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#1 of 72 Old 06-17-2008, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had my boys this afternoon. Addison was born at 1:58pm and Riley was born at 1:59. They were born by c/s. Addison weighed 1lb. 5.2oz. and Riley was 1lb. oz. They both measured 12 inches long. They're both on breathing machines and under the plastic wrap stuff in the NICU. The doctors expect them to be here 2-3 months. Riley came out with the smallest little cry and they both were pink and fiesty. We haven't gotten to go see them yet but the nurse did get some pictures.
Ian and I are both pretty shocked and scared. They were able to get one round of steroid shots last night.
I woke up yesterday morning and was feeling a lot of pressure and cramping. My midwife had me drink a bunch of water and that didn't help so they sent me to triage to be monitored. I wasn't dialted at all, they didn't pick up a single contraction, and they did a fetal fibronectin test that came back negative so I went home with instructions to rest.
About 3 hours later, I knew I was having contractions but we thought it was because baby A was way down in my pelvis bone. Around 7pm, we got sent back to triage and I was dialated to 2cm. After a ridiclous amount of meds to slow the contractions, things started to look good. My midwife checked me before she left this morning and I was still 2cm and 90% effaced. Throughout the day, the contractions started to pick back up and by noon, they were almost unbearable. My midwife came back to the hospital and I was dialted to a 4, despite the meds. I got prepped for the c/s (they didn't want to do a vaginal birth and risk extra pressure on their heads (something about brain bleeds).
I was only 25 weeks and 4 days. Never in a million years did I think I would have one pound babies. Please keep them in your thoughts. Right now, they're taking it day by day.

Lindsey- SAHM to Skylar (7-12-01), Leah (10-29-04), id twin boys Addison and Riley (6-17-08, born at 25w4d), and Terran (5-29-11, born at 28 weeks)

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#2 of 72 Old 06-17-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Congrats! :

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Congrats, you and your whole family are in my thoughts.

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Congrats!!! So tiny!!!

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Congratulations!

I'll keep your family in my thoughts and hope for everyone to be healthy and home ASAP.

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Oh, Lindsey, I'm sorry they came so early. I remember being hospitalized at 25 weeks for preterm labor when pregnant with my twins, and feeling so scared when the NICU fellow came in to talk with me about what it would be like if they were born then (procedures to expect, complications that might arise, etc.). ((Hugs.))

But congratulations on the arrival of your little boys. I'm glad it seems like they're doing reasonably well. I wish you many uneventful coming months.

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Wow! Praying for your sweet baby boys. (((HUGS))) I love their names!!
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Your boys are in my prayers (hope that's not offensive). Congrats on the birth.
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Glad you are ok. Keeping you and your boys in my prayers.
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Wow, more premies!! All this premie talk is making me nervous... :

Good to hear they are doing alright and you're hanging in there as well.

I've got two more boys to pray for, looks like!

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Lindsey, much love to you and your whole family right now. I'll be holding Addison and Riley in the light.

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Congrats, mama. Thinking good and healthy thoughts for all of you. :

(ps, you are probably about an hour or so away from me- if I can do anything, please PM me)

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My heart goes out to you and your road ahead. May your babes make it and thrive! Remember that they need your voice and energy I hope you can see and speak to them soon.

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Not in your DDC but I just had to say congrats and I will be thinking of you and your babies!

Take care of yourself.

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Congrats on the birth, and they will def be in our thoughts and prayers... Good luck to your boys, mama!

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Congrats Lindsay! Hope you are all doing well, keeping you in my thoughts. We were due on the same day, but your babies apparently decided to come much sooner. Keep us posted as you can.

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You and your babies and family are in my thoughts and prayers! Congrats, Mama.
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Congratulations on the birth of your sons, I will keep them in my thoughts and wish them a speedy recovery so they can go home with you as soon as possible.

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Congrats on the birth of your sweet boys. I will keep them in my thoughts and wish you all much health and healing. Keep us updated on their progress!

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Oh, WOW! They must look so small at 1lb! My friend had her twins at 26 weeks and they were also about 1 lb and were in hospital for 2-3 months. They are both wonderfully healthy 5 year olds now. Hang in there. I'm sure it may seem like a long road ahead, but hopefully they will be home with you before you know it.
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Oh, Lindsey! Congrats on the arrival of your boys, although it wasn't how you'd anticipated! You and your family are in my prayers. If you have time and/or are up to it, you might check out the NICU forum here at Mothering. There are some great ladies there who have BTDT.

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Congratulations on the birth of your babies! I'll be keeping them and you in my thoughts.

Mom to DD#1 8/04, nursed 43 months, DD#2 8/06, nursed 21 months and DD#3 9/08, still nursing strong
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i am thinking of you and your family today. Congratulations on their birth and health and healing to you all.
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I am also expecting twins, I'm sorry you and your babies are going through this
It sounds like they are doing well though, I wish you all the best!

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I'm thinking of you and your boys, I hope they continue to do well and you can all go home before you know it!
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Thinking of you and your babies
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Congratulations on the birth of your sons! I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

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Hugs and blessings to you and your family.
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