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#1 of 32 Old 10-11-2008, 12:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My baby boy A and baby girl M were born last weekend at 32 weeks.

It was very quick!!!

Just got home today and am completely absorbed with expressing, but brief details:

I woke up in the morning to a show and once up the contractions increased quite swiftly. At the hospital they scanned to see an oblique breech and breech presentation. Lots of c section talk. I explained I'd like to wait and see how we progressed. At 4-5 cm dilation just spine could be felt, at 7-8cms we had a little bit of scrotum, but still mainly spine. I got on all fours and stayed that way and soon we had a breech boy arrive fully in the membranes followed 4 minutes later by his sister, also breech, but her sac burst as the body came through.

So many more details, so hopefully I'll get a moment to write it up in more detail this week.

Baby boy A is doing really well, in clothes in an open crib on full milk feeds by tube - he suckled this morning :

Baby girl M has a heart murmur and some apnoea attacks, but is also on full milk feeds by tube now. She settled into an incubator today rather than the open warmer that she's been on since birth, ( they didn't have enough incubators!!!), so God willing she'll catch up a bit with the extra protection.

I hope everyone is well. Have been thinking of you all and missing the board as I travelled this roller coaster with my little ones. So glad to have had your company over the past months to support the attitude I needed to be an advocate for my babies at this time.

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!
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congrats! :

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Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
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congrats!:

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Wow, congratulations. I don't think many hospitals in Canada or the US would do a vag birth for 32 week breech twins. Well done, mama!!

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Congrats! I am so glad you were able to avoid a C-section & many hopes that they will both be out of the NICU soon & home with their family! ::

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Congratulations. I hope both continue to thrive and do well so they can be home with you as soon as possible!

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Wow, congratulations. I don't think many hospitals in Canada or the US would do a vag birth for 32 week breech twins. Well done, mama!!
In the US...I think maybe none. How wonderful that you got to avoid a c-section! I hope you have a very short and uneventful NICU stay. Congratulations!!!!
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Congratulations!!! :

Heather, Army wife & Mama to M (10), J (9), L & S (my HBAC babies are 7!), N & R (5), and A (born 11/30/12 UBA2C)
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Oh my gosh!!!! I can't believe they are here!!!!! If my head is spinning your world must really be turning fast. CONGRATS Mama! WTG on the breech births. You rock my socks!
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Oh Shukr!!!! Welcome to the world, sweet babies!! You have an amazing mama, kiddos Hope you can rest and that the babes continue to do well.::
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Congratulations and welcome little ones! I hope their NICU stay is as good as possible, and that they are soon home and thriving in your arms.

How wonderful to be born in the caul, too -- I've heard really cool things about that (protects sailors against drowning, etc.)... I wonder what wonderful things await your two littlest ones.

Welcome! Keep us posted....
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Congratulations on your babies, and thanks for sharing your story. I hope they grow quickly and have a swift, uneventful NICU stay!
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Congratulations!!! And way to go with avoiding C/S.

(My caul baby is quite the entertainer, so watch out!!!)

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Congratulations! Well done with the double vaginal AND breech births! You did a great job! Wishing you and your new babies the very best. I hope they're home in your arms really, really soon. ::

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Thank you so much for all your kind words.

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I hope they're home in your arms really, really soon. ::
and amen to that.

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Welcome to the world, little ones! Now grow quickly and get on home with mama!
WAY TO GO for sticking up for your birthing ability
Congratulations to your entire family!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! :

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Welcome to the world sweet little angels!! Congratulations!!:

I hope you're feel well and getting enough rest with all of the excitement! How are your older kiddos feeling about their new brother and sister? I can't wait to see pictures!!

Praying for health and healing for all of you!
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Congratulations and welcome little babies, it sounds like they are doing great. I hope you get to take them home very soon.
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congrats mama!!! Welcome A & M!!!

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Babies are making some nursing efforts when I hold them. I've also held them together now and although brother was very interested in sister, sister looked very worried to be so close. All the staff were making comments like:

'oh no - not him again' - it was too funny

I wrote my birth account up yesterday and then lost it before saving.
Very frustrating!

When I left the unit this morning they were both settled next to each other in a cot, all snuggled up and sleeping. I. Feel. So. BLESSED.

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Awwwwwww

Claire is in NO MOOD to have Ben worming all over her and that's all he wants to do lately! It's hysterical. I bet they are adorable (HINT HINT)!
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Awww, congrats!
Hope they are home soon!

-pixie, my dear, and (A-88), N-98, Littlest-06/00-08/00, J-03 & Little Miss Cotton Ball Button-03 (SN), S-05, Hope-loss 09/09, Bean-loss 04/10, and littlePopcorn due feb. 8th -11.
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No pictures I'm afraid. I don't take them much at all, (and only non-face piccies when I do), but am gazing at babies to have an imprint in my mind

'A' nursed properly today and skipped a tube feed :

'M' is still teeny, tiny and licking drops of milk more than nursing, but we had a comfy cuddle with no desat episodes, so I'm a happy Mummy.

Wow. At this rate I could really have bored you guys silly with updates by the time they are home

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Can I ask why you aren't taking many pics of them? And not of their faces?
I've had two preemies myself, and we took loads, we also lay a pen next to them to take the pic to remember their sizes, you forget so quickly.
I really treasure those photos, and are so glad we have them.

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Wow, congratulations. I don't think many hospitals in Canada or the US would do a vag birth for 32 week breech twins. Well done, mama!!
BIG ditto here, too! Congratulations, and I hope they have a short, uneventful hospital stay.

Betsy, mama to beautiful, strong MZ twins Lillian and Kate, born 11 weeks early on January 10, 2006.
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Congratulations on your little ones! Double breech! Wow!

Glad they are doing okay! I bet they're adorable!! :

Wife of one and mom of five, including my HBAC twins!
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CONGRATS on the healthy arrival of your babies! Mine were also born @32w!

May their stay in the nicu be short, your patience easy to come by, and your time with them sweet. Looking fwd to more updates!

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I've put a couple of pics up here:

http://exuberantconnectedness.blogsp...two-weeks.html

We avoid pictures of faces for religious reasons, ( avoiding any animate representations), but I'm generally uncomfortable with having pics of my children up in this day and age when they can be taken off the net and distorted etc...
am a happily paranoid mama!!!

I may well remove the two that are on my blog, but you get a glimpse first ,)

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