Twins Turn 6

My babies turned six yesterday and I can’t believe how fast we got here. We dreamed of having babies for so long and after several losses were blessed with these two perfect boys. God answered a prayer and made us parents and we are so grateful for this opportunity to love, nurture, and guide our children.

Twins run in my family every generation and there are a few sets on Chris’ side too. When we found out I was expecting two my mom said, “Well, you always said you wanted twins!” Funny how little girl play became reality. Of course, we are happy that we had a boy, but all we wanted was a healthy child and pregnancy. We were blessed by both.

I had a wonderful pregnancy and all along thought the boys would come early. Around 31 weeks we started to have preterm labor and I was surrounded by some of the best in North Carolina medicine. I was fortunate enough to have a steroid shot. For those that do not know, this assists the child so they have a better experience breathing on their own and strengthens their organs. Thank goodness, because the boys arrived at 34 weeks and 1 day. If I was a betting woman, I would have won big!

They did not experience any trauma, but were delivered as emergency c-section babies as one went breach and they saw a loose knot in one of the chords and did not want to take any chances. Thank you. When I tell you this staff was a well oiled machine you would not believe how amazing they were that day. From the time I was wheeled into surgery to the time of delivery was a quick 15 minutes top. The boys spent 13 days in NICU and we made some wonderful friends out of nurses that loved and treated our sons as their own. What an amazing experience and a blessing to work with these women.

Today the boys are strapping young fellas and are in kindergarten. They are exceeding our expectations and have such much joy, energy, and thirst for learning. We are so proud of them and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

Happy birthday boys! Momma loves you!

xo!

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