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Thursday, October 18, I went to see my OBGyn for a routine pregnancy ultrasound and check up. Upon first glance of my ultrasound, the tech told me she needed to call the doctor in immediately. This was the first sign something was not right, and it has been whirlwind of doctors, nurses, drugs and emotions ever since.
I was told my cervix was funneling and would not hold the pregnancy without immediate medical intervention and I was admitted to Baptist Downtown by 10:00 am. Once admitted, the treatment called for bed rest and IV medication to slow dialation and/or labor. My body rejected the treatment and around 1:30 am Friday morning my doctor ordered the Cesarean to deliver our twin girls at 24 weeks. I've never been so scared, or felt so inadequate. I called Justin to come back right away and we went into surgery at 2:00 am.
The C-section was nothing like the last one. It was very intense. Stella came out first and cried, a huge sign of strong lungs, but Cecelia was more defiant. She crawled up high into my uterus and the doctor had to really work to get her out. But they are here and fighting!
The NICU team has been amazing and we are full of hope for two strong ladies to come home with us in a few months. The outpouring of support, love, prayers, and positive stories has been really comforting. Thanks to everyone that has already given their time and kinds words.
Check back here for updates on all of us and how you can help us through this tough time.