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Postby sammy » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:21 pm

Hi everyone.<br>Havnt posted for a while.<br>Wasnt due till 20th august,but we had our twin girls HEIDI and GRACIE 4 weeks ago on 2nd june.<br>Havnt been posting as i have been in hospital for 10 weeks prior to having them.<br>Long story,but,at 19weeks started to bleed(heamorage actually)had scan and i had placenta previa.<br>twin one,s placenta was over the birth canal.Under circumstances being ICSI babies they were taking no chnces.<br>I had many more heamorages and at 23weeks got transferred to the UCL in london just incase i went into labour.<br>I did go into labour my first day there after a massive bleed.<br>They managed to stop contractions and i stayed there till i was 28 weeks.By this time i had had 4 blood transfusions and felt like shit.<br>28 weeks i was back at my local maternity hospital and at the weekend they said i could go home as if the twins came early it would be fine.<br>Low and behold early hours of monday morning had massive bleed called ambulance,at hospital i was 2cm dialated.<br>By the time i was 4cm the consultant wanted the twins out quick i had emergency ceserean.<br>Heidi and gracie are now 4weeks old doing great.The special care unit are fanatastic.<br>They were born 2lb 4oz each heidi is now 3lb4oz and gracie 3lb7oz.<br>Both are breathing fine on there own.Having my breast milk via a tube.<br>They shoulb be home with us in about 4weeks time.<br>I think i can say these are miracle babies in more ways than one.<br>And they are the most beautiful girls ever.Mark and i are so proud.<br>I wish you all good luck with your pregnancys and due dates .<br>Keep in touch<br>take care all<br>sammy xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Postby Helen G » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:37 pm

Sammy and Mark<br><br>Many, many congratulations on the birth of your little girls. You must be so proud.<br><br>What a nightmare you've had to go through to get there. You've had a scary couple of months by the sound of it. Even more reason to be proud of your little girls!!<br><br>I really hope the next few months go well for you all and you can take Heidi and Gracie home with you soon!<br><br>Take care of each other.<br><br>LOL Helen xx
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Postby Mags529 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:44 pm

Sammy and Mark<br><br>Congratulation on your double bundle of joy, you both must be over the moon.<br>Not long until they are both home with you. <br>I have to say what lovely names you have chosen.<br><br>Love <br>Mags
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Postby Sarah30 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:46 pm

Congratulation to you both Sammy<br><br>What a time of it you've had, but obviously it's all been worth it. Roll on 4 weeks time aye, you must so desperate to get them home. 2lb 4 each!!!! I can't believe it, they must have been so tiny, bless there little hearts.<br><br>Take care of you and your baby girls and congratulations again<br><br>Love <br>Sarah
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Postby Tracey S » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:49 pm

Sammy and Mark<br><br>Congratulations on your bundles of joy - the best things come in little parcels. You two really have been through the mill - well done for coming out the other end - medical science is a marvel at times and enjoy your little miracles.<br>Please keep us posted on their progress.<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby KirstyC » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:00 pm

Sammy and Mark,<br>My god what a time yur have had!! I am really glad it's all worked out in the end and that you have your two little girls safe and well.<br>Well done and congratulations to you all,<br>Lots of love<br>Kirsty<br>x
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Postby maggie » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:15 pm

Sammy,<br><br>Congratulations to you and your DH!!!<br><br>What a lovely ending to a stressful pregnancy. Enjoy your new arrivals, having twins really is a wonderful experience. <br><br>Maggie.xx
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Postby RLV » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:08 pm

Hi Sammy<br><br>Congratulations on the arrival of Heidi & Grace. Sounds like a nightmare along the way but at least they're doing well now.<br><br>All the best for when you can take your little girls home. <br><br>Luv Rachel X
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Postby scorry » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:56 pm

Congratulations Sammy & Mark,<br><br>I've often thought of you Sammy, I don't know if you remember, but We both tested +ve on Friday 13th Dec, and our due date is the same (20th Aug), you've certainly been through the mill, but it's obviously been worth it, I'm carrying just the one and it's a wee boy, and I'm huge!!!!<br>So delighted for you both and love the names you've picked<br>All the best to you,DH and the girls.<br><br>Love Scorry x
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Postby NickyJ » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:30 am

Congratulations!!!!<br><br>I can so sympathise...my two were born at 29 weeks and Ross Weighed 2lb 6oz Rebecca was huge at 3lb 11oz.....so Gracie and Heidi are really good weights. I know this sounds weird but enjoy the time they are in SCBU as it gives you a little space to prepare at home for them. My dh and I felt like we lived at the unit but we actually managed one meal out on our own and it was a real treat.....remember once they are home it is pandemonium for the first 6 weeks!!<br><br>Have you got enough clothes for them? I found the mothercare range very limited but John Lewis did a great range of really cute outfits in 3-5lb and 5-8lb, I still have their first babygros and those premie nappies in their baby box...and you won't believe how quickly they grow.<br><br>My two never took to the breast and I carried on expressing till they were 12 weeks...then I couldn't keep up anymore, so if you are planning on breast get all the help you can now at the unit, but I can recommend the Avent Breast Pump...I hired an electric one to start with...used to scare the cat...but it became a real chore, once you have the hang of the Avent, it is so much faster and convenient.<br><br>God...I sound like a right know it all....sorry, just wanted to share some of my best tips!! Congratulations to you both and enjoy the wonder of two beautiful babies...and a huge hug to your little miracles...{{Heidi and Gracie}}<br><br>Love<br>Nicky<br>
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Postby sammy » Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:35 am

Just wanted to thank you all so much for all your replies.<br>Thankyou for your tips.<br>I did manage to breast feed them both yesterday,they really are strong little girls.Everything seems to take so long,doing everything twice over.<br>Im not complaining,BRING IT ON!!!!!!!! we waited for this moment.<br>Heidi is now in a cot and she weighs 3lb4oz.<br>Gracie is still in an incubator but she weighs 3lb 8oz.<br>They are doing great,i find myself staring at them all day.<br>We are trying to get the nursery together,dh is painting at 10pm at nite.<br>The hospital are great they supply all their dinky clothes,they told us not to buy premature clothes as they will grow so quick.<br>Dh and i are grabbing some time together as we also have been apart for 10 weeks as i was in hospital.<br>Scorry,i have thought of you to,not long now,i bet you havnt been appreciating all that hot weather.I hope it all goes well for you.<br>Take care everyone.<br>Best wishes<br>sammy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Postby LORRAINE G » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:33 pm

Thank you for sharing your news, many many congratulations!<br><br>Enjoy every second of your babies, my son (from my first marriage) is about to start secondary school, it seems like only last week that I sat in hospital making so many promises to always be there for him. You have so much to look forward to, I can't begin to tell you.<br><br>Have a wonderful life, all of you...<br><br>LOL<br>Lorraine G
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Postby beck » Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:21 pm

congratulations to your new additions, i hope you have a lovely life together<br>xx
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Postby Tracey S » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:52 am

Beck<br><br>what sort of time is 12.20 to post in the morning? were you cleaning the house or painting the nursery?<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby Louise » Fri Jul 04, 2003 1:30 pm

hi sammy, congratulations on the birth of your little girls. you sound to have had a really traumatic time, but i'm so pleased everything has worked out so well.<br>before you know it you'll be out of scbu and taking your little ones home.<br>have fun and take care<br>lots of love<br>lou xxx
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