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The twins have arrived!

November 26th, 2009 at 06:11 pm

Our twins were born by c-section just over a week ago.

Baby girl A was born at 2:10pm, 6 lb 0 oz, 19.3 in
Baby girl B was born at 2:11pm, 5 lb 3 oz, 18.9 in

Not sure what to call them here -- DDa and DDb? DTa and DTb (for dear twin)?

We had a harrowing couple of weeks. DS came down with a severe case of pneumonia and was hospitalized a week before my scheduled c-section date. (The doctor recommended a repeat section for twins, and baby B was breech until the last minute anyway.) He ended up having surgery to insert a chest tube the day before my delivery. I was heartbroken to not be able to stay by his side for the rest of the week.

DH came with me to a different hospital for the birth. Afterward DH and my mother alternated 24 hour shifts with DS, then visited me for a few hours, then went home to sleep. My dad offered to pay for a nurse, so we hired a post-partum doula to stay with me for 12 hours each night in the hospital. She was wonderful, and Dad has offered to keep having her come to our house a few nights a week so we can catch up on our sleep.

DS and I ended up being discharged on the same day. The girls are healthy and DS is steadily regaining his strength. Our little family has so much to be thankful for today!

Happy Thanksgiving!

14 Responses to “The twins have arrived!”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Beautiful babies!!

    Hope everyone is feeling top-notch soon!

  2. Analise Says:

    Congratulations! I am a mother of identical twin girls, and I've loved every minute of it for the last 35 years.

    So glad your son is on the mend and all is well with you and the babies. You are blessed indeed.

  3. scfr Says:

    It certainly sounds like you all had a rough spell for a bit, but so glad to hear things are getting better.

    Congratulations on the beautiful babies!

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    Congrats! Beautiful babies and I hope your son gets better soon!

  5. frugaltexan Says:

    Beautiful girls!

  6. KellyB Says:

    Beautiful! So glad your whole family is healthy and home.

  7. lizajane Says:

    What little darlings! Glad to hear everyone is doing better now.

  8. momcents Says:

    How beautiful! Congratulations times two!

  9. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congratulations! Hope the mommy is doing well also.

    Were it up to me, I would just say "D1" and "D2". But that's just me. Feel free to do as you wish.

  10. campfrugal Says:

    OMGosh, that is so much stress all at one time. The babies are beautiful and I am saying a prayer for a full recovery for your son and you. Happy Holidays

  11. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Congratulations ! Beautiful babies !! :-)

  12. monkeymama Says:

    Wow - that is rough.

    Congrats on the beautiful girls - and what a nice gift from dad!

  13. Homebody Says:

    Oh my gosh, what a birth story! Congratulations on your beautiful twin daughters! So glad everyone is on the mend and what great parents you have (I like to think we are great parents/grandparents too!)

  14. Jerry Says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful twins! We had a terrific doula when our daughter was born. Her fee was not covered by our insurance, but I would pay for her again out of pocket in an instant... she was fantastic and just seemed to lead to the process going so much easier.

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