Sunday, 8 November 2015

They are here!

The twins arrived on Friday the 6th of November.

Since then time has changed. In some ways flown as I've tried to snatch moments of sleep between their feeds and other needs, and also dragged as I've waited in hospital for help, advice, test results. And desperately missed Olive who is being looked after by the husband's parents.

The twins, my little girls, are genetically identical but at the moment don't look like each other's carbon copy as I'd feared. They look different but it is only now 31 hours in that I'm starting to recognise them as little individuals.

They aren't named yet, though we've got our short list down to three so just one more name to knock off the list and we are sorted.

We are still in hospital because of a few health issues common with early, little babies - low blood sugar, one had a touch of jaundice, both are on antibiotics. I'm confident they'll get the care they need and a clean bill of health soon so we can take them home to start to be a proper family. Even though each little set back has me in tears I know that is as much the tiredness and hormones setting me off than the loss of a wee bit of colostrum or a slight dip in blood sugar levels than it initially appears.

Hopefully I'll be better placed to write more soon, and work out how to add a picture of the little ones.







19 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

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  2. Congrats! So happy to hear your update & that all is well!

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  3. Congrats! So happy to hear your update & that all is well!

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  4. Welcome, little girls!! So glad they arrived safely and hoping you all get Togo home very soon!

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  5. Congratulations! So very excited for you.

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  6. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more!

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  7. Amazing news! Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious little girls!

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  8. Congratulations - so pleased to hear that the girls have arrived safely. Hoping that you're home with all three girls very soon. With love from Caroline's mum.

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  9. Such lovely news. Congratulations to you all.

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  10. Congrats! Can't wait for pics and trying to find differences between them 😉

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  11. Oh wonderful, many congratulations!

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  12. Congratulations!!! Welcome to your amazing family little girls….Can't wait to see pictures and read names!!! SO happy everyone is healthy and happy….HUGS!

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  13. My daughter just had her very special ivf baby 5 weeks early on 10/31 (she wasn't due til 12/1). Baby weighed in at 5lbs 13.5 oz and was 19 inches long. They just got out of hospital Sunday. Best of luck and can't wait to see pictures and hear more details.

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  14. So so so happy to hear they are here and you are all doing ok. Hoping they are well enough to go home very soon!

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  15. Congratulations, Congratulations!!!

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  16. Yippee! Congratulations, wishing you all the best as a family of five ��. Faye

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  17. Congratulations and welcome baby girls! Can't wait to hear their names...

    Hope you can get some rest and regain your equilibrium. Two babies are bound to throw many challenges at you.

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  18. Congratulations! That was my original c-section date but my girls came early on the 15th Oct @ just under 34 weeks (was due on 28 Nov).

    I know how hard it is with two babies in the nursery - we were finally discharged on day 18. Are you still in hospital with them or did you have to leave them there and travel in each day?

    I hope by now you are home and things are feeling more settled for you (as much as it can be with two newborns in the house). Can't wait to read their names and hear how you're doing.

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