Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Auntie Eclecta

Okay, so that's a crappy title because it makes it all about me, but words kind of fail me at this point ...

I just got a call from Joe. The babies were born last night. The girl, Lorelai, was born vaginally at 8:43PM, but the boy, Reece, wasn't quite ready to come out (arm lodged against the cervix or something), so they had to perform a Cesarian. He was born at 9:07PM. Even then he wasn't quite happy about facing the world just yet and needed help breathing. He is now in the neo-natal ICU in stable condition. I think Joe said Lorelai was 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and Reece was 4 pounds, 12 ounces.

Lorelai has already had two meals since her birth (ah, Lorelai, a girl after my own heart!). Reece is still hooked up to lots of tubes and wires, which Joe says is heartbreaking to see. But again, he's in stable condition.

Despite recent labour, an episitomy (ouch!), and a C-section, Lisa apparently feels fine and hasn't felt the need to push the button for the morphine drip ever since it was given to her. Wow!

Joe repeatedly told me how amazing Lisa had been through the entire experience: calm, cooperative, a rock. Somehow I am not at all surprised. Joe, describing the most intense experience of his life (by far), broke down while we spoke on the phone. Again, I was not surprised. :)

So fingers crossed and positive thoughts for this little family - and lots of love!!!!

And profound thanks to my beautiful sister-in-law Lisa for going through so much in order to bring these little babies into the world. :)


Carrie said...

Congrats and glad to hear all are doing reasonably well.

Lynn said...

Congrats Auntie!!! The twins will be fine! My mom and her twin sister were half the weight of your niece and nephew and were incubated in wooden boxes wrapped in cotton and put into a warm wood heated oven, were fed by dropper (I think) and came through. With all they have in modern technology, they will do just fine.

fazer said...

Excellent news, Cindy-Lou!
Being an Auntie is great fun - and, from what I understand, almost as good as being a grandparent!
You'll be a super one.
Happy to hear the twins are hanging in there. They'll be through the woods in no time, I'm sure.

Dana said...

Yay, congratulations to the entire family!

Eclecta said...

Carrie - thanks! :)

Lynn - reassuring to hear. Amazing to think what people survived not so long ago, isn't it?

Fazer - A wonderful vote of confidence. Thanks so much!

Dana - So cool that you've visited my blog. Thanks for the lovely comment! :)

Woo-hoo!!!! Look at all these comments! I feel RICH!!!