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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Special Delivery!

Myles announces the arrival of his two baby sisters, Audrey and Lydia.  They made an entrance into the world on Thursday the 14th.  I had a doctor's appointment that morning and when I got there he didn't like my BP, 150/100.  Nothing unusual since we have been battling this for weeks now.  He wanted me to go across to the hospital but I didn't want to go because I had done this so many times before and they always send me home after several hours.  I told Dr. Li that they just laugh now when they see me coming.  He assured me that he would either deliver the girls today or that I would be admitted until their arrival.  I was caught of guard by this so I asked if I could go home and get a few things in order.  He said NO! Not with blood pressure like that.  So I walked across the street to the hospital where I was indeed to have a c-section that afternoon.  

After calling Bjorn and getting all the loose ends tied up we were in the operating room for no more than 5 min. and the girls were out!  Audrey(in the first picture) was born at 3:33, and was crying as soon as she came out, butt first.  She weighed in at 5lbs. 1 oz. and 17 inches long.  Her little sister, Lydia, came just one min. later at 3:34, head first and weighed in at 4lbs. 9 oz. and 18 1/2 inches long.  She too was crying.  

Both girls went to the NICU, but were doing really well.  Audrey has since been sent out to the well baby nursery, while Lydia( who looks just like Bjorn) is still working on a few eating and oxygen issues.  We hope that she will be out of the NICU by Thursday or Friday of the coming week.  I will be discharged Monday and will be taking Audrey home barring any complications.  We are very blessed to have had such beautiful, healthy baby girls!