I've been away from the boards for awhile but I have internet access now again. Want to share my news that my MZ twins were born 6-21-04. They are 8 weeks old already!! Josephine Louise (Josie) 5lbs7oz 19inches and Angelena Simone (Lena) 5lbs12oz 19.25inches. They are just WONDERFUL!!!
I think my last postings were regarding fears of having a birth in the OR. Well I certainly got the exact opposite of the birth I planned. At 38w1d I was feeling good and hoping to go till my due date or as long as my girls wanted to cook. I had my weekly appt for u/s and NST to check on my peas. In the past these have had great results and my doc said I was having a perfect pregnancy and I had her on board with most everything I wanted in my birth plan. Had u/s first and it went great. Then on the bed to do NST. Josie's hr was down for 3 minutes immediately but finally came back up. The tech called the perinatal specialist (who I never met) and she said we should take the babies sometime today and c sec was necessary because Josie (Baby A) flipped again just in the last few days to breech. Of course I was not about that so I got my doc on the phone who was in the office building over. As we were discussing options little Josie's hr kept dropping lower and lower. Suddenly I didn't have any options and tons of people were around me running my bed to labor and delivery. I call Chris immediately , my husband, and tell him to get here asap. They put me on different monitors there and the results were the same, then worse. Now lots more people asking me tons of questions and taking my clothes off and rushing me to OR. No time for epidural they said and gave me a general. Short story even shorter...Chris got to the hospital within 10 minutes of me calling him and the babies were already out. I was knocked out for the birth of my babes, nobody was there with me, no taping of their birth, no bf immediately after, no pulling my babies out and holding immediately, no experience of laboring and pushing, nothing!! I am still resentful but on the other hand I have 2 healthy girls. The doc said Josephine came out kicking and crying (not a sign of distress!) which is wonderful but makes me wonder if the emergency c sec was neccessary afterall. But a risk nobody was willing to take. She did take a big gulp on the way out so was in NICU for 2 days but that's all. And Angelena was healthy as could be. It's becoming such a blur as it all happened within minutes.Maya - twopeasinpod
- I got your emails just yesterday. Thank you so much for checking on me and offering twinmama support. I have access to a computer now so I will email you back!
Nursing is going really well. Still need to work on finding more comfortable positions for nursing both at same time. I probably nurse simutaneaously more often than individually. Not an ounce of formula for them though! Only liqiud gold! I got through the tough part in the beginning of having to recover from c sec and adjusting to life with 3 babies within 1 1/2 yrs. I love bf'ing them!!
Life is crazier now but great fun too. My little peas crack me up with their cute little selfs. I'm soooo lucky to have my 3 babes and feel like supermama! :tandem
Thanks to everyone for all the support during my pregnancy!
MZ sweet baby girls 6-21-04 (38w1d)
Josephine Louise and Angelena Simone
: 8 weeks
Dominic (The Dom)
12-29-02 (41w1d) 19 mos