But I promise previews of my new designs tomorrow…. and for now thought I’d share with you a LO that has recently been brought back to my attention for a number of reasons and it reminds me that one day I really will have to blog about how my girls came to be who they are today :)
And it says :
“It is almost 2 years since my world was quietly shaken. I was 25 weeks pregnant and instead of going to my last day at work I was admitted to hospital with severe, rapid onset, stage three Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Twin 2 was not growing well, she had almost no amniotic fluid around her and her bladder was not visible on the scan. Twin 1 on the other hand was swimming in extra fluid and her heart was pumping extra hard trying to deal with it. I was having contractions and my cervix had shortened and effaced. I was scared.
They drained 2.5 litres of amniotic fluid from around twin 1, gave me drugs to stop my preterm labour and steroid shots to mature the babies lungs ‘?just in case’?. I was admitted on bed rest and we crossed our fingers things would all go back to normal. Ten days later the TTTS was back again.
Another two litres of fluid was drained from around twin 1 which this time caused my preterm labour to get worse. Thankfully more drugs, more steroid shots and more bed rest saw it all settle again, but we knew this was out last chance. If we had to come back to hospital again it would be to deliver the babies.
Almost 5 days later after another scan I got a very early phone call from our OB. His only words were, ‘?come in as soon as you can, the babies will be delivered tomorrow’.
Fluid levels were rising around twin 1 again and there were some changes in her brain, this time they were better out than in. After a tense 24 hour wait for the steroids to work Isabella and Zoe were delivered via c-section at 29 weeks and 3 days gestation. I have never been so glad to hear babies cry in all my life.
Now this may not sound like a lucky story to some but to it is to me. Most people with severe TTTS loose one or both babies. According to the stats I would have been lucky to have one healthy baby but to have two is nothing short of a miracle. It’?s not been easy but it has been worth every second.
I look at my girls every day and wonder what I ever did to get so lucky.”
Fonts: kartika, angleteere book
Elements/Extras : lotus paper and grungy brushes by me