The surgery went very well, Dr. Smith and Dr. Hensel did an unbelievable job. Matt Grace held the bladder blade, our unsung urinary knight protector. Baby A came out first and promptly peed everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Dr. Smith had to really reach in for B because he was breech, but she got him out with no trouble.
Melanie is doing great! She's hoping the spinal block doesn't wear off too fast. She will begin pumping breast milk tonight so it will be ready when they start eating. It may be a day or two before the neonatologists think it's okay for them to begin eating.
Baby B, being the smaller and more "stressed" twin (due to the twin-twin transfusion syndrome) has more mature lungs and has being breathing room air on his own since birth. He's a rock star. His nurse told us he is feisty. Duh. He's a Bonk boy.
Baby A has had some trouble breathing, but has been doing well on CPAP. He has gotten antibiotics, just in case, and his NICU care team is taking good care of him.
I suppose names are in order. Romulus and Remus after the twin founders of Rome. Hehe. Not really.
Baby A = Oliver Thomas Bonk
Baby B = Finneus William Bonk
Love - The Bonks