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post #41 of 90
Sasha

I'm so sorry about Connor. I'll be praying for him and Seamus.

It sounds like you should call your doctor and let them know what's going on with you, too. It doesn't hurt to throw it out there, you know?

I hope things get better for all of you soon!
post #42 of 90
and Sasha

Definitely call your doc about the swelling. I hope everyone does better soon.
post #43 of 90
I'm sorry about Connor- that sounds really rough. I hope they get his infection treated soon! I'm glad you finally get to see your other kids. That will be good for all of you. I hope you figure out what's going on wiht you and I'll keep praying that you're all healthy and home soon.
post #44 of 90
Congrats, mama!!! I do hope that your babies improve and that Connor improves very soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
post #45 of 90
post #46 of 90
Aw Sasha. All of those postpartum hormones on top of everything must be really tough. I hope both boys get to come home soon. I remember the nurse trying continually to do the heel prick on Dd2 when she was a day old & she was *screaming.* Dd1 got so upset she slammed her little 3 yr old fist against the glass & shouted "Stop hurting my baby!"
I'll be thinking of all of you.
post #47 of 90
Definitely talk to someone about the swelling issues. I hope your sweet little guys are both strong and healthy soon!!
post #48 of 90
I hope Connor is on the mend and doing better shortly.
post #49 of 90
Thinking good thoughts for all of you. I'm so glad you get to see your older kids soon.
post #50 of 90
im sending all of my love & healing energy your way for connor
post #51 of 90
Sending prayers your way!!!
post #52 of 90
DDCC to say CONGRATULATIONS about the vaginal twin birth!!! You are a rockstar, mama! about the medical issues, praying you bring them both home soon!
post #53 of 90
Hang in there mama, our prayers are with you and your sweet babies!
post #54 of 90
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and well wishes. IT means a lot to me and will always be a part of the memory of the twins birth and NICU journey.

So today was an amazing day!

For the past 2 days I have seen very little of our twins because we were having some child care problems (MIL was not taking proper care of them) and we were scrambling trying to figure out what to do, we ended up keeping our 2 and 4 year old with us and my mom has our 3 oldest for the next few days. So anyway I walk into the NICU and there is Connor out of the isolate and in an open bed! He still has a little air being given to him and antibiotics running through a line to him but other than that he is free! It was so neat to see him in clothes and hold him close again. He took a few ml from a bottle (my breastmilk) so that was even more progress, things are really looking up for him.

Seamus is doing GREAT! For him we are just waiting for him to put on weight and learn to eat. Speaking of which I have been promised what feels like a million times but tonight I actually was able to put Seamus to the breast for the first time! He didnt nurse but it was so special. At some point I realized we were in the lactation room alone and I realized that it was the FIRST time for me to be alone with either of my boys I cried great big tears of joy and poor little man just looked up at me like I had lost my mind. It was so sweet.

The testing on the placenta came back and it is official, the boys are identical! We had thought they probably were but it was neat to have genetic "official" proof of it.

So that is my great news for the day, well that and I now pump around 8oz at a setting! What the heck am I going to do with all this milk???
post #55 of 90


I am so happy Connor is better! And Identical? How awesome is that! And you can always make breastmilk cheese.
post #56 of 90
What wonderful news!! I'm so glad both boys are doing well!
post #57 of 90
Identical twins, wow! You're going to have fun with that when they're older...

I'm so glad Connor is doing better - it must be so hard to see them so little going through so much.

Does the hospital have a breastmilk bank you can donate to?

Did you find out anything about the swelling you were experiencing?
post #58 of 90
Sasha, Im so glad things are looking up! Thanks for keeping us posted!
post #59 of 90
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Originally Posted by SashaBreeze View Post
At some point I realized we were in the lactation room alone and I realized that it was the FIRST time for me to be alone with either of my boys I cried great big tears of joy and poor little man just looked up at me like I had lost my mind. It was so sweet.
*Sniff, sniff* Brought tears to my eyes, too! 3

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Originally Posted by SashaBreeze View Post
So that is my great news for the day, well that and I now pump around 8oz at a setting! What the heck am I going to do with all this milk???
Sweet!! I'm so happy for you, Mama!
post #60 of 90
Your post made me cry too! That's so special and sweet that Seamus got to your breast finally, even if he didn't nurse yet it was still a wonderful milestone!
Our family has been watching your posts and we were so happy so hear of their progress.

Having five kiddos of our own I can't imagine being away from them and then finding out they weren't in the most perfect care, it would break my heart. I'm glad that is resolved and hope you're all adjusting well now.

And hey, my husband really does make cheese and he's often joked about making breastmilk cheese with my extra milk! :Lil I've heard it's a very sweet delicacy! :Lil

Kiss those *identical* little angels and know you are all in our thoughts.

Blessings mama!
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