Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Alyson Prevost

If you'd like to contribute your own twin birth story, CLICK HERE to fill out the questionnaire!

Alyson Prevost

Where do you currently live?  Beaumont, Texas

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins7 weeks!

Any issues during your pregnancy?  At 6 weeks it hit me. Horrible morning sickness.... I had to go to the hospital because of it, and I did at 7 weeks. Turns out I was graced with hyperemesis gravidarum! Yay me! But at that hospital visit we also found out we were having twins!

I also had gallbladder problems the entire time, which sent me to the hospital numerous times. I was put on moderate bed rest at 28 weeks.

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: The funniest thing to me was the day my water broke. I was outside, feeding our dogs. Bent over, and all of a sudden, I felt like I peed my pants a little! I gave it no thought, knowing little accidents like that sometimes happen.... But then it kept happening! A slow trickle that wouldn't stop. I thought to myself, OMG! What if my water just broke??! I called my mom screaming in her ear, "OMG! OMG! My water broke!"

When I hung up the phone, I waddled to the bathroom to shave my legs. I put a towel Little did I know, they wouldn't care about my hairy legs at the hospital! ;) At this point, I totally forgot about my (ex) husband in the other bathroom getting a shower. I didn't want him to get excited, if it was just pee! Haha! 

My mom got to my house 25 minutes later, when it usually only takes about 10 minutes! I asked, "Where were you??" She told me Dollar General was having a good sale! Oh goodness. 

She saw me walking around with a towel between my legs and finally realized how serious this was! She was actually the one who ran into the bathroom, and told my (ex)hubby that the girls were making their grand entrance! It was quite funny seeing him run around, with soap still in his hair, trying to get dressed! ;)

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self?  Don't Google anything! It's horrible for your psyche! And the first three months of their lives? When you DON'T sleep when they do? Go ahead and sleep. Nothing will happen to them, they will be just fine.

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 34 1/2 weeks at 11:45 and 11:47 pm. Missing their "Nunnuns" birthday by 13 minutes! :)

Baby A's Information:  
Maisyn-Elizabeth Rose

February 5
11:45 pm
4 lbs, 11 oz

The day we found out we were having two girls we were stumped! We only had one girl names! My stepdad actually suggested Mason, and I loved it. But it wasn't "girly" enough. So we changed the spelling to Maisyn! Elizabeth is my little sister's middle name, and Rose is my grandmothers name.

Baby B's Information:  Madelyn-Faith Reneè

February 5
11:47 pm 
4 lbs 5 oz. 

Like I said, we had a girl name already picked out, Madelyn. This was my (ex)husband's grandmother's name. Reneè is my mother's middle name, (along with his sisters, and her daughters) and Faith is my older sister's middle name! We really wanted our girls to be named after special women, and we couldn't pick one, hence the long names. :)

Are they identical? Fraternal

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  All through my pregnancy I wanted to try for a natural birth but I didn't want to get my hopes up! I knew a c-section COULD happen. The night we went into the hospital, after my water broke, they sent me in for an ultrasound. Baby A was head down (like always) and RIGHT there! She'd be easy! Baby B was UP in my ribs and turned sideways. But I also learned she lost a lot of amniotic fluid. The tech told me, "I am now your friend talking, not a tech... But if that was my baby in there, I would pay for a c-section because there's not much fluid and her chance of having her cord wrapped around her neck is very high!" That scared me. My younger (step)brother had the same problem when he was born. Every time his mom pushed, the cord wrapped around tighter. I talked to my OB and we agreed a c-section was the better option.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  We did have a NICU stay. It was the longest 6 days and 5 nights of our lives! They were just a little small, and need to suck better.

I'll never forget when we got the call that they could come home the next day. I was laying in our bed, pumping when my ex came in crying saying the NICU called. I IMMEDIATELY burst into tears, thinking something bad happened. He reassured me saying "No, no! Everything is fine! The girls can come home tomorrow if they pass their car seat tests!"

Did you have any complications after delivery? Not really... I remember the next day I was completely out. I slept all day after going to see them. The second day I remember having horrible shoulder pain, but other than that I was up and walking.

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

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

I completely overpacked! I am so glad I packed good shampoo and soap, because on the third day I had to shower! It felt wonderful! I also packed comfy slippers.
I never used my robe, or undies. I definitely used the hospital granny panties! It didn't hurt my c-section.

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  My favorite moment was seeing the girls for the first time. Being pushed down in my wheel chair that first time seemed to take forever! When I first saw them I was in awe! My heart was bursting with love and joy. I saw Macy all cuddled up in her blanket, and Mady was trying to escape under her oxygen hood! Lol still so feisty!

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? Enjoy your pregnancy! You will miss it.

And no, you don't need two of every little thing.
You should keep those receiving blankets you get. We got a ton, and was told you won't need them..... We did! We used them for everything!
Stock up on diapers!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment