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#1 of 44 Old 01-05-2009, 09:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not much time for details as I desperately need to have a shower and get some sleep! My water broke at 6:30 pm Friday Jan. 2nd at 37 weeks 1 day...off to the hospital and baby A is still breech (footling now)...off for the inevitable c-section (blech)...wonderful healthy girls:

Tess 5 lbs 12.5 oz, Apgars 8,9
Kate 5 lbs 15 oz, Apgars 9,10

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No NICU!!

Anyhow, will try to post a birth story and pics in the next week or so...had to laugh that the first "your hands must be full" comment was received within 8 hours of their birth from the woman cleaning our room

Now, just managing the whole "lost more than 10% weight" issue, but they still are doing great!!

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Congratulations!!!!!! Healthy babies!!!!! Rest.

Tess is my dd's middle name.

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Congrats!!! ::
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::::::::: Congrats and LOVE the names!

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Congratulations, mama! ::

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Heather, Army wife & Mama to M (10), J (9), L & S (my HBAC babies are 7!), N & R (5), and A (born 11/30/12 UBA2C)
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Congrats!!

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woohoo! congrats! :

Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
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Congrats on the healthy twins! Get up and walking as soon as you can and take all your happy drugs, you really do heal alot better that way. :::

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Congratulations on your new blessings!
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Congratulations! Enjoy your babies and may you heal fully from your C-section.

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I was just thinking of you the other day, and wondering if you weren't getting VERY close. Well, I guess you were!!!! I hope your recovery goes well and your life gets filled with little angels helping, helping, helping.
Welcome to the world, Tess and Kate!:
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Congratulations and welcome babies! I love those names (have a Kate myself!) and am glad everyone is healthy. Wishing you a speedy recovery from the surgery and much joy with your new babes.::
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Congratulations! Especially on no NICU - that's awesome! Welcome to the world, babies!
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YAY! Congrats!!

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Boy13, Boy12, Boy10, Girl7, Girl5, Twin Boys 6/14/09
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Congratulations!!! Welcome Tess and Kate!!
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congratulations - those names are beautiful to me too. i think you hit the jackpot with your duo

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: Congratulations! Wishing you a very speedy recovery and lots and lots of snuggles with your two little ones!

Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)

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Congrats! What a momma, posting good news so soon after birth. Wonderful weights. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a great start with your girls!

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Congratulations!!

Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures! 

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Thanks Everyone...I'm happy to report that they are back to gaining instead of losing and I think my milk is finally starting to come in...darn that c-section! Had a great pediatrician at the hospital who was very supportive and had trained with Dr. Jack Newman.

So, we immediately need some advice on how to tell them apart!! We have no idea if they are identical, but no one can tell them apart...we still have the hospital bands on but are terrified of losing them! We have been using hats to tell them apart, but that's a little tricky when they both come off! Any advice?

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I've heard of painting one girl's toe, or using a sharpie marker to make an "earring" dot on an ear. Congrats again!!!!!!
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Wonderful! I'm so happy to hear your news, and big congratulations to you!
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I actually bought some henna tattoo stuff to take with me to the hospital, but I never needed it. I asked about this on a thread here before my boys were born, and people had ideas. Nail polish was one. And somebody else said, "Sharpies are non-toxic!" Mark a heel or something.

Or if you have time to mix up the whole henna thing, that might sit better with you than a stinky black permanent marker!

You could maybe mark the diaper with an A or B, and then keep track during diaper changes? Or if you're planning to have them in cloth, have designated covers/colors or something?
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we're planning to use amber necklaces in 2 different colors. maybe a permanant marker mark on the bottom of a foot, too?

Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
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Could you always dress one in blue/purple and the other in red/pink/yellow?

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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, girls!
As for telling them apart, I'd go for the Sharpie or nail polish on one (versus different colored clothes/dipes), b/c if someone else happens to change them, they might not be aware of your 'system'.

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see pics!

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I'm not great with flikr, but here's a try at some photos...let me know if it works!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3290818...hoto3063860597

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You must be soooo proud

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