Hello twin mommies/daddies,
I recently gave birth to my mono-di girls at 34 weeks due to pPROM. I pPROMed at 29 w 9 days and had a scheduled C-section at 8AM the day I turned 34 weeks...well we got a huge surprise when our girls decided to go head down and I went into labor at 12:30AM! Immediately after birth I had postpartum pre-eclampsia. They put me on magnesium sulfate for a couple days and I was told I would be closely monitored 24 hours after being took off of the medication. 48 hours after giving birth I was took off of the medication and discharged before even stepping foot out of my bed. The nurse I had didn't even offer to help me to the shower so my boyfriend had to help me shower and get dressed. I could barely walk at discharge but rushed to the NICU to see my babies I hadn't saw since birth. Baby A (Natalie) weighed 3 lbs 8 oz and Baby B (Aleigha) weighed 4 lbs 8 oz. Aleigha was put on oxygen the first 24 hours of life due to fluid in her lungs which was why she was a pound bigger than Natalie. They have both been in the NICU for 10 days today. They were eating wonderfully until recently so back on feeding tubes for the both of them, but we still bottle feed and just tube feed what they don't take orally. Aleigha is 4.8 lbs and is supposed to be taking 45ccs; she is in an incubator set to 30.5. Natalie is 3.13 lbs and is supposed to be taking 33ccs; she is in an incubator set to 30.6. I was in and out of the ER with high blood pressure from the pre-e since they discharged me so early and it took about a week to regulate my BP after going to two different ERs. I've been in the hospital for 6 weeks now due to 4 weeks of hospital bed rest and being with the babies in the NICU (we have a room we are allowed to stay in with the babies.) I am curious to see how long everyones twins were in the NICU, they told us about 2 weeks which would be Oct. 4th, but the feeding set back has gotten me upset and I just feel like emotionally I can't hang on any longer in the hospital, although I want my babies to be completely ready to come home. It is hard having a baby in the NICU and I would like to reach out to the community.
Thank you for your time