Harper had some problems breathing and was put on a ventilator. She came off the vent 4 hours later and was put on a Cpap machine. She came off the c-pap 4 hours later is now breathing on her own.
Stella had no problems breathing at all and is only being held in the NICU because she was born 12 hours before the cutoff for the standard nursery of 34 weeks.
While the babies came earlier than expected, both are doing extremely well and we are hoping we will be able to take them home in a week or two if not sooner.
Late in the game we decided to try for a vaginal delivery. So glad I did. Harper came out after about 15 pushes and Stella came out exactly 10 minutes later with only 5 pushes. I only had one small tear that required 1 single stitch. I am moving around pretty well and feeling generally good.
Harper weighed in at 4lbs, 12 oz and Stella weighed in at 5lbs, 3 oz.
I am taken back by how in love I am with these two little girls and my amazing husband as we begin this very exciting chapter in our life!
Please meet our girls:
|Mama is very ready to have these babies!|
|Daddy is ready too!|
|Stella blowing bubbles|
|Stella||I'll post the birth story when I am not completely sleep deprived!|