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January 30th, 2009:

Jacques Battle – Day 1

Jacques Resting - Jan 30th Jacques had a rough night for his first night and he is trying to rest and build up some strength. It’s a lot of work for him to feed so the nurses inserted “Gavage” tube into his nose in order to get some food into his stomach and save him the effort of suckling away. The extra Oxygen helped him through the first half of the night, so they started to bring him down to room air to see if the saturation of oxygen in his blood would stay at 100% or very close to it. As he got closer and closer to room air (21% of O2) his breathing became harder and harder. So the doctors and nurses put him back on 40% O2 and eventually inserted and IV for antibiotics and fluids just as a precaution. The previous days fight to breathe on his own was catching up to him and now his lungs were having to run second marathon.

Courage mon petit Jacques, Courage!

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It’s a Boy…. And Another Boy

Les Boys - 4 Minutes Old
Today we finally had our twins: And they’re Boys. Yup! Les Boys sont arrivés.

Frédéric Guillaume was born at 16h45 and weighed 7lbs even and Jacques Bernard was born only a minute later at 6lbs 3oz. Mum is doing very well and recovering nicely from the c-section. Freddy is feeding already and sleeping nicely next to me as I blog this while Jacques is spending a few extra minutes in the Easy-Bake Oven to make sure he works out this whole “Why’d you take me out of this nice warm place” issue.

I will blog more later… for now make sure you are on Flickr and have requested to be view my friends PhotoStream (just add me as your friend: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnylecanuck/). Here are some of the pictures from the Set so far:

[UPDATE] And if you guys want to have a party in the comments please go ahead, we are checking the site often enough on the BlackBerry.

Scrubbed and Ready

Frederic Jacques


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