My twins have arrived!!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Hi all!

Just wanted to post a quick announcement that my twins arrived October 23rd via c-section.

My water broke the 22nd and I waited in a hospital labor room for 12 hours for my contractions to start but they never did. The next morning I was given a choice of a c/s or induction. I chose the c-section since I knew they'd be small and didn't want to stress them. Fortunately I did since my boy had a knot in his cord! A normal delivery would have been scary with that condition.

Lillian (Lilly) was born first at 5 lbs 1 oz.
Ross was born a minute later at 4 lbs 11 oz.

I lost a lot of blood during the surgery and became severely anemic. I was very close to needing a blood transfusion but luckily avoided it. I also developed severe swelling in my legs and feet. It was so severe that very few of my shoes or pants fit. Flip flops and capri stretch pants in late October is not fun.

Babies are healthy but small. Lilly was discharged from the hospital last Sunday but Ross is still there. He is fine but due to his prematurity he has trouble feeding. He tends to poop out and not eat. So to keep his weight up the put a tube through his nose for his milk. It is heart-wrenching to have him here but I know it is best. The nurses say that at any time he'll just suddenly figure it out. I can't wait for that to happen!!!!

I'm using my iPhone to post this so not sure how to post pictures but when I actually get a few minutes I will update with photos.
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