My November babies arrived on 9-7-06!!

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Registered: 08-19-2006
My November babies arrived on 9-7-06!!
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 9:27am

Hi Everyone!!

Well my babies decided they wanted to come a little early. I was 1 day shy of being 29 weeks but both babies are doing great. My water broke at 2 am on Thursday as I was getting up to go to the bathroom. So we went to the hopsital and I was already dilated 1-2cm and 100% effaced. So they gave me a steriod shot to help mature the babies lungs and magnesium to try and slow the labor down. By 10 am the contractions were 5 min apart but they were lasting longer and were more intense. So they decided to check me and I was 5cm!! My Dr. said we need to go have these babies now because Nicholas was breech and Natalie was transverse.

So at 10:27 AM on 9-7-06
Nicholas Douglas was born weighing 2lb 4 oz.

At 10:28 AM on 9-7-06
Natalie Helen was born weighing 2lb 2 oz.

They both were taken to the NICU and will remain there until they are strong enough to come home. They both are off thier vents and are breathing on thier own just like me and you. Nicholas is already 2lb 9oz and Natalie was up to 2lb 4oz. I have been able to hold Nicholas but not Natalie. I talked to her nurse today and I think today I will get to hold her for the first time. Nicholas was moved to Phase 2 in the NICU and now is basically considered a feeder and a grower. Natalie is just a little behind him and she is just so much smaller too. In time she will be joining her brother.

So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers it would be greatly appreciated!!


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Registered: 06-03-2006
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 9:49am

Sorry to hear that they came so soon, but how awesome it is that they are doing so great! You must be really proud of your little ones. I hope time will fly by, and in not time you will have them both in your arms. Until then lots of hugs to you and your new little family.

Amber and b/g twins edd 2-6-07

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Registered: 09-05-2006
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 11:20am

Congratulations on the birth of your babies!!

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Registered: 04-26-2005
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 11:46am

Congratulations on the birth of your babies!


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Registered: 03-30-2006
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 12:06pm
Sarah, congrats! and welcome to the world Nicholas and Natalie.
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Registered: 06-06-2004
Tue, 09-12-2006 - 12:43pm

Congrats on your new little babies!!! THey sound like they are doing fantastic and will be home with you as soon as they can!! Sending you *~*~*grow babies grow*~*~* vibes!

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Mon, 09-18-2006 - 4:04pm

Congratulations on the birth of your babies. It sounds like they are doing great. They should be home in no time.

Shea ~ EDD 1/22/07



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Registered: 07-07-2004
Mon, 09-18-2006 - 7:22pm

I completely understand what your going through. While I haven't had twins, I have had two preemies. NICU is an amazing place. Before you know it they will be home and in your arms. Until then just spend as much time as you can. I read Damien all three Harry Potter books while he was in and I couldn't hold him. Those days are some of my fondest memories of being a mom.

Lots of P&PT! Congratulations!