LONG Overdue…

Posted by Jaclyn on July 19th, 2011 filed in Home

…and I don’t mean the babies!  This post is LONG overdue as the twins will be 6 weeks old tomorrow!  Crosby Robert and Amelia Pearl were born on Wednesday, June 8th at 3:12 and 3:14 pm at 37 weeks gestation.  Crosby weighed in at 6 lbs, 8 oz and 20 inches long and Amelia was 6 lbs, 7 oz and 19.25 inches long.  Both are beautiful and healthy and we couldn’t be more grateful.

I had hoped to have a more positive birth experience than I had with the triplets, (With the triplets I was sick the entire day they were born and wasn’t able to hold my children because they were in the NICU, etc.) but unfortunately, the reason why I had my c-section on the day I did was because I had low platelets.  The low platelets posed a risk for bleeding with a spinal block so I had to have general anesthesia instead.  Not being awake for the birth of my children was nothing short of devastating, in the moment, but having two healthy babies and being able to hold them, have them in my post-partum room and take them home with me when I was discharged was pretty awesome.

Over the last 6 weeks we’ve been working on adjusting to what life is like with 4 children in our home and continuing to honor Grace’s memory as a member of our family as well.  Life is definitely chaotic and challenging, but simultaneously wonderful.  We are so grateful for our children.  We are also grateful for all the family and friends who have supported us.  Thanks to each and every one of you!

I promise that pictures of the twins will be coming soon, but right now I have to get some rest!

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