Monday, June 30, 2008

No Longer Hangin' -- Babies Arrived

On Thursday, June 26 at 8:18 and 8:19 pm our little boy and little girl arrived via C-section (2.5 and 3.5 pounds respectively).

They have made huge strides in the four days they have been in this world. Initially intubated, given surfactant and placed on a ventilator -- now they are breathing room air. Both are now tolerating oral feedings through the OG tube. They are tiny, but look good.

The experience has been overwhelming and the logistics of our lives continues to be wildly complicated. But we are keeping our heads above water.

I'll post more with the birth story and updates soon. But tonight is my first night out of the hospital in 21 days, and it is time to sleep. Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

38 comments:

Lori said...

Oh, Amy. Congratulations on your little ones. I am sending thoughts of health and growth to them, and of serenity to you!

Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story, once things calm down. In about 8 years :-).

Rest up!

bleu said...

OH Happy Birth Day and welcome babies. Much much love mama, thats awesome they are breathing room air.

much much much more love to all of you

rest rest rest

jakelliesmom said...

Mazal tov, Amy. Wishing you all much health and strength. You'll post photos?

wheelsonthebus said...

Congratulations! I hope you get some good rest.

Annalien said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your son and daughter. May they continue to thrive! Sending prayers of strength your way.

Artblog said...

CONGRATS Amy :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

stickybun07 said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that they're doing well. I hope that you and they rest and continue to recover well.

singletracey said...

Welcome little ones! So happy to read that they are doing well. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Cant wait to see a pic of your cuties!!

Tash said...

wow. Wishing you all a swift and bumpless NICU journey, and a quick arrival home.

Welcome, wee ones!

DD said...

I saw this post and thought, huh - what??? Criminy, things can change quickly!

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your babes and I'm happy to hear that they are doing well. Take care of yourself. We'll wait it out.

christina(apronstrings) said...

how exciting! congrats. i am so glad that you are "here" 'bout time, eh?

JJ said...

Amy, I am so thrilled for you. Welcome to the world, little ones!

Shelby said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad to hear that they are doing well! Sending best wishes and hugs!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad that they are making progress. I will be thinking about you and the little ones.

Katie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait for pictures, updates, and more!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Congratulations, Amy! Looking to hearing more stories and know I'm here if you ever need a venting post or someone to dance around with you over good news.

Portia P said...

Oh Amy

I'm so pleased they're here safe and sound and that you're ok.

Congratulations and i hope they go from strength to strength.

Huge hugs to you all

xxx

I Believe in Miracles said...

Came over from L&F to say Congrats on the birth of your babies!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that they are doing well, and I hope they grow very quickly!

My Reality said...

Congrats on their arrival, Amy!! I hope their stay in the NICU is short.

Stacie said...

Congratulations! Sending positive thoughts for a speedy NICU stay and that the twins are home with you before you know it!

Great weights, by the way! You done good, mama!

(mom to 28 week twin boys by way of lost and found)

Amber said...

Congratulations. I am glad they are doing well. Rest up. Looking forward to hearing more when you are up to it.

Michell said...

Congrats on your babies and sending many wishes for a short and uneventful NICU stay.

Ms. Planner said...

Amy, if I did not live so freaking far away from you, I would be there to help in a heartbeat bringing with me all sorts of rafts to help you keep your head above the water. You must be exhausted poor dear.

I am thrilled to hear about the births of your little ones.

Grow, little babies, grow!

Sleep, mama, sleep!

Geohde said...

Congratulations a thousand times, lovely lady.

Hoping those adorable twins of yours continue to kick goals,

xx

J

Rebecca said...

This is so great! You've finally met your miracles and they continue to astonish you! Congratulations and enjoy!

Kathy said...

YAY AMY!!! I was reading L&F and noticed you were no longer listed on bedrest... I was confused and then realized as I started to scroll down that it must mean that your precious baby boy and baby girl had been born!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am soooooo happy for you and your family of five! Sending lots of thoughts and prayers you and your babies way. Looking forward to hearing more of your story when you feel up to sharing.

Welcome home and sweet dreams!

Magpie said...

Congratulations and two big welcomes!

Leah said...

Congratulations! Grow, little ones, grow! xo

niobe said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to everyone!

Adriane said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your little ones. Hope they continue to make big strides. Get some rest - can't wait to hear the birth story and see pics!!

In and Out of Luck said...

Congratulations!!! And breathing room air is great - I am thinking good thoughts for them.

MsPrufrock said...

Congratulations! A bit earlier than you would have liked, no doubt, but it's great news that they are doing well.

I look forward to any updates, whenever you can squeeze them in.

Kristen said...

Congratulations, momma! I hope the babies are at home in your arms soon enough. XOXO

Aurelia said...

congratulations!!!!

I'm so glad your babies arrived safely and so very glad that one more DHEA babe has made it to the other side of IF.

Take care and post some pics when you can, or any update at all.

Blog-A-Baby said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!

Caro said...

Congratulations!

docgrumbles said...

Congrats!!!