You would think that I could have and would have found time to update my blog about the birth of my daughters. But having twin girls, especially late-stage premie twins, means one's time is very limited. I promise to update more and again as we settle more more into a routine and I have some time. For now: two healthy beautiful girls were born on Monday, November 18 at 1:39 pm and 1:41 pm. I was 35w4d pregnant.
Baby A was born first at 5 pounds 8 ounces. Baby B came second at 6 pounds 4 ounces. The c section - planned because my blood pressure was too high to sustain an induction that would likely take a few days (my cervix remained completely closed so would have needed "ripening") - went phenomenally well. Both babies needed only a 3 minute check up (standard for all babies) before being handed to us in the OR. The never left our sides and needed no zero NADA nicu time!!!!! We could not have been more relieved. They are absolutely perfect.
We stayed in the hospital through Friday, taking advantage of lactation consultants and nurse experts. I managed to get off all pain meds by Wednesday, which made me happy and made the nurses gossip about me being tough. I have alway hated pain meds and get off them asap in exchange for feeling the pain and knowing what my body is doing. And I hated the idea of even a minimal amount passing through my breast milk into my gorgeous babies.
We are home, have been for over a week, and are completely in love. We have had 5 of the 7 grandparents visit already which was amazing. Two uncles and their partners visit over the next two weekends. And grandparents are coming back to stay through the new year. So much help, we are lucky!
More soon, I promise.