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Birth Story of the Twins - Born 11/22/11

Nov 25, 2011 - 14 comments

It has taken me some time but here is the birth story and craziness that lead up to an emergency c-section

As my other journals said I had 2 seperate issues happening at the same time with the babies. I started dilating at 28 weeks and my high risk ob thought she was seeing signs of IUGR (growth restriction) at my appointment 11/9 but we needed to wait 2 weeks to confirm it. Originally we were waiting for the next ultrasound on 11/23 to check on Baby B's growth. I had an ob appt the day prior for an NST. I was sitting at the ob office and they decided to check my cervix when they took some cultures and discovered that I was now dilated to 4 cm and 50% effaced at that appt. My ob cancelled the NST and admitted me to the hospital.

I never go right to the hospital because I have the van and carseat for my daughter. I called my husband and told him I was being admitted and he left work to meet me at home. I get home and of course don't have a hospital bag packed and everythign is just chaotic. I packed my hospital bag and was dropped off at the hospital (my husband had to go get my son from school and take him to his parents) about 1pm. The ob made plans to move my ultrasound up a day and as soon as I got there I was admitted and taken for my ultrasound. We finished my ultrasound about 130. I knew by the u/s techs face something was not right. He left the room to go read his report and another doc came in to check my cervix again. My cervix was not 60% effaced so a small change. About 2pm 4 docs come in the room and I was a little panicked not knowing what was going on. They said that I was delviering the babies today and I needed to get my husband here. I found out the Baby B had no growth since 11/9 so they approved my delivery for growth restriction. My husband was not at the hospital yet and I could not call him because I had no reception in the room I was in (grrrrrr). The time was now about 230pm.

I was sitting in the room knowing I was delivering but unable to contact anybody so all everybody knew was I was being admitted to the hospital. They did not know I was delivering that day. As things were getting crazier the doc comes in again to check my cervix and it was almost 5cm and 80% effaced....they considered me to be in active labor....i was panicking yet again because my husband was not there yet and i had no way of contacting him....my c-section became an emergency c-section and i was next to go to the OR....about 315 a nurse came in and prepped me for my c-section and asked if i got in touch with husband....dont know how im supposed to when i have no way to get in touch with him....330pm ish OR staff came in to get me for c-section and i begged them not yet because my husband wasnt there

i seriously thought i was going to have a panick attack and my husband was going to miss the birth of our boys....luckily he made it with 2 minutes to spare (he had until 430 or we going without him)....i was giving a spinal because i had taken my blood thinning medicine that day and it wasn't too bad....the OR room was super scary and the bed looked like something from a horror movie....i started to numb up so they laid me down and then brought in my husband

it was time....the c-section started and it was just a matter of time.....my blood pressure dropped during the procedure so they had to give me meds to stabilize it but at exactly 5pm baby a was born and at 5:01pm baby b was born

both babies were crying when they were born....they were actually in the room with me for awile but it was determined they both would be taken to the NICU

the names we decided on was Jacob Donald (baby a) and Nicholas Proctor (baby b). Jacob was 5 lbs 5 oz at birth and Nicholas was a tiny 3 lbs 2 oz at birth....both babies remain in nicu and are having ups and down....currently they both have jaundice and have started feeds....Nicholas the little one has been breathing on his own since birth....Jacob swallowed a lot of fluid and needed to be on a cannula for a day but is doing fine now

i will upload a few pics of the boys....i feel extremely blessed and I'm glad Nicholas is here and outside of my womb where he can get the nuitrition he needs....im not sure how long they will be here but it could be a month of two....i hope not but we'll see

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by trustGodHeWilldoit, Nov 25, 2011
Wow what a scary moment thinking you might delivery your babies a lone and not having your husband by your side..but thanks God he made it to see the birth of his sons.. :)
Im glad babies are doing fine and you too..wish you a speedy recovery and hopefully babies won't stay long in nicu..

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by Dolphin05, Nov 25, 2011
Im so glad to here babies arrived safely and are doing well. I hope they come home soon and are not there to long. I would not want to deliver with out my husband there either, glad he made it.

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by AlexisMarie2012, Nov 25, 2011
I am so glad to hear that your babies are doing good. I hope that your recovery goes great. And that the boys dont have to stay in the Nicu. And that your hubby got to be there for the birth of your.boys

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by FairyGirl15, Nov 25, 2011
Oh my goodness what an ordeal! I'm glad both you and your boys are alright. I'll be looking forward to see those little boys.

