Happy Birthday Jemma and Zoe!!!
Jemma Taye (Baby A) 5 pounds 7 ounces and Zoe Mika (Baby B) 5 pounds 5 ounces were born at 5:45 PM on July 14, 2014.
I worked Monday morning and went in for a routine OB exam at 11:30 AM on July 14th (a few days early of my originally scheduled visit), I was hooked up to the NST monitors and babies were looking good. However, my blood pressure was 160/94, so my doctor says “it looks like we are going to have some babies today!”. I knew this was a possibility, but started sweating and feeling