My Birth story :)

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My Birth story :)

We will stat on Saturday..this was the first day I was up from 12 a to 2 am watching the clock with my Braxton Hicks contractions. I always had them but started to notice they were only minutes apart. After 2 hours I went to sleep. The same scenario played out on Sunday. Then on Monday, I woke up with a terrible headache, felt flushed and again Braxton Hicks started but around 12 pm and were accompanied by cramping--I just felt terrible! I had an appt scheduled for Tuesday but DH was insistent I get checked out so he called my dr. to see about moving my appt to that day. Of course the response was to go o L&D. I said absolutely not!(I am very stubborn Wink ) DH then was saying what if the babies are getting stressed and giving me a guilt trip so I decided I woould swallow my pride and head to l&d and consider it false alarm #1. After 2 hours on the monitor I got the speech about when you have twins this is a very common thing and I was schduled to be sent home because although I was having mild contractions my cervix stayed dilated at a 1 for the 2 hours I was there. Then, I decided for the last 30 minutes of moitoring I would get in the chair because I was so uncomfortable in the bed. The contractions were never painful but certainly uncomfortable and started coming every minute. The doctors decided I was spending the night! Three hours later I was shocked when a dr came in and said that he has watched me contract for 3 hours every minute and he thinks it is time for the babies to be delivered. He was concerned with the size of the babies and frequency of my contractions that my old csection scar would be thinning and become an emergent situation. I was completely floored thinking my babies are coming today!!! I called my family while the dr. arranged things with neonatology. At 12a I was off to the OR. The surgery went well and the doctor was asking if my husband wanted to see my uterus because he could see the babies head through the scar because it had thinned out so much. He said we would hae only lasted a couple of more days before my inscision would have ruptured. My sweet babies both came out kicking and screaming Smile It was the most amazing feeling in the world! I have not been able to hold the babies yet so I am very anxious to get to that point. They are doing very well and will hopefully come home before their due date 8/22. I will try to figure out how to post some pictures Smile

Joined: 01/09/12
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Oh my gosh!! Congratulations!!! I am so glad everything went well and a big "YAY" for your DH (for getting you to the hospital)!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

Joined: 11/29/06
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So glad you and babies are all doing well!!

Do they have names? Weight? Biggrin I hope they come home soon! Congrats again!

Sweet Pea Twins's picture
Joined: 09/08/09
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How exciting! Sounds like it was a good thing they delivered you when they did! So what did your babies weigh? Did you name them yet?? We want a few details! LOL

Joined: 04/23/07
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So glad everything worked out! Hope you get to hold your babies soon. Would love to hear more details about the babies when you get a chance.

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Joined: 06/29/04
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you! Prayers for your sweet babies!!!!!! ((HUGS))