Thursday, August 27, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Jessica Rosetti

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Jessica Rosetti

Where do you currently live?  
Atco, NJ

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins
A week after my first blood test came back positive

Any issues during your pregnancy? 
My twins were a result of my fifth round of IVF. At around 10 weeks, I was admitted to the hospital for severe morning sickness. Also, around 13 weeks, I had some bleeding. The doctor said it might be a partial placenta previa since baby A was so low. Thankfully it went away.

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: Our twins gender reveal. My husband came up with the idea to get cream filled doughnuts filled with either blue or pink cream to show the genders. I bit into the pink and he bit into the blue, and we both freaked out!!

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self? I honestly can't think of anything. I enjoyed every minute of being pregnant, even the tough times. I gained a healthy amount of weight and felt great. I guess maybe sleep more, but that's easier said than done.

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 38 weeks

Baby A's Information:  
Alexa Anne

August 16, 2013
10:06 PM
4 lbs 14 oz
18 in

Baby B's Information:  
Rocco Samuel

August 16, 2013
10:54 PM (he came out feet first and his head was stuck for a long time, luckily they were able to get him out. Scariest moment of my life.)
5 lbs 11 oz
19.5 in

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  I was induced at 38 weeks. It took from 8 am to 9 pm to go from 4 cm to 10. Alexa came out first with a full head of dark hair. My son, Rocco, was head down, but when they broke his water, the surge of fluids caused him to flip and pulled his legs out. Before I knew it, he was stuck. It took 3 doctors to get him out. They had administered anesthesia and were prepping an OR for an emergency c-section.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  Yes, 11 days in the NICU for Rocco. He had failed his apgar tests and was taken straight to the NICU. He was put into medical induced hypothermia for 72 hours to protect his brain and organs. Once he was warmed up we could finally tough him 4 days later. After many tests, oxygen, and countless other support, he was cleared to go home with a clean bill of health.

Did you have any complications after delivery? Since they had to do an episiotomy, I was just very sore from the stitches and I had a lot of bleeding.

How long did you stay in the hospital?
Only permitted to stay two nights.

Did your twins stay with you or the hospital nursery at night? Nursery and NICU

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

My husband, my mom, and cold apple juice.

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  Seeing my husband hold our daughter for the first time was so special.

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? 
Be ready for anything. Don't panic, that doesn't help anyone out.

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