And Then There Were Four

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If you’re adverse to words like “cervix”, “pee”, and “placenta”, avert your eyes! This is the birth story of the twins, my mighty duo. It’s long and there are no pictures, so if you’re adverse to that too, well, er, sorry. 

My eyes flicker open, as I feel a light gush “down there”. The clock on my phone says 3.00 a.m. Instantly, I remember the last time in 2012, I felt something, checked the clock, and it was 3.00 a.m. Three hours later, I gave birth to my second child.

I think, 34 weeks. I’m only 34 weeks. The doctor said bed rest, less than 24 hours ago. He saw a contraction happen during my routine checkup. A shot of something in the butt to “calm the uterus”, and I was good to go. But I felt something different throughout that day. A twinge. 

I get up, go to the bathroom, sit down to pee. Okay, it’s just pee. I have two babies sitting on my bladder, that’s to be expected. Flush, lights off, back to bed. Not sleeping, twinge. Two minutes, and it happened again. I can feel it flowing. I get up, waddle to the bathroom, leaving a trail of liquid behind me, like cookie crumbs. Leading to something. 

“No, no, no, no, no.” Over and over. I cry. It’s too soon. 34 weeks. No, no no, no, no. Pants off, grab a towel and put it between my legs. I waddle back to the bedroom, wake up husband up. He opens his eyes, and sees me crying. What’s wrong? My water broke. We have to go to the hospital now. 

We jump into action. In between, I’m still crying, he tells me it’s okay, baby. He never calls me baby. He must be worried. He gets dressed, calls his mother to come over to watch the boys. I’m brushing my teeth, an almost automatic reaction to waking up. Hastily, I throw a few things into a bag. We’re not ready. In no way are we ready. 34 weeks, it’s too soon. 

For some reason, I reach into the babies’ closet, and grab a few things. Did I really think they would need them? That they’d come home with us in a couple of days? I don’t know, but “baby clothes” is on the list of things to pack. So I pack them. 

I text my doctor, “My water broke. Heading to the hospital now.” He replies, “OK.” I take that calmness as a good sign. We’re going to be OK. Mother-in-law turns up, we head out. In the car, I can feel contractions. They are strong but not that close together. At least, that’s what I tell myself. 

4.00 a.m., I walk in slowly to the emergency room, and hand over an emergency admittance sheet that my doctor gave me a couple of weeks ago. I never thought I’d need it, so confident was I that I could carry these babies to term. 34 weeks. 34 weeks, too soon. 

As the wheelchair moves me to the labour ward, I feel that we’re going too slowly, because my body is going at super speed. I tell the nurses there, please, can you give me something to stop these contractions, they say, yes, wait, hold on, let me check your cervix. I look at her, she looks up, concerned. 

“What? What’s going on?” 

“I just need to give you something, this will help the babies’ lungs,” she says. 

“Okay, just do whatever you have to. Where’s my doctor?”

I know where he is. My doctor is in surgery, delivering another set of 34-week old twins via a scheduled C-section. I remember he told me this yesterday, at my checkup, which seems like a million years ago. Those twins for this other couple, were not thriving, one was too small, they had to come. I thought, phew, I’m so glad my babies are okay.

“NURSE! Please, I can feel the baby coming,” panic underlying my false calm.

They wheel me to the operating theatre, to a room right next to the other mother, delivering her too-small twins, while I resist the forces of nature, trying to expel my too-small twins out of my body. I am fighting tooth and nail, to no avail. I can feel a baby’s head. There is no one in the OR, except for me and the nurse from the labour ward who thought to come with me. 

“Where’s everyone? Why isn’t there a sense of urgency?” I ask. She tells me that everyone is next door, they’ll be here soon.

“Nurse, I think you need to get someone, he or she is coming NOW,” I sounded far too calm to my own ears. She checks me, suddenly snaps into action. Call someone now, she booms to an orderly. 

I recognize the lady who walks in, despite the mask on her face, and her bloody gown. She’s an obstetrician who practices out of the same clinic as my doctor. I greet her by name, she seems surprised. My OB walks in next, gets briefed. For the first time, I hear the nurse who was with me from the start say that I’m fully dilated. 

