Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Girls are here!!

Addison Grace & Alexis Faith joined us on Monday, April 13Th @ 3:34am. After about 12 hours of pretty consistent contractions the medication would no longer stop my labor. Around 2:00a.m. baby girl Addison really was wanting to come out. The doctor came back, checked things out and said that it was time to deliver.

Addison Grace weighed in at 1 pound 15 ounces and was 13.7 inches long.

Alexis Faith weighed in at 2 pounds 2 ounces and was 14.17 inches long.

Both girls are in the N.I.C.U. (neonatal intensive care unit). Every hour they get stronger and stronger. Addison is really fighting her breathing tube. She is trying to breath on her own. Which is great!! They are not giving her any artificial air. She is breathing what they call "room air". Basically she is breathing the same air as we are just with a little help. Alexis is also pretty feisty. She wants to be involved in everything that is going on. When we last visited, the Nurse said that when she changed Alexis she was hanging onto her cords and was kicking around like crazy. They assure us that the fact that both girls are moving around a lot is a great thing!! Both babies will receive brain scans tomorrow morning and we should know much more then.

Terry and I both are pretty exhausted with everything going on. We are trying to get into some kind of schedule(which is easier said than done). We usually visit the girls early in the morning, around lunch, and once in the evening before the nursery closes. We truly appreciate every one's continued support and prayers for our little girls. Please don't be offended if we don't take your call or answer your text messages right away. Things are pretty chaotic with nurses in and out constantly, as well as there are a ton of dead cell spots in the hospital. We will do our best to keep this blog updated so that everyone knows what is going on. It's just been a little difficult to do. We honestly are living each hour by hour right now and the best that we can do is to continue to ask for every ones support and prayers!


Lisa said...

Congrats on your baby girls. I hope they will continue to grow strong.

Brenda said...

Keep positive!! I am sure that things are really hard right now but keep positive for those girls!! We will definitely keep you all in our prayers!!