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I'll post more details later, but the twins were born at 33 weeks, 5 days at exactly 7:30 pm within 20 seconds of each other. They weighed 4 lbs, 8 oz each and were 18 & 19 inches each. Birth was uneventful. While both breathed ok initailly the needed assistance and are in the NICU. I'll post full birth details soon and post pics to the blog soon.

Thank you all for your support!!!! I'm feeling awesome and so pleased to have them here.

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Congratulations : Looking forward to hearing more

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That is SOOOOOOO exciting! What great birth weights for that gestation-- you must be thrilled!

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Congratulations! That is incredibly wonderful news! I am glad their birth went smoothly and that everyone's doing well. I can't wait to hear their names!

Betsy, mama to beautiful, strong MZ twins Lillian and Kate, born 11 weeks early on January 10, 2006.
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::elcome Earthside Sweet Babies!:::

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CONGRATULATIONS! ::::t reehugger:

Welcome to the world, babies! I am SO happy they arrived safely and you all are doing so well. Wishing you a speedy recovery and uneventful NICU time.

Yay!
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YEA!!! Congratulations!! Welcome to the world, sweet babies!!! :

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: Congratulations!! I am so happy that they are healthy and wonderful. Go Mo Mo Mama!!!! :

Mama to lovely twin girls 1/08
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Congrats!! That is so great that they were so big that early. Congrats Momma! It must be so exciting to have not one, but two new babies!!!
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Congrats to all of you! What a great day you must have had. Can't wait to hear more! Til then, rest, recover, and love those babes!

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Congratulations, mama!
What amazing weights! You baked them well

Welcome, little babies!

I hope that the NICU stay will be uneventful, and that the entire family will be home as soon as possible.

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Congrats! How great that you held on for so long -- that's a long time for momo twins!

Welcome to the world, babies! :

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Congratulations!!!

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Go offline three days and this is what I miss! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!
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congrats!! :

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Congratulations & welcome to the world babies!

SAHM to F & P, : fraternal twins born 3/05, : I, born 12/07 & at 5 weeks in July 2009
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What a beautiful, happy way to end my day with that news! Blessings to you and your whole family. May you delight endlesslessy in these sweet babies......
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congratulations! so very glad to hear that they're here safe and sound.
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Thank you all for your well wishes. Things did go very smoothly and I'm now onto our next journey in the NICU. As everyone knows I was trying to get to 36 weeks, but the babies and my body had another plan.

Here is Miles and Owen's birth story:

The twins birthday started with contractions. I wasn't really feeling them, but I was feeling something different. This is the 2nd time I was having consistent contractions. The first time was earlier in the week and we were able to stop them. This time the contractions were spaced closer together. The doctor thought to check my cervix and see if the contractions were "productive." As it turns out, it was. I was 4cm dilated and completely effaced! Mind you these were contractions I wasn't feeling, but I was officially in labor.

Being that far along required immediate intervention to slow/stop the contractions so that I did not go into full fledged active labor. The potential for cord compression and complications increased if I went into active labor.

The nurses and doctor's began to prepare for the c-section. Remember all that anxiety I had about having a c-section? It was GONE...completely gone. Things went very smoothly. My favorite nurses were there in attendance and things weren't emergent, but were relaxed and steadily flowing.

The twins were born within the same minute (7:30pm), 20 seconds apart. They weighed the exact same grams, translating into 4 1/2 lbs and were 1 inch apart at 18 & 19 inches.

Being born at 33 weeks they are in the NICU. They are doing well, but it is definitely a roller coaster. I'm recovering, but it is hard. I've never had major surgery so this is a whole new experience for me and of course not being able to have them with me is very hard.

All and all, things could not have gone better. My body had enough and I went into labor. If I were not in the hospital I would have never known and things could have gotten much more complicated. Having had my contractions monitored we were able to do things in a controlled manor on my boy's and my body's time table, not an arbitrary date. There were no deccels, no babies in distress, but instead a very smooth process.

My nurses and the doctor's were phenomenal and I am so happy to have my babies here.

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That is such a positive story, and things went just the way they were meant to. Glad to hear it, and hope you recover quickly and get lots of time holding your boys!


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I cannot believe I forgot to add that I was able to see them being born!!!! I can't believe I didn't add that. The lower the curtain so I could watch each one being lifted. That was amazing. Not exactly the natural birth I was going for, but nice nonethless.

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am so happy that your boys are in good shape! I'm in my 23rd week right now and its kinda scary that my twins could be born 10 wks from now. *gulps* I hope the girls will be as fortunate as your babies if I were to go in labor during that time.

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Congratulations . I'm so glad that things went so smoothly. Here's hoping the next few weeks go even better and you recover quickly and your babes do fabulous in the NICU.

Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)

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Congratulations!!!!! ::

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remember the nicu/preemie thread for support too:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...play.php?f=371

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wonderful news!!!! thank you for sharing your story.
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