I see a clock on the wall, which reads, “15:40”, and it doesn’t strike me as strange, though I know it’s early morning. I focus on the clock, its numbers, trying to ignore the flurry of action around me. My OB tells me things – we don’t have any ventilators, they’re all being utilised, we might have to transfer you to another hospital, and so on. I focus on what’s happening to my body, I’ve done this before. My babies are coming, whether I’m ready or not. 34 weeks or not. Too soon or not. They’re coming. 

There is more conversation, and I’m told to lie back, open my legs, and to push. There is no time for transfers and such. Inside I fear. No ventilators. They expect my babies to have respiratory issues. Of course, 34 weeks is too soon, lungs are not fully developed. 

Suddenly, I feel a great pressure inside of me. I focus on the OB’s voice. She says push. I do. I briefly wonder where my OB is, realize he’s to my left. Why isn’t he delivering my babies? Doesn’t matter. I push again, and feel that intense burning sensation, then relief. I hear my baby’s loud cry. Huh, I guess his/ her lungs are okay? I ask, is that the girl? The OB says, I don’t know, I didn’t see. She’d handed him/ her off to a team. I can see them working on my baby from the corner of my eye.

“Alison, you have to do this again. We have to get your other baby out now. Wait for a contraction, then push.”

Again, I look at the clock, it says “15.50”. I still don’t find it strange. For some reason, my brain is registering the time as 5.50 a.m. That much time passed? 

No time to think. Time to work. I push. And push again. Twin two flies out, along with other bodily fluids. I hear someone say, look at the urine! I ask, did I piss myself? Someone laughs lightly, and says, that’s okay, totally normal. Someone else says, it’s a boy. I don’t remember hearing a cry. Did he cry? I hope he cried. 

I feel spent. I push again, and out pops the placenta. As someone lifts it up to a tray, I realize it’s the first time I’ve seen one in person. My previous deliveries were so blurry, I don’t remember pushing it out, let alone seeing it. The female OB who caught both babies tell me I need one stitch, and she’s going to do it without painkillers. I say, okay, sure. That needle hurt more than two babies being pushed out. 

“Where’s my husband?” I ask more than once, of various people, as I get wheeled to recovery. No one seems to know. How strange, I think to myself. Where did he go? Ah yes, to park the car which he’d left in the emergency area. I hope he gets to see the babies. 

The female OB comes to check on me, I have no idea how much time has passed. I ask about the babies, she tells me that they’ve been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For the first time, fear flinches in my heart. 

“Are they okay?”

“Yes! But, you need to talk to the neonatalogist, he’ll come by to see you later.”

I ask about my husband. She kindly offers to call him on her cellphone, and does. She briefs him, hands the phone to me, and I tell him to go to NICU. Check on the babies. I’ll see you later. 

As she fills out paperwork, I overhear that my first baby was born at 4.47 a.m., and her brother, at 4.59 a.m. I think about that clock in the OR, why was it wrong? Why did I not think it was at the time? I wonder why I’m fixated with the clock. I need to know how my babies are. 

“Let them be okay. Let them be okay. Let them be okay.”

Baby girl who was born first, was measuring at only 3 pounds 9 ounces, and had mild respiratory issues which required her to be on oxygen for two days. Her younger twin brother, measuring at 4 pounds 6 ounces, had less developed lungs, and had to be on a ventilator for two days, then on oxygen for six days. Their weight dropped, as they do, in the first week, and at her lightest, my daughter weighed only 3 pounds 5 ounces, and had to be in an incubator for 12 days. My son dropped to 4 pounds, and moved from an open cot to an incubator, for 8 days. Throughout their stay, they had to be on phototherapy off and on, for jaundice for the better part of the first week. He was discharged from the NICU at 12 days old, and she came home at two weeks old. They are okay. Better than okay.

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • September 30, 2014 Katie E

    Thank you for sharing the story, Alison. What a scary whirlwind of a delivery! I’m so happy your babies are home with you and doing well now.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you for your patience in reading, Katie!

  • September 30, 2014 Alethea

    Glad to hear all is now well. Best wishes to you and your family, Alethea

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Alethea.

  • September 30, 2014 Kir

    I’m so glad they’re here, so glad they are home, so happy to know your FOUR are part of our world now.

    Love you.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Oh, so am I, Kir, so am I.

