Monday, July 19, 2010

Precious Ones

We promise to post the labor and birthing story sometime in the future, but for now we are just trying to keep up with feedings.  But the short version for Miles is that even though he was 36 weeks and 4 days and 6 lbs 10 oz, he still had a little trouble with breathing when he came out (something all the docs here are saying is completely normal for premature boys).  After his 4 hour observation period (apparently standard at this hospital for premature births) he was still having erratic breathing, so a chest X-ray was ordered.  The X-ray confirmed that he had some fluid retained in his lungs and it would just take some time for his body to work it out.  They put him on a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) overnight.  Monday morning was the first time we really got to hold him ... almost 23 hours after his birth.

Mom and Miles together at last

 Here is an adorable shot of Vivienne.  She is just the cutest little thing.

Vivienne gazing into Daddy's eyes
Around 11 AM on Tuesday we are going back to the Special Care Nursery and will attempt our first breast feeding for Miles.  If all goes well, he'll be coming back to our room soon ... where he belongs ... with his family.


  1. Exciting times. I still have vivid memories when our first two boys, both twins were born. Those feelings never leave you.

  2. To the proud mama and daddy,
    They are absolutely breath-taking! So tiny, so perfect! We are praying for Miles to "catch his breath!" Keep us posted.
    Oh, and Kylie and Darcy are just squirming with anticipation of selecting a "Welcome to your extended lifegroup family outfit" for Vivienne and Miles. Please advise us on what size would be most practical for now...
    We love you guys ~ all FOUR of you!

  3. Congratulations to you! We hope everyone is doing great.

  4. Congratulations! The twins are beautiful. May God richly bless all four of you.
    Kristi's Mom