Monday, June 27, 2016

How can they be 20?

June 26 - my kids turned 20!  Yes, I said kids, plural.  I was lucky to give birth to two children only 8 minutes apart, the old-fashioned way.

It wasn't so easy getting and staying pregnant for me.  I had an ectopic pregnancy that was taken care of surgically and two miscarriages before I found the wonderful endocrinologist who discovered a tumor blocking a Fallopian tube and my body's inability to produce enough Progesterone to sustain a pregnancy.

With those issues solved, I had other issues during my pregnancy such as bleeding (for weeks), morning sickness, but not just in the mornings, and preeclampsia with the threat of seizures and kidney failure on the horizon.

I spent the first 6 weeks and the last 2 weeks on bed rest, the last 2 actually in the hospital.  My twins were born 7 weeks early with a combined weight of 7 1/2 pounds, breathing on their own, tiny, but healthy!

They are the lights of my life!  Time goes so fast!  So, new moms and moms of younger kids, don't ever let an opportunity to spend time with your kids go by, say I love you every chance you get, and take lots of pictures!  Happy birthday, my sweethearts!

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