After a very long and high risk pregnancy our identical twin baby girls arrived last Monday, November 7th, via c-section.
Getting pregnant took 2 years, 3 failed IUI’s and 1 successful IVF. Add to that lots of heart break and frustration as well.
The pregnancy itself was not easy. At 13 & 17 weeks I had major hemorrhages due to a tear in my placenta. I also had a complete placenta previa, pregnancy induced high blood pressure, severe anemia, we were told we only had a 30% chance of our littlest girls survival and we had discordanent growth.
But, through all of this, lots of bed rest (5 months of it actually), continual weekly shots and OB visits we delivered healthy and happy identical twin girls:
Madelyn - 3 pounds 13 oz, 16 1/8 inches long
Isabelle - 4 pounds 11 oz, 18 1/2 inches long
Yes they are tiny, but only had to spend 2 days/nights in the NICU. Isabelle had an IV for a day due to being too tired and Madelyn had no support. Both had great breathing (I had the steroids).
We were released from the hospital 3 days after they were born. At release Madelyn weighed 3 pounds 10 oz and Isabelle was 4 pounds 7 oz. Officially the smallest babies ever released from the NICU and hospital. But, as the NICU doctors said there was no medical reason to keep them…they are happy, healthy and strong…just little!
We have been home for a week tomorrow and everything is going great!
Just thought I would post this to give those struggling some hope. It was such a long and hard journey and many times I didn’t think it would work out well…but here we are!
I wish you all great success and happy pregnancies!:babydust: :babydust: :babydust: