Thursday, December 6, 2012

2! - The Birth Story of my Twin Boys

I am so blessed to be co-hosting the Tell Your Story link up today with my good friend Andi from The Hollie Rogue.  This link up is a chance to tell YOUR story whatever that may be.  There aren't a lot of rules for this one.  This is an opportunity to share what's on your heart, what's going on in your life,,,the good, the bad and everything in between.  I can't wait to read what you all have to say!

You can read more about this link up here.


I always used to joke about how I thought it would be super cool to have twins…

When Ian was about 9 months old we decided it would be a good idea to start thinking about having another baby.  Good thing we thought that because it turns out I was already pregnant!  A little surprising but EXCITING too!

We went to the OB at about 8 or 9 weeks to get a sonogram and checkup.  I will never forget this day or the emotion as long as I live.  I was laying down, Dr Martin started the sonogram and joked about twins, we all laughed and then there was silence and she moved the computer monitor towards her with a funny smile on her face.  Then then turned the computer monitor for us to see…

TWO little people in there!!!  She said, “Maybe I shouldn't joke about twins!”

My leg started to shake and I couldn't breathe.  All I could see were dollar signs and all I could think about was that “other people” have twins!!!  Regular people don’t have twins!!!  I have no idea why “other people” are not “regular people” BUT this is EXACTLY what I thought!  (And yes I was thinking in ALL exclamation points!)    

I find all of this hilarious now.

Neither Mamaw or Meme believed us at first & both Papaw & Pop Pop were shocked and excited.

Working full time, having a toddler (who was a late walker & didn't sleep through the night until well after a year) and being SICK as a dog pretty much the entire time made most of the pregnancy a blur.

We found out at 18 weeks we were having BOYS!  Daddy was thrilled and so was I!!! 

At about 23 weeks we ran into some complications with the pregnancy.  I was referred to the neonatologist at a larger hospital in the area and went for bi-weekly visits that turned into weekly visits that turned into at home bedrest at 30 weeks that turned into hospital bedrest at 33 ½ weeks.  Our sweet Elijah McKee wasn't on the charts and they didn't like what they saw.  I was lovingly taken care of by all my dr’s and nurses and we will be forever grateful for the wonderful care we received.

At 35 weeks I went into labor about 10 pm on December 4th and delivered the boys at 4:50 and 4:54 am on December 5th

Elijah McKee was 4 lbs 1 oz and is the older of the 2.  He reminded us SO much of Ian.  Jacob Dean was 4 lbs 10 oz and had (and still has) bright red hair. 

Jacob was able to come home with me the very next day while Elijah was in the NICU for 3 weeks.  We were blessed to bring him home on Christmas Eve. 

Elijah is no longer that little tiny baby.  He is a big strong sweet loving boy with the sweetest smile you might ever see.  Jacob Dean has such a silly disposition!  He keeps us laughing most of the day every day.  He is SUCH a giving little guy and is (almost) always more concerned about Elijah than himself. 

My sweet boys Elijah & Jacob are 2!!!  Some days I can’t believe how far they've come since those days.  I love them oh so much! But isn't that the same for all of us mamas?  

The Hollie Rogue
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  1. Love looking at pics of your boys! Does one have red hair? If so, what side does that come from? I don't remember your immediate side having any?

  2. Such a cute story! Thanks for sharing.

  3. oh, your story is such a great testament to God's unending provisions and blessings. You are heroic and humble and such a great friend. Thanks for cohosting this week!

  4. soooo sweet!! i love reading the story and seeing the pictures! I have twin sisters!! they are crazy!!

  5. wow I had no idea you had such an adventure with the twins! it's been a crazy couple of years for you, lady, and you've made it this far! my hero =)


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