|5 year anniversary|
After 3 aggressive years of procedures, we found out in 2011 we would be expecting TWO bundles of joy in December. It was not an easy pregnancy at all. Started out first trimester I was put on temp bedrest due to bleeding. Then once I was out of the clear from bleeding, I started going to a high risk Dr. Both babies were developing beautiful and I was finally able to start eating by the 2nd trimester (I lost about 15 pounds at the beginning because I could not keep anything down). I was diagnosed with preclampsia after a consistent headache at 31 weeks and was admitted to hospital. I completed urine test for protein several times and on their birth date my protein had jumped to 1000 and I was told today is the day.
At 12:52 PM on Nov 7 my baby girl "M" was born 3lb 8oz and 12:53 PM baby boy"J" was born 4lb 9oz. She was a trooper and was only on oxygen for the first few hours. J however had very premature lungs and was on c-pap and oxygen for first 6 days. It was touch and go on his oxygen level and then one day he decided, I want off this stuff. The next battle was eating which for anyone who has had a preemie, they understand its not something they can be taught, it just has to click and when it click there is no stopping them. Finally, after 4 weeks our girl came home first and about 5 days latter J came home. He had to stay longer due to having bradys (heart drops).
Now, here we are new parents enjoying every smile, giggle, and movement. Exhausted parents trying to make sure they are fed, clean, and well. The enjoyment they have given our life is something we could not live without now. They are amazing babies and hope to share all our joy throughout the year.