On Wednesday, June 27th, I had my scheduled c-section at 37 weeks. Erin Elizabeth and James Donald were born at 11:40 and 11:41 am. Erin weighed 4 lbs 12 oz and James weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. No one was expecting for him to be that much bigger than she is.
Because of his latest growth spurt, James has lungs that are at 37 weeks trying to breathe for his 40- week-sized body. Both babies have been in the NICU since Wednesday. Erin spent the day with us in the hospital room, but her brother is still in the NICU 24/7. He's totally off the oxygen now and the neonatologist let him start eating formula today. He's so happy to eat because he's a big boy!
Erin is a very happy baby girl. She is very tiny, but she's not fussy. She eats as much formula as her brother does. I've been pumping colostrum for the nurses to mix with the formula. They tell me that my milk should come within a few days.
Erin and I might be discharged tomorrow, but James will probably have to stay for a few days at most. He's breathing much better, but the doctor is pretty cautious.
My husband and I have been so blessed. I'm having a lot of pain from the c-section, but whenever I look at the babies, I know that it was worth it.
Mary, Congratulations on the birth of your babies! I love the names. Sorry that James is having a little bit of a rough start and Erin needs a little extra too. It sounds like things are going well overall. Good luck healing from your c-section. Enjoy your little bundles. Will be praying for all of you. Kris
Ty! We got to take Erin home yesterday at lunch. Then, around 9pm, we went back to the hospital to bring some milk for James. He was sleeping under the UV light for his jaundice. We have to call today and see what the neonatologist says about if he can go home or not today. If not, we'll go back and visit him. It's just awful having to leave a baby in the NICU.
Last night Erin slept for 5 1/2 hours and I had to wake her up so that she'd eat. I only got 2 hours of sleep because it was our first night home, and I was overly nervous and watched her sleep.
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