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December 4th, 2009, 10:14 AM
lissy8's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Since about 29 weeks I starte dto notice little things like my belly was dropping and I was starting to get very tired very quickly and I just felt like the pregnancy was coming to an end. I started having contractions that were not painful just lots of tightening that were coming every 5 minutes or so and decided it was time to go to the hospital(this was at 30 weeks). They hooked me up to the monitors and sure enough I was having decent sized contractions that were happening every 3-5 minutes. The doc came in and checked me and said I was about 90% effaced and maybe a finger tip dialated. They immediatly hooked me up to magnisium sulfate to stop the contractions so that they could give me two doses of the beta metazone for the boys lungs. Two days later I was still contracting on the magnisium so the doctor told me that if they havent stopped with the magnisum it is not likley that they well stop. So after a week in the hospital they sent me home on procardia to help make the contractions I was having space out more and be less uncomfortable.

I was contraction the entire week at home but refused to go back to the hospital because I knew at this point there is nothiing the doctors can do because they gave me everything they could. At 32 weeks exactly at 3 o'clock in the morning my water broke, althought I was convinced that it didnt. I remember telling my husband I had a contraction that made me pee my pants. So I proceded to get up use the rest room, change my sleep shorts and lay back down. About 10 minutes later it happened again. So I did the same thing I got up went to the restroom but this time the contractions were more than just tightening, they felt like bad AF cramps. I told my husband I am going to jump in the shower to help my back pain. When I got out of the shower and started to dry of a bigger gush of water came out and my DH looked at me and said its time to go to the hospital. I quickly threw together things in a plastic bag like tooth brush, tooth paste, brush, chapstick, deoderent, etc. We got to the hospital at about 5:30 and they quickly hooked me up to the monitor and I was consistantly having contractions about 5 minutes apart. The doctor came in to check me and said I was about 3 cm dialated and by 6:00 I was getting wheeled to the OR for a C-section.

I was so nervous and scared the entire time. The doctor gave me the spinal and before I knew it I was laying down being cut open. Then a few minutes later I heard the beautiful sound of my first boy crying. Then 30 sec later my second boy came out crying. Garrett Joel was born at 6:38 4lbs almost 17" and Cody Stephen was born also at 6:38 4lbs 12 oz 16". They went off to the NICU a little while after they were born and after I woke up in recovery I was able to see them for the first time.

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December 4th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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awwwwwwwww they are so cute congrats and kup
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December 4th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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They are so cute. Congrats.
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December 4th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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They are adorable! Glad to hear everything went smoothly (for a early twin birth anyway.)
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December 4th, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Congratulations on your boys! They are absolutely adorable! And great sizes for 32 week twins too! Way to grow! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy hearing about what people do when they're having contractions or their water breaks, etc.

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December 4th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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Sweet little boys.
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December 4th, 2009, 10:08 PM
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I love reading these. I'm glad that your boys are doing so well

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December 4th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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They are such cute little boys!! Congratulations!!!!

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December 5th, 2009, 11:40 PM
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Congratulations ! Your boys are beautiful, and I'm glad they're doing so well.

Thank you for sharing your birth experience.
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December 6th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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They look great! So cute! Congrats...I'm glad it all went well for the most part!

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December 6th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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can i just tell you all how proud of elissa i am?! she was up walking to the NICU later that same day (and it was no short walk either!!). if you didn't know she had a c-section you would not have been able to tell. she has been pumping around the clock, visiting the boys everyday (aaron joins her each evening after work) and is learning all sorts of things ab out and for her boys. she was so strong and kept it together when she was having all those days on end of contractions. if you could have seen the monitor and seen how big her contractions where and she was just like 'it's not that bad yet - no pain meds yet'. truly, i was proud of her and of how attentive aaron was to her and is to the boys. they are going to do just fine with these two little ones - no doubt.
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December 6th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Congrats. They are so cute
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December 7th, 2009, 02:50 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story. The boys are gorgeous
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December 7th, 2009, 05:20 AM
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December 8th, 2009, 06:41 AM
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yay! congrats! I was in denial about being in labor and did the same thing....shower.
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December 10th, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Congratulations! I'm glad they are doing well and they are great sizes for only 32 weeks.

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December 13th, 2009, 01:13 PM
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I just read it!
Can´t believe we´re already filling up the birth stories page
Congrats, they look amazing and you really did great!
My beautiful boys!
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December 13th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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aww, very very cute!!! congrats!!
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December 20th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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a little late to the game here but Congrats on your boys they are beautiful and i love their names

Thank you bokkechick for my fantastic Siggy

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December 21st, 2009, 07:07 PM
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