My Twins are HERE!!!! *Also posted in pregnant w/multiples*

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My Twins are HERE!!!! *Also posted in pregnant w/multiples*

So...I was developing Pre-E (or perhaps really had it for weeks). My BP was the only symptom I did not have. But after 24 hours off Procardia, when I went to MFM at OB's insistance (Thank G-d for him) my BP was 170/95. Also, my LO's had only gained a few ounces in the past 3 1/2 weeks. Sad So--off to the hospital I went. (This was Friday afternoon.)

All night Friday I had lots of contractions and literally couldn't sleep, but I figured it was more false labor with contractions every 8-10 minutes or so. However, early in the morning, about 6am my contractions got closer together and more painful. They were about 3-4 minutes apart and oweee! so after an hour at that, the nurse hooked me to monitor and paged on call OB. OB arrived in 20 minutes and I was 2 cm dilated. She also looked at monitor and Baby B (my Boy) was showing distress--lowered HR with each contraction so she said she wanted to do c-section within the hour.:eek:

I had been texting DH to no avail but now I called him and thank goodness he answered! Poor guy was asleep because he had been up most of the night doing work for work so he'd be ready in case the LO's came early. I am so glad that his phone wasn't off!!

I asked the OB to please page my OB even though he wasn't on call because he has been the best and with me every step of the way. Turns out his son had a soccer game, but he said he would try to come anyway.

So I was prepped for OR...scared to death...praying DH would arrive on time. As they were taking me in he arrived!:)

When I was getting my spinal--owwee!--my OB arrived as well. He came and held me while it was being placed. He is the absolute best OB in the world.

Before he started he pinched my belly and ouch! I could feel it. Anesthesiologist didn't believe me at first, but I insisted. I ended up getting 2 spinals because although my legs were both completely numb, my belly wasn't. I kinda think that is important before a c-section.:rolleyes:

So...Baby sweet girl....Sofia...came out first. At 33w3d she weighed 3lbs 9 oz. Then Baby boy...Levi...a bit more difficult, he wouldn't come head first so had to be pulled out by his feet. Then my OB scared me with "see that?!" to nurses. Turns out, he had a true knot in his cord. Gulp. It wasn't tightened, but as it was later explained to me, if I had tried to labor or if the pregnancy had continued it could have had tragic consequences if it had tightened. I get choked up when I think about it and how blessed we are that I went to hospital when I did and that they were delivered when they were.

He was 3 lbs 6 oz....he had always been about a week ahead and always weighed more than baby girl. So either the Pre-E was affecting him more, or the knot was decreasing his supply.

I am recovering well--in fact, in a lot of ways I feel better than I did while pregnant with Pre-E. I had been so nauseous and vomiting the last few days, headaches, swelling, etc.
Don't get me wrong, my incision hurts and I have weird "gas" pain in my shoulder, etc. but I am feeling so happy and so blessed to have my LO's!!:):)

They are doing great for 33 weekers. They were on the CPAP (forced air) for less than 24 hours and now are on just room air. They have IV's, and NT (?) tube for feeding. They got their first 4cc each of my colostrum tonight and they tolerated it really well. They are doing fine with breathing, O2 levels, temperatures, etc. I may get to BF as soon as tomorrow (I hope!!) Doctor said to expect they stay 3 weeks. Maybe more, but hopefully not.

They are the most beautiful babies!!! I am so happy!!! And so glad that my OB was cautious and careful and got the best care for me and my LO's. I will try to post photos tomorrow.

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Congratulations!!! Biggrin

I'm so happy to read your story and hear how well you're all doing now! I hope you're able to get some good rest tonight. We'd love to see pictures when you're able!

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Omg am i a total phsycic ir what LOL....i post and then here we aré with new babies LOL.....congrats!!

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Congratulations on your sweet little twins! I'm glad everything worked out well- sounds like they are little champs! And I love their names!

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Welcome to the world Sofia and Levi!!! I can't wait to see pictures!!!

ashamom27's picture
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Your story gave me goosebumps! WTG on trusting your instincts!!
Welcome to the world sweet Sofia and Levi!!!

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I will try this photo thing....

Dear Sofia:

Eyes open! Levi:

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:lurk: congratulations! I am so glad to hear things went well considering. The babies look great! Rest and take care of your little ones.

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Those are two beautiful babies! I am so happy that everyone is healthy and doing so well (the most important thing!). Congratulations!!

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Oh they're perfect!! :D:D

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They look great and have really cute little noses! . I'm do glad to hear your doc is taking great care of you. Pre e sucks alot. Congratulations and best wishes

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Wow, what an experience! Congradulations! Please post pics soon. Smile

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Welcome twinnies!

I'm glad they are doing so well, and they look darling!

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Welcome to the world Levi & Sofia!

Congratulations! So happy for you and your adorable little babes! That's great you were patient and ready in the hospital for the emerg Caesarian & DH made it!

:giveflower: :giveflower:

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Congrats Smile they are beautiful Smile

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Oh wow--congrats on their arrival--I am so happy that they are both healthy and so are you!!! They are beautiful.

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Congrats on your two loved ones! They are beautiful and perfect. What a blessing!

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congrats MAMA!! how's it feel to be a mom now?? the twins are gorgeous. hopefully they will take to eating quickly and you can bring them home as soon as possible.

and cheers to your mother's intuition!

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OMG November babies (in October!!)!! Congrats to you and your family! I'm so happy your little prince and princess are doing OK and that your c-section went without complication!

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Welcome to the World sweet little babies!!! They are adorable. Congratulations!! I hope everyone is home healthy and happy soon!

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Congrats!! Thats so good! My son had a knot as well, but not twins!! lol... The NICU is great, really sucky cause you cant have them all the time, but they look after your baby so well!

Funny thing:

My brothers kids names are Levi and Sophia... lol!