These precious babies blessed our lives on January 4, 2007 after a sonogram noticed a 2 1/2 lb weight difference. Our daughter, Madeline, weighed in at 4lbs 3oz and was the strongest of the two. Our son, Slade Sawyer, weighed 6lbs 2 oz and turned out to give us the biggest scare.
They took Madeline straight to the NICU because of her size, and Slade was going to room with me. When we got back to the room one of the nurses told me that he was going to be rooming with his sister after all, because of his labored breathing. He ended up having a chest tube inserted due to a tear in his right lung, and being put on a ventilator for two days. Then two days later the neonatologists told us we would be taking Slade [home] the following day!!!
Madeline had lost a little weight however and wouldn’t be going home until two days later, when she reached her birth weight. Slade at 5 weeks now weighs 8lbs 6oz, and Madeline 6lbs 12oz. Our precious babies are thriving wonderfully!!! Thank you for your wonderful website it helped throughout and after my pregnancy!! I just wanted to share our story.