6.21.2009

Maggie and Ben are Here!!!

From Maggie & Ben are Born


We want to share the news that Margaret "Maggie" and Benjamin "Ben" Cohen were born yesterday. (Still not 100% on the middle names...will let you know). I started having contractions mid-day yesterday which were increasing in frequency and intensity, so we we talked to my OB and headed to the hospital for the C-section that we had been planning, just a week earlier than planned. I was exactly 36 weeks pregnant yesterday.

Maggie was born first at 6:21PM and weighed 5 lb. 4.9 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Ben was born at 6:23PM, weighed 5 lb. 14 oz. and was 19 inches long. Maggie has been in the NICU for observation b/c she wasn't getting quite enough air when she was first born, but she's doing great now. Joe has spent some time with her and I will finally be able to go see her shortly. If all goes well, she'll be in our room by this evening. Ben is doing very well, and has been with us all night.

They both have a full head of hair, although Maggie's is longer. Maggie reminds us of Gabby as a newborn, and Ben looks more like Ellie did.

I'm doing pretty well. The C-section recovery is a little more painful than I was anticipating, but I've already been on my feet once, and my night nurse said I'm doing great!

3 comments:

The Good Rabbi said...

Congratulations! The babies are beautiful! We wish you guys the best, and look forward to meeting them and seeing you!

Julia said...

Basia, you are amazing - posting a day after birth!

Welcome Maggie and Ben! Looks like Ben got to take up a bit more room, based on the weight and height stats. :)

Congratulations Gabby and Ellie - you all will be great big sisters to your newest siblings.

And Basia and Yog - ya'll never cease to amazing me. Big, big hugs to you all - what a fun, fun ride!

XOXOXO to Team Cohen!
Julia

Cynthia said...

Mazel Tov. So good to finally see
Ben & Maggie. What a beautiful
family. kisses to all