Monday, November 22, 2010

Well...I have an innie again

So to make a VERY long story short, Friday I had a partial placental abruption and was hemorrhaging quite badly. We rushed to the hospital and our twins were born via emergency C-section at 32 weeks (8 weeks early).

Maya was born at 9:37 and weighed 3 lbs 14 oz and is 17 inches long
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Lilly was born at 9:39 and weighed 4 lbs 5 oz and is 16 inches long
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They're both doing really well. Lilly is completely off any type of breathing assistance. She's just breathing air.

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Maya was off breathing assistance, but was breathing kind of quickly and labored, so they decided to put her back on the CPAP machine for a while (The CPAP Machine is the machine in the top pictures). Which is basically just a tube below her nose that blows air into it. That extra air pressure helps them breathe a little. It looks a lot scarier than it is...just ask Addison. We tried to prep her by explaining about the tubes and how they help the babies. But it backfired. Now she's terrified of tubes. She doesn't want to see babies with any tubes at all.

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We had a window of opportunity yesterday Where they had taken Lilly off the CPAP machine and hadn't put her feeding tube back in yet, so we rushed Addison in to see her. Maya was just in the station next to her, but she still had the CPAP on, so Addison was terrified to even look over there. So she's met Lilly (which, by the way she decided the name on long ago...I'll share that story later) but hasn't met Maya yet.

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Both of their Bilirubin levels were up, so they're under the Jaundice lights today. But they both really are doing well.

When we got to the Hospital Friday night and heard their heartbeats, it was a HUGE relief. It's good to know that everything's going well and they're being well taken care of by the NICU staff.

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I'm also doing well. I lost a lot of blood, but was able to avoid a transfusion. The way the anestesiologist put it, "You won't be running a marathon tomorrow." Yeah, to say the least. I was soooo tired ALL day Saturday. I literally felt like I couldn't keep my eyes open. My blood pressure was very low, so whenever I sat up I got dizzy and nauseous and would throw up...not fun with a c-section. But I'm doing much better. Vaginal deliveries have a WAY better recovery, but I'm doing well.

14 comments:

Ashley said...

Aww, Love you guys! I am so glad you are doing soo well Becca. We will continue to keep you and those two beautiful girls in our prayers so that you and them can go home together! Bart is very out-numbered! ;) He has a very beautiful family of girls!! :)
xoxoxo

The Foulgers said...

Oh my goodness! I'm happy that everything is going well now. Congrats on those two beauties! I'll keep you in my prayers and check back often for updates! BTW I LOVE the names!:)

becky said...

I am glad that they are doing so good. We will continue to send our prayers your families way. Please let me know when you are home and if you need a dinner brought in. The babies are so cute.

The Little Fishers said...

I'm so glad you're doing well. The twins are beautiful and so are their names. :)

Neb said...

You and the babies just look GREAT. We are happy to hear that things went well. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out. I wil even come back and sub for you! Take care Love the Nebeker Family

lornacari said...

Congrats! I am glad to hear that both you and your little girls are doing well. You have a beautiful little family!

janae said...

OH WOW!! I can't believe you've already had your babies! (You probably can't either. :) Just last night Sam and I were saying that we probably have another month to hang out with you guys before your babies are born. Oops!

Maya and Lilly are beautiful. I hope you can bring them home soon!! (Keep us updated on that, please.)

Polly said...

Thanks for posting. What a scary experience. Glad the hospital was close. The girls look darling, and perfect. Where is Hannah in all of this confusion? Get lots of rest, and keep track that you don't get anemic.
We are praying for all of you. Maybe the babes will get to come home for Christmas.:)

Bev said...

Rebecca!!! The girls are so precious! I hope you make a speedy recovery and your twins continue to improve each day! What sweet pics you posted:) Enjoy your little ones!!

JaNae said...

Hooray! So happy the girls are here safe and sound! Our family all looked at these pictures and said, "How does someone who just delivered twins look so good?" Rebecca, you really look absolutely beautiful! Hopefully you're able to get some well-deserved rest. Family is what life is all about! We'll keep your family in our prayers and we can't wait to meet the two new members of the Francis Family! Sending lots of love your way!~The Wilsons

cee + kell said...

Congrats, you guys!

So relieved to see that you're all doing well. Rebecca...you are a trooper! What adorable little babes. Been sending good thoughts your way. Hope we get to see you for the holidays.

Jenna and Daniel said...

I am so glad things seem to be going well! What a scary thing to have happen. I am so happy for your little family, they are all here! Congratulations and I will pray things keep going well. Good luck with recovery too.

Loni said...

Congrats! They are both beautiful!

JaNae shared your good news with us last Sunday! Your little family have been in our prayers! I hope you continue to feel better each day and that those cute little babies keep doing so well!!!

Marianne said...

crazy story, but we are so glad everyone is doing well and will hopefully get over the colds soon! congrats--they are beautiful!