  • September 30, 2014 Shannon

    I’m so glad that you and the babies are well. I hope that you are getting a little rest, at least. I imagine you are still waking up each morning and thinking, FOUR KIDS!!!
    Please, take care, my friend.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Oh yes, I do. Four kids. And I ask, who put me in charge, because, uh oh. πŸ™‚

  • September 30, 2014 Susi

    Alison, I’m so happy that they are both okay and home now! What a story! I’m not sure if I could have stayed that calm. But I think, it’s in moments like these that our strength really shows!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Calm seemed better than panicking under those circumstances. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • September 30, 2014 Tricia

    Oh Alison what a story! I’m so glad you wrote it. You, and they, will want to read it over and over and over to remember how they came into the world. I can feel the chaos of those moments through your words. And I am so glad to read this now, having already seen photos of their sweet, sweet faces and knowing that they are at home and happy.
    p.s. sorry if you get this comment twice, something squirrely happened the first time!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I wonder how they’d feel, knowing the drama that accompanied their coming into the world. πŸ™‚

  • September 30, 2014 Jennie Goutet

    I feel so emotional reading this, and I was on the edge of my seat, heart beating fast.

    Love you so much, brave mama.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad you felt those emotions, because it means I managed to convey them. πŸ™‚

  • September 30, 2014 sarah reinhart

    OH! I love you. You are wonderful. You did what you needed to do in the moment. Such a strong woman. So fortunate to call you my friend.

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Aw, thank you, my friend. xo

  • September 30, 2014 Kerstin

    Thank you for sharing this story, my friend!
    So glad everyone is ok now. Amazing how we can stay calm and do what needs to be done, right? I knew you would. xoxox
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Well, there WAS panic at first! πŸ™‚

  • September 30, 2014 tracy

    I’m so glad you are a happy family of 6 all under one roof together. Love yous so much.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Oh me too. Love you too. xo

  • September 30, 2014 Tamara

    What a story!
    And I’m chuckling that you called this long, and this is like.. my normal or short posts. I need to stop talking so much!
    Beautiful story, in that I know you’re all home and snuggly today. They’re all strong. They’re like you.
    Can’t wait to “watch” them grow.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Yours don’t feel long because you have a ton of pretty pictures to go along with them πŸ™‚
      They are strong, I love them.

  • September 30, 2014 Poppy

    Now that is a birth story! I was at the edge of my seat and I knew how it turned out πŸ™‚

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad I managed to convey those emotions. πŸ™‚

  • September 30, 2014 Laura

    Well, I have NO IDEA how you managed to write this, but you wrote it beautifully. I knew what happened. I was following it from the moment your water broke. And still, I was rapt. So emotionally invested. I can’t imagine how scary that situation must have been, but I am so glad that everyone is okay now that it is over.

    (And oh my goodness, I remember how badly stitches hurt, even with the pain meds!)
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I wrote that in an emotional space, when details were still fresh, that was the only way to do it. And writing it is the only way to stay sane. I’m glad there was only ONE stitch!

  • September 30, 2014 Angela

    Four! I am just amazed by you.

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Four! Not saying I’m rocking this yet, don’t be amazed. Yet. πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 Jennifer

    Dude, all of this makes me cry. I can’t believe your husband missed it, and that everything happened so, SO fast, and that it was just you, the momma, bringing those babies into this world. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      You know, that he missed it, isn’t something I think about much. And he doesn’t either. Poor man was wandering around wondering what the heck, and for one tiny moment when he managed to talk to a midwife, she didn’t want to say how everyone was, and he thought that the babies may not have survived. I imagine his story would be far more interesting than mine. πŸ™‚ And thank you!

  • October 1, 2014 Sisters From Another Mister

    You are amazing my dear …
    Congrats again, all gorgeous and lovely – and the babies are cute too πŸ˜‰
    Did I tell you that I was born at 32 weeks, and now I am always a pain in the *ss about being early to everything xxxx
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Hah! I didn’t know you were a preemie. My twins are in good company.

  • October 1, 2014 alexandra

    My heart pounded throughout your entire story. Moving so fast, everything accelerated. Intensified, the not knowing, the fear, the hope, the speed of it all. Much too fast, …. and they’re here. A family of six. Thank you for your story, A. I know someone will read it, and weep, because it’s something to have a writer put into words, what is caught in your own heart. You did your babies’ birth story justice… you caught all of it, the joy in the moment along with the fierce love and concern for a mother. We do what it takes, whether the time is right, whether we’re ready, whether our partner is with us or not. This is motherhood. You all did it. xo

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Alexandra. That was what I was hoping with this post. Thank you. xo

  • October 1, 2014 Leigh Ann

    What an amazing story. So glad they are okay and healthy and STRONG! Just like their mama. πŸ™‚
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      πŸ™‚ Thank you, Leigh Ann.

