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5 ways you can help a family with a baby in NICU

5 Ways You Can Help a NICU Family

Our twin girls came into this world 8 weeks (and 1 day!) prematurely. Josephine weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces at birth, and spent 21 days in NICU. Margo weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, and spent 20 days in NICU. Their time in NICU was short compared to many others, and the care they received was amazing.  Regardless, it was an emotional and trying …

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Theo is 3!

My little Theodore turned 3 on January 22nd.  I wasn’t upset on his 1st or 2nd birthdays in that ‘oh my gosh, my baby is growing up!’ sort of way.  But when he turned 3?  Lord have mercy, you’d think he was packing his bags for college!  His 3rd birthday tugged and pulled on my …

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The first time I held my twin girls together, 5 days after their birth.

My Twin Birth Story, Part 3

By the time we reached the labor and delivery floor, I was at that point in contractions where they hurt so mother freaking badly, that there was no relief. I was still reeling from the pain of the previous contraction when the next one hit. The labor and delivery floor was slammed, and the nurse …

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Theo and Mommy watching a movie in the hospital the day before the birth of Josie and Margo

My Twin Birth Story, Part 2

The morning of the twins birth On February 9th I woke up, and I KNEW the babies were going to come that day. I felt an increase of pressure and slight discomfort in my pelvis.  It reminded me of the way I felt the morning I went into labor with Theo. Ben had a huge presentation to give …

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My Twin Birth Story, Part 1

wWhen you find out you’re expecting twins, you do everything you can to prepare.  For me, this consisted of reading everything I could find on twin pregnancies and births.  The overwhelming majority of what I read made me incredibly anxious.  A twin pregnancy is considered high risk, and I read story after story of women being put …

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