Bradley Boone was born crying at 8:43pm and weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces, 18.5 inches long. David was able to snap a quick photo or two of him in the operating room.
Carly Grace was born at 8:44pm and weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces, 18 inches long. David was not able to get any photos of her right away because she was born quiet... the doctors immediately whisked her to their table for oxygen.
As Carly got the oxygen she needed, I heard my sweet girl cry. I wasn't aware until later of all the breathing complications they each had in the OR. Our pediatrician says they gave her quite the workout... just as one baby would stabilize, the other would take a negative turn and vice versa. It was clear that their lungs were not as developed as they needed to be to breathe on their own. Both babies were put on CPAP machines to aid in their efforts to breathe. Boone only needed his for about 24 hours before receiving regular oxygen in the nasal cannula, but Carly would need much more time to heal we would soon learn...
2 days before delivery
Boone with Dr. Bowie 8:43pm
Some moments just take your breath away..