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#1 sallyh99

Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

My due date was 8th feb 2012 and was planning to get to Australia day (38wks) so we had planned to do a short trip away over new years I was 34 week and feeling great I honestly thought I could make it to 40 weeks!!! We  left the day after boxing day and we were going about 2 hours away. First day was Great just playing with our 2 yo girl, that night I didn't sleep well anyway in the morning having breakfast I stood up and a gush came out but it was blood!! I felt sick first thing that popped into my head was something is wrong I didn't think it was meant to be blood. We called the nearest hospital it was a small town they told us they were not equipped for twins and to go to the next town so we packed up (left the caravan there) and headed to the next town I was starting to get slight contractions I called the hospital to tell them I was coming and they pretty much said keep going to your hospital which was an hour away ( coz they weren't equipped either) I was not happy someone could of atleast checked me out.. Anyway got back to our home town hospital an they checked me out I had ruptured membranes but had not dilated they gave me steroids for the babies lungs and drugs to stop labour. I seen the main obgyn and  wanted to admit me on bed rest to keep these babies in for as long as possible he came back 5 min later and said there is no room in the SCN if the babies were to be born so within 20 min was transferred to another hospital by ambo 2 hours away.. I couldn't believe what a loong day. The next day I was just being closely monitored and still having drugs to stop labour. The day after I had an ultrasound all looked good but that night the doctor came in and said that twin a hadn't grown since last us and they wanted to do an emergency ceaser... I was petrified I didn't even look into a c section I was looking so good for a normal delivery the whole pregnancy, they couldn't get me in that night I was booked for the next day at lunch I called my husband who was at home with our daughter and told him to come down early morning.. So at 1.44pm and 1.46 new years eve darcyand Charlotte were born via c section weight 2072 and 2068g everyone was happy with the weights and turns out that Darcy (twin a) was actually bigger than Charlotte. Before I knew it they were whisked away.. They were in humidity cribs and breathing on their own which was great they were sooo tiny.. The next 4 days I was stuck in bed the procedure and drugs had really knocked me around and couldn't get out of bed they wheeled my bed down a few time to see them. By the 4 th day I was out of bed and my babies were in open cribs they were doing so well getting fed by a tube by the end of the week they were giving breast feeding a go and topping up by the tube they were both naturals and caught on really well and kept going from strength to strength and after  only 2 weeks we were allowed to go home... They had done so well and now 4 months on they are still growing and developing great and are just the most amazing babies and am soo lucky to have them in my life!!

#2 Eternally

Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

Go girls! Lovely names. Congratulations


#3 Feral-Lausii

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

Congratulations..

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