  • October 1, 2014 Angela Youngblood

    Oh my goodness, it all happened so fast! You are amazing. I’m so happy the babies are doing well and are both home.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      It was a labor on speed! πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 Amanda Jillian

    Sweetie that is fantastic! They were home in less time than Ariel! They will do so well you won’t even believe it, tears of joy while reading this, you did a great job momma! <3
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      They are doing really well, thank you!

  • October 1, 2014 My Inner Chick

    —–sending you love, hugs, kisses, songs, hearts, & prayers, Alison Lee.
    OMGOSH, 2 children…NOW 4!
    I am thrilled for you & HAPPY everybody is healthy.
    All of that!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you! I know, four. I still can’t believe it. xoxo

  • October 1, 2014 Chronicallysickmanicmother

    Oh my Alison. You are so incredibly strong. Also.. I pushed my daughter out sans meds and told the nurse the belly massage to help my uterus hurt worse than pushing her out!
    So glad both babies are home!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Oh yes, I know the belly massage. I got that with my first, and it did hurt. πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 Susanna Leonard Hill

    Oh my goodness, Alison! What a story! How frightened you must have been for them! I’m so glad it all turned out okay and so glad to hear they’re safely home and doing well!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad too. Thank you, Susanna!

  • October 1, 2014 Janice

    Beautiful story. Thank you for finally sharing it. It was kinda funny how you sorta got fixated on the time. I don’t think I cared about what time it was when I was in labor for my 3 kids. I was too focused on the contractions beginning and ending, and breathing. Even now, I don’t always remember what time my kids were born – my husband remembers more.

    But I’m so happy that both of your twins are now home! Now they can concentrate their energies on filling up and getting cuter by the day! (((HUGS)))
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I didn’t have many contractions, they came so quickly! And my mind was going to bad places, worrying about the babies, so I think my mind went into defensive mode and fixated on the clock. πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 Elaine A.

    Wow, what a whirlwind! You’re so amazing to me. I wonder how you feel about the fact that your hubby was not there when they were born. It just happened so fast, right?

    I’m glad you wrote this out now, when you remember it the most. And I’m so glad they are doing well, despite being a little early!!! xoxo

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      He wasn’t there for our first was born, he opted to be outside. With #2, the baby came so quickly, he didn’t have a chance to get out of the room. With the twins, because I was supposed to be going for a C-sec, I was wheeled into OR and he wasn’t allowed in for some reason. I don’t think either of us mind much, fortunately. πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 Katie

    I love reading birth stories, thank you for sharing yours.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you for reading, Katie.

  • October 1, 2014 Christine

    Oh Alison. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m so so happy that they are here and that they are both home with you and your family is together. Lots of love.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I appreciate you reading this, Christine!

  • Holy Cow! What a story. You are an amazingly strong woman.
    I’m so glad they are ok, that all of you are ok!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I don’t know about strong – just did what had to be done at the time. πŸ™‚

  • October 2, 2014 Allie

    I loved reading all of this SO MUCH! Thank you for sharing it with us. I cannot imagine your fear that night, but you pushed though it. You are ONE TOUGH MAMA and you’re going to need every ounce of strength to care for those little ones, now that they are home where they belong. I’m just so happy for you, and I think about all of you everyday and re-live my memories from that time with my boys. Enjoy it. Even on the worst, toughest, mentally and physically challenging days, remember how hard you fought to bring them into this world πŸ™‚ xoxoxo
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you for the reminder, Allie. Yes, remembering how hard it was to get them into the world, and now here at home, will get us through the hard days. xo

  • October 2, 2014 Rorybore

    whew – what a whirlwind!! I am so glad that both you and your two precious bundles came through it okay! And that they are home with you now – I cannot imagine having to leave the hospital with my babies still there.
    Looking forward to the future posts that have lots of pictures of new baby precious goodness! πŸ™‚
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      It’s going to happen, those posts! When we get out of the newborn fog. πŸ™‚

  • October 2, 2014 Natalie

    Oh my goodness my friend! I cannot imagine the fear and craziness you must have felt. I’m do glad you and them are doing well now πŸ™‚

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad too. Thank you.

  • October 2, 2014 Maureen

    Oh Alison, I am so happy to know they are now home. You are amazing, mama!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Maureen!

