Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Casey Warren

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Casey Warren

Where do you currently live?  Lawrenceville, Georgia

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins8 weeks!

Any issues during your pregnancy? I had always looked forward to one day being pregnant, but for me it definitely was not the magical experience I had hoped for! I had every symptom in the book, minus the swelling of my feet(which I gladly would've taken over some of the others lol) I had constant nausea, headaches, backaches, dizziness, etc. I was a mess! Luckily they were all just normal symptoms of pregnancy though and I never had any major issues!

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: My most memorable moment was when we found out we were having twins! Our story started out as a sad one, we suffered two miscarriages the year before we had the twins. So when I found out I was pregnant I made sure to get an early appointment and ultrasound done to make sure everything was ok. We were finally called back to do the ultrasound and my heart was racing, all I wanted was a healthy baby! The next thing we know the ultrasound tech is asking me if twins run in my family and I replied, "yes, I am a twin. Waittt, why??" Because you have two babies in there she said, "you are having twins!" I was so surprised and so husband was definitely in shock for the first 10 minutes but he quickly snapped out of it and we just knew what a blessing it was after all the tragedy we had suffered the year before! We spent that whole day sharing the news with his family and mine and it was so much fun!!

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self? I would tell myself to get out more, even if it was to just to go grocery shopping or to go see friends! You don't realize how much harder it is to go places when you have two little babies with you! I wish I would have enjoyed my time before babies a little more!

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? I was 38 weeks and 2 days

Baby A's Information:  Hallie Parker

January 1st, 2014 (New Years baby!!)
10:05 pm
6.9 lbs 

18 3/4 in

Baby B's Information: 
Jackson Ryan Waren

January 1st, 2014 (New Years baby!!)
10:26 pm
5.2 lbs 

18 in

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery? I had a natural delivery and it could not have gone any better then it did! It was amazing and I am so thankful I was able to do it! Throughout my pregnancy Hallie remained face down and Jackson turned several times but ended up staying breech. And although I had my birth plan of a natural delivery I was informed by my doctor that most of the doctors in that practice were not comfortable with a breech delivery especially with twins. I cried I was so upset thinking I would end up having a c-section, but when the day came I completely lucked out and the one doctor whom I had not met prior to delivery came in and said lets do this thing, I'm ready if you are! She was amazing and I'll never forget her or the experience!!

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long? Yes, although Jackson was much smaller it was Hallie who ended up having to go to the NICU. They came in to check their blood sugar levels and Hallie's tested very low twice so they took her to the NICU for a day and a half. Once her blood sugar level was stable we were able to go home!
Did you have any complications after delivery? I did have a perineal tear while delivering Hallie but other then needing to be stitched up everything went perfectly and there were no complications.

How long did you stay in the hospital? We stayed an extra day to be close to Hallie while she was in the NICU, so 3 days total.

Did your twins stay with you or the hospital nursery at night? They stayed with us in our room!

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

1. My slippers (I had to walk back and forth all day to feed Hallie in the NICU and Jackson in the room)
2. My pillow
3. Comfy clothes!!! 

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital: With out a doubt my favorite moment was in the delivery room. Seeing my husbands reaction when Hallie was born! He was just so in love and then when they brought her to me and laid her on my chest, it was a feeling that I could never possibly describe! And then as I held her they let me begin to push for Jackson and it was incredible to be bonding with one baby while still delivering the other!! It was a moment I will never forget!

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? Relax while you can! Being a twin mom is hard work and there isn't a whole lot of down time! When family offers to help, let them! Get the rest while you can. Also make sure you give yourself plenty of time to have everything ready before they arrive because you definitely won't have the time once they're here!


  1. I just have to say, as another New Years' baby myself, it is the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER. Everyone throws a giant party the night before and you [almost] get your birthday off both school and work. Lucky babies!

  2. Aw yay! I'm glad you love it, I hope when they get older they will too! Everyone always says they don't like having a birthday so close to Christmas so I'm happy to hear that you do!