Rooming In #ShareYourLife

Three years ago today, my husband and I were rooming in with these two….

This is standard protocol at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right before you get to take your babies home.

We were nervous, excited and relieved to have two healthy “newborns” to take home with us after 11 long weeks at the hospital… especially when it all started like this…

Madison

Charlotte

Every time I hear another story of Momo twins born at 28 weeks who have been lost, and there have been many over the years, I am reminded just how fortunate we really are to have our little girls.

Three years later, they are little spitfires full of light and joy. They challenge me daily and love with their whole hearts. They are nothing short of remarkable and I am so thankful.

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16 thoughts on “Rooming In #ShareYourLife

  1. Arnebya
    Twitter: whatnowandwhy

    These pictures have me smiling this morning. The one of you holding them, you look so happy and the one of them on the stairs shows the fun-loving spirit of 3.

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      Thank you Arnebya! The picture of me holding them was pure joy and relief because we were finally leaving the next day with our little girls after 16 long weeks in the hospital.

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  2. Kir

    oh wow. I love these pictures, look at those smiles. I was just thinking about how lucky we are too, that things could have gone so badly with my bedrest at 24 weeks and my stupid cervix but they held on and now my 5 yr olds are just as happy and healthy as your beautiful girls…

    like Arnebya I am smiling just looking at them.

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      Thank you so much! It is so wonderful to look back and realize that we made it through. At the time it was so challenging and now we’re able to just love and live. It’s great. Thanks for popping by to see my girls. :)

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  3. Stephanie @ CMTS Blog

    Such precious little girls! As a neonatal nurse, I have been the one taking care of those sweet little babies with all the tubing, ivs, CPAPS, thermometers, O.G tubes etc…and it can look really scary to see all those things connected to your little one, but those little babies can be crazy resilient! So thankful that your girls are well and happy! They are sooooo cute! That last picture sure looks like trouble!

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      I am so thankful for neonatal nurses – the work you do and the support you provide is priceless – thank you for all you do! And, they are T-R-O-U-B-L-E. haha!

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      I know – it was SUCH a challenging time in our lives and going back to it always creates a flood of memories. It’s been quite the journey!

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  5. Alexa (katbiggie)
    Twitter: katbiggie

    Oh Nicole you are so very blessed and yes, they are absolutely little miracles! I’m sorry it’s been a little while since I’ve stopped by – it’s been crazy! I need to stop by more often! Happy Birthday to those precious girls! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t envious! :-)

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      It’s so good to hear from you! Don’t ever apologize for not stopping by – I completely understand the nature of life. And thank you for your lovely comment – I know that we are so very blessed.

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  6. This Sassy Salmon

    Hey there! I just found your blog & I’m a mama of mono-di twins (1 placenta, 2 amniotic sacs). I know we went through two very different journeys (yours with a LOT more fears than mine), but I still found this blog so refreshing! I delivered my girls at 31 weeks on Aug. 3, 2012 and LOVE seeing pics of your girls as toddlers! Blessings to you!

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
      Post author

      Hi Brittany!

      I’m so glad you stopped by and chose to share your thoughts with me. It’s always so nice to hear from other moms of twins and to know that our story is encouraging to others. Your little ones are still little! It’s an adventure isn’t it? :-) I’m so glad your girls are well – please keep in touch!

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