The Twins Birth Story 

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Violet
Violet

Violet
Eleanor
Eleanor

Violet
Eleanor
Eleanor
Violet
Eleanor

Hello everybody, if your new to my blog, we recently welcomed our twins, Violetta and Eleanora! They will be two weeks on Tuesday.

As some of you know, we were in and out of the hospital the last month of my pregnancy. I went in for pre-term labor at 29 weeks and 4 days with contractions every 4-5mins that were making small changes to my cervix, so they gave me the steroid shots to help their lungs develop & gave me medicine to stop the contractions. The medicine stopped working, so they gave me magnesium in case the girls decided to arrive that night. Magnesium is shown to protect the baby’s brain born before 32weeks. Thankfully, the magnesium stopped my labor and I had to stay at the hospital for observation till I was 32 weeks pregnant. Hospital bed rest wasn’t fun and I missed being home with my kids… plus I couldn’t do anything!
We had an ultrasound (2/15/16) to check their growth and they were measuring at a smaller gestational age. The doctor told us that the placenta wasn’t doing it’s job and if the girls didn’t gain much weight in 2 weeks we would have to be induced. They let me go home when I hit 32 weeks (2/16/17) but I had to have check-ins 3x a week till I delivered the girls. I was home for a week and my preterm labor came back. I was having contractions 5 minutes apart so this time I thought we’d have them for sure.
We went into labor and delivery on Friday. The girls seemed to be under stress every time I’d get a contraction so the doctor was debating whether or not to induce me. He went in to talk to another doctor and get his opinion and came back and decided to give us another round of steroid for their lungs. They kept me overnight and my contractions went away and the girls were doing good again so I begged them to send me home. I did not want them to keep me in there for another week!
We had our second growth ultrasound on Tuesday (2/28/17) and I had my hospital bags in the van just in case they wanted to induce me. I didn’t think they would but wanted to be prepared. The technician came in and started measuring the babies, and they were still measuring small and hadn’t gain much weight since the last appointment. They had a small amount of amniotic fluid, and Violet wasn’t moving as much. She walked out and the doctor came looked at them for literally a minute and said, “We need to get them out now go to labor and delivery and call your family. Go now.” She walked out. I was shocked. I called Jason crying. He was on his way. I went to labor and delivery and they hooked me up to all the machines. Jason got there and my doctor came in and she looked at the monitor and said “I just want to let you know you’re going to end up with a c-section, no matter what.” She explained that the babies were having a hard time when I would contract. There was a little bit of amniotic fluid and if she broke my water they would end up being more stressed out. Which would end up with an emergency c section. She told us she didn’t recommend a natural birth but we could try. Jason and I talked about it, and felt safer having them through a c-section. We let our doctor know and within 10 minutes I was getting prepped!
I went to the OR and Jason had to wait in the waiting area till they put in my spinal and finished prepping me. There was so many nurses in there… everything happened so quick! My doctor started the c section and Jason wasn’t in the room yet… they forgot to let him in! I told them you can’t take her out till Jason’s in the room and within 2 minutes of him walking in Violetta was born crying and breathing on her own. They showed her to us and took her to the NICU, and then two minutes later Eleanora was born with the same strong cry and breathing on her own. They showed her to me and took her to the NICU with Jason. They finished my surgery and took me to the recovery room. I didn’t get to hold my babies till a few hours after surgery and I only got to hold them for what felt like 10 minutes. My uterus wasn’t contracting so my recovery was not fun! I’m just so thankful my girls were healthy! Strong little fighters. They are doing great and just need to learn to finish a bottle. They graduated to their crib, which means we are that much closer to bringing them home. Can’t wait to have all my kids together. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful week! xoxo 4 Reasons 4 Happiness – (new members new name!)

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2 thoughts on “The Twins Birth Story 

  1. What a beautiful story in pictures and words! I so appreciate your ability to weave a story, Bianca. Violet and Elinor are so adorable and delicate in the pictures. I can hardly wait to see them in person. I am thanking God for the amazing way everything turned out just right. Our love and best wishes to Jason, Bianca, Dezi, Gavin, Violet and Elinor.

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