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#1 of 34 Old 08-10-2007, 05:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all! Babies are here!!!

Induction was initially canceled due to no room and then they called us in later in the day instead.

38w2d I went in for an 'induction' on 8/9 and they broke my water at 12:45 pm. Only 3 hours of labor! I had a pretty severe hemorrage postpartum, but don't feel poorly.

Pushed for 2 mins for Mr. Murphy aka Baby A was born at 3:50 pm weighing 7 lbs 10 oz and then for 4 minutes for Ms. Maria aka Baby B was born at 3:56 pm weighing 6 lbs 9 oz Sunny side up! But NO back labor. That is just over 14 lbs of baby!!

Will post more and pics later

Intersting little 'fact'....Murphy was the same weight as his singleton sister I carried almost 2 years ago to the day and both were born at "50" past the hour! Both of my kiddos were also born at the same time past the hour. Odd huh?? So, for 8 days less 'cooking' as a twin he was the same weight as his big sis.

Both look well cooked and have long fingernails and TONS of dark hair and perfectly round little heads for little time in the birth canal.

Hope everyone is doing well!!!


Updated with pics!

Babies and I both went home 46 hours after birth. The babies were ready to go at 24, but I needed to stay for a few more blood counts--which all were surprisingly good. YAY! I go in for more bloodwork in 2 weeks and hopefully things will be rising nicely.

I feel amazing. Body wise, I feel better than even after my first singleton birth when I went and played in a softball game 5 days postpartum (crazy 21 yo mommy LOL). But I definitely COULD if I wanted to!

Here are a few pictures:

Me tandem nursing the evening they were born.

Yawning...baby yawns are TOO cute.

All 5 of the babies I've birthed! The big boys are mine and the other three are my surro-bubs.

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Congratulations X 2!!!!! I am amazed you had them so quickly - you are a baby machine

All the best!
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congratulation!!! glad it went quick!
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Yay! Congratulations on the vaginal birth, the big healthy twins, and hope you recover well!! Keep us updated on your journey, I imagine the postpartum experience is a lot different for surrogates, and would love to learn more if that's not too nosy
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Not in your ddc, but I wanted to say congratulations on the babies!

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Wow! Congratulations and take care of yourself!

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Good work, Holly!! You should be very proud of yourself! Congrats!

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Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations and great job.

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That is great news, Holly! Cogratulations!
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WOW! That is awesome! Congratualtions!! How are your IP's doing? What an amazing gift. Hope your recovery is quick.

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Congratulations!!

Way to go Holly, you did awesome! Can't wait to see some pics. Glad the induction went well.

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Congrats!!

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WOW! That is awesome! Congratualtions!! How are your IP's doing? What an amazing gift. Hope your recovery is quick.
I agree. That is an incredibly wonderful gift. Congrats! I wish you a very quick recovery.
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Congratulations! You are awesome, mama!

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WTG Momma! Welcome to the world Murphy and Maria. I have added all 3 of you to the welcome post
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Congratulations!!!

: Mom to a wonderful teen girl, a happy little boy and a cute baby girl
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wow! congratulations to YOU for holding onto twins that long! welcome murphy and maria!
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congrats holly!!! i'm sure that N and M and C are all in heaven right about now. you are a true miracle worker

take care of yourself!
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Amazing job Holly!!! What a wonderful gift you have carried into this world!!!
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How wonderful! Sounds like things went well aside from the hemmorage. I'm glad to hear you and the bambinos are doing fine. Get some rest!
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Wonderful story! Congratulations!
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Yay!congrats.
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Yay, glad your labor went so well and wishing you a speedy recovery
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: : Congrats Holly!!

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Woohoo! Congrats! May you continue to feel good!!!!!
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Not in your DDC but I've been followin your pg. Congratulations on a wonderful labor and birth and such healthy babies. I agree with pp-what a beautiful and giving soul you are to bless another family with these little lives. May your own joy abound and may you be blessed also!!!


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Bumping up with pictures now! And an update

Babies and I both went home 46 hours after birth. The babies were ready to go at 24, but I needed to stay for a few more blood counts--which all were surprisingly good. YAY! I go in for more bloodwork in 2 weeks and hopefully things will be rising nicely.

I feel amazing. Body wise, I feel better than even after my first singleton birth when I went and played in a softball game 5 days postpartum (crazy 21 yo mommy LOL). But I definitely COULD if I wanted to!

Here are a few pictures:

Me tandem nursing the evening they were born.

Yawning...baby yawns are TOO cute.

All 5 of the babies I've birthed! The big boys are mine and the other three are my surro-bubs.

~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister

Livin' in the sticks with my chicks chicken3.gif and lovin' it!

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Those have got to be two of the cutest babies I have ever seen!
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Woman, you are amazing. And those two babies are definitely pin-up models. What blessed parents they have.

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