Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Savannah Calhoun

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Savannah Calhoun

Where do you currently live?  

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins
9 weeks

Any issues during your pregnancy? 
Preeclampsia and home bedrest

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: In one of my last ultrasounds and while she was measuring Fletcher's bladder he had to tinkle. Craziest thing to see on screen! Ultrasounds must be just as hard on their bladders as ours!

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self?  Enjoy every minute. :) It was such and amazing experience.
How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 35 weeks on the dot

Baby A's Information:  
Remington Cade

June 27, 2015
12:46 pm
5 lb 3 oz
19 in

Baby B's Information:  
Fletcher Reed

June 27, 2015
5 lb 13 oz
18 3/4 in

Are your twins identical? No

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  At 32 weeks I went into preterm labor. They were able to get it stopped but they went ahead and delivered steroid shots. We did a 24hr urine and it came back right on the edge of preeclampsia at 300 mg. I stayed in and out of the hospital the next few weeks for monitoring of my blood pressure and contractions. At 34 weeks we ran another 24 hr urine and I was up to 2,000 mg. This was on a Tuesday I saw the doctor and he said we would have babies by the weekend!! My mom went ahead and drove down from Kentucky to Texas to make sure she was here and we started getting ready. Friday at 9 am I checked in at the hospital and surgery was scheduled at 11 but an emergency c-section ended up pushing it off until 12. Everything went great and by 1 I had both boys!!

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  Yes both boys went to nicu to monitor breathing. Remington stayed for one week (he got out on the 4th of July!) and Fletcher was there until the 4th. Fletcher had a few apnea spells but Remington was just there for routine monitoring.

Did you have any complications after delivery? No recovery went surprisingly well. I was up and walking within 12 hours so I could go see the boys in nicu.

How long did you stay in the hospital?
2 days

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

I brought my own cute pjs, which was so nice to be able to look decent to visit the boys in nicu. And a belly bandit, it made waking so much easier!

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  When my dad got to come see the boys. He didn't get to come down for almost a week after they were born. He came to the hospital the day before Remington was discharged. Seeing him hold them was the best feeling.

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? 
Hang in there! Everything does get back in place!

1 comment:

  1. An amazing day. The day I became Nan-Nan to two beautiful grandsons.