Friday, September 4, 2009

Introducing Wesley and Andrew

On Wednesday, September 02, 2009, we welcomed Wesley William (5lbs 5oz) and Andrew John (5lbs 9oz) into our lives.  The past two days have been a bit of a roller coaster ride with the boys in the NICU, and they aren't "out-of-the-woods" just yet with their very a-typical situation, but each day they get little stronger and fight a little harder.  Thanks to everyone for the warm thoughts and prayers.

Here are 2 pics taken this morning, after we received a good report (...the boys stayed stable through the night).  Starting off today on a much needed good note ;)
*Andrew John*


*Wesley William*




5 comments:

  1. Good to hear Marge! And beautiful boys too. Can't wait to see them.

    We are definitely thinking of you guys all the time. Getting through this will seem so slow and frustrating, but when you look back a year from now, you'll be amazed at how fast that year went and your memories of the NICU will seem so far in the past. I know it has for us...

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  2. Beautiful babies. We are praying for you all.

    Auntie Mare & Uncle Art, and Sandi, too.

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  3. I know this is an old post (the twins are almost 4!) but I have a question for you, if you don't mind: why were the twins in the NICU? I am almost 37 weeks with twin girls. I'm so happy to make it to "full term" and hoping to avoid NICU. We're scheduled for a csection at 38 weeks. I just want to be ready for anything/everything.

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  4. EllieBie - your user profile is locked, so I cannot respond directly to you. I'm hoping you stop back to this post to read my response. My boys were in the NICU due to some very rare situation. I have negative blood, so I received a Rhogam shot during my pregnancy to prevent any issues during delivery, if my bloodstream were to cross into the twins' bloodstreams. (Thats this is only chance of this happening, ...during delivery.) Well, the preventative shot only works if you have a d-antigen in your blood. I had the e-antigen (which is rare, and went undetected throughout my pregnancy.) My boys were born with their little bodies attacking themselves and shutting down. The prognosis didn't look good, but after several blood transfusions for each of them, a seizure, then receiving platelets, I had both of them home and in my arms after about 14 days. You're little ones should be fine, but know that if they do need special care in the NICU, they are in the best place possible. I've never seen more caring people/miracle makers in my life. Wishing you the best as you welcome the newest members of your family!

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  5. Thank you sit clearing that up! Your boys are adorable!

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