Thursday, October 1, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Nicole McHenry

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Nicole McHenry

Where do you currently live?  
Anderson, SC

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

Any issues during your pregnancy? 
I didn't have any issues believe it or not. I did have a little bit of swelling in the hands and feet towards the end but I think most do.

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant:  I'm not sure if it's something to brag about but I could eat way more than my husband in a sitting. I was never full! We always joked about how much I could eat!

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self? Take more pictures! I feel like I could never have enough pictures to look back on. Oh and sleep more!

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 38 weeks, 5 days

Baby A's Information:  
Kassidy Lynn

October 8, 2010 12:39 pm 5 lbs 9 oz 19 1/2 in

Baby B's Information: 
Kayden Levi

October 8, 2010 12:40 pm 5 lb 9 oz 18 1/2 in

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery? C-section. From the beginning of my pregnancy my doctor and I planned on a c-section and I was ok with that. If I could go back I would have liked to try for natural birth but my little girl (baby A) was breech since about 20 weeks and never turned. So c-section it was. I had 30 weeks to mentally prepare myself for it and I feel like that helped a lot.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  No! None at all. I was trying to mentally prepare myself (as much as you can) for my twins to have to be in nicu through out my pregnancy because such a high percentage of twins need NICU. It was such a relief when I found out they didn't need to be!

Did you have any complications after delivery?  No. Other than the normal soreness. I actually recovered fairly fast, and happy that I did because I NEEDED to get out of the house and the only way that was possible was to go for walks with the twins. So fast recovery was a blessing.

How long did you stay in the hospital? 3 days

Did your twins stay with you or the hospital nursery at night? One night with us than the other two in the hospital nursery. The nurse actually talked me into putting them in the nursery. I didn't want them to be away but the nurse knew we needed sleep and obviously knew we weren't going to get that once we were home! ;)

What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital? My own pillow, pacifiers (hospital didn't supply them) and my own clothes! Getting out of those hospitals gowns felt amazing!!

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  Hearing my babies cry for the first time! As soon as they came out I asked my husband if they were healthy?! He kept saying, "Yes, they're healthy and beautiful."

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