This is long and the first time I have ever written it all out. As Maddy and Gabby's 10th birthday approaches I really wanted to have it all written down from the perspective I have now. Please make sure to click the link to read the entire thing.
The Birth of Madeline and Gabriella- A Decade Ago
As I sit to write this birth story my beautiful twin daughters sit on the precipice of adolescence. This both scares me and excites me. I have been a mom for nearly a decade. A decade! Looking back and reflecting on their birth prompted me to finally sit down and write it all out. It’s probably a lot different than what it would have been had I written it while they were still babies. However, the point of view I have now may prove to make a more enriching story.
When I was around 28 weeks pregnant my doctors told me to be ready for these babies to come any time after 30 weeks. Mike was just returning home from being deployed on a nuclear submarine. He left a wife with a small bump of a belly and returned to a woman who might have just swallowed a beach ball by the looks of her. 30 weeks came and went, so did 32, and 34 and 36. I was blessed to have doctors who did not believe in induction before 39 weeks without a strong medical reason. From what I hear now babies are often induced at 37 or even 36 weeks for no reason other than moms discomfort.