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Old 09-16-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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*UPDATE* So the Twins are here!!

UPDATE 11/11:
I have missed talking to you all but have been so busy with the boys! They are both finally eating on their own. Xander got to come home last night and it was a wonderful, sleepless night! Zackary is still having some problems remembering to breath when he's eating so he will still be in the hospital for about another week. They have both hit 6 pounds and are little porkchops! They are sucking me dry, I can't keep up! Here are some pics...

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UPDATE:

Thank you all so much for your responses, it has been really great hearing from you all when things have been so tough. Thankfully the boys are both doing pretty well considering how early they were. They are breathing on their own and finally both of them are tolerating feeding. It's been such a rough week though. Nothing could have prepared me for having NICU babies! They are both having a few episodes a day where they stop breathing or their heart stops. Every time anything beeps, even the microwave, my heart stops. We are almost an hour from the hospital and DH is trying to work and take care of DD who had an ear infection this week and then diarrhea from the antibiotics so daycare won't take her. Sometimes it's hours in between visits and it's so hard to leave them! I usually get to hold them each once a day for about 20 minutes. I've only held Zack twice though cause he's less stable. They now weigh about 2 pounds 8 ounces each. All you mommas still preggers are in my prayers that you make it all the way to 40 weeks!

Some pics from this week...

My first time holding Zackary


Xander


Zackary holding Daddy's hand



So on Saturday I was having contractions all day long but they were totally irregular and not that painful. I went to bed at 11:30 and by 12:30 I was wide awake with contractions every 4 minutes. I woke up DH and we made a mad dash for the hospital which was 45 min away from home. By the time I got there, the contractions were only 2 min apart and coming strong. They told me that I was dilated to 3 and gave me magnesium sulfate to stop the contractions. About an hour or so after that, I was still having them and the nurse came in to check me. I was dilated to 6 and she said she was gonna call my Dr. and probably up the dose on the magnesium. She comes in 5 minutes later and says the Dr. wants to section me. So I'm trying to grasp what's going on and there are nurses rushing around me, wheeling me to the surgical suite. It was madness! About 20 minutes later at 7:36am on Sep 12th, Zackary Tyler was born and at 7:38am his brother Xander James joined him. They were about 10 weeks early. Now, four days later they are both in the NICU and doing surprisingly well. Xander is actually getting breast milk and Zackary is just about to come off his ventilator. They occasionally stop breathing or their little hearts stop beating but apparently that is totally normal for preemies. Anyways, I guess I beat you all to the finish line! Haha.


Zackary Tyler


Xander James

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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Congratulations Mama, they are gorgeous!!!
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Congrats! They are beautiful! Hope they continue to get well soon and are home well before their edd's!
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Your boys are beautiful. Congratulations!!!!
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Wow! Congratulations and they are so cute!
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Congrats. Prayers that everyone continues to do well! They are so cute.
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Congratulations! I am showing my DH later... they are so adorable!
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Congrats Mama. What a blessing to have 2 beautiful baby boys. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and each and every day those little babies will grow stronger.
Thanks so much for the update and pics.
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OMG CONGRATS!!!! Praying for a speedy recovery for you and the boys!
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Congrats and happy healing. Hopefully all 3 of you start feeling better.
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