Oh, my. That was not the birth story I was expecting to read! Your babies are gorgeous - I hope you'll be snuggling them at home, breastfeeding and rereading the last Harry Potter book very soon! :) Making it to 38 weeks and delivering them both vaginally is an impressive achievement... and I'm glad you survived the experience!
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Annette, I see people on vents every day, and still your picture of you on the vent breaks my heart. You had some really amazing and exceptional caregivers. I really hope someday soon when you have a moment you can write them a thank you. In our hospital those letters are read and reread and savored over, no matter who did the good deed. It brings us together so much as a team to know that we made some horrible experience better for another human being.
Beyond that...you are an exceptional woman who has been given an exceptional gift. Your babies are beautiful and so are you.
RT knitting mama to 3 (& 8 who didn't make it) wife working on 13 years to a silly man who drives me crazy.
Big time hugs and congratulations Annette!!! Thank you for sharing your story even though it was so difficult to write and share with others. Enjoy those precious babies, your precious children and your precious husband but most important of all, take care of yourself!!
Annette - Thank you for sharing your story. You are one incredibly brave mama!
You, Molly, Matthew, and your family have been, and continue to be, in my prayers throughout this trying and miraculous time.
You were so blessed to have incredible caregivers, especially the lactation consultant and your midwife! What a miracle that the doc on call in the OR was a cardiologist!
I pray for your full, speedy recovery and lots of wonderful, quality, tandem-nursing time with the twins.
Love, light, and healing to you and your family.
Grateful for my amazingDH!
I have no incredible words to put here, but WOW!! That story was touching, amazing, and scary but beautiful. It must have taken a great deal of strength and it was very fortunate that your mommy radar was on and you made all the best choices for your babies, family and personal health. It may have been a rough start, but you sound like you had the best support that any person in a situation like that could have asked for. Your Molly and Matthew are absolute dolls I wish you and your whole family nothing but health, happiness, healing and also one of the Happiest Holidays you can have this year.
~Cassie~ Mama of Katie 10 Josie 8 Gabe 5 Connor 3 and Forrest 2 and we almost made it to two nursing!!
I am bawling my eyes out too. The story from your perspective is very powerful to read. I am so happy that you are back home and that everyone is healthy/on the mend. I really admire your strength and honesty.
I read your story with tears streaming down my face. What an incredible birth and recovery you had! Your strength amazes me. I hope your return home to your family and new babies is healing and wonderful. Blessings ~
It can't have been easy to recount your story Annette, but it was wonderfully written and I am so gladyou shared it. So many things aligned just right in order for the right people to be there to help you, it just seems meant or divined.
Your babies are absolutely gorgeous! THe pic of you on the vent holding them is heartbreaking adn incredibly beautiful all at the same time.
Health and healing to you mama!
You babies are gorgeous
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Annette, I cannot tell you how HAPPY I am for you right now! Happy that you're okay, that your babies are okay and that everyone was in all the right places at the right time. Now excuse me while I go wipe my tears...
- Emy . Single mom to DS Ezra (15.12.05), Thames (reincarnated 18.04.08) and DD Allora (11.02.11) and Hoppy
Annettemarie, you are one of the strongest and bravest women I have ever read about, what an amazing birth story.
In a typical attack of bullheadedness, I made sure Chip took pictures that included the babies being bottle fed. I’ll be darned if I am going to let a case of self-imposed mama guilt rewrite the babies’ history and I am working hard on not being ashamed of making hard and difficult choices.
3:24 AM, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thank you for writing that, I have been dealing with a lot of self imposed mama guilt myself and your bravery has encouraged me as well. Thank you.
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Oh my goodness that picture of you snuggling the babies while intubated is so touching. What a lucky pair they are to have you . Congratulations and I'm so glad you're feeling better!
DS (6.06), DD (10.08), DD (05.11).
Please, please, please be gentle with yourself during this recovery. I will be praying for you and your family. You've been through so much, and thank God you were in the right place to be cared for at the right time.
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Congrats on your beautiful babies and wishing you a speedy recovery! <3
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
Congrads on your new babies and I wish you a safe recovery. Your story is amazing. You are so blessed to have such a progressive LC working at the hospital.
Thank you for sharing your story. So traumatic, and yet you were so blessed with all the right people there to help. I think we all need to hear about the good hospital staffs, going above and beyond, because so often we only hear the horror stories. I wish you healing, both physical and emotional.
Thank you so much for sharing your story and congrats on your beautiful new babies. I hope you continue to improve. I checked out the mothersheart website and it is such a wealth of information! Hopefully you can find some support there.
Oh, Annette, I am crying. What an amazing story and beautiful babies. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I'm extra glad in ended so well in your case today, Anette, I just read a story about how it could have had a tragic ending, I had no idea it was that serious.
I'm so, so glad you are ok and at home with your babies!
wow. very intense. frightening. eye opening. heart warming. relieving. what a hard tale to live and to tell...i am so happy you are ok and that m & m are too...and that you had such a wonderful LC and staff carrying out your wishes and what was best for your dear little babes.
mama to m (3/96), o (8/07), p (5/09) and our twins: r (2/14/11) and l (2/15/11)