Name: Kasey Wilbanks
Where do you currently live? Carthage, Mississippi
How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins? 8 weeks
Any issues during your pregnancy? I was placed on strict bed rest at 27 weeks due to pre-term labor. Like literally, could only move from the couch to the bed! :/ I started having (what I thought was) contractions one night so off to the hospital we went. Turns out they were contractions I was monitored at the hospital for 2 nights, given IV's, shots and medications to stop labor. My doctor sent me home on Procardia every 3 hours until the boys were born!
Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: It wasn't funny at the time, but I was so huge that my husband had to help me out of the bath tub. This happened numerous times a day! I took lots of warm baths toward the end! :)
Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self? GET MORE REST!!!! I know everyone tells you this, but it's so true!
How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 35 weeks exactly
Baby A's Information: Easton Ridge
May 23, 2013
17 1/2 inches
Baby B's Information: Oakley Ryder
May 23, 2013
Born at 5:18 pm
5lbs 7 ozs
Are your twins identical? No
Did you have a c-section or natural delivery? C-Section. It was recommended by my doctor from the get go and I was completely ok with that. I felt like it was the safest thing for us all. I had a scheduled C-Section planned for May 28th, but obviously the boys had other plans! They were ready to arrive on the 23rd! We checked in at the the hospital around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon and a couple hours later my two precious boys were born! Everything happened so fast, it all just seemed like a blur, but was by far the best day of my life!
Any NICU time? If yes, for what reason and how long? No! And for that I am so thankful!
How long did you (the parents) stay in the hospital? 4 nights- a little longer because of my blood transfusions.
Did your twins stay with you or in the hospital nursery at night? Hospital nursery. I really recommend it, but that's just my opinion. They are all yours for the rest of their life. You need your rest mamas! Believe me! After you get home, sleep is a thing of the past!
What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital?
1. Boppy Pillows- These came in handy for me. After having a c-section I was pretty sore. These made holding the twins and trying to learn the nursing process a lot easier for me.
2. Camera- Don't forget it it! (I'm sure you won't) :) We made sure to get a photo of the boys with each visitor that came by!
3. One thing I wish I would have had at the hospital but didn't is different pacifiers than the ones they give you! Ha! I know that sounds odd! When checking in and filling out paperwork they asked if we would like to offer the boys a paci. I checked yes. But to this day they will suck nothing but the big ugly giant green vanilla scented paci that was given to us. So just FYI if you want them to have a "cute" paci, take it with you! :)
Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital: A lot of things were a blur while on the operating table, but when my doctor pulled the boys out I will never forget the first time I heard them cry! I remember saying to my husband, "Are they ok, are they ok?" He said, "THEY ARE PERFECT!" Tears of joy filled my eyes, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them!
If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? You're about to enjoy the wildest ride of your life! Hang on tight, because it is so much fun!