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My babies are here! Update # 27 and 29

post #1 of 33
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Benjamin Rhys and Emaline Marie were born Saturday, February 21 at 33 weeks. I went into the hospital Thursday with high blood pressure and on Saturday it spiked up very, very high. The babies were born 3 hours later. Ben is an incredible 6lbs even and Emaline is 5 lbs even. They are breathing room air, and starting feed via feeding tubes. Emaline is still on a bubble bi-pap, but Ben is off of his and not even on a nasal cannula. I'm so proud and happy to have such gorgeous babies, even though they decided to escape early.
post #2 of 33
Congratulations on your lovely new babies. I hope that your time in hospital is brief and that you are all home together soon! Good size, too. How early were they?
post #3 of 33
Congratulations!

Those are amazing weights for 33 weekers. Here's hoping your NICU stay is short.
post #4 of 33
Congratulations and welcome babies!! ::

What great weights, too, and beautiful names. Hope your recovery and NICU time goes well!

post #5 of 33
Wow, congratulations! Those are GREAT weights for 33-week twins. Mine were only 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 pounds at almost 37 weeks. And it sounds like they're doing well. That's great news!
post #6 of 33
Whoa, HUGE babies for so young! I'm in awe

I hope they continue to do well and that you are all home soon.

Congratulations!
post #7 of 33
OMG!!!! I just posted your spotlight thread yesterday and was wondering how you were doing!

Those are awesome weights at 33 weeks, WOW!

Sending you good vibes for getting those little bambinos home soon!!
post #8 of 33
Wow!!! I'm floored! That is great that they were so big! I hope you and your family do well. Welcome, babies!
post #9 of 33
Congratulations! Beautiful names and amazing weights!
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody. I'll update with a birth story when I get a free second. All my time is spend either pumping or going up to the nursery til my nurse chases me into bed. My milk hasn't come in yet, but I'm getting a fair amound of colostrum to give them through their feeding tubes.


Small update: Emaline is off her bi-pap and only on a tiny bit of supplementary oxygen. Ben is on a tiny bit of oxygen sometimes, but spends a good bit of the day just breathing on his own! With the bi-paps gone, we can see their precious little faces. Ben looks JUST like his daddy. Everyone who sees him says so. Emaline looks a lot like my dad and a bit like me. Ben has light brown/strawberryish hair and Emaline has lots of black hair that sticks straight up everywhere! I wonder if she'll keep it like my dad or lose it all and turn blonde like Ryan's side of the family. Both of them quiet down when they hear my voice and Ryan's spent lots of time singing to them whenever we can't hold them. They like that a lot. They're beautiful and I'm so in love already.
post #11 of 33
YAY!!:
post #12 of 33
Welcome to the world E and B! Grow fast and get home soon!

I have a red head and was so surprised. The first thing I said to ds, "omg, you have red hair!" :
post #13 of 33
Congratulations and welcome to Ben and Emaline!!! They sound like they are doing great! I hope that continues and NICU time is short and they come home soon. I have 3 redheads and they are indeed lovely .
post #14 of 33
Congratulations! Welcome to the world Benjamin Rhys and Emaline Marie
post #15 of 33
Great to hear your news! What big babies. Best wishes to all of you!
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post #16 of 33
Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, sweet babies!!! Such beautiful names and excellent weights--that's almost exactly what my boys were at 35w!
post #17 of 33
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Congratulations!

Those are amazing weights for 33 weekers. Here's hoping your NICU stay is short.
YES! That's really incredible! Congratulations!! If you need any NICU pointers, please ask - we went through it, too. If yours has a March of Dimes rep, be sure to seek her out, and make sure you find a really good lactation consultant, even if your milk comes in quickly, your babies might need some special help.

Anyway, I'm so excited for you all! Yay for healthy babies!
post #18 of 33
congratulations mama - praying for a short stay there.
xxx
post #19 of 33
congratulations! I've never heard of such big 33-weekers, that's incredible! yay! Congratulations on your new little ones!
post #20 of 33
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Congratulations!

Those are amazing weights for 33 weekers. Here's hoping your NICU stay is short.
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