Thursday, September 11, 2014

They are here

Yesterday at 30 week exactly I started having contractions at 4:00 am and had a C-section later in the afternoon. Lilah Grace was born at 2:08 pm and Olivia June was born at 2:15. Lilah weighing 3 lbs and Olivia weighing 3 lbs 5 oz. They are in the NICU and as of tonight Olivia was taken off her cpap and is breathing room unassisted. Lilah was able to do Kangaroo care with her daddy. He has been the one changing diapers, taking their temps and cleaning the feeding tubes. As of tonight I am still so nervous with the girls. You would think it would be the other way around. We have to wait for Olivia to get her Pic line done ( in a few days) before she can do kangaroo care. I decided to stay in the hospital my full four days so I can be close to the girls. I plan on going back to work on Monday, this way I will have my full maternity leave when the girls come home. Since Al works at the hospital he can check on them many times a day and I am planning on visiting before work and after work each day. The NICU doctor told us to expect them to be in NICU for 6 to 10 weeks. But, she also told us that the girls are doing amazing for their gestational age. It could be earlier. Here are a few pics.


Lilah



Olivia

27 comments:

  1. T, they are precious! congrats Mama. Take care of yourself. Holding you all in the Light.

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  2. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! They look adorable and I'm so glad that they are doing well!

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  3. I am just so over the moon happy for you that they are doing so well!

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  4. The news of Olivia and Lilah's arrival just fills my heart with so much joy. Your journey to get to this point has been like no other, and I am so in awe at how you've handled everything. Well done to Al too - he sounds like he's already being the best Daddy in the world!

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  5. Congratulations they are beautiful!! They sound like very strong little girls!!!

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  6. Read this on Cristy's blog late last night...and now pictures! They are beautiful little girls, T...they must take after their mama. :) Congratulations and take care of yourself.

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  7. Grey and I are over the moon for you guys. Congratulations again and welcome to the world Olivia and Lilah!

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  8. Congrats to you and they are absolutely gorgeous. Pray the next weeks go smoothly and you will have your little bundles home soon.

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  9. The biggest of congrats to you!!! I am so glad they are doing well and pray they continue to progress :)

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  10. Thank God I read this on Cristy's blog, because for some reason your blog wasn't showing up in my feed! I am so so so happy for you! The girls are beautiful, I hope things go well over hte next few weeks :)

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  11. Congratulations! Your girls are gorgeous!

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  12. They are so beautiful, congrats mama!! The nicu journey isn't easy but those little loves will be home before you know it and you'll be wishing you had a nurse's help at night. Keep us posted on how the girls are doing.

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  13. I'm so happy they are here and healthy. They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I've been thinking of you all week. Sending up prayers for you guys. XO

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  14. They are perfect!!! Congrats!!!!

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  15. OMG!!!!! They are beautiful!!!!! Congratulations....and good job both of you!!!! So very exciting!!! So wonderful that Al will be there a lot too! I have a strong feeling they will come home sooner then you think:)))

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  16. Congrats on your beautiful baby girls!!!

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  17. Congrats on 2 beautiful girls! Sending lots of prayers your way that they stay strong and are healthy and fluorish everyday! xoxo!

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  18. Congrats! Your journey has been inspiring. The twins are beautiful. God Bless.

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  19. Congrats Mama! They are beautiful!! Looking forward to more photos later on :-) Praying for them and hoping they have no complications and get to come home earlier than the doctors expect! Well wishes being sent your way too! As a warning that first time you have to leave them may be one of the hardest nights of your life. ♡

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  20. So glad to hear of their safe arrival. Congratulations on your beautiful girls!

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  21. Congratulations! So glad that everyone is safe. They are precious!

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  22. Such sweet little babies! So glad to hear you're doing well.

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  23. So SO precious!!!!!! I love seeing all the pics and updates!!!!

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  24. I'm so late - but congratulations on your beautiful girls. x

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