt better than the one before. my mother is still living here, which is a MUST, and we are ALL having a blast taking care of these bundles of joy:)
Christmas was awesome!!! Both sides of my family have been visiting and helping like crazy (my girls are the first grandkids). My husband is on cloud 9 and beyond elated to have his wife back and smiling- i think he thought i'd never be happy again after 8.5 months of feeling miserable. I feel INCREDIBLY blessed by God.......
thank you again to EVERY one who has sent me the most encouraging instagram messages, facebook comments, tweets and texts during this ENTIRE process. you guys kept me going and are still continuing to do so. i wouldn't be where i am today, as happy as i am today, without all of your love and support- TRULY!
and now, i'm off to prepare bottles, change diapers, give eskimo kisses galore and SNUGGLE my brains out:)
love, love, love,
rachel, lucy and sky demsick (and robert too!)


  1. I'm so glad you got through this smiling at the end! Those sweet babies make it all worth it, don't they? Thank God for that. I needed a transfusion after my first (not a c-section either) and ended up being in the hospital for 4 nights, and couldn't sit without major pain for almost 6 weeks. It was no fun, let me just say that. But he was a perfectly healthy little guy, and I was so thankful for that! (And my next two labors went beautifully, though I almost didn't make it to the hospital in time with the last one.)

  2. I am so happy for you all, and seeing that smile on your face, I know the pain was worth it. What adorable little bundles they are. So glad your mom is able to stay with you. Hugs to all three girls.

  3. Your darlings are so precious! I'm glad to hear everything is getting better and better during your road to recovery.. good thing you have 2 sources of joy to distract you from the pain. ;) Enjoy every second and congrats to your growing family! *love and hugs*

  4. Yay, so beautiful, all of you. Congrats.

  5. Oh my goodness they are so sweet! So happy for you and so glad that they are here and you do not have to be pregnant anymore. I was glad when that was over with my second one. Can't wait to see more pictures. My little one just turned 1 in December and I know what fun you are going to have as they grow and get older! Hold on tight b/c it is a fun ride! xo

  6. I am over the moon with happiness for you and your family Rachel - you so deserve it! The girls are just gorgeous! xo

  7. I am so happy for you! They are beautiful and you are very blessed!

  8. Looking forward to following your adventures,
    maternal, creative and otherwise!

  9. You are amazing mama and it is a pleasure to follow your adventures. All the best!