Kelsey and Mackenzie are here

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Kelsey and Mackenzie are here
Tue, 08-28-2007 - 11:13pm

My little girls Kelsey Lynn and Mackenzie Mae were born at 34 weeks on August 24th. (I was due on Oct. 2nd). I went to the doctors for my weekly check up. The doctors were not in because of an emergency c-section. They had me see the mid-wife. She asked me a bunch of questions and listened to the heartbeats. She was about to let me go when I asked to be checked since I had been having contractions on and off. She checked me and said I was closed, then she said wait you are two centimeters and your bag of water is bulging. She sent me up to labor and delivery. Thank God I asked her to check me! i was going shopping to get stuff for my hospital bag.

The doctor checked me and hooked me up for a NST. They saw I was having contractions every 4-7 mins. They gave me Magnesium Sulfate to stop the contractions. I really thought I was going to be sent home. The contractions didn't stop though. They got really strong and were coming every 1-2 mins. The doctor checked me and I was 4 centimeters. He said he wanted me to go for the c-section since A was breech.

Kelsey came out at 9:54 pm weighing 4 pds. 13 oz. and 18 3/4 inches long
Mackenzie turned after Kelsey came out and she was breech too. She came out at 9:56 pm and weighed 5 pds. 4 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long.

Kelsey did great from the beginning. She was breathing good and had great apgar scores.
Mackenzie had some trouble breathing. She was put on a ventilator that night.

Kelsey is still doing good. She is in the isolette and eating on her own. She only does good with breast milk though. She cannot digest formula yet.

They are starting to wear Mackenzie off of the ventilator today. Hopefully, she will be off completely by morning. They think she is over the hard part and will do go from here on out. It was so scary, but I have faith that she is going to do great!

They should both be home within the next three weeks.

Oh yeah, big sister Lindsey (17 months) is doing good too. She can look through the glass and see her little sisters in the NICU. She stars and smiles and says baby. I think they are all going to be great friends.

I am also doing well. I was up moving shortly after the c-section and have had little pain since.

Please keep my babies in your thoughts! Thanks for reading my birth story.


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Thu, 08-30-2007 - 2:29pm
Congrats!!! They sound like they are going to do awesome and will surprise you and come home quickly!!!


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Thu, 08-30-2007 - 10:10pm
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Thu, 09-06-2007 - 11:37pm

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Sun, 09-09-2007 - 12:09am

Congrats!!!!! Lots of hugs your way... the NICU can be a stressful place!

Proud Mommy to Eva & Emma
August 13th @ 31w6d
We're home!!!

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