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#1 of 21 Old 03-02-2011, 06:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The babies were born Feb 28 at 5:11 and 5:19 respectively. Asher was born first and weighed 5lbs 1.5oz and Boston weighed 5lbs even. My labor was crazy! I'll do a birth story later but I was lucky enough to have them both vaginally.

Boston was intubated over night and they were both on CPAP yesterday morning but by this evening they are both breathing on their own and doing well! There is definitely some jaundice and they've started bililights. We got to hold both of them and they both "nippled" a little - aka they rooted and licked my boob. It seemed they both wanted it and knew what to do which is great at their age. However they are being fed by gavage and both are on IV fluids so right now they are getting only what little colostrum I can pump and the IV fluids. Hopefully my milk will come in soon but they have human breastmilk if it doesn't.

I haven't even asked about how long they'll be in the NICU. I don't think they could answer me anyways. I'm just so happy that I got to hold them both within 24 hours!  Honestly I feel like I *should* be crying that my boys are in NICU but they are beautiful and I just can't help but be happy.

I had to stay on magnesium sulfate for 24 hours so I felt like crap all day yesterday but today I'm feeling much better and anxious to go home and see my daughter! 

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congrats to you mama!  I can not wait to hear your birth story and see pics of the little ones. I hope your babies are out of the NICU soon!

 

Wishing you and yours the best!

 

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Congrats!  It sounds like they are doing well!  


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Congrats, Liora.  I'm glad to hear that your boys safely arrived, you got the birth you wanted and they're doing well.  Can't wait to see some pics!


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Congrats!!! Sounds like they are doing pretty well. :) And that is really great you were able to have them vaginally. 


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Congratulations, what GREAT weights!!


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COngrats!  Those are great weights!  May their NICU stay be short and your recovery be quick:).


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Congratulations :) I'm glad they're doing well! What awesome birth weights for the gestational age. Oh and lovely names!


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joy.gifCONGRATULATIONS!!!!joy.gif

 

I'm so glad that you got to have them vaginally and way to go on cooking such big babies!!  I'm sure they will be out of the NICU in no time.  Glad you are feeling better now that the icky mag is off.  lots of love to you and your fam!!


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Congrats!  What a nice weight for both.  I'm so happy that you got to hold both of them, what a wonderful thing for you all! joy.gif

 

I hope you and the boys have a quick recovery and short, uneventful NICU stay.

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Congrats on the birth of your boys!  Nice job getting them good and big and so happy you were able to have them vaginally!  Can't wait to hear more about it!


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Congratulations! I'm glad to hear everything went well, and I'm glad to hear that you are feeling happy (you have every reason to!). Can't wait to hear your birth story!

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Congrats!!!!


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Congratulations! I'm sure they'll do great and be home soon!!


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Big congratulations! So glad they are here safe and sound. It sounds like they are doing wonderfully.


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Congrats! Their names are adorable and holy smokes, those are excellent weights! Good job, mama! love.gif


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Congratulations! I agree, GREAT weights little guys!  I'm glad you have been able to hold them. Praying they continue to grow in their own strength soon and have more and more time in your arms.


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Congratulations!!!


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Great weights for you 2 little ones....i'm thinking wow if you had twins and they were 5lbs + that's how big our babies our...how exciting....yeah for you pumping..keep up the hard work mama!


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Congrats!  and I love the names :)  My son is an Asher too!

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Congratulations!  I'm glad they seem to be doing so well!


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