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#1 of 5 Old 12-21-2009, 02:47 PM - Thread Starter
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The short story:

Babies were born at home in the water after 8 hours of labor on 12/18 - exactly 36 weeks. By far my best labor ever. Emma Grace weighs 5lb 15oz and was 19 inches...Anna Marie weighs 6lb even and was 20 inches.

Mommy hasn't slept much...babies are being high maintenance at the moment...breathing and temp problems at first but now a bit of jaundice is setting it. The first problems are resolved but just started working on the jaundice thing. I am type O so we have some ABO incompatibility with Emma which we got on top of right away so she should be just fine.

Will post more later but...first I need a little sleep and babies to be a bit less work

Mommy to DS13, DS12, DS7, DD5, DD3, and twin GIRLS : born at home in the water on 12/18/09
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Congrats!!! Hooray for a great labor! Hope those little ones go easy on you soon.

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pretty, pretty names

i remembe dealing with my second child, 36 weeks, jaundice. it was hard with one. i hope you have great support, but ideas anyway in case you don't:

use breast compressions to keep them on a little longer. cup your breast and apply light pressure once their suck rhythm slows down.

switch feed them between breasts so long as that doesn't stress them out. when they have had 'enough' on one side and you've done a compression for them, swap them to the other side (can wake them up a bit)

if one is a better feeder than the other let the weaker twin benefit from her sister's let down initiation by tandem feeding.

have a look at homeopathic remedies. my twins (dc 5&6) were preemies who had jaundice issues and homeopathy cleared it up within a week after we were discharged, praise God. (dc2 took 3 months)
chelidonium is often a key remedy, but check with a homeopathic provider.

enjoy those precious bundles. for all the work they bring, it will pass.

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Congratulations!!!!! Welcome Emma and Anna (LOVE those names). I hope things get better with the jaundice quickly! :
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Welcome babies!

My twins got jaundice and it was difficult. I hope it resolves quickly!

SAHM to F & P, : fraternal twins born 3/05, : I, born 12/07 & at 5 weeks in July 2009
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