Saturday, July 10, 2010

Introducing ...

Benjamin weighing in at 5 lbs and 18 1/2 in, and Lucas weighing in at 4 lbs 4 oz, 17 in.

They were supposed to arrive via scheduled cesarian next Wednesday but baby boy Lucas had other plans and he broke my water on Thursday just as my mom and I were about to have dinner. I definitely want to tell the rest of this story but I know I wont have much uninterrupted time here in the hospital.

For now, I'm completely in love with these babies. They are healthy and doing exceptionally well, especially for premees. They only spent about 5 hours in special care before being released to the regular nursery. Lucas, like his Daddy, has two clubbed feet. While dr. J's feet may be hideous, they work perfectly fine and that was 35 years ago. We will see a pediatric orthopedic next week sometime.

We have taken a million photos, but haven't yet had the strength to boot up the computer.

5 comments:

Mary said...

So happy for you Amber! Many blessings!

Tina said...

Oh, Amber and Juan!!! Congratulations on the little ones! So happy to hear that everyone is healthy and happy. Can't wait to see pictures!

Tessa said...

I'm not sure if it's rude or creepy to post a comment when I'm just a lurker (have been for a while : /) but I wanted to say Congrats! I too was born with bi-lateral clubbed feet (that was in 83) and am great now. My parents didn't do surgery (I had a severe case) but chose casts and corrective shoes. Is it hereditary? Crazy. Glad they are both healthy, strong boys. I was praying for ya'll.

Anonymous said...

I heard Benjamin is the latino one, while Lucas is the gringo. I seriously hope Benjamin is patient enough to teach salsa dancing to Lucas... it just won't be in his blood.
Diego

Missy said...

Thanks Tessa!! I'm flattered and honored and all that good stuff :) I love meeting fellow clubbed footers. I consider myself an honorary member.