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They're Here!

Here's the scoop -- I don't have much, for some reason my cell didn't ring, so I just got a voicemail from Brian.

The girls are here! Not sure what time, officially.

Gracie weighs 5lbs 14oz;
Abby weighs 4lbs 14oz.

Both girls are in the NICU right now because of their sugar levels.

Kristen is doing well, all things considered.

Will update when I get more info.

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Just as I finished typing that, my cell phone rang and it was Kristen herself! So here's more info...

Abby: Born at 9:31am, weighing 4lb 14oz and about 17" long.
Gracie: Born at 9:32am, weighing 5lb 14oz and about 19" long.

Both girls are breathing well on their own and didn't need any oxygen at birth. Their sugar levels are a little high, hence the stay in the NICU. When they were doing the section, they think that Kristen had some cysts rupture so there was more bleeding than they wanted. They ended up calling in the perinatologist as a precaution, but everything is okay now. Kristen has been up once to see the girls but was unable to hold them because she couldn't sit up due to the incision. The nurses told her that she'll be allowed to go back up in the morning and should be able to hold them then. She's a little bummed about that but looks forward to seeing them tomorrow morning. Hopefully the girls will only be in the NICU for 24-48 hours. The nurses are optimistic that they'll be in Kristen's room with her by tomorrow night.

There isn't any internet access at the hospital but Bry is supposed to send me some pics from his camera phone. As soon as I get something, I'll make sure to post them!

WELCOME GRACE & ABBY!! WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE SAFE AND SOUND!

12 comments:

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria 5:12 PM  

WOOHOO!!! Congrats, Kris and Bry, and welcome Abby and Grace!!!

A short stay in the NICU is better than a long stay, but they're the best docs in the world!!!

Can't wait to see pics. Glad to know I can stop bugging Mandy about an update now!

Tara 5:21 PM  

Congratulations! I hope you're all home soon, safe and sound. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Nichole 5:30 PM  

Yea! I'm so happy that the girls are here! Good job Kristen! :-)

That really sucks that Kristen wasn't able to hold them yet :-( (That's really strange because I had a C-Section and they let me hold my daughter as they wheeled me out of the operating room...)

Can't wait to see pictures! Rest when you can while you're in the hospital! Praying that the girls get out of NICU ASAP and that Kristen has a speedy recovery!

Mandy 5:55 PM  

Nichole ~ I think it was a combination of the girls being whisked to the NICU, the doctors trying to get Kristen's bleeding stopped and Kristen said too she was really out of it during surgery. Bryan had to try to keep her awake. After surgery, I think they want her lying down in bed to make sure the bleeding doesn't start again...

Jen 6:10 PM  

Congratulations Kristen & Bryan!! I am so happy for the two of you!!! You have come a long way for this... I can't wait to see picts... and hope you all are home safe soon!

Jen 6:11 PM  

Congratulations Kristen & Bryan! Welcome Abby and Grace!!

Can't wait to see the pictures... Rest up! Rest up!!

Elizabeth 7:37 PM  

They are gorgeous!!!! I am so happy for you! I look forward to your first mommie post. :)

Mich 7:38 PM  

AHHHHH!!!!! They are so super beautiful!! They don't look like newborns to me - their color is really good and they're so bright-eyed. They look VERY healthy. They seem big to me too, for twins. Good job Brian and Kristen - BIG pat on the back! I can't wait to get the detailed story and see some more pics.

Kyle 7:51 PM  

Congratulations!!! They are so beautiful. I'm proud of you two.

Danielle 8:18 PM  

Oh, I am so excited & happy to hear the great news!!! I have been checking all day, so glad it is over...let the fun begin! Tomorrow will be the best when you can hold both the girls in your arms.
Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!

Lindsey 10:07 PM  

aww they are sooo cute!! Congrats Brian and Kristen! I'm so happy for you guys! Post more pics soon :)

Jessica 11:22 AM  

SO AMAZING!! They're beautiful!! Good job Mamma!!

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