Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well....I'm back....

I needed a little blog break after everything that happened - so suddenly and well...shockingly.  After my post about me reaching "my dark place" I guess my body somehow knew it was time.  Less than 24hrs later I woke up at 5:00am with my water broken and 12 hours after that the twins were here.

Nolan only spent 8 days in the NICU and was never on any form of oxygen or other life saving devices.  He was basically a "feeder and grower" and was also given some IV meds to help any infections that could have been present.  He was strong as an ox and has grown SO much.  He left the hospital around 5lbs and is now 7lbs6oz 3 weeks later.  He is such a strong boy and doing so well at home.  He is a little more alert than his sister and honestly he is a bit more whinny ;) but he's OH SO SWEET.  I'm so in love with my first baby BOY!!!

Nora spent 13 days in the NICU and after a few days of being on oxygen and CPAP they decided it was best for her to be on a ventilator.  So she was on that for about 3 days as they gave her some meds to help her lungs mature.  After her lungs matured and she was able to nipple her feedings she really started to do very well.  Her lowest weight was 4lbs 1oz but when she left the hospital she was back at her birth weight of 4lbs 13oz.  As of a few days ago she was 6lbs 2oz.  She is also doing VERY well at home, eating, sleeping and pooping like a champ.  She is VERY calm so far and we are counting our blessings and praying her personality stays the same ;).

Both babies are just such a huge blessing and we couldn't be more proud of our little fighters.  We are also so thankful for everyone who sent cards, brought us dinner, loved on us and prayed for us while we were dealing with getting our sweet babies home.  We are SO grateful for such beautiful people in our lives.  God has really blessed us.

We also had our newborn photo shoot this past week and although I don't have the pictures back I did get a sneak peak hehe and Ill share that picture! =)

Thank you Lord for our sweet blessings.


1 comment:

Brooke said...

Leslie - I came across your blog thru I just wanted to leave a comment and say that your blog is beautiful. I'm also carrying twins and am 20 weeks this week. I feel like I'm in the honeymoon stage and, like you, am thankful for every day that I feel good because I know that day will come when I wish I felt 1/2 this good. I try not to go online too much and read all the negatives about carrying twins but blogs like this make put my mind at ease. I hope and pray that I can carry these two little miracles as long as possible. So glad to hear your twins are thriving and doing well. Congrats to you and your famly!!