As many of you know Rene' and I had our twins on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. Long story short, due to pregnancy complications, our doctors decided they had to be delivered that day. This occurred by cesarean section at 34 weeks, 0 days. Rene gave birth to a baby girl, Skye Genevieve Edith Hanson, and a baby boy we named Davin Callum Rodney Hanson. Skye was 4 lbs, 2 oz and Davin was 3 lbs, 5 oz. They were born at 1:50 PM PDT and 1:52 PM PDT respectively. As expected they are in the NICU getting round the clock care.
I do want it to be clear that doctors, nurses and Rene' and I are optimistic about what the future holds for our expanded family. We made it far enough into the pregnancy to have the odds on our (their) sides. Though they are extremely fragile and need constant medical support, monitoring and care they should be able to, over time, become strong enough to take home and be very much like typical newborns. However, no matter how much optimism we can have this is still a very trying, concerning and emotional time for us. We anticipate they will be in the NICU for at least three weeks but it could very well be more.
We have received an enormous amount of support from friends, family, coworkers and our nurses, doctors and other hospital staff. As such, everyone is asking for updates each day. Sometimes we just don't have the energy to update everyone or just don't feel good enough to share any new details. Rene and I have been known to be quite independent and not want to cause others concern and unnecessary emotions on the behalf of us. Creating this site is certainly not something I anticipated we would do even a day a go but I've come to the realization that it's important to those who care for us and could be helpful for us as we go through this. We were hoping that by creating a CaringBridge site we could provide an easy avenue for keeping all our friends and family up to date. I think that this will also provide a way to help cope with the uncertainty of what each day brings us. If possible we will try and provide a daily update so those who are concerned can easily get that.