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Delivery of Twins

March 4, 2010 in Birth,Multiples | Comments (0)

Monday, February 22, Amy and I were admitted to the hospital in the evening.  Earlier in the day we had been told that Amy was 90% effaced (her cervix was flattened) and 1 cm dilated (her cervix was opening).  That was good news.

After admission, the wonderful doctor on call gave Amy some Cervidil to get the cervix dilating.  Cervidil looks like a limp piece of electrical tape.  It gets balled up and placed in the cervix.  We were then told to get some sleep. (more…)


March 1, 2010 in Birth,Multiples | Comments (2)

We are in a holding pattern as the boys improve in NICU. And they are improving daily. Both can maintain body temperature, eat from a bottle and the breast and keep the food down. They are still in isolettes, but not for long, hopefully. When they can perform all the above tasks, plus breathe without a cannula (Alex) and maintain body temperature in an open crib, we can take them home.

Amy and Alex 2-27-10

Danny with large hat and NG feeding tube

The twins have arrived!

February 25, 2010 in Birth,Multiples | Comments (0)

On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 3:09 PM and 3:19 PM respectively, Alexander Michael and Daniel Gregory were born into the world. Their weights were 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 4 lbs. 15 oz. They are beautiful.

Here is our first family portrait:

Taken around 5:30 AM this morning