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by mumsy1977, Nov 25, 2011
:( i cant see your pics but well done and congrats to you and your family  glad the boys are doing well and i luv the names you gave them :) xxxxx

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by hope2b888, Nov 25, 2011
congratulations to you and your family...so glad that boys arrived safely and they are doing well....hope they dont need to stay in NICU for long period....praying for them......wish you a speedy recovery.....xoxo

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by katie761, Nov 25, 2011
congrats on the babies, im glad that they are doing good. They might have to stay in the NICU until there original due date, but they might be lucky and be able to go home soon, if all of there vidals and stuff are good, and eating enough :). Keaton wll be in the NICU for a couple more months, and he actually is 3 pounds 4 oz now. But im sure everything will be good with your boys, im so happy for you :)

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by katie761, Nov 25, 2011
congrats on the babies, im glad that they are doing good. They might have to stay in the NICU until there original due date, but they might be lucky and be able to go home soon, if all of there vidals and stuff are good, and eating enough :). Keaton wll be in the NICU for a couple more months, and he actually is 3 pounds 4 oz now. But im sure everything will be good with your boys, im so happy for you :)

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by nola0805, Nov 25, 2011
Congratulations on the arrival of the boys - they are just gorgeous!!!.  Sorry that the delivery was so stressful but glad that everyone is okay.  I hope you are doing well and getting some rest.  We are all praying for short and uneventful NICU stays.

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by adgal, Nov 26, 2011
Congrats!!  They are so beautiful.  I too hope that their stay is a short one, but am glad to hear that they are healthy.  Remember Ryder was delivered in emergency c section for failure to grow as well.  4lbs, 14 oz and you would sure never know now that his arrival was a stressful one.  I know it will be the same for Nicholas as well.  And Jacob?  Thats a great weight for a twin born early like that.  I know they will both be just fine and will be joining big bro and big sis at home soon!  Lots of love girl, and you truly have a beautiful family.  I'm so happy for you.

I'm going to get all emotional on you for a second.  I remember when we first met quite a few years ago now.  You had Aiden, things were tough with your relationship, you had moved away for awhile...things were just stressful in your world.  Look at you now!!  Happily married, doing your masters (very impressive stuff) and 3 more beautiful children added to your family.  How far things have come in 4 years.  And you deserve every bit of the happiness you have found.  Thinking of you all!! xoxo

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by adgal, Nov 26, 2011
Congrats!!  They are so beautiful.  I too hope that their stay is a short one, but am glad to hear that they are healthy.  Remember Ryder was delivered in emergency c section for failure to grow as well.  4lbs, 14 oz and you would sure never know now that his arrival was a stressful one.  I know it will be the same for Nicholas as well.  And Jacob?  Thats a great weight for a twin born early like that.  I know they will both be just fine and will be joining big bro and big sis at home soon!  Lots of love girl, and you truly have a beautiful family.  I'm so happy for you.

I'm going to get all emotional on you for a second.  I remember when we first met quite a few years ago now.  You had Aiden, things were tough with your relationship, you had moved away for awhile...things were just stressful in your world.  Look at you now!!  Happily married, doing your masters (very impressive stuff) and 3 more beautiful children added to your family.  How far things have come in 4 years.  And you deserve every bit of the happiness you have found.  Thinking of you all!! xoxo

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by waitn838, Nov 26, 2011
adgal.....you are exactly right....i like to share my story because it gives hope....i found the picture i put up after we lost our son in 2008 and i commented on it that i now have 2 beautiful sons....i am thankful for every bit of what was giving to me....i did get my tubes tied this time because i am counting my blessings and focusing on raising my family and career.....

im not sure how much i will make it on here once the babies get home but im on fb or you can send me pms and i will respond when i have time

xoxooxoxoxoxoxo

thank you for being such a great friend over the years :)

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by haz1104, Nov 26, 2011

SO happy for u and the lil boys. the NICO isnt so bad right now as long as they're doing well. I'm sure they'll both b out in NO time u did a great job taking care of them and so will the staff at the hospital.
congrats! :)

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by zazou, Nov 28, 2011
So happy for you and hope the boys get out of NICU soon. You are right it was better to deliver them so that Nicholas would thrive outside, must've been very scary for you asn thankfully our husband turned up at teh right moment, I would've freaked out too. They will be home soon before you know it. Congrats and take care xoxo

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