As of 10:15 this evening my step-daughter Alexis just got rushed into surgery. Two little babies are about to enter this crazy world and they've got quite a battle ahead of them.
She is only 28 weeks along and the doctor gave her steroids to strengthen the little lungs. I don't know much more then that. Please keep her and these precious little lives in your thoughts.
~ UPDATE AS OF 11:30 pm ~
Mom and babies are out of surgery and doing well. Baby Boy cried right away and Baby Girl needed some help. Both weight in around 2 lbs and are on oxygen. Doctor seems to think things are looking good as can be for now. Boy, this sure did happen super quick...now the new parents are in a rush to name the little peanuts.
~ UPDATE as of 9:30 am Next Day ~
Talked with Alexis this morning and she's doing great...well, as great as any young mom can be after delivering two little babies at 7 months. The Boy is breathing on his own at 2 lbs 2 oz and the Girl is on a breathing monitor at 2 lbs 3 oz. Mommy will be leaving the hospital just in time for her baby shower on Saturday. The little ones will remain most likely until the new year. The one thing that Alexis says she wishes she could do is hold them. I told her to get her ass out of bed and head straight to the nursery...you might not be able to pick them up, but you can certainly touch them!
I'm hoping to figure out a time when I can get over to the hospital to visit...work is on HIGH right now, so getting away is difficult. I'll post more when I can. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I didn't think I would want to be a grandma... or even a step-grandma... but I think I'm okay with it. I came into work today and announced to everyone I was a grandma...they looked at me kinda funny;)