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My Two Beautiful Sons  
User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Hey Everyone,

Like I said in the other thread, thank you all so much for the kind words, prayers, pieces of advice and overall kind heartedness. It was very much appreciated.

Ok, so since I had a couple dozen PMs asking me more details of the events, I'll just streamline it into a single post for all to read.

So... we all know my wife and I were expecting, well my wife is skinny and has a small frame so we were told early on, to expect a tougher than normal pregnancy, and that the babies would probably come a little early.

The pregnancy was typical with no major issues. At one point my wife started to LOSE weight, which is rare but I guess happens sometimes. So they gave her a new diet and some meds. Things were back on track. She actually didn't start to show for quite sometime, and never really got big, even with twins.

So, on this past Tuesday morning while I was at work, I got a call from my wife saying she was having sharp labor pains and that her friend was already getting her to the hospital. I met her at the hospital about 30minutes later, expecting a false alarm. When I got there, I found that, she was definitely having legitimate labor pains! The doctors were not keen on bringing the babies into the world, since they were only 30.5wks old, so they gave my wife drugs to stop the pregnancy. But they were honest: there was a good chance these babies would be born in the near future. In preparation for this, they gave the babies a shot to help rapidly develop their lung surfacant. (Which apparently helps them breathe without damaging their lungs). The steroid induces production of this stuff, I guess. They were also worried about Baby B, who was smaller than Baby A.

So my job was to keep my wife calm, because if she was stressed, the babies would be stressed. But it certainly wasn't easy. Needless to say, this was all coming rather quickly.

-We hadn't even taken those lamaze classes.

-We hadn't even picked out names! We had a list, but no definite decisions, so we had to make the decision right there in the hospital.

-We hadn't finished the baby room, nor finished baby shopping.

-My wife's baby shower wasn't suppose to be until Dec 15!

-And her parents, and my parents, were planning on flying down here in Feb to see the newborns.

So all of this was weighing on me. And about 36hrs after we went to the hospital, the labor pains/signs returned, and this time there was no stopping it. Her water broke and we were told the babies would be born that night. So of course I was freaked out.

Labor was actually smoother than I expected. The nurses were great and gave us a crash course on lamaze (proper spelling??) and helped break the tension. I was in the room the entire time holding my wife's hand and giving her support. Baby A was born first at 0515, it was a boy! They briefly held him up and showed him to us, and he was so red/purplish and wrinkly. My wife started yelling and asking why he wasn't crying, at which time i realize she is right - he wasn't! But they assured us he was ok, with under-developed lungs this happens. They had me come around and cut his cord. But there was little time for introductions because Baby B - the smaller one - was already coming out. He was born at 0523. The doctors were more urgent and focused with him. We barely saw him before they took him away to the NICU with his brother.

We named Baby A, Nathaniel Chase, and Baby B, Hayden Elijah. For such a climatic event, they were taken away so quickly there was no proper cool down period. One moment there was a flurry of activity and excitement, and then they were gone. My wife is pretty upset and worried about their health.

They are currently in incubation. They have tubes going in their mouths, patches all over them, wire and machines hooked up to them. And you cannot even hold them because they are separated from you by a plastic box. I'm a tough guy... but seeing that gets me choked up. My wife is being released tomorrow, but they will be in here for about 5wks. All of our friends have been great, they've taken care of us, made sure we ate, slept, etc...

All my sons (wow that is so strange to say!) do is sleep. They're fed via tubes. I really didn't know how I would feel when I first saw them... hell, I thought I had two more months to prepare. Everyone kept telling me the same thing, "When you see them, you will never love someone more than at that moment." And honestly, I never really believed that. But seeing them lay there sleeping -- it was unbelievably emotional. I don't ever want to forget that feeling. Amazing.

ANYWAY, I am going to get some rest, I want to go back again tonight. Again, thanks for all of your support and kind words. I'm sorry this was so long winded. I'll get some pictures up in this thread sometime this weekend. They won't be your usual baby pictures... the boys are frighteningly small, with wires and tubes everywhere. Thanks all!

-Aharon, Kristen, Nathaniel, Hayden

[Edited 2007-12-07 13:43:53]

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:
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Congrats again buddy. Take care of them, I am sure all will be fine, and that they will grow up to be tankers like their Uncle ANCFlyer.

[Edited 2007-12-07 13:50:43]


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Glad you're back in the world again . . . .

We expect photos . . .

We expect cigars . . .

We expect rounds at the bar . . .

So, hop to it  wink 

Hope the boys get home soon, I'm sure they'll both be fine.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2624 times:



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
They are currently in incubation. They have tubes going in their mouths, patches all over them, wire and machines hooked up to them. And you cannot even hold them because they are separated from you by a plastic box. I'm a tough guy... but seeing that gets me choked up.

Wow, must be difficult. My brother's twins were in incubators for about 3 weeks as well, and he said at first it freaked him out, seeing them so tiny and connected to the monitors and everything, but they were absolutely fine - it's just to help them adjust to being outside. Here's to a speedy reunion and homecoming. And congratulations to you and your wife.

