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Amazing Journey

When I found out I was having twins I was overwhelmed with a lot of different emotions. Not excited emotions, but fearful ones. I didn’t ask for this. I was fairly ambivalant about the whole thing for months. But I was determined to have strong healthy babies. I ate protien, protien, and more protien. (Lots of everything else too!!) My total gain was 57 lbs. I gained 48 with my first singleton. At 39 and a half weeks, my girls arrived. I woke up from a nap that afternoon and went to the bathroom. I heard my water break while sitting on the toilet. I knew I was going into labor that night. After sitting on the toilet with mild cramping and pain, I got up to make dinner. My DH told me to go take it easy and relax. Then it got intense. within 15 min I was in intense pain. I told my DH to take our 3 yo next door to grandma and grandpa’s house. My last words to him were THIS IS GETTING REALLY INTENSE. GO AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN. As soon as I heard him leave I felt babys head come down. I was in labor land so I didn’t panic I just used my natural primal instincts and with the craziest noise I ever heard myself make I pushed her out squatting in my bathroom. When she was in my arms I just screamed. I couldn’t believe this just happened. Then I looked at my beautiful baby girl and realized that she was perfect.I held her on my large potruding abdomen until DH got back. He called 911 and got a towel to wrap our baby in. The fire department arrived first. They clamped the cord and just seconds after, I pushed out baby #2. She was a footling breech. Her feet and body came flying out but her head was stuck. With just a few more mighty pushes she was out too. Moriah Rose was first 6lbs 13 oz and then Emilia Autumn was 10 min later. She was 7 lbs. We were all transported to the hospital. Emilia came home with me but Moriah needed 6 days of special care. She had some apnea problems. Today, my girls are 9 months. Happy healthy and strong. I love them with every ounce of my being and would never change them for the world.



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  • thea Thursday, August 23, 2007, 9:51 am

    wow, your story is so amazing! I can’t imagine how proud you feel to have carried your twins to full term AND deliver them yourself. I wish we could all do that so effortlessly!

  • Bebunu Thursday, August 23, 2007, 10:07 am

    This is an amazing story! I wonder if you would have been at the hospital, would they have done a C-Section because of the footling breech baby (if you had had enough time)?

    Congratulations on your babies. Your body IS amazing!

  • Heather Thursday, August 23, 2007, 8:31 pm

    Did you plan a home birth, or would you have gone to the hospital had you had more time? I am just curious – I am a natural birth lover, and this was amazing! I am glad everyone was safe!

  • MOMOFTWO Thursday, August 23, 2007, 11:57 pm

    Beautiful and amazing story!! I wonder if we can get that picture a little bigger?? I would love to really get to see them!

  • Sarah Friday, August 24, 2007, 4:55 pm

    Wow! Fantastic story! I’m so glad that everyone arrived safely! And beautiful girls, by the way! :)

  • marjorie Friday, August 24, 2007, 6:14 pm

    Oh my God. Twins, in the bathroom, one a footling breach. There should be some kind of special award for you! I think Bebunu was right though. If you had delivered in the hospital, you would probably have had a section.I love all your little pictures, especially the breastfeeding ones!

  • Sarah Sunday, August 26, 2007, 7:21 pm

    Wow! What beautiful children!!!

  • CHANTAL! Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:25 pm

    aren’t you the lady who posted the birth of her twins on the internet? cuz if not you sound really similar. same exact way her twins were born! you rock lady! can’t see the pic, it’s too small!

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