Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Adorable and Beautiful!!!

Saturday morning the kids had a swim meet.  I sat at the hospital all by myself.  I felt worse today than I had any other day.  There was not one thing wrong specifically but I was feeling sicker and sicker.  A few nurses that had me earlier in the week grew worried.  Calls were made and before I knew it I was told that I needed to try to get dad to the hospital as soon as possible.  They would wait for the doctor but may be not for dad, it just depended on my health. 

I felt too sick to be worried about the c-section.  I had not wanted one and yet now I just wanted it to be over.  The babies would be OK, I just had to trust that.  I texted J and then called him a few minutes later.  He was already on the way and so were the kids.  They had to finish up part of the swim meet and then were pulled from the rest.  Pooker had that well under control.
I saw J for just a few minutes as I was wheeled passed him into the operating room.  The spinal block was put in and then I realized my doctor had rejoined the crowd.  I was told that he was very quick at the C-sections so that I would not have to worry about being flat for too long.   I had so much anxiety over that, but in truth all anxiety left as it was happening.  

Twin A, Adorable, born May 19 Th, 2012 at 1:50 P.M. weighing 5lbs 12.2 oz, 17 inches long
Twin B, Beautiful, born May 19 Th, 2012 at 1:51 P.M. weighing 4 lbs 10.2 oz, 16 3/4 inches long

J said a few things to me and then before we finished our first talk he was called away to check out Baby A.  I heard that this was a big baby for being week 32.6 only.  She cried a little but then J was gone with her snapping pictures.  I heard over and over again.  "Dad look here, grab this shot."  Baby B's time of birth was called at 1 minute after Baby A's.

At this point I was beginning to think that I really liked the c-section it was very fast.  I was so glad that the staff kept reminding dad to take a picture.  I am afraid he might have been so overwhelmed that he would have just watched.  This time I couldn't see anything.  I got to look at the babies for just seconds and then dad was handed the bundles, someone took their picture and then they headed off the the Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

I was left behind to relax for the first time in months.  I was so thankful at that moment for all the prayers that were being said for us from all over.  I was sick and that is why we took them, the babies were 8 weeks early and yet were good sizes.  Thank you GOD!  And Thank you for answering all those prayers from all those people.  
J was so proud of the scrub shirt.  He fell in love with Adorable and Beautiful within the first second of seeing them.  He is one very happy man who loves his children more than anything in life.  This was one of his life time highs right here.
Pookers and Goobers got there in time to catch dad in this moment of prayer.  I am told he had tears of joy in his eyes and was thanking God for two more children.  

I have seen that look of joy many times over the years.  My hubby loves his children, there is not doubt about it.  He doesn't cry often but when God blesses him with a baby he can't help it.  The first time I ever saw J with tears in his eyes was at Pooker's birth and I think it is so wonderful that she got to see it this time, knowing that he has loved each of them the same way right from the start.

This was a very different experience for everyone even the kids.  We let them be at hospital while I was in surgery.  In the past they had stayed at home.  They requested to be there this time.  They wanted to be as much a part of this as they could.  Look at those faces, I have never seen the kiddos as joyful as they are in these photos.

I was unaware that all these things had happened.  You would think that having your children off the NICU would make mom nervous.  I only get nervous looking back at the pictures and yet all of the staff that I see have come to me and told me how wonderful my kiddos are.  I was so glad to hear that they were off making sure each other was taken care off.  Seeing babies in those beds would have been hard for the kids because that isn't the normal for them.  Looks like they took care of the little ones and each other and made sure that Twin Adorable and Twin Beautiful would know that when a T family member is born the rest of them are there to support you.
I have always made sure to get one kid shot after each delivery.   I was not where around and my wonderful children made sure that the twins would have that welcome to the family shot just like their own pictures.  Yes it is different because the babies are in beds but I know what the kids were going for and I appreciate it so much!
I spent the rest of the day pretty sick still.  My blood pressure was still to high to do much.  I was put on some medicine to prevent a seizure and stuck back in the bed.  The kids reported to me that they were not allowed to hold either twin and it broke my heart but I reminded them that I had not even seen the twins for more than a second or two.  Each kiddo told me about their experience and what they saw.  They showed me pictures.  I longed to see the babies but knew that they were OK.  The kids were calling them by name and this was bothering me.  What if I didn't like the names once I saw the babies?  J assured me that the names were correct and I would agree once I saw the twins.  
Pooker and Goobers took the kids home a very long day knowing that they would all get a chance to see babies again the next day.  It was after 11:00pm when I finally was stable enough for my bed to be pushed into the NICU.  This was such a different experience.  I wanted to keep each baby in my arms and look at each one but my time was limited.  They needed to stay in their beds to regulate their temperatures.  What I did notice was that the names that the kids had used all day were the right ones.  I got to pick the spelling but other than that the kids were right.
Our two little T's got the "life isn't fair, but dad and I will always be there to help to get what you need." speech.  Then my time was up.  I was sent back to room to rest.   I will be more specific about each twin and their medical needs in future posts.  Please join me in thanking God for their safe delivery and in my health throughout the process.  Please continue to pray that we will all continue to recover.  In the end the Twin to Twin issues may have been at play Twin B was not 25% in weight to Twin A but there was a noticeable difference.  The placenta has been sent to the lab for study.  The doctor said he would be shocked if he learned that this was a fused placenta.  The study should show that we have identical twins that are the cutest babies I have seen in years!

Happy Birthday Ladies!  We couldn't love you more that we already do.  You make us so proud and we promise to do all that we can to get you healthy and home as soon as possible.
   Happy Birthday 
Twin Adorable and Twin Beautiful!


  1. Congratulations on these wonderful additions to your beautiful family!
    God Bless

  2. Congratulations!! :) Your twins are definitely "A"dorable and "B"eautiful!! :) You are very blessed! Rest up and keep us updated as possible.

  3. Congratulations! So glad to see that both babies are healthy and that you are feeling better. May God Bless you ALL!

  4. congratulations and blessings, Neen!! They are beautiful, just as all your other ((many beautiful)) children!! What miracles God gives us!!

  5. Oh, they are so very beautiful!!!!!! Your whole family is!!

    congratulations to you all!!!!!!!

    So happy you posted, I was worried!!!

  6. Congratulations! God is so good. Still praying for the beautiful babies.

  7. So so precious! Glad all went well during surgery and continued prayers for the babies!

  8. Awwww! Congratulations! They are both beautiful miracles!! I hope you have a quick recovery! All the best to you and your family! :)

  9. Congrats! So so beautiful!!!!!

  10. What a beautiful birth story! I am so happy you are well enough to share!! I am totally shedding happiness tears! Get plenty of rest and let everyone do EVERYTHING for you! :) You deserve it-SUPER MOM! XOXO

  11. Loved reading your birth story! Love the pictures! How doe s it feel to hold 2 newborns at once??!!
    Praising God that all went well and your little girls and you are healthy!


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