Saturday, September 11, 2010

Big Appetites!

We were able to feed the boys this morning.  Ajay is definitely the screamer in the duo - Jag the quiet one.  When we arrived at the nursery at Phoenix Hospital this morning, Ajay was wailing but after I picked him up and held him, he fell fast asleep and then we ate, and then back to sleep.  The nurses say he cries unless he is held - Uh Oh!  I am a sucker so this will be interesting.  I can't stand to watch him cry.  They are both so small, but there are 6 other babies in the nursery - 2 sets of twins - and they are so very tiny - their birth weights were all just over 1 kg - I think 1.4 kg is the largest one.  That is half of what Jag weighed at birth.  The good news is they are all growing and maturing every day.

Here are pics of me getting Ajay to quiet down and then me feeding Ajay and Steve feeding Jag.  Every time Steve looks at me holding the boys, he sees that my eyes are full of tears

'...are you crying again?' 

'Yep.'

I am so in love with them I can't even begin to relate it to anything else in my life thus far. 

And, yes, they polished off their bottles like champions!

10 comments:

Tigerlilycat said...

You guys look like pros!!! Was going to mention in my previous comment that they were nice weights for twins, which you've already picked up on. How many weeks gestation did you make it to? 36? Ours were 34 weeks and 2.4/2.2kgs.

Fredrik said...

Great pictures of proud fathers! Lovely...

Terry & Steve said...

Hey Lisa! We made it to 36 weeks 4 days. Their growth had slowed big time between 35 weeks and birth. In fact, Ajay, the smaller one, was not putting on any more weight at all. He is only 350 grams smaller than Jag, yet he is noticeably smaller. The slightest amount of weight makes such a difference when they are newborns.

Toban M said...

Adorable pictures. Congratulations guys!

2 AFRO DADS said...

First thoughts looking at the pics......REAL PROS!

Ajay and Jag are so adorable!

You have reached that joyous point in your journey and we wish you continued success in your parenting.

Steph said...

They're beautiful - I loved the video! Congratulations to the whole family!

Tigerlilycat said...

It's going to be interesting to see how long it takes Ajay to catch up, if at all. Taj ended up losing weight in hospital and was down to 2kg when we got him, and in that time Alex thrived - so they've been nearly a kilo different since. Big big bonus is that they're in two different sizes clothes so we didn't need as much as Taj gets whatever Alex grows out of. The bonus of same sex multiples!!!

Doug R said...

I just caught up on all your posts and I'm so happy for you guys!!!! I'm from a family of four boys so I can definitely relate. Take care and travel home safe.

Intended Parents said...

CONGRATULATIONS Terry and Steve! Your boys are gorgeous! Welcome to the world Jag and Ajay!

Daria said...

You guys look like you're in heaven! Congrats and beautiful pics!