  • October 2, 2014 Lisa

    Wow, Alison! What an incredible story! I am so glad that you and both twins are o.k. They are beautiful and you are a superhero!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Lisa! Not a superhero – just a Mom. πŸ™‚

  • October 2, 2014 AwesomelyOZ

    Jeez – I rarely read long posts word for word but this one verbatim – that’s quite the extraordinary experience! And no pain killers – you’re a trooper, seriously, you deserve a spa week! Happy to hear your babies are better than OK – can’t wait to see some photo shots! Take it easy Alison and enjoy the newness of it all! -Iva
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Spa week – what a nice idea! Not going to happen for a while, lol. And thank you.

  • October 2, 2014 Chris Carter

    I literally held my breath through every word of this post- this amazing story, Alison. I began to let air back into my lungs with a huge sigh of relief by the end. I knew it was a good ending, but your words and your inner voice grabbed hold of my heart as though I was with you during each moment.

    You. Are. Amazing.

    I thank God for those precious babies and their precious family… I am SO grateful they came home and they are more than okay!!!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      You always make me feel good about myself, Chris. Love you!

  • October 3, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Aww, Alison I was truly on the edge of my seating reading the twins birth story even knowing that it turned out perfect with them home with you now in the end, but still thank you so much for sharing it all here today. Hugs and all the pics I have seen they are indeed perfect and absolutely gorgeous. Huge congrats again!! πŸ˜‰
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I think they’re perfect and gorgeous but I’m more than a little biased. πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  • October 3, 2014 Britt

    Alison, I’m 34 weeks today and I can’t even imagine the fear I would have if I went into labor now. I am so so so happy that both of your babies are ok and they are home safe with you.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      It’s a good thing you don’t have to worry about that. πŸ™‚ Good luck for when the (right) time comes!

  • October 4, 2014 Kristi Campbell

    Alison. This is incredibly written. I’m totally bawling and I’m not even sure why – the fear, maybe, of everything not being okay? I’m so glad that you rushed to the hospital and that you and your babies are more than okay. Good job, mama. Seriously. Sounds like these kiddos could have come in the car if you’d not acted so quickly. Sending hugs and love to you and your sweet little babies! And I’ve said it before but will again – congratulations!!!
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      I think it could have happened, them coming in the car. That would NOT have been good. Thank goodness we got to the hospital on time.

  • October 8, 2014 Kara

    Wow, glad everyone is doing well. Congratulations, Mama!

    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Kara.

  • October 8, 2014 Julia

    You are amazing my friend. What a story of bringing those beautiful babies into the world. This seriously brought me to tears. I’m so glad they are at home with you now.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Julia, for reading!

  • October 8, 2014 Keely

    This is absolutely incredible! You are ridiculously strong to have labored this quickly- and by yourself, too. (The clock thing would’ve bothered me as well.) I remember where I was when I heard of the twosome being born…there was oh-so much celebration. (Still is.)
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      My OB can’t keep talking about how fast those babies came, lol.

  • October 13, 2014 Greta

    This still amazes me. Like, they just slipped on out! How awesome. And also scary, how it all played out for a while. But they’re doing so well! You were so scared and now look at you. Rock star.
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    • October 13, 2014 Alison

      They did slip out actually, hah! Not a rockstar, just a Mom. πŸ™‚

  • October 15, 2014 Kristen Rice

    A lovely story that brought a happy tear to my eye at the healty ending! Wishing your family many more happy crazy days. As a parent of four I have visions of carpooling insanity in your future, enjoy the semi quietness while you can πŸ™‚ lol
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    • October 23, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Kristen!
      I don’t want to think about allthedriving I’d have to do in the near future. πŸ™‚

  • October 23, 2014 Kristin Shaw

    What a crazy night! I’m so glad you documented this – someday, the twins will be so glad to have the story to read themselves. You are awesome!
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    • October 23, 2014 Alison

      I like to think that if nothing else, my writing can be a gift to all my children. πŸ™‚

  • October 27, 2014 The Bride

    I’m late, but congratulation! They’re gorgeous! I was holding my breath throughout this post even though I read the later once first and knew that everything turned out okay. I was also fixated with the clock during my children’s births. Why was that clock wrong, did you ever figure out?

    • October 28, 2014 Alison

      Thank you! No, never figured out why the clock was wrong, lol.

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