So after a very crazy scary and long pregnancy (felt long anyway) my little twins decided to make an early appearance at 28 weeks.
My boy twin now known as Ashton, decided to slowly stop moving until eventually I couldn’t feel him at all! I convinced myself that he was gone and after a sobbing phone call to my mum she dragged me to the maternity triage to get checked to put my mind at rest. Straight away they found two heartbeats 🙌🏻 but I still wasn’t convinced things where ok and was sent for scan. That’s where I had it confirmed that he was in fact not moving and hadn’t grown in two weeks!!
I was sent back to monitoring where I was told I would give birth in the next 24-48 hours! Perfect I thought a little time to prep myself and get Aria all sorted and try and get my head around giving birth very early.
My fiancé finally showed up after rushing back from work to be on the safe side and be with me, we sent my Mum home and we sat waiting for the next step!
I was watching the monitor closely and could see the twins where doing completely different things and I could tell Ashton wasn’t doing what he should be! A midwife came in to check and looked a little concerned leaving the room and returning with a doctor this is when I knew things weren’t going to plan.
I was told I had 15 minutes before I had to be in surgery having an emergency c-section as Ashton was now struggling and they had to get him out ASAP and couldn’t risk him being left any longer.
A quick phone call to my mum, Lots of drugs pumped in to me to help the babies, being stripped naked by a doctor and shoved in a gown the 15 minutes where suddenly gone and I was in theatre.
The next 45 minutes was the scariest thing I have been through. I remember repeating over and over again ‘I can’t do this’ – all I had to do was lay there but for some reason I felt like I couldn’t do that 🙈. We had a team for each baby in the room plus lots of doctors and nurses ready just in case something went wrong as well as the team doing my C-section. I can honestly say it took longer to sew me up then it did to cut me open and get them out! But at 15:05 on 14/11/2016 both babies where born – not even a minute apart! Aubrey came first followed second by her little brother Ashton.
Aubrey weighed – 2 pound 15 ounces
Ashton weighed – 1 pound 14 ounces
I didn’t get to hold them or even really see them as they where being worked on straight away but both came out breathing on there own which is always a good start with premature babies. My fiancé took pictures when he could so while I was being stitched I at least got to see there beautiful new born faces from his phone.
It took another 6 hours before I got to actually see them for the first time and the next day I finally got to touch them through the small holes on there incubators.
The whole 24 hours from me ringing my Mum to finally getting to touch them is like something I have never experienced before and in all honesty I’m not sure it’s even properly sunk in yet a month on! I got up on a Tuesday expecting it to be a pretty normal day to giving birth in less then an hour and suddenly having to learn this whole new world of NICU and premature babies!
It’s been tough, it’s going to continue to be a bumpy road, but I’m so in love with my brand new beautiful babies and I can’t wait to share our journey with everyone as we make our way through NICU and eventually bringing them home!
Welcome to the world babies 👶🏻👶🏻 let the mayhem begin ..
‘Sometimes miracles come in pairs’