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.
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