Sunday, February 24, 2008

Our Baby Girls Have Arrived!

Though a bit earlier then expected our girls, Lily and Maya, decided to make their grand entrance to this world on Sunday February 17th at 4:05 and 4:29pm. Born at 31 weeks and 3 days, Lily weighed 3 pounds 7 ounces and was 17 inches long and Maya weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces and was also 17 inches long.

Now, only a week old they are doing well. They still a bit of a hospital stay ahead of them but each day they reach a little milestone and will soon hopefully be disconnected from all their treatments and their hospital stay will simply be to lounge around and getting fed and growing like weeds!
We are very fortunate to have a world renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit just an hour from where we live. I was able to get there in enough time to deliver there so the girls have had the very best of care since birth.

It has been a long haul since about 25 weeks when I started having the first problems with uncontrollable contractions and numerous trips to the hospital. We'd really like to deeply thank everyone for their well wishes, kind words of encouragement, for everyone who has kept us in their thoughts during this time.

Here's to a short hospital stay for our precious baby girls and hopes that they get to join us at home very soon.

~ Lily Emma ~

~ Maya Juliette ~


Elaine said...

Oh Ashlee, what beautiful little girls! They are adorable.

I'll be praying that they'll be home soon. Sounds like they are getting excellent care so hopefully it won't be long.

I hope you are feeling well. Take good care of yourself & rest up!


Kyrissaean said...

More prayers and best wishes headed your way. Lily and Maya are as beautiful as their names, and I'm certain they will be home with their loving mother very soon.

Lisa said...

Congratulations and best wishes, Ashlee! The girls are beautiful!

Julie van Ree said...

Congratulations! The girls are absolutely gorgeous! Your family and the babies are in our thoughts and prayers, Ashlee! They'll be home soon no'll have your hands FULL!

Best Regards,
Julie & Patrick van Ree

Anonymous said...

Ashlee, Adorable, God Bless all four of you.....