Both of them spent 24 hours in NICU. The NICU time for DS was related to his breathing-- he had trouble for the first few hours after birth, and needed supplemental oxygen and careful watching. DD2 was in there (not right after birth-- she was moved there on the third day) because her jaundice was so severe, and because she'd lost 20% of her body weight, which was alarming to even me. I'm not sure what benefit there was to her being put in there-- they wanted her under lights, and that could have been done in my room just as well. I still can't figure that one out.
They both came home when I went home, though.
(Although I had to fight hard to bring DD2 home, because her weight was under 5 lbs, and they had a policy about not sending babies home until 5 pounds. She was literally ONE OUNCE under five pounds! By the next morning, she'd gained six ounces.)
Good luck to everyone!
One woman in a house full of men: my soul mate: or... twin sons:(HS seniors) ... step-son: (a sophomore) ... our little man: (a first grader) ... and there is another female in the house, after all: our.
My twin B also had some minor sucking issues, but they resolved within a few weeks.
one night in NICU, then 2 days rooming in with me before leaving, we were there to monitor jaundice but pushed them into releasing us and got bili lights and bili blankets brought to our house.
ME&HE... loving our: dd(18) ~~ds(13) dd(13)~~ dd(10)
C-section due to pre-eclampsia and HELLP:
Born @ 30 weeks. 6 weeks in the NICU, no issues- "feeders and growers" from day 1.
37 weeks exactly (and 20-some minutes). Twin B (double footling breech extraction) spent a couple of hours in the NICU warming up and being checked out (was a slow starter breathing after birth) that first day, eight or so hours after birth (while I was sleeping). We went home after four days (because Canadian doctor wanted to make sure breastfeeding was well-established before sending us home...). The recovery from the birth itself was SO much easier than my first birth (courtesy of a malpositioned babe with a head in the 97 percentile and the foreceps that were used to turn him!). All three kids are great now at 5, 5, and 8.
38w0d. Adam didn't ever leave us and Holden spent 9.5 hours in NICU after aspirating fluid during his breech extraction.
mama to big brother Mason (Jan '05) and the littles, Adam and Holden (May '10)