Nicholas (with CPAP helping him breathe.)
Isabella was ventilated for the first day before she went onto CPAP too.It's hard to tell scale from these photos - they just look like little babies. Isabella weighed 5lb3oz, and Nicholas weighed 3lb9oz. With all the wires and tubes they looked so fragile! I can't say enough good things about the NICU staff at Dunedin Hospital. They were wonderful for the whole 33 days we were in there, but I couldn't wait to get the twins home! It's been a very busy year, to put it mildly, and we've had our ups (they both used to sleep so well at night, sigh) and our downs (it took Nicholas three months to learn to breastfeed. That wasn't fun), but I wouldn't trade it for the world. They are fabulous little people, and I feel very lucky to have them completing our family.
Here they are with Georgia and Oliver this morning. The bigger kids were way more excited about the present than the twins were!
Oh, and to inject a sewing note into this post, I made Isabella's pants (the disco ones) tunic and sweatshirt, Nicholas' pants and top, and Georgia's sweatshirt. I'll post that one shortly.