Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Kayla

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Where do you currently live?  Sugar Land, TX

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins5 weeks 

Any issues during your pregnancy?  Unfortunately, yes. My blood pressure started creeping up around 31 weeks landing me on bed rest the rest of my pregnancy. Netflix & Oreos became my best friends!

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: My mom had twins (I'm a twin) and she went into labor early so everyone was SO worried I was "doing too much." At one point around Christmas I remember sitting with my feet up, my husband bringing me ice cream, my mom cleaning my kitchen and my sister painting my toe nails. Is that the life or what!?

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self?  Eat LESS ice cream & oreos! I'm still recovering from my overindulgence!

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 36 weeks, 6 days

Baby A's Information:  
Nora Beth

April 22, 2013
12:45 pm
6 lb 8 oz
20 in

Baby B's Information:  Zoe Rose

April 22, 2013
12:45 pm
7 lb 2 oz
21 in

Are your twins identical? No, fraternal and opposite in every way!

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  C-section. The girls were both transverse/breech the whole pregnancy. No way they were coming out naturally.  

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  Thankfully no!

Did you have any complications after delivery? Nope things went perfectly, no complications at all.

How long did you (the parents) stay in the hospital? 3 nights

Did your twins stay with you or in the hospital nursery at night? Nora stayed with us two of the three nights. Zoe stayed with us every night. Poor Zoe was sent back because her shrill scream was waking the other babies! :)

What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital? 

1. My nursing pillow
2. Modest, easy to throw on jammies for the lots of visitors coming in between what felt like endless nursing sessions!
3. Lots of socks

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  I was on cloud nine the whole time. But I will never forget the first time I held both girls after all the commotion of the c-section had faded and both were in fluffy purple blankets, sleeping in each of my arms & we all three slept like that for 2 hours. I didn't want that moment to end!

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be?  To put both babies on the same schedule. One eats both eat! I'm not a very "scheduled" person and at first was a bit resistant, but I'm SO glad we did it. I'm not sure we would have made it without getting those chunks of sleep in between feedings!!

Kayla Blog: Our Happy Life


1 comment:

  1. Yay, I love it when I actually know the featured twin birth story moms in real life!! Also, now I want some Oreos and ice cream :)