Wednesday, July 01, 2009

here they are....


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Cash Eldredge and Graham Sutter
4 lbs 10 oz
17.75 inches long
each
(yes, exactly the same)
After an appointment on Thursday, we found that the fluid surrounding the boys was low and that they hadn't been growing as much. It was determined that they'd do better on the outside. So they were born via C section Friday morning, June 26th. They were 34 weeks and 2 days old.
They came out crying (a big relief to me). Graham's cord was wrapped around his arm and each of his legs, so it was a good thing we went ahead with delivery.
They needed CPAP for the first 15 hours or so. It's forced air that enables their lungs to expand so that they can breathe easier. The had IV fluids for the first two days, as well as feeding tubes for a day or so. They only needed the tubes a few times for feeds when they got tired, otherwise they've been taking bottles and even breastfeeding!
I'm so grateful that they're okay and I'm so proud of their progress! They're in the "step down" NICU, not needing any assistance. They're just monitored for heart and breath rates. Hopefully they'll be home in less than a week. They just have to start gaining weight, which will happen in no time because they're eating more every day.

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Graham

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Auntie Amy & Cash

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Cash & Grandma Pat

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Graham & Grandma

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Big Sister in my room

tomorrow I'll try to post some videos. It's taking me awhile because it's hard to figure out who's who (even for me). I think it has something to do with the lack of sleep and the pain meds.

oh, and I think I need to change the name of my blog...

10 Comments:

Blogger Shelly said...

Congratulations--they're so darling. I'm glad everything went well and they'll be coming home soon.

7/02/2009 8:27 AM  
Blogger Court said...

They are adorable! Congratulations to all of you!!

7/02/2009 11:19 AM  
Blogger {The Christian's} said...

Congratulations to you and your family!! What precious boys! They are adorable and I love their names! Karyn

P.S. I am Kelly's sister and friends with Amy H. :)

7/02/2009 11:41 AM  
Blogger sarah marie. said...

so happy for you!

7/02/2009 1:39 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

Hi there... I'm not a stalker just a person who went to school with your husband & friends with Kelly & Amy H. I've been following your story for awhile and am so happy for you all. Congratulations on your baby boys. Beautiful pictures btw.

This post made me smile. :)

7/02/2009 4:35 PM  
Blogger amynjosh said...

They are so cute!! I really miss them! You and the boys are doing great! Isn't it amazing how every day gets better? Love you tons!

7/02/2009 6:02 PM  
Blogger Kell & Nick said...

Hi Erin!!!

Congratulations!!! I have been waiting patiently for you to post photos of the BOYS!!! SO SO SO CUTE!
I am so happy for you all of you and they are absolutely precious!!!
How exciting!!!!!!!!

Marlo looks like such a great big sister too sitting in your bed with her headphones on probably rocking out! :)

Thanks for sharing! Graham and Cash are the best!

Kell~

7/02/2009 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Pat said...

I miss all 5 of you very much and I loved seeing the pictures! You cannot see Marlo's earrings and necklaces in her picture. That was a big part of the day!

7/02/2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Congrats to you and Mark (and big sis Marlo too, I guess you will need to change the name of your blog :) Glad everyone is doing well, the boys are adorable. We hope to see your beautiful family soon.

7/02/2009 9:19 PM  
Blogger Kim Sue Ellen said...

Erin!!! They are GORGEOUS! Oh my! Congratulations Lady! They are seriously the cutest little men I have ever seen, look at all their hair! Hope you are doing well and mending soon! Hugs!

7/03/2009 7:24 PM  

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