Stories From Parents

These precious babies blessed our lives …

These precious babies blessed our lives on January 4, 2007 after a sonogram noticed a 2 1/2 lb weight difference. Our daughter, Madeline, weighed in at 4lbs 3oz and was the strongest of the two. Our son, Slade Sawyer, weighed 6lbs 2 oz and turned out to give us the biggest scare. They took Madeline straight to the NICU because of her size, and Slade was going to room with me. When we got back to the room one of the nurses told me that he was going to be rooming with his sister after all, because of his labored breathing. He ended up having a chest tube inserted due to a tear in his right lung, and being put on a ventilator for two days. Then two days later the...

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Twin daughters and important support from our local Church

I went through a lot with my twin daughters. My first twin was born naturally [vagnally] at a birthing stool in our birthing clinic in our Church with the help of my husband and midwife. However, my second twin’s waterbag broke when the first twin came out so, as she had lots of space, she went transverse across my womb. When I pushed, her right hand came out! My midwife put her hand back in and tried to turn her but her hand delivered first again. As I was already bleeding, we decided to go to the hospital where she was born by C-section. Therese wasn’t breathing and developed pneumonia because within the 4 hours she spent alone in my womb, she swallowed...

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Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Survivor

Hi my name is Nancy Reyes, I have beautiful 5 year old twin girls who survived twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). I was 20 when my doctor called me letting me know there was something wrong with my pregnancy. I was around three months and had blood drawn and an ultrasound showed only one baby. The results from the blood were so high that I went to see a specialist. I remember as if it was yesterday being told I was going to have a baby with down syndrome (they didn’t know I was carrying twins) and having counseling that day.  Our options were to keep the baby with its special needs or to have an abortion. It was such a hard time for my husband and...

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A Special Surprise: Twin boys

My husband and I married on March 26, 2005 and decided on having a baby right away. On September 15, 2005, our doctor told us that our wish had come true. I never thought I could be so happy in my entire life. A baby, God had answered my prayers. Then on the Saturday before Thanksgiving we went to the hospital to have our first Ultrasound and there we got the most surprising news ever:  we were having TWIN BOYS! I couldn’t believe it.  Twin boys. My husband and I just held each other and cried. I know that a multiple pregnancy is high risk, so I went online and looked up everything I could about a twin pregnancy.  Luckily my pregnancy couldn’t have...

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Twin Birth Story

My husband and I were your everyday common couple. We met, we married, we wanted a family. After seven months of trying to become pregnant we discovered one Sunday morning at 4:00 am when the test came back blue that we were pregnant. After visiting the doctor they set our due date to be October 10, 2005. All was going fine, no morning sickness, no odd or unusual cravings, until on March 9thI started bleeding at work. A co-worker rushed me to the doctors for an ultrasound. The first thing that goes through a woman’s mind when she is pregnant and bleeding is she is loosing the baby. I called my husband and told him to meet me there [at the ultrasound clinic]. I hopped...

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My father is a fraternal twin as well

My father is a fraternal twin as well, and as the frustration of always being one of the twins really began to hit us, he told us to get used to it. At the age of 50 people still remembered him and his twin brother the same way. But they had three older brothers, and at least in that respect there wasn’t constant comparison between the two of them. The constant comparison from our friends, our teachers, and even our family was probably the biggest hurdle we faced while going through our teen years. Teenage years are truly a time for children to find what will be their idenitities as adults. With us it was no different. We started acquiring new hobbies and...

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