Gave birth at 31 weeks to twin boys

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Gave birth at 31 weeks to twin boys

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I went into preterm labor at 31 weeks with twin boys due to preeclampsia that was getting worse by the minute. Jayce was born at 3lb5oz and Josyah was born at 2lb6oz. They have been in they NICU for a week. Are there any other moms out there that had to go through the difficult challenge of having premature babies in the NICU???
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I'm so sorry, that is very tough. My nieces were preemies and spent a month in NICU, it is so hard! Hugs!

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My twin boys were born almost 9 weeks early and were in the NICU for 5 weeks. We had some good days and some bad days. That being said they never had any "serious" problems. Mostly A's and B's and the whole suck, swallow, breath thing. They were pretty big at 4 lbs and 4.5 lbs at birth. Anyway they are now VERY healthy 12 yr olds.

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Hi there,
I have had two preemies in the last four years. Both were born at 30 weeks (one at 30 exactly and the other was 30 w 3 or 4 days). Our DD weighed 3 lb 2 oz and our DS weighed 3 lb. 7 oz. Our son had a bit more difficult road (I think partly because i did not get both of the steroid shots for his lung development with him.) He was on oxygen for about four weeks and came home with meds to help his lungs some. Both kids were able to come home at about five weeks old. I think the hardest thing about the NICU for us was that we had other kids and figuring out how to care for them and be there for our LO in the NICU was hard. It was also hard to keep up on communicating with each other. I think the stress of the situation made me not communicate as well and it was hard for DH and I to work through everything. Even little decisions became hard to make. I would encourage you to pump breast milk for your babies. It was a great way for me to connect with them even though I was not able to actually BF them until they were about 5 weeks old. It was something positive that I could do for our baby even though I could not be there every minute of the day for them.

You will make it through this. You will bring home two beautiful boys, eventually. Years from now, you will probably not remember how hard it was to go through because you will have so many new memories with your boys.

Now our kids are 4 and 2 and are very healthy happy kids with NO problems or complications from their early entrance into this world.

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Thanks so much ladies! They only require the feeding tube until they learn how to suck, swallow and breathe. I am actively pumping. I am just keeping my head up and can't wait till I can bring them home!:D

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Thanks so much ladies! They only require the feeding tube until they learn how to suck, swallow and breathe. I am actively pumping. I am just keeping my head up and can't wait till I can bring them home!:D

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Congrats on your twins!

I just had twin boys but they born at 36 weeks and 3 days so I don't have any experience in the NICU.

I hope your boys continue to do well and you get lots of good advice from others who have been through what you have. G/L!

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That is wonderful that they only require a feeding tube. Our DD loved to get her hand caught on the tube and pull it out. I think they had to replace it almost every day because she would pull it out. I hated watching them put it in. In fact I would walk away most of the time. It takes time for them to learn the whole suck swallow, breathe thing. Be patient about it. It is so hard to wait, I know. One great thing I found was that by the time I was actually able to breastfeed, my boobs were not sore at all. I think that all the pumping (which did not hurt) had helped my boobs adjust to BFing.