Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 10:05 p.m. 6 lbs. 15 oz. of baby on left was born.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 10:06 p.m. 6 lbs. 1 oz. of baby on right was born.
Both boys are amazingly healthy. Being born at 35 weeks gestation they were automatically sent to the NICU for observation. Neither one needs oxygen. All blood tests were normal. Right now they're basically being observed for eating to see if they can eat and gain weight. Baby on left is a champion eater and decided to remove his feeding tube to prove it.
The pathology report on the placenta determined it was two separate placentas fused together. Everyday Danny and I change our mind about if they're fraternal or identical. I suspect if their mild jaundice levels returned to normal, if baby on the right's skin was less red, and if they weighed the same, they'd look identical. But that's just my opinion as of this afternoon. Earlier today I thought baby on left looked like Danny and Pookie's birth pictures. And I thought baby on right looked like Bun and maybe a masculine form of Gabbers' birth pictures.
So if they were for sure sharing the same placenta, they'd be identical. There's still a possibility that they are identical if the egg split early enough for them to create their own placentas.
As for me and my adventures in laboring and recovering, that is another post. But as crappy as I feel, I couldn't have been more blessed than I am with these super snuggly healthy boys.