As predicted, we slipped on the banana peel way earlier that we had planned. On Tuesday, December 18 at 10:19 pm, our babies were born via emergent C-section after Andrew massively failed his NST at 9pm. Andrew Cole weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces (and within minutes in the NICU, 2 pounds 8 ounces) and was 14" long. Anna Catherine weighed 1 pound 13 ounces and was 14.25" long. Anna was tiny, but strong and healthy. Andrew was larger, but far sicker. He was in DIC and had a severe metabolic acidosis.
Since then, both babies have been in the NICU on ventilators. Anna is doing wonderfully and Andrew has struggled, though he has maintained good hemodynamic stability. Because Blogger is so difficult to post and deal with, I have decided to chronicle their "stories" on Facebook. Their page name is The Sawinski Twins: Bringing Home Anna and Andrew. Now that it has been established, I will likely quit posting here on the blog.
Please keep our babies in your prayers as they have a long NICU course ahead of them.