Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The girls have arrived!!

Apparently they just couldn't wait to make their appearance. They were born at 34 weeks exactly on August 16th, 2010. I woke up at 4am and thought I had peed the bed.. after 10 minutes, it became quite apparent that it wasn't pee, my water had broken. After waking Doug up "Doug you need to get up, we need to go to the hospital, my water broke" (never seen a man jump out of bed so fast) and getting dressed. We headed to the hospital. After verifying that my water had in fact broke, things moved fast.

Kaeda Skye was born at 8:34am on August 16th
Weighing 3 lbs 13 oz and measuring 15.5 inches

Ember Rayne arrived 2 minutes later at 8:36am
Weighing 5 lbs 4 oz and measuring 17.75 inches long

Both girls needed a little assistance breathing at first and were on CPAP machines for help for the first 12 hours of life or so but have since both been weaned completely off of any oxygen assistance. They are currently both a little jaundice and are under the lights for treatment. Both are having issues getting their calcium levels high enough and Ember is having some issues slowing her respirations down. From what they say, these are all very typical behaviors for 34 weekers.


TheSweetOne said...

Congratulations! they're beautiful. Keeping you all in our thoughts as you get through the next few weeks!

love robyn et al