Friday, December 3, 2010

Twin Pregnancy Blog - Dec. 3 2010 - Week 28 - "Birth"

We had hoped that the twins would be born no more than 1 month premature.  But the boys felt like coming out today (3 months premature) and there's really nothing anyone can do about it. So here we go!

Dec. 3, 2010
Water broke. Ambulance dispatched.

Contractions intensify; spaced about 2-3 min apart.

Ambulance team arrived.

Arrived at hospital.

Examined by OBGYN.

Went into delivery; fully dilated; too late for Cesarean-section and epidural.

3:05am and 3:07am
The boys were born two minutes apart. (We're trying not to let out who's older...)

Since they're so premature they need to stay in the NICU for a while. For the time being, they'll need a ventilator to breath and will be fed intravenously. At this point in time, they're not out of the clear yet. We'll just have to hope that they've got strong wills to live.


Here's Aidan Cheung. He's blowing bubbles. Silly boy. I bet he decided to come out early just to do that...
Newborn Aiden Cheung

And here's Ethan Cheung. He's got a pretty good grip...
Newborn Ethan Cheung

Mom is doing well. Because it was a natural birth, she appears to be recovering fairly rapidly. That's all for now!

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