My pregnancy with the Drama Queen was a breeze! I didn't even feel pregnant. If I tell you I throw up 2 times the whole pregnancy I think it is too many times. Her delivery was fast about 5 pushes and she was out I did gain a lot of weight but got back to normal after a month. She was 6 pounds and 12 ounces and a 37 weeker. The most beautiful baby I had seen in my life...
Now, with the twins I had a little bit of everything. I think I can become an obgyn out of all the things that I had and went through. I was on bed rest forever! I kept reading HORROR stories about twin pregnancy. Many people came up to me and told me they were once pregnant with twins and had lost one or both babies. Why would anyone think it is okay to tell a pregnant woman that is having twins that? I even started to prepare myself and Mr. Wrong for the worst.
One morning early in my pregnancy I woke up and went to the bath room to notice I was gushing blood. We then rushed to the ER and where told that I had a 50- 50 percent of miscarriage with the babies. The doctor told me that as far along as I was, I would see the fetus if I miscarried. That was the worst day of my entire life. We then left the ER when I got home I passed two blood clots that were the biggest ones I have EVER seen in my life. We than rushed back to the ER to see it was the babies. Lucky it wasn’t!
Around the beginning of December 2008, I went into premature labor. I then had a cerclage done and was put on strict bed rest till the 40 weeks (yes my doctor pushed so hard for 40 weeks). I really think he was nuts to think I was going to last that long. I mean it got to a point I couldn't sit because my belly would over lap on my legs and my legs would fall asleep. I couldn’t wash my hands in the sink because my belly would not let me reach. Not to mention all the people asking if there was 3 or 4 babies in there (sigh). Mr. Wrong would tell me I would sound like I couldn't breathe, because my lungs would get compress when I lay on my back at night to sleep.
On my 35 week appointment I went to the doctor, like I went every 2 weeks and they told me I had high blood pressure and that since I was carry twins they want me to go to the hospital and get me tested there. I then knew I would not be coming home pregnant after this. The 3 day test came back and I indeed had mild preeclampsia. The Doctor wanted me to stay the rest of my pregnancy in the hospital or like my doctor said till I was 40 weeks. HA! I then told him he was crazy that I would do a c section myself. But I couldn’t last till 40 weeks. I start the pregnant at 118 pounds and was 200 pounds that same day I went into labor. Well, that night I send Mr. Wrong to get me a bucket of spicy (my usual). But I was having some pretty strong contractions. I ate all my chicken and then called the nurse my blood pressure was 150 over 150.
I delivered my girls at 35 weeks 3 days, Emergency C-section. Baby A came out not breathing as the doctor surround her I begin to panic and started throwing up. I hate how they tie you up for the C-section and the blue sheet was driving me nuts. It made the situation even worst. They got Baby A to take her first breathe and the sound of her crying was the most beautiful sound in the world. Then Baby B came out crying and so little. The girls weigh a whooping 6 pounds baby A and 5 pounds baby B and off to the NICU they went.
I went home and my babies stayed in the hospital. That is the worst feeling ever! Coming home with no babies 2 days later Baby A came home and 2 more days later baby B came home. I feel blessed that their stay was short in NICU. I remember visiting them and there was a woman there that had a set of twins and had been there for 5 months and they were also 35 weekers.
My love and compassion goes out to all the mothers, fathers and babies that have gone through this.
To all the babies lost fighting for their lives in the NICU and to all the babies that have made out well.