I found out I was pregnant after only being with my now husband for a few months. We were so excited though. When they first told us we were having twins we we speechless. Twins? Really? After a few weeks our obgyn told us they were MOMO twins. She told us we would have to be admitted to the hospital around 20 weeks and stay there until about 32 weeks where then I would have a scheduled c-section. She told us the twins couldn't stay full term due to high risk of cord entanglement. Fast forward to the day after christmas, the day I was to be admitted to the hospital for 12 weeks. Or so we thought. I was on a monitor for an hour 6 times a day. Everything was going smoothly. At 26 weeks gestation something went wrong twin A (natalynn) had pulled her cord causing blood flow to twin b (lillian) to stop. My husband had left to work 15 mins before this happened so I was alone with my oldest daughter (5yrs old) they rushed me into the O.R for an emergency c-section. My husband missed the birth of the girls by 5 mins. At 26 weeks the doctors said to prepare for the worst but the girls were fighters.They were both under 1lb when they were born. My husbands finger tip was the size of thier whole hand.After a few weeks the twins PDA was still large but eventually closed. Lillian developed MRSA in her left arm where her IV was. They both had ROP stage 4 and had to have surgery to correct it. The girls are partially blind but out of all the things that could have happened that was it. The twins spent 98 days in the nicu. They are now 1 yr and 9 months (1 yr 6 months corrected) and are thriving. Natalynn is walking everywhere now and Lillian is close behind. It was a crazy rollercoaster but like I said they are fighters.
Welcome to Share! Thank you for sharing Natalynn and Lillian with us. I'm sorry for all that they've been through. It's wonderful to hear they are home and doing well.
I'm a mom to preemie twin girls born at 25 weeks gestation. Today they are 17 years old, and just began their senior year of high school. It hasn't always been an easy road, but they have done remarkably well despite their early arrival.
I hope you are able to keep us updated on the girls progress as well as how you're doing after such a traumatic pregnancy, and birth experience.
HI! Welcome to share. I am also mom of mono-mono twins, now 5, born at 27 weeks. It has been a tough journey but with the right support, everything will be ok. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. I am glad to hear that the girls are doing much better.
It is a day by day process but like you said, these girls are fighters! Hang in there and keep us updated. Iris
Hello and Welcome to Share. Congrats on your amazing twins! Please keep us updated on their progress, sounds like they are going to do great things in the future!
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