Support System I'm not sure how we would have made it through our NICU journey without a support system. The people that drove us to the NICU, watched our oldest son, brought us meals, listened to us cry, and prayed with us made an unbearable journey a little more bearable. The biggest part of our support system was our parents, and the twins' grandparents. They would visit … [Read more...]
What’s in a Name? Everything.
Choosing a Name When my twins came at 25 weeks, 5 days, a name was the last thing on my mind. I was so concerned with their health during the pregnancy, I didn't take the time to do many of the things expectant mothers do. No baby shower, no bump pictures, and no name books. However, even though it took a couple of weeks after their birth, I think we still came up with the … [Read more...]
Two Babies, Two NICU Journeys: Zepplin and Aiden
Two NICU Journeys When you have twins, you have two of everything. Unfortunately, with a premature birth, that means two NICU journeys. Even though they were born at the same gestation, my twins also had two NICU journeys that were very different from each other. They were born at different weights, which added to the difficulty of my smaller twins' journey. While they … [Read more...]
Mono/di twins: Kaelyn and Dani’s Story
Mono/di Twins When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know there were so many different types of twin pregnancies, and that each kind carried its own risks. Carrying Mono/di twins automatically makes you a "high risk" pregnancy, and there are many things you should be aware of. So, what does Mono/di twins mean? It means that your … [Read more...]