"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life" Proverbs 13:12

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Boys!

Man I love my boys!

I mean, I knew I would love them, but I'm quite overwhelmed. I think because they are at hospital and I'm at home I really feel it. When I'm away life is off and when I'm with them everything comes together and I feel peace.

I really want to document everything. It's hard because I am so tired. But I will go through everything slowly.

But here are the stats.

We delivered on the 9th of May, due to IUGR of our smallest twin.  At his 34 week scan he had not put on any weight, so our doctor made the call to pull the plug on the pregnancy at 34 weeks and 5 days.  I was put on the emergency Caesar list for the next day. The procedure took place at around 10am.

At 10:20 am approx BH was born. His real name is Connor. He weighed 2.4kg. He came out crying, but after a few minutes needed oxygen.  He was in NICU for about 5 hours where he received breathing help, then was moved to special care. He is very cruise-y, relaxed and sleepy and calm.

At 1022, Dancer was born. He is now known as Sebastian.  He was breathing on his own straight away, I got to kiss him in theatre!  He was a tiny 1.4kg, and had some issues with blood sugar and temp regulation. He is a real wriggler, and fussier than his brother. But he loves cuddles!

They look so different, partly it's size but partly it's just everything. Connor is still prem, but very chubby looking. Everything about Seb is sharper and darker.

Earl is beside himself with love.

They are in hospital but every day make progress.

Birth story next, and some photos soon :)

Thanks for your prayers. I can't believe they are here, not just after the stressful pregnancy but after everything :)
Love LG


  1. Congrats on your two boys. Get some rest, you will need it! Can't wait to see pictures!

  2. I remeber those days apart i just had to get the mind set I didn't want em home till they were at their safest and I spent the time home making sure I was healing so I could be my best when they came home I had one at home and one in nicu for a while and although I was thrown into a muddle at first I lookn back I dont think I would have had those initial special moments to get to k ow each one...im just so happy they're doing so well and your so happy. That is all that matters right now. love their names

  3. I have goosebumps everywhere. Congratulations!!!

  4. Congratulations!! So happy that it all went well and your boys are here and healthy. Enjoy every minute of motherhood.

    Nice names for both. I especially LOVE the name Sebastian. I was going to use that if I had had a boy :-)