Monday, November 23, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Lindsay Blouin

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Lindsay Blouin

Where do you currently live? Rhode Island

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

Any issues during your pregnancy? I had to take the gestational diabetes test at sixteen weeks and I failed. They had me take the three-hour, which of massively failed. I lucked out though, and was able to control it with my diet. Then I started getting higher blood pressure, and ended up with preeclampsia and needing the babies out.

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: 
At the time, our oldest was 2. The days of our first ultrasound we had asked him how many babies were in mommy's belly and he said two right away. Little bugger was right!

Looking back, what is one thing you would tell your pregnant self? Take more time to enjoy my oldest. I feel bad that he seems to be pushed aside right now because the babies need so much. And to enjoy being pregnant. I didn't do well with pregnancies and I wish I tried to relax more.

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 37 weeks

Baby A's Information:  Sawyer Anthony
June 19, 2014
6 pounds 2 ounces
19" long

Baby B's Information: 
Weston Alexander
June 19, 2014
6 pounds 12 ounces
19" long

Are your twins identical? No, fraternal

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery? We had scheduled a repeat c-section for June 24. I was due on July 10, and the chief resident in the prenatal department said that the 24th was too early. We changed the date to the 30th. We never made it to that date.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long? Baby B (Weston) didn't want to come out. When the doctor pulled him out, he decided not to breathe. I got to see him for a second before they took him to the NICU. I got him back 25 hours later. It was a long 25 hours, we just wanted our whole family together.
Did you have any complications after delivery? I feel like I bled a lot more, but the pain was significantly less then my first recovery.

How long did you stay in the hospital? 
One day before they were born, and three after.

Did your twins stay with you or the hospital nursery at night? With us. The hospital has a new policy for the babies to be with the parents. Which is

What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital? 
I brought slippers, but I still didn't fit into them. I'm glad I brought real clothes. My own shower products. The boppy.
 Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital: My favorite part was when my son came to meet his brothers. "Mommy, are those my babies?" Melt my heart.

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? Honestly, I still can't believe I have twins, lol. I feel like I'm a lot more relaxed this time, which I guess you have to be when there's two. Don't compare them to each other. They are still two babies. And enjoy them!

Lindsay's Instagram: lblouin82

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