Deb - posted on 08/19/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
I would like to share my daughter's story, and to do so, I am going to use her words, and share the link to the site she made for her babies. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/christianandallie2012/info to see the pictures the hospital did for her, and please feel free to share.
Our sweet babies were born at 21 weeks on June 27th, 2012 and shortly passed away after they were born.
I've always wanted to be a mommy ever since I can remember. I've had quite the struggle trying to get pregnant. I started eating healthier and stopped drinking all caffeine. I changed all kinds of bad habits I had. Finally on Valentines Day 2012 Brad and I conceived. I took I think 13 or so pregnancy test because I just loved to see the positive test.
Seven weeks later we found out that we were having twins. I felt my dreams coming true. I prayed I would have twins because I didn't think I would have the chance to have another baby.
Around 8 or 9 weeks I was at work and started bleeding bad. My doctor got me in for an ultrasound and couldn't find a reason for the bleeding. That subsided and everything seemed to be going good finally.
At 12 weeks I ended up in the emergency room and found out that I had gallstones and was infected and inflamed. We were transferred to Grant. They told me the reason for the bleeding earlier in my pregnancy was due to Baby B (Allie) had a hemmorrhage on her sac. Grant didn't want to do surgery for the gallstones because I was so early in my pregnancy. I thought that was scary. I had no clue what scary was yet. I changed my diet so I wouldn't have anymore attacks and didn't have to have surgery while I was pregnant. My life was already revolving around our precious little babies who we were already in love with. As soon as I would wake up everything I did revolved around them. I had to eat certain foods and couldn't drink my favorite drinks etc. I was fine with this. I thought they were going to be life changing for me and maybe I could continue this healthy streak even after I had the twins.
At my 14 week check up it was determined that my cervix was going to be an issue. I was told to go straight home and get in bed and stay until they could get me in for surgery. This was already the second time I had been placed on bed rest until further test. My 14 week check up was on a Wednesday late in the afternoon. The next day I was in Mount Carmel seeing the specialist. I was so scared once again that something was going to happen to our babies. Friday morning Dr Richards placed two stitches in my cervix. I went home and rested over the weekend and was back to work on Monday for light duty. I had to stay up front in a chair and was not allowed up walking around. Brad had to take over the house duties. I would come home from work and just take it easy.
My 16 week check up everything was great. We found out that we were having a Boy and a Girl!! I thought oh my gosh I couldn't be luckier. I would pray almost every day and give thanks for this most awesome blessing! At this point I had been singing to our babies and playing music for them. I would enjoy car rides, rubbing my belly, getting that pregnancy attention that I've always enjoyed watching other moms experience, buying and wearing maternity clothes, the belly rubs etc. etc.....
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