The boys are doing great! I just couldn't have asked for more. Neither of them had to go on a ventilator and while they have needed to stay under an oxygen tent, they are being weaned off of that and should be breathing completely on their own in just a couple of hours. They are both being tube fed for the time being, but Dustin and I got to feed Eli last night and hold him for a little while. He is so tiny! Landon is bigger, but they are certainly identical.
After the boys were out, the doctor showed Dustin the placenta and you could clearly see the blood vessels that the boys shared as well as how much smaller Eli's cord was than Landon's. He's a fighter! To hear those first little cries is certainly something I will never forget.
I will also never forget how the anesthesiologist made dirty comments, hit on the nurses, and listened to Ice, Ice, Baby, but that is beside the point :)
I won't talk about myself because then I would have to admit how hysterical I was and how I cried like a baby the whole day. We just won't talk about it.
I am really looking forward to today. I am more aware and will be able to go visit the boys more in the NICU. I think more pain goes hand in hand with more awareness, but it's a small price to pay for the two huge blessings I have waiting on me downstairs.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the prayers that have been offered for our family. God has blessed us beyond measure!
Last picture with the boys inside
The next three aren't that great, but I'll work on getting some better ones today. I have no idea who this is.