A lovely lady who writes a fabulous blog at ButtonPatchHome gave birth to gorgeous boy and girl twin’s last week! This lady read my blog and got in contact, because as you can imagine anything more than one at a time is a little daunting so we tend to stick together in a kind of support network.
The thought of baby twins again made me feel all bubbly inside and I have not felt broody for a long time but OH MY GOD! The feeling is overwhelming! Thank goodness for contraception that requires a doctor to remove it, or else I could get silly! *Slaps wrist! *
So I think I am going to dedicate this post to when I had the twins!
They were due October 14th but actually came four weeks early! They attempted to come out two weeks before that but the hospital put me on this ‘delightful’ drip to stop it and this enabled them to give me steroid injections so that they could help their little lungs develop encase they did pop out! Luckily they stayed put, but it was horrible two weeks, constantly being in and out of hospital for various things.
I was so fed up, that the day after my baby shower my Mother in law and Sister in Law took me shopping with Noah. I pushed him round all day and felt really quite uncomfortable but I thought I couldn’t possibly complain again so kept quiet.
Later that night I said I felt ill to my husband and went to bed. At half past midnight, my waters broke. My husband told me ring the hospital but I had no contractions and thought, BBwas a 14-hour labour so I have ages. He made me ring and he was right too, they told me to come in straight away.
We packed up BBand my stuff with the plan to take him to my Mum’s half and hour away and then onto the hospital, another half hour. The contractions were coming thick and fast and I realised I was not going to make this, so we dropped him closer to my brother and sister in Law’s.
By the time we got to the hospital they were coming every two minutes and lasting a minute. It felt like ages to get up the hospital corridor whilst hubby parked the car, stopping every time a contraction came.
They wanted to attach the trace and monitor and keep me on the bed, but I was into too much pain. They said, because I was pre 37 weeks I had to wait for the consultant to look at me and she was busy. Grrrooowlllll!!!
When my husband walked in, I said ‘I really need to push!’
This very patronising midwife, who I could have punched in the face, said ‘Oh no, dear, it’s only been 40minutes since you rang. You have ages to go yet!’
I felt like such a wimp. What was the matter with me? I had done 10 hours with BBbefore any pain relief! The consultant walked in, two minutes later and took one look, said she saw a head and it was all go go go!!!
Seeeeeee!! Told you!!
Why don’t they believe the Mother?
One hour later and a second batch of waters that we had completely forgot about (Hubby said, he had wondered why after Little Madam they had put on what looked like splash gear! He quickly found out! ) I had two beautiful babies.
The chilled out boy, was his typical chilled out self and did not turn so he ended up coming out feet first, but apart from that it was all good. A very quick 1 hour and 40 minute but intense labour.
The babies weighed 5lb 3oz and 5lb 14.5 oz., which are really good weights for twins. They were checked out to be healthy and came straight up to the ward with me. They were put together in the same cot and they looked gorgeous. I was still in shock, but in a blissful daze.
When I think about having another, I worry that I will feel shorted if its not twins again. My husband and I will have to share!