Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Update From Mommy

I'm not up for the full birth story yet, will try to get that out to you tomorrow. It's been an absolutely crazy day. We were with the media for over two hours and spent another two with each other and the babies. There were so many numbers flying around last night some weights and lengths got a little skewed, but I've got them for you now!

Cannon Gregory Cochran - 7:49 p.m. 2 pounds, 11 ounces, 15 inches
Gunner Cole Cochran - 7:51 p.m. 3 pounds, 1 ounce, 15 inches
Lauren Kathryn Cochran - 7:52 p.m. 2 pounds, 10 ounces, 15 inches
Avery Caroline Cochran - 7:53 p.m. 2 pounds, 8 ounces, 15 inches

All the babies came out crying, they sounded like little tiny kittens!! I was able to touch Avery before they took them all to the NICU. I was in recovery for several hours so that I could go visit the NICU on the way back to my room. I got to see all babies and get updates on all four before returning to my room to "rest." With the smile I had on my face, there was no resting!!

All four were on 21% oxygen which is room air with nasal canulas to help push the air through. Yes, I'm no pro on the lingo, I'll learn more daily! Gunner who was the biggest is the wimpiest!! He is presently on 32% and is the only one that has not gotten to take a bath. The girls are nice and shiny and Cannon is too. Cannon is the only one that got to have formula today. I had pumped for them, Go Ta-Ta's Go, but they accidentally put it in the freezer instead of the refrigerator so it has to thaw out and they will try him with that later. He did very well with the feeding. I had the opportunity to hold everyone but Gunner, but by the time I got to Avery's pod (They're all in separate pods, they're trying to move them closer together) I was so tired and she looked so comfy I just let her be.

Lots of tears have been shed, but they're all happy tears! My Muffins are here and they're all doing great! My pediatricians from Pascagoula came over tonight to see the babies and to see myself and Matt!!! They both live in Mobile, but it was so special that they took time out of their day to come see us!

These are a few links to see footage that was taken, and, no, the first one was not staged, I did in fact interrupt their interview to tell Matt to get over here, it was happening!!

Click on "Video" under the picture of the baby blanket: http://www.myfoxgulfcoast.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7232820&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

There will be another one on www.myfoxgulfcoast.com in the next few hours that was taken today and has pictures of all the babies. Sorry that I sound like a blubbering idiot on it, but I was just so overcome with emotion!!!

You can also search WLOX's site, they will have footage and an interview posting also along with The Sun Herald.

Thanks again for all the prayers and support, we couldn't have done it without y'all!!! Please continue to pray!!
Love, Matt, Sandra, Hannah Noelle, Cannon, Gunner, Lauren & Avery.


Tiffy's World said...

Awesome news. Thank you so much for the update on everything! You're doing awesome! Remember everyone is cheering you, Matt and the babies along! So proud and excited for ya'll. With great love, The Lamey's

jag said...

They are so cute! Ryan and I watched the video and were in awe. We are so happy for your family and are looking forward to the arrival of ours. Keep us posted when you can. Congratulations!

Heather said...

I saw the video! They are so tiny and precious. I was crying the whole time! You did good mama AND daddy! All of you are in my prayers. Can't wait to see them!

tarismarie said...

They are so beautiful!!!!!! I cried at the site of them again!!! You are not a blubbering idiot! You are a strong, proud, momma who has had a busy 2 days!!! You and Matt are such amazing people and I am so proud of you both!!! See you soon!! Much love to you all!!!!!

Dawn said...

Sandra and Matt,
They are beautiful. I cried during the whole news cast. Lots of prayers and love.


Grace Bloodsworth said...

Sandra, you are such an inspiration to me! I just recently learned of your pregnancy and how thrilled was I! I can't think of anyone I know who would make a better mother with quads than you! Your love of your children will be remembered forever and I could even feel it when I watched the news today! I cried through the whole thing! I can remember you coming to see me 13 years ago when I had Ashtynn and how you bragged on me then! Girl, let me brag on you now! You look BEAUTIFUL as always and your smile has never changed! Your spirit shines through your smile! Your children are so blessed to have you and Matt for parents! They are perfect! I will always be here for your family and will keep you in my prayers everyday! CONGRATULATIONS! Love Always, Grace BLoodsworth

Margaret said...

Wow! I'm not sure I can put into words what I'm feeling. I'm so proud of you guys. I was already in love with Hannah Noelle and now I'm in love with 4 more little Cochrans. I'm not sure how that works, but I love them already and am so glad they're doing well.
Still praying,
Aunt Margaret

Mackenzie said...

I watched the video last night and again this morning because I am in awe of them and how well they are doing!
I think you did AWESOME with the interview! And the first interview, when Matt got the call is priceless!!
We love ya!!!

shelly said...

Saw the pics and the videos. The babies look great. I know you feel much better. It has been a journey but now comes the reapping of the benefits. Can't wait to see them all. You are still in our prayers.

Andria said...

Congrats X 4, from a Sacramento "stranger"!

You are blessed beyond words.

Konnie said...

We are so excited for you and your family! We are praying that your
four beautiful babies will grow quickly. I bet Hannah Noelle is on cloud nine.
We are praying for you.
In Christ,
The Dooley's
Konnie,Isaac,Grayson,Brayden & Our New Little Man Easton