Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby Pics

Ok, for all you bloggers out there, this is Ben. Loni is loading on the pressure to get this out to everyone.

Olivia and Emily were born at 10:14 & 10:15 PM respectively on Tuesday, October 21st. The babies came out crying, with no major hitches. Olivia's oxygen level in her blood was a little low, so she was hooked up to tubes for about 45 minutes until her protests made them take it off to settle her down. They wanted to do it for an hour, but Olivia wouldn't let them go that far! She has been strong ever since, all her vitals are solid.

Emily didn't need any extra help right off the bat. She was just warm and cozy in her incubator, sleeping and sprawled out. She was taking advantage of all the room in the outside world. We were able to hold them and take pictures about 2 hours after they were born. Loni was very anxious to see them after waiting so long. We hung out for awhile with them as they just slept and were so content.

This morning, Wednesday October 22nd, they fed with a little coaxing. They ate everything great, and they are both taking to the pacifier to strengthen their suck. Early on Emily's body temperature was a bit low, so she's been in and out of the warmers. She is there now while we have Olivia with us. We just got news that she is being put into Level 2 nursery, where she will stay until we take her home. That is not great news, but we're optimistic that she will gain weight and grow strong soon. This most likely means she will not come home with us after 3-4 days, it could take several weeks, we hope not that latter.

Olivia - 5lbs 7 oz, 18.5" long
Emily - 4lbs 3 oz, 16" long

We can't seem to wipe the smiles from our faces ever since they were born.

Loni was so exhausted, she fell asleep seconds after she smiled for the camera!

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15 comments:

Matthew-Jessica-Chase-Taleah said...

OOOHH they are so beautiful! Congrats! I am so glad that everything went well. I hope everything with Emily goes well and that she can be with you guys quickly!

Annie said...

HUGE Congratulations to your whole family!!!! They are beyond adorable!! (of course) I hope things go really well and that you can enjoy every moment of this amazing time! Lots of love from our family!

The Hansens said...

They look so much like abbie did! They are so cute. I'm glad everything went good and they are here. Can't wait to come see them!

Annie said...

PS Way to go Ben-- nice post on the blog!! :)

The Arnells said...

yea you got them up! they look so good. i cant wait to come down and see them. hopefully emily gets to come home too.

Todd said...

Great job Loni. Your babies are beautiful. We are so happy that they are here safely.

Ginocchio Family said...

Great job Loni!!(and Ben) The girls are just beautiful! I think that they look a lot like Abbie did. Good luck over the next few days, I hope that little Em is able to come with you guys, if not, then soon after. We love you guys, I can't wait to meet the girls at Christmas time!

Linda R. Cobb said...

Hurray!!!!!!!!! Now I have FIVE grand-daughters. They're so precious... Their mom & dad aren't the only ones with smiles stuck on their faces. Congratulations Ben & Loni, Abbie and Izza. Love, Grandma Linda.

Erica Christine said...

YAY!!!! They are GORGEOUS!!! I'm so excited!! I can't wait to meet them and see all of you. I think you have the cutest family ever. Lots of love, Erica

Cram Family said...

CONGRATS!! You are such an awsome person. I am so excited for you guys. Great job they are so cute. We will keep emily in our prayers for a fast homecoming for all of you!!

grandma johnson said...

Hey guys even though you've heard all my comments I just want you to know how proud I am of your family. Loni you are doing so great trying to keep everything in line. Ben thanks for staying by her side. It is really amazing to see the two laying side by side. Beautiful babies. Love ya - Mom

Kory and Tiffini Howard Family said...

Hooray they are here! They are adorable and look just like they're sisters. Loni you're amazing speedy recover to you and hope the little girls do great!

Vanessa said...

Oh I am so HAPPY for you!!! They are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so glad they doing well. Get as much rest as you can :)

Kelly and Mandy said...

i am so happy right now, you look beautiful Loni.

Hannah said...

Congratulations!! Wow, what an incredible miracle to be a part of. They are beautiful! Did I mention you are amazing?? You must be so excited to have them OUTSIDE of you!

FYI: I have had cesareans as well, so if you have any questions about recovery, let me know!