Friday, June 5, 2009

Welcome to the World!

After 33 weeks and 6 days of being inside, the twincesses decided to make their appearance yesterday! My water broke at 8:00 am, and from there, there was no turning back.

Hadley Luella was born naturally at 7:04 pm on June 4th, weighing 5 lbs 7 oz. We got a really good picture of her right after she was born, but they took her right to the NICU, so we didn't get to see her for long.

Leila Elaine followed big sister at 7:34 pm weighing 5 lbs 1 oz. Up until right before she was born, we thought we would be able to deliver naturally as well, but Leila's heart rate started dropping drastically, and the decision was made to deliver her by c-section. Her heart rate was clear down to 50 bpm in the few minutes that it took to do the emergency procedure. Because she was in such rough shape, we didn't get to see her right away, and this is the best picture we've been able to get so far. However, the reports are good, and all of her existing health conditions should go away as she gets a little bigger.

After only being able to look at the girls all day today, we were finally able to hold Hadley this afternoon. Here's proud Daddy with his baby girl!

At this moment, we're being told to expect the girls to stay in NICU for up to two weeks each. Of course, we'll get more pictures of Leila up as soon as she's taken off oxygen and we can hold her for a little while. And Daddy wants to make his own post in the next couple of days, so you can look forward to that!


Anne said...

Congratulations!!! Aunt Jenia & Uncle Barry were very pleased to tell us your news today. So sorry you had to give birth BOTH ways. Hope you are getting some rest.

Jenia said...

Great pictures of you holding Hadley. July can't come soon enough for us;-)
Talk to you soon!

Melanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We're so excited that the girls have arrived safely and are praying for your swift recovery and their steady progress!! Blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Tony and Heather - WOW! Such an awesome adventure awaits you. Hadley and Leila - WELCOME! p(' )<