Friday, November 5, 2010

Welcome Logan and Caroline

So after an ultrasound early this morning that showed our little gal was still having a problem with negative flow, the doctors came to us and shared their opinion that it was time to move the babies from inside to outside.

We reached the point that the best outcome for both, but especially her, was going to be by getting good nutrition and oxygen in the NICU.

Once again, we thanked our lucky stars that we have such a talented and experienced group of caregivers and that they have been so wonderfully proactive with their care.

So we made some phone calls to some excited grandparents, got prepped for the surgery, and hung out for a while.

At 12:15, we headed into the operating room and at 12:47 and 12:49 Logan David and Caroline Alice were delivered via C-section.

Mom did GREAT during the whole process and as they got her all finished up, I went up with the babies into the NICU as they did their weights and measurements

Logan weighed in at 2 lbs. 14 oz. and stretched out to 18 inches.

Caroline weighed in at 1 lb. and stretched out to 11 inches.

Both gave great big cries as they were born - much to the delight of the nurses, doctors, and their parents.

They're resting comfortably in the NICU right now... under around-the-clock care.

Mom's resting comfortably in the hospital as well.  She'll be recovering for a couple of days, but has already been up to see the babies.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and loving support!

The Vogels

Melissa visits the NICU to meet Logan for the first time since he came
kicking and screaming into the world.

Little Caroline bundled up for her first night asleep in the NICU

Logan after being weighed!
Hands up by his face... much like the way he was on every ultrasound.

Logan getting his first set of prints.
He'd better plan on waiting until he can front his own bail money
when he gets his next set of prints.

Caroline - our little scrapper - all stretched out and kicking.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The ride continues...

Hey all,

Just wanted to drop you a quick update!

Hang on for the ride!!!

It's been a bit of a roller-coaster of a week here for us - from the initial rush into the hospital and onto bedrest to the wonderful outpouring of love and support from all our friends and family and their well-wishes.

All in all, we're doing well and so are the babies.

We've also had a couple of reminders as to the reasons why we're here in the hospital on bedrest and why the wonderful monitoring, attention, and experience of our great doctors, nurses, and technicians is necessary for our babies.

They are doing well and get checked by ultrasound every morning and are spend an hour out of every 8 on the fetal heart monitors.  A couple of days, they've shown some warning signs and needed further checking, but all issues have resolved themselves and we're back to "Waiting and Incubating".

As we've known all along, the longer they're able to stay and incubate, the better.  So we're taking great care of Melissa, making sure that she's staying relaxed, getting rest, and is well-fed!

We want to say thank you to all who have sent their well-wishes, goodies, and flowers, and most importantly have kept us in their thoughts and prayers!

Feel free to stay in touch by email or Facebook!

All our very best to you and your families,

Mike and Melissa