Saturday, May 17, 2008

our beautiful little babies...

(Max is the one wearing the hat)

Because they were born 5 weeks early and only weigh 4 lbs each, the babies are in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Their lungs are strong so they don't need any breathing assistance, but they are on IVs and are slowly building up their ability to eat from bottles (hopefully they will allow breastfeeding soon). We would love to be able to hold them more often, but we are glad that they are receiving such good care. The nurses in the NICU have been wonderful to interact with us and let us feed and hold the twins as much as possible.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Welcome to the world babies!

Proud mommy and daddy!

Maya Catarina
4 lbs 4 oz and 16 1/4 inches long

Max Elliott
4lbs 2 oz and 16 inches long

We are all very happy and recovering well.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

34 weeks prego

As of today I am officially 35 weeks pregnant.  I'm so glad to have made it this far and hope that the babies will stay safe and warm in their watery home for at least another week.  We have the nursery all set up and the car seats ready, we just want them to gain a little more weight before they arrive.  I am getting rounder by the day, but I actually feel better than I have for almost my entire pregnancy.  I finally am over my terrible morning sickness (that lasted all day and night for 8 months- I am still on medication to make sure that it doesn't resurface) and I am able to eat like a normal person.  My gestational diabetes has also been kept under control with diet. I am also much less stressed knowing that we are now in a safe window for their arrival.   

I just  think the babies are waiting until Obama is declared the official Democratic Party nominee before the enter the world.  Sometimes I think I hear them quietly chanting "Yes We Can!"