I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I actually have twin babies now! It seemed like the pregnancy took forever, but now our wee arrivals have been earth side for over a month and the days are just flying by.
The past month has been very busy adjusting from life as a family of three to a family of five. Fortunately for us things have been going as smooth as they possibly could, while welcoming two babies to the mix.
I’m not going to share with you all the in’s and out’s of their birth, but I will shed a bit of light on when all the action kicked off.
We welcomed our little ones a little early, but safely into the world on the 1st of May. It was during week 36 of my pregnancy, towards the end of the week, which classed them just under full term. I had literally been at a hospital appointment less than 24 hours prior to the birth, half seriously asking if we could make things happen that day. There was no hiding the fact that I was well and truly over it.
Fast forward to later that night, 3.30am in the morning and bammmm things started happening. There’s nothing like your waters breaking to force you out of bed and into action!
From that moment on, it was clear that I was going to be heading to hospital that morning and in for a little stay. My Husband and I made our way to the hospital and after a few hours we welcomed Twin A, Baby boy aka Blake Alfred Stubbs at 10.46am weighing in at 6lbs 10oz, followed by Twin B, Baby girl aka Chloe Autumn Stubbs arriving at 11.35am weighing in at 6lb 3oz.
As promised we had a number of people in the room joining the excitement. Thankfully things went smoothly and most of the time those people were just standing by in the background.
Roughly an hour later, our little bubs had done their final checks. It was then announced they would need to go to Neonates as they had low blood sugar levels and weren’t regulating their temperatures. This was something that we had been prepared for and felt pretty fortunate that the pregnancy had gone for as long as it had. Even though 36 weeks wasn’t that early and border line full-term it was still technically pre-mature.
Our little babes ended up spending the night in Neonates and then were given the all clear and were wheeled up to where I was early the next day.
After a couple of nights I was more than ready to get home and start adjusting to life with our new editions. One month on, I can say sleep is still non existent, but who needs sleep anyway…
Our little big sister is still excited to be a big sister, naturally there’s been a few melt downs but over all she’s embracing big sister life like a boss.
Compared to life with having just one baby, two does have its challenges at times, especially if the two of them are both demanding your attention! Things get even more interesting when my little lady is also demanding attention…but hey, you just have to embrace the chaos!
Time is definitely flying by, how has it been a month already?! It can be hard to appreciate the early moments when they go so fast and with that new born haze still clouding your brain. But now the haze is starting to rise and my little sleepy babes are starting to open their eyes up to the big wide world around them. Their little personalities are shining through and already I can see these two are polar opposites to each other.
Thanks for joining me on this pregnancy journey, its been an experience but one that was totally worth it (not something I would be keen on doing again though). I can’t wait to embark on this next part of the journey and see where it takes us.
Thanks for reading and bye for now,