to Finn Robinson + Tuck Bennett.
Making their early (32 weeks) and QUICK debut at 5:19 and 5:22am on May 4th. I checked in at 4am, and an hour later we were a family of FIVE!
Can you believe it? We still can't. We have three kids!
Finn, born first, weighed in at 4 lbs. 3 ounces and was 17.5 inches
Tuck, the youngest, weighed 3 lbs. 15 ounces and was 18 inches
Both look like little birds, and have the funniest pip squeak cries
Obviously not identical, Finn has lighter and more hair.
While Tuck's is a bit darker and less full.
Both babies were whisked right away to the Nicu, are as healthy as to be expected for their age, but will most likely be in there for 5- 6 weeks. I won't bore you with all the medical jargon of what they're on, and plus I can't pronounce any of it, or keep it straight. So, that's that. Finn is a bit healthier than Tuck, but already Tuck is a feisty fighter... just like in the womb.
Poor little Tate might not believe she actually has two new brothers since she can't even see them yet, and won't be able to for a couple weeks, and even then, just through a window!
She's been such an angel about it, although I imagine she's probably so sad inside.
The last three days have looked something like this...
Could not have made it through any of this without him. I'm so grateful for a loving, patient husband who stays by me through everything, is at my beckon call, calms me down every 10 minutes as I cry about everything, and will still call me his wife after witnessing the mesh panties + diaper look I've been sporting.
Poor Tuck got really mangled on the way out (C- section) and his hand was completely black for the first couple days.
We didn't get to hold Finn until the second day, which was sooner than they thought even. It was heaven, and he is such a sweet calm baby.
Last night was also a great Nicu night. We were able to hold Tuck for the first time and he seemed to really like it. I also got to feed Finn his 2 mil's from a bottle (think 2 drops) and while he took it, just to suck that little bit of milk and swallow completely wiped him out. They are so fragile, but so so sweet.