We had tried for a year to get pregnant and nothing happened. I was diagnosed with PCOS. Our doctor recommended clomid because I wasn’t ovulating. Our first round we got pregnant!! We went for our first ultrasound and found out that there wasn’t just one baby but TWO. Being that out last name is “greene” we appropriately called them our little “greene beans.” At first everything seemed completely normal. They both were measuring right along with each other. In February we found out we were having two little girls. Daisy Kay Melissa and Bella Michelle. We were OVER THE MOON!!! As the weeks went on I got HUGE and started having contractions around 22 week. The doctor I was seeing told me that everything was normal. But I knew in my heart something was “off.” So I switched to a high fish doctor at 27 weeks. I was going on once a week and at my 28 week visit they checked my cervix and I was dilated to 3-4cm. They admitted me to the hospital and I was there for 8 days and they felt it was safe to go home. I was on complete bedrest. 4days later I was back in labor and delivery because I had a feeling something was wrong. They checked me and I was at 5cm. I was admitted on a Monday and on Friday everything hit the fan. My labor would start and then taper off, they would check me and I would still be the same. May 25, 2018 I started having severe back pain, so I called my nurse into to monitor me. Sure enough I was having contractions but in the form of back labor. They checked me and I was at 5cm still. BUT when they checked me (my waters had not broken) Bella had her hand out of my cervix. They got it pushed back in and then let me sit for a minute to see what happened.. they checked me 15 minutes later and I was at 6-7cm. The doctor looked at me and made the decision that it was time to take them. They gave me an epidural and rolled me into the OR. After they broke my water Bella LITERALLY slipped out. She was 3lbs 10oz and 15 and half inches long. She was perfect. Unfortunately when they reached up to try to get Daisy she had already gotten her foot and arm stuck in the brith canal. They asked my husband and mother to leave the room because they were going to have to put me completely under. Within thirty seconds of them discovering Daisy’s predicament they had the room cleared and had me completely under and cut open. I would find out about an hour later that she weighed 3lbs 4oz and 15 inches long. Just as perfect as her sister. They rolled me down to the NICU to see them both. Nothing prepared me for the sight of such tiny little humans. I felt like a failure. “Why couldn’t I carry them like I was supposed to?” I felt responsible that they were fighting for their lives. On day 2 I got to hold Daisy Kay and Jacob, my husband, got to hold Bella and then we switched the next shift. Day 3 I got to hold them both. It was the first time they’d been back together since birth. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. The same day we were informed that they had been taken off oxygen! They were breathing on their own and their O2 levels we’re staying up! I started making enough breast milk to feed BOTH of them and I’m so excited! We still have a long journey ahead of us but our little Greene beans are fighters! Keep us in your prayers and stay strong everyone!! #preemiestrong #marchofdimes
Hello and welcome to Share. Congratulations on your twin baby girls! Your little Greene beans surely are strong fighters. It must have felt amazing when you were able to hold them for the first time. Those moments are such sweet blessings. I hope that you all have many more of those precious milestones and let us know how you are all doing when you can.
Sending strength and hugs,
Hello and welcome to Share! Congratulations on your twins! They made a dramatic entrance into the world, but let's hope they have a boring NICU stay! Keep us updated as much as you can and know that we are here for you. I hope you can come to realize its not your fault they had to come early. I commend you for switching OBs and going in right away when you felt something was wrong. Listening to your maternal instincts is one of the best things you can do for your babies. So much strength for your little warriors!!
Love and Hugs
Congratulations on your little girls. I am happy to hear that they are progressing well.
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