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Babies are here! Small update post # 40! Pics #62 Update #83 and #93

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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.
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Congratulations! They were good sizes, considering their early arrival. I'm so glad they're doing well. Yay! : Enjoy your baby-moon and post a pic if you get a chance.

I'll bet they're as beautiful as their names
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Congratulations! :

I'm so glad everything is alright and they are such nice healthy sizes! Good job!
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Congratulations! Glad to hear they are doing well.
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I love your humor about them "escaping" early. So glad your all doing well!: Congratulations!!!
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Congrats!! ::

It sounds like they are doing well despite their escape.

Are they our first April babies?
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Congratulations!!!
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Sending lots of :for a quick and boring NICU stay! Those weights are FANTASTIC!
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Congratulations! Glad to hear all is well.
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Wow! Great weights for so early. Glad to hear they are doing well.

Congrats to you, mama!
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Oh wow, our first babies! Congratulations on the healthy arrival of your son and daughter!!! :
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Awesome! Good Job, mama! You were growing some big babies . So glad they're both doing well. It's amazing to believe we've now got our first DDC babies. My thoughts are with your wonderful little family
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congrats mama!

Sending healthy baby vibes your way...

I wonder how big they would have been if you had gone to term? WOW!
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Wowee, our first babies
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: congratualtions! very impressive sizes
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Originally Posted by skybluepink02 View Post
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.
: CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME BENJAMIN AND EMALINE!!!! :

How exciting! Those are some BIG 33 weekers! Good job, skybluepink!




Ok... I'm sure you're all over it, but the former NICU nurse in me won't let me go without asking if you been given good support for pumping and breastfeeding? I'm sure you probably looked into it, but renting a hospital grade pump for home can *really* make a difference in helping to build/ maintain supply if you go home before the babies do. As well as trying to pump at least every 3 hours (some say 2-3 hours) until your supply is up, then you can give yourself one 4-5 hour strech at night (but... obviously, pay attention to whether doing that negatively effects your supply and go back to every 3 if it does). Like I said, this is probably stuff you already are doing/ know, but I've read several stories of people on MDC w/ babies in the NICU who were not given a pump and instructions/ support ASAP (one who had twins and who was not given a pump for like 5-6 days !) and I just wanted to make sure that you are being given support if you choose to breastfeed (I think I remember you mentioning you were planning to, I apologize if I'm wrong).

Again, congrats on your BIG babies and I hope their NICU stay is short and uneventful!
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wow! congratulations!! Those are great sizes for how early they were. Please post some pics when you have some free time(haha!) Keep us updated!:
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Awesome! I'm impressed that they're so big! Congratulations
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Wishing you all the best and a very short NICU stay!

and may I add that february 21st is an excellent birthday to have (as a feb 21st birthday girl myself!)
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oh boy congrats!! enjoy your new babies!!
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: Congratulations!! :

You grew some big babies! That's wonderful, especially since they arrived ahead of schedule.
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