Quick update and pictures

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Quick update and pictures
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:53pm
I don't have much energy still so I will just give the details and show some pictures.

Blake Robert was born at 12:22 pm December 7th via "emergency" c-section (it wasn't really an emergency it was just unplanned). He weighed 5 lbs 1 oz and was 17 inches long. Elaine Michelle was born at 12:23 pm and weighed 5 lbs 9 oz and was 16.5 inches long.

Now here are some pictures!

Last belly pic:

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Sorry to have to take a picture of a picture, here is our first family photo! :)

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Blake's teeny foot!

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The first time I got to hold Blake, 2 days old.

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The babies in the knit hats my friend made for them.

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Being 5 weeks premature the babies aren't doing too well and I have still not been able to hold Elaine. It's not looking like they will be coming home with me but hopefully tomorrow Blake will be released from the NICU to the nursery and from there they can release him to me.

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 7:28am
Amy, both hugs and congratulations your way! I know how hard it is to have your baby in the NICU, and I really hope their stay is as short as possible! Stop comparing yourself to your friend with preemies... every case is different and it really doesn't help you. Also cry as much as you need, but don't "dwell" on those dark feelings longer than needed. Your babies need you happy and strong! On the other hand, it seems like they are getting bigger and stronger every day, and I'm sure that now you can give them breast milk, they will get even stronger. You may be able to take them home soon!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 10:16pm
So glad you have been able to hold Elaine and it seems they are doing pretty well! I know it's hard to leave the hospital without them :( I hope the next few weeks fly by and you'll have them both home before you know it!
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 9:17pm
Thanks so much for dropping in and giving us an update and some photos. They are SO adorable! I hope they can come home with you soon!




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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 8:56pm
Will keep checking your blog, Amy! Big kudos to you for not giving up on BFing! You're doing the best thing for those babies. :-)

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Registered: 03-04-2007
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 8:30pm

Congrats AMY!!! Yay!

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 3:20am
Thanks ladies!

If you would like to read my birth story and see more pictures just click this link:

http://whatrhymeswithwillis.blogspot.com/2011/12/twins-birth-story-part-2.html

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 2:56pm
Congratulations, Amy! Sending P&PTs that your sweeties are released and doing well soon!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 10-14-2007
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 12:32pm
Congratulations Amy! Blake and Elaine are beautiful! I hope they are able to come home to you soon!
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Registered: 10-15-2001
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 12:30pm

(This is the first time I've been on the board for awhile.

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 8:27am
They look beautiful Amy, Congratulations!!! I hope they are able to come home to you soon and that you get to hold Elaine this weekend :)
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