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September 1st, 2004, 11:14 PM
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First off let me tell you I had a hellish pregnancy from the start. At 5 weeks I miscarried Freja's twin and was high risk from that point on. My dr at 5 weeks said it was likely I would loose my other baby. Come 8 weeks u/s there was a little bean with her heartbeat going and going !
ANYWAY, then the morning sickness started. I had it bad exsessive vomiting. So I was in and out of the hospital on anti nausia pills and got iv fluids 4 times. At 28 weeks I went into preterm labor. I was TERIFIED! They stopped the contractions and I was sent home on bedrest and was 2 cm dialated and 70% effaced. Well because I had gained only 3 lbs my entire pregnancy my dr wanted to see me every week from that point on. at 30 weeks Freja failed a non-stress test. The dr sent me over to l&d to be monitored, Freja picked up and we went home. However then he said I needed 2 nsts a week just to be safe. At 34 weeks I had an amnio because he wanted to induce and get her out as soon as he could. Her lungs weren't developed enough so I continued to have 2 sometimes 3 nsts a week. at 36 weeks I had to go BACK to L&D and stay overnight when Freja's heart rate spiked at 200 somthing at one point during the nst. At 37 weeks I was scheduled for an induction but it was suddenly canceled. At 37 weeks and 5 days I think I went in for an induction at 7 in the morning. I was hooked up to the pitocin at 7:30 and the contractions started. At 8:45 the dr broke my water. I watched tv and colored in a coloring book for most of the day at 1:30 I was in so much pain I needed an epi, they gave me one, it didn't work, they gave me another dose, still nothing. I ended up with 4 doses before it worked. At about 2:40 I told the nurse I HAD to push she checked me and I was 10 ready to go. I pushed for 15 minutes and freja came into the world at 2:57 pm. I was in labor for just a little under 7 and 1/2 hours. Freja came into the world at 6 lbs 2 oz adn 19.5 inches long. She had low blood sugar at birth but was fine otherwise and came home at 5 lbs 10 oz. Photobucket.com isn't working at the moment but as soon as it's all fixed I'll post a picture on here of Freja at the hospital and you guys can see her She's huge now as you can see from my siggy lol

Edited because I am SLOW and just realized I had typed 6 lbs 3! oz instead of 6 lbs 2 oz *blush*
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September 2nd, 2004, 05:30 AM
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Aww! I'm sorry pregnancy was so hellish for you! But what a beautiful little lady you have there
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September 2nd, 2004, 09:41 AM
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*SNIFFLE*SNIFFLE*
I dont think I ever read your birth story before! WOW, And I thought my pg was a hellish one!
That is such a beautiful picture!
Thanks for sharing your story! I am glad I got to read it this time!
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September 2nd, 2004, 09:42 AM
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I wanted to add.......I know what it is like to m/c a twin. I had that happen with my #3. It was scarey. I had already m/c a set. I thought for sure it would happen again.
I didnt know that happened to you.....
LATE HUGS!!!!
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September 2nd, 2004, 01:38 PM
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Hey christy hun thanks for the hugs. One reason I'm nervous is because twins run in both families my mom is a twin and her two younger sisters (born 3 years later) are also twins. And Joe's family has 4! sets of twins. I'm scared of it happening again. So I hope you don't mind if when I get pg again if I come to you with worries, even if I only have one baby. Since we know each other a bit
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September 2nd, 2004, 05:06 PM
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hello,
of course you can come to me silly! about ANYTHING!!!!
wow that is some twin history!
on my Dads side- his mother had a set of fraternal twins
on my moms side- my great grandmother had two sets of twins. and one of her daughters had two sets of twins.

My dh's family-his cousin had triplets 5 days before I had my 3rd. It kinda made me sad. I knew it could have been exciting to have twins the same year of a family member having triplets.

I love learing about twin history.....
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