Saturday, 17 November 2012

World Prematurity Day

Just a little post to say, it's World Prematurity Day, today. Its an occasion to raise awareness of babies born too early, for whatever reason and all the amazing work and support the specialist healthcare professionals give, all over the world! Here's the link if you want to check out some more info....

World prematurity day

I thought I'd share my story with you all. As most of you know, I have twins. Identical boys. My pregnancy was mostly problem free, apart from a little scare around 16 weeks when they thought there could be a heart issue....but no, a couple of 4D scans later, (where we found out they had daddy's nose!) all was fine :-) 

So, I'm nearing the end and I'm worrying about what type of delivery I will have. Natural or caesarean? I admit, I was petrified of either and just wanted them to come out some how...pain free and effortlessly! (I know, wishful thinking, eh?) 

After the last meeting with the consultant he explained that twin two was slowing down in growth as twin one was taking more. So was decided I'd have a planed Caesarean. This suited me, I knew where I stood, I was kind of in control and obviously I wanted the best for my babies. 

D day came at 35 weeks and 5 days and in I went ( waddling!) with my husband and suitcase in tow! Long story short, all went to plan and two teeny boys came into the big wide world. Twin one was 4lb9oz and twin two 4lb7oz. They were checked over and thankfully didn't require any special care. They came straight on to me and stayed with me every second, which was lovely! And I couldn't have wished for any better experience. They may have been early and teeny but they certainly had a pair of lungs on them! 

I know lots of others out there have had their little ones early and needed specialist baby care for several weeks, months. The work these people do is beyond amazing. 

So here's to world prem day and my two little perfect (if early) bubbas! This is my favourite picture in the entire world, it's the first ever taken of the boys when they were 1 hour old. 


'Til next time 

Sam :-)

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