Alexander and Jacob have arrived!
Posted by Anotherhopeful , 23 March 2010 · 1630 views
First - a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this amazing journey, and to the many of you who posted on my last entry when my fears were getting the best of me.
It turned out that I was in labor on Saturday, March 20 at 9:45 when I went in for my NST so the wait was over, and the boys were born at 4:50 and 4:52 pm later that day by c-section (result of breach presentation as expected).
Alexander was 5 lbs, 7 oz and Jacob was 4 lbs, 6 oz. Both are doing absolutely great and we were all discharged home last evening (March 22).
Both boys are breathing wonderfully, and seem very healthy. They are weak suckers with a poor latch, as was expected, so we are working very hard to try to make breast-feeding work. We have been supplementing with donor breast milk given by dropper, and I have been pumping milk every three hours and the supply is starting to come in, so we remain incredibly hopeful that this will work itself out in time. In the meantime, we are very focused on growing them a little bigger so that they have the energy to learn how to feed at the breast.
The schedule is tiring, but we are in love, and so incredibly grateful for the blessing.
Love to all,