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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Harper and Stella are here!!!

After several days of preterm labor, and 56 hours of actual labor, DH and I welcome two beautiful girls into the world, Haper and Stella at 33 week and 6 days gestation.

Harper had some problems breathing and was put on a ventilator.  She came off the vent 4 hours later and was put on a Cpap machine.  She came off the c-pap 4 hours later is now breathing on her own.

Stella had no problems breathing at all and is only being held in the NICU because she was born 12 hours before the cutoff for the standard nursery of 34 weeks.

While the babies came earlier than expected, both are doing extremely well and we are hoping we will be able to take them home in a week or two if not sooner.

Late in the game we decided to try for a vaginal delivery.  So glad I did.  Harper came out after about 15 pushes and Stella came out exactly 10 minutes later with only 5 pushes.  I only had one small tear that required 1 single stitch.  I am moving around pretty well and feeling generally good.

Harper weighed in at 4lbs, 12 oz and Stella weighed in at 5lbs, 3 oz.

I am taken back by how in love I am with these two little girls and my amazing husband as we begin this very exciting chapter in our life!

Please meet our girls:
Mama is very ready to have these babies!
Daddy is ready too!



Baby B-Stella
Baby A-Harper


Harper
Stella blowing bubbles
StellaI'll post the birth story when I am not completely sleep deprived!

34 comments:

  1. OMG, they are beautiful. I am so happy for the two of you. So glad they are doing so well and there weight, its awesome for 33.6. Daddy will have his hands full with two girls. Congrats!

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  2. Congratulations! They are beautiful!

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  3. Congratulations! They look big and healthy for their gestational age. My twins were born at 33w4d.

    Hope you can all go home together very soon.

    Enjoy!!

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  4. Emily when I read your fb status I was over the moon!!! I was hoping to wake up this morning and seeing that all went well and that you babies were delivered fine!! I am so so happy for you and your baby girls!!!! They look so beautiful and big for premature babies, you did such an awesome job my dear!!! 36 hours labour and natural delivery.. girl you truly are a superwoman!!! Now try get some rest, congratulations to you and your husband too!!!

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  5. EMILY! They are beautiful! I wasn't expecting to see this tonight but I am so happy for you guys. I'm so glad you had a nice smooth delivery and the girls are doing well. HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!

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  6. Congrats! I'm so glad your girls are here safely! They are beautiful!

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  7. Wow! I wasn't expecting this post! Congratulations on your two beautiful daughters!!! They have such impressive weights for how early they are. You must be one great baby baker. :) I hope you all get to go home together very soon!

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  8. Congratulations!

    They are beautiful - and so big! You are right, they should be home before you know it and then, that's when the real sleep deprivation begins. But it's a great thing!

    How odd is it that they were born on my Little One's due date, and that all the girls came between 33 and 34 weeks?

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  9. OMG!!! Congratulations, they are just beautiful! So happy to hear they're doing well and will be able to come home with you guys soon. Soak in the amazing joy of this time in your life, congratulations Momma:)

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  10. Aww simply adorable!! Glad both are doing well :) Congratulations!!

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  11. Congratulations!!! They are beautiful! And so healthy. And you pushed them out?! Woo hoo!!! That's awesome. Can you believe how much pure happiness they bring? I'm in awe of all of it. A bunch of us have had little girls in the past couple weeks - is that not crazy? We need to all get together one day for a cross country play date.

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  12. OMG that is amazing! They are beautiful! Congrats!!!!!

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  13. Congrats! They're precious!!

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  14. How cute, congratulations! Now the REAL fun begins!

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  15. Holy Cow this is the best post ever! Congratulations.

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  16. Beautiful babies!!! LOVE their names! Congratulations!

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  17. They are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! So excited for you and your husband!!! I love the names you picked! So glad you all are doing well. :)

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  18. TWO BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!!

    Congratulations Emily & Randy!!!!!!

    We are so happy for you two. They are both so sweet!! Hope your stay at the hospital is swift!!

    Try to keep us updated (I know it's hard).

    Congrats again!! BEST news ever!!

    XOXOXO

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  19. Not what I expected to see when I logged in, but wow, wow, wow! So excited. I LOVE the girls names (and was trying to talk DH into Harper for ours!). I'm thrilled to hear how well they're doing, and you -- yay for a vaginal twin delivery :)

    Can't wait to see more pics and hear all the details. And glad you're no longer in contraction hell!

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  20. Congrats lovely lady they are beautiful!

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  21. YAY!!! They're gorgeous!!! I am so excited for you!! And way to go on the vaginal delivery of TWINS! So impressive!

    Beautiful babies, beautiful names and one amazing mama!

    *hugs*

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  22. Congratulations, they're beautiful!!

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  23. Oh my goodness, they are so beautiful Emily!!! I am so, so happy to hear that the stay at the NICU will be a short one and I am so excited for you that you got to birth the vaginally!

    CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA!!!

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  24. So happy you got to have a vag delivery!! That's awesome...and wow, it couldn't have gone any better! Congrats girl....so happy for you!!!

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  25. Congratulations - two beauties!! Their names are fabulous as well! Yay!

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  26. Congrats on the girls!!! They are SOOOO pretty!

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  27. How exciting!! Two beautiful miracles! So many blessings! Congratulations! Thank you for giving us hope!

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  28. congrats im so excited and happy for you...all! they are awsome and look so great...embrace every crazy moment (oh sister let me tell you they are on the horizon) each crazy day is a phase that will change i promise...everything else can wait another promise ill make to you the dirt laundry unmowed grass will all wait for you but these two lil ones will start running on thier own in a flash! let me know if you need any advice with twin girls! got a few tricks of the trade and hey why not learn from someones elses mistakes! again wow you shocked me to throw that up the other day!

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  29. OH my Goodness!!!! I am so excited for you! they are gorgeous! I love their names, you are so amazing, and they are doing so well! I hope you get them home soon! ours are still being super lazy in the NICU (4 WEEKS!) I am ready for them to be home. Good luck! I will keep checking back!

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  30. SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! CONGRATS! Stella and Harper are just so beautiful! See i told you vag wasnt bad lol!

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  31. Aaaah Oh my gosh i'm so glad i finally remember to click over here, they are sooo beautiful, Congrats! I'm so glad they are doing well and I'd say great weights for 33 weekers! Can't wait to hear the story, if you ever have any questions feel free to ask!

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  32. Here from LFCA - Congratulations! What beautiful names for beautiful babies!

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