Category Archives: Prematurity

Pretty Good for a White Boy

Pretty Good for a White Boy

These are actually the exact words all the nurses and doctors used. The fact that my 33 week and 2 day year old white boys were able to breastfeed is unusual and promising. I just thought it was funny to always be told, “wow your boys are doing good, for a white boy.” From aRead More

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Bringing newborn twins home from hospital

Bringing newborn twins home from hospital

 One of the happiest days of my life: The day they told us we could take our twin boys home, I felt as though I had won the lottery. My heart was pounding so hard, and I had to force myself to eat. I was just so excited, I was crying one minute and jumpingRead More

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Leaving a hospital without your newborn baby

Leaving a hospital without your newborn baby

One of the hardest days of my life:  The day they checked me out of the hospital, my husband and I had to pack up and leave going home empty handed. We had to leave our twin babies in the NICU. My crying was uncontrollable. It was truly heart wrenching! I spent every hour possible,Read More

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Placed in different rooms in the NICU

Placed in different rooms in the NICU

 Unthinkable but couldn’t be helped?? Due to a lack of rooms, space, other babies already in place, our twins were not placed side by side in the NICU. Not only were they not placed side by side but they were placed in different rooms, different hallways, and locations within the NICU. It took us severalRead More

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Recovering from a C-Section: The Hall Walk

Recovering from a C-Section: The Hall Walk

From my room to the room of the boys in the NICU, I had to walk 4x what you see in the picture posted. Let me tell you, after having gone through a major surgery, being swollen, and in great pain, trying to walk down this hall to get to my newborn babies, was quiteRead More

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My Twin Birth Story

My Twin Birth Story

So the part about visiting the NICU during your 2nd trimester when pregnant, with twins, I skipped over in my twin book reading. I totally underestimated the power of twins on your body’s hormones and outcomes. Especially in my case, because I have to take Lovenox shots to thin my blood due to having LupasRead More

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Brain Development in Children

  An added comment from our supporting Neurologist, Dr. Steve Kirk  It used to be argued that the plasticity of the human brain diminished to essentially zero, in other words became completely set, by the time we were adults. This theory has been absolutely turned on its head by the progressive, continuous research of neuroscientistsRead More

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