I really like the names you've chosen, btw.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Aharon--

Thanks for the update.

It is indeed hard to see your children helpless and sitting in the incubator like that.

I am sure they will fight through and win the battle the same way I did!

You did a fine job of getting them in, calming your wife and all.

Good luck, god speed and wishing for the best!

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Congratulations, and I'm hoping for the best. Good luck!

Mike


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Reading your story, I'm left pretty much speechless. However, if they're as tough as you are, I'm sure they'll pull through the time in the incubator and you'll both have your kids home in no time!

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Congratulations and best wishes, Aharon. I'm sure these guys will be strong and healthy.

User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

I suspect those boys will be out and wrecking your car before you know it. Congratulations!

-Leanne


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Congrats again.  Smile

As soon as they get out, take them to your local airport, and get them into the scene  Smile.
(did that to my 1 year old nephew, boy my sis hated me)

Hope all continues to go well, and cant wait to see the pics

Dan


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Congrats and wishes you all the best.

B747forever.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Aharon-

I think the 100+ replies in the last thread show how much we all know what a good guy you are, so I know Nathaniel and Hayden will have a great father, and mother to look after them. You are all in my prayers sir, and my deepest congratulations to you, Kristen, and your families. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your blessings.

All the best, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations to you guys.

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Congratulations, Aharon! I cannot nearly imagine the stress you've been going through, and I really wish that everything will come to a good end, soon.

All the best to you, to the boys and to her mum. Lucky her - 3 boys in the house now...  Wink


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2559 times:



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
I met her at the hospital about 30minutes later...

Does anyone else have an image of a Blackhawk swooping in and landing right in the hospital parking lot?

Good luck sir, you're about to discover a whole new world of colors in those diapers.  Wink


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
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Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Please pass Debbie and my best wishes along to your wife.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Congratulation!  highfive  I hope everything will be fine!

I am sure there are a lot of stories you can tell them.  Smile


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21462 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2538 times:



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
The doctors were not keen on bringing the babies into the world, since they were only 30.5wks old, so they gave my wife drugs to stop the pregnancy.

I guess you meant the birth there...!

Great to hear that all of you made it through intact. I'm sure it's still difficult with the little ones catching up, but you'll get through that as well.

Thanks for the updates, and all the best to you and your (now expanded) family!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Glad you're back in the world again . . . .

 checkmark 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
We expect photos . . .

 checkmark   checkmark 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
We expect cigars . . .

 no   yuck 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
We expect rounds at the bar . . .

 checkmark 


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
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Congratulations Aharon!

 bouncy 

Praying no health issues with the twins. I recall myself and twin brother being a week from full term, so weight wasn't an issue.

Prayers all around.

 yes 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
We expect cigars . . .



User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I'd say this is a self gloss thread, but nah....Congrats man.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Hey man, congrats. I was in one of those things when I was born as well and I am now just a poor old college kid.

Praying for you man, I am sure everything will be fine.

Hope to see some pics!!

Hang in there, they will be home and wrecking the house before you know it.



Home Airport: Capital Region International Airport (KLAN)
User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Hey Aharon or should we call you "daddy UH60FtRucker"?  biggrin   duck 

Congratulation to birth of your sons! I hope to read more about them as they grow up! Get some rest and enjoy this exciting time of your life.

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21462 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2473 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 18):
I'd say this is a self gloss thread, but nah....Congrats man.

Does anybody have a picture of a cargo bay full of smiling people waving to the camera...?  cool 


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2463 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 21):
Does anybody have a picture of a cargo bay full of smiling people waving to the camera...?

or the " worthless without pics smilies "  Smile


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Perfect UH , Congratulations , Man what a Christmas present. !


You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Congratulations! I am sure you are absolutely thrilled. I myself am a triplet and was born more than 2 months premature.


Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
25 Post contains images Aloges : Congratulations! I'm glad to read that, considering the circumstances, everything went well. Now, from what I remember well enough from my lectures et
26 Post contains images OA260 : Congratulations , Im sure everything will be fine. Its the best Christmas present ever ...
27 Tom in NO : Congratulations, Aharon! The babies and Kristen and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom at MSY
28 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Like I said in the other thread, Congrats!! Now that you have the names picked out, you can now think of other important matters, like A.Net usernames
29 Kmh1956 : Aharon Congratulations to you and Kristen....it's gonna be one hell of a party when all the a.nutters meet up with you next. In the meantime, I'm pray
30 Post contains images 767Lover : Glad they made it into the world. With medicine so advanced these days, I am confident that all will turn out just fine. I'm sure it is quite scary an
31 Kay : Congrats Aharon! Hope the tough times will soon be not more than a distant memory! Kay
32 Futureualpilot : Congrats on the new additions, I hope you and your family are doing well.
33 Connies4ever : Awesomely great news, UH60. My thoughts and prayers for your two young men, and admiration for your wife as well. Have you got them on the list for We
34 Gunsontheroof : Congrats on your boys UH60, all the best to you and your family!
35 CALTECH : Hooah, Hooah ! Go Army !!!
36 Post contains images Gunships : What he said. Congratulations and welcome to the world of parenting. It's really a lot like this place, except the conversation with your sons will b
37 Air380 : Congratulations! From experience they will be taller than their Mom and chasing girls sooner than you think! Pictures?
38 Oli80 : Congrats again UH! Really happy for you both.
39 Post contains images YooYoo : Congratulations to ALL of you!! After reading your thread starter, all i could think of was "this is going to make a great story for holiday gathering
40 RFields5421 : Congratulations - the boys have a great father to guide them as they grow. Now, your wife's intelligence in marrying you, another story!! Children are
41 N231YE : Congratulations, I hope the best for your family -N231YE
42 Bok269 : Congrats on how far you, your wife, and your sons have come. We are all pulling for you!
43 Viaggiare : No first-hand experience there yet, so I can only imagine what that could be like. However, my guess is that I would've reacted pretty much the same
44 Mir : Congratulations Aharon! Great to hear that they are doing well. Best wishes for an easy hospital stay and a quick return home. -Mir
45 Jetjack74 : Congrats mate. Here wishing you, your wife and you old and new family the very best. Christmas came early this year. Isn't TriCare great?
46 Post contains images Skidmarks : Congratulations, mate, to both you and your good lady. Don't worry about the incubator thingy and being separated from them, they'll be fine. My Grand
47 Post contains links RJdxer : Congratulations again. A crew chief and door gunner all in one shot. That's the way to put things together! BTW linking the IRS page on claiming the c
48 Post contains images KevinL1011 : Man, they sure get them started playing with a Wii early these days. Welcome to Parenthood my friend. My son had Jaundice and we had to take him back
49 Post contains images WILCO737 : Congrats man! And all the best to you four... Oh and btw: you have chosen very beautiful names! Like them a lot! WILCO737 (MD11F)
50 HAWK21M : Fight on......Things will work well......in the long run. regds MEL
51 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Great, 2 more Patriots fans to deal with, 2 more pilots to train and 2 more customers. Signed, Fans of the other 31 teams , Warrant Officer Candidate
52 Post contains images ORFflyer : And chasing girls. As mentioned - Congratulations to you and Mrs. UH!!
53 IFEMaster : You, sir, are a steely eyed missile man. Congratulations to you and Kristen.
54 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Aharon, congratulations to you and Kristen! Your little guys have inherited their dad's fighting spirit, I'm sure - soon they'll be yelling all over t
55 UH60FtRucker : So my wife came home today. It's really amazing how fast they push mothers out the door these days. She's still very tired, so she sleeps a lot. Amazi
56 NeilYYZ : Not the most traditional, but great news that everything has worked out well! Not self gloss or selfish at all! Fantastic news that they're progressi
57 UH60FtRucker : Oh and by the way, for those who asked: Their names were literally chosen only hours before they were born. We had a list of 10 boy and girl names, bu
58 DavestanKSAN : Aharon, Fantastic news sir!! I'm really thankful to hear such great news. My deepest congratulations again to you and Kristen!! By the way, I really l
59 DEVILFISH : Congratulations Aharon, you definitely made up for lost time! There could hardly be better and more fitting Christmas gifts than your twins. All the b
60 Fridgmus : Aharon & Kristen, With the care Nathaniel and Hayden are getting from the hospital staff and your love and guidance, both of your sons will grow into
61 Post contains images ZakHH : You have my deepest respect for this decision. While I fully appreciate that kids should be taught moral and religious values, I feel that they also
62 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Thanks for the update Chief . . . . Glad Kristen is home and recovering well . . . Yup, lots of good stuff in Mother's milk for the rugrats . . . the
63 Kmh1956 : Hardly that...we're all waiting with baited breath for any news of the boys....you keep posting!! Kelly
64 DL021 : I'm glad your wife is coming home, and I have confidence in the doctors and your children coming through this growing period smoothly. As far as relig
65 Vaporlock : Congratulations to your wife and yourself. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and remember to try and get as much rest as possible as you'll ha
66 DC10BHX : Congratulations on the borth of your two sons. Four years ago it was me in your position waiting for news on my twin daughters. They were born at 28 W
67 Post contains images Kieron747 : Congratulations Sir! I'm sorry I missed this thread so far!!!!!!!!!!!!! All my best to your wife and your little fellas. I notice you named one of you
68 Allstarflyer : Nice! Congrats!
69 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Still waiting for those pics and that cigar Chief? Geeezus, LawnDartDrivers . . . How's the wife? How are the boys?
70 Post contains images Redngold : First of all, congratulations! I'm especially glad to hear that Nathaniel is doing well. Now, for the trademarked "RedNGold answers technical question
71 BHMBAGLOCK : You'd be wrong on this one. My son was born six weeks after my wife's water broke. In rare cases like this, delivery can be significantly delayed and
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