Friday, February 20, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Josie

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Where do you currently live?  Boise, ID

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins9 weeks

Any issues during your pregnancy?  
Anemia (controlled by taking iron supplements); Gestational Diabetes (controlled by diet)

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: Going on a business trip and having to buy new clothes at 12 weeks because my bump showed up overnight!! Kids having 'hiccup contests' in my tummy every evening. My baby girl doing 'push ups,' making my tummy look lopsided. :-)

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self?  Start sleeping in the recliner sooner- it's much more comfy than bed!

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 
37 weeks, 5 days

Baby A's Information:  
Aidan Rae
March 18, 2014
8:42 pm
4 lbs 15 oz 
18 in

Baby B's Information:  Nadia Dawn
March 18, 2014
8:44 pm
3 lbs 12 oz
17 in

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  C-section. Both babies were breech! We went in for a nonstress test two days before our scheduled c-section, and ended up having babies that night because Nadia didn't pass the test.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  Yes- Aidan swallowed something on his way out and had minor respiratory issues (8 days). Nadia was little and had to regulate her body temp and grow (9 days). Nadia was born with hydro encephalitis- she had a brain bleed and a clot developed, which slowed the drainage of fluid from her brain.  The great news is that her body took care of it all on its own, and she is developing normally.
Did you have any complications after delivery? No

How long did you (the parents) stay in the hospital?
 4 days

What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital? 
Comfy warm slippers and a sweatshirt. Hospitals are cold! Wish I would have brought earplugs.

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  Just after recovery, I got to go up to the NICU to see my babies. Nadia was crying, but as soon as she heard my voice, she calmed down and held my finger. So precious!

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be?  Take it easy, and don't be afraid or ashamed of accepting help from others.

Josie's Blog: Josie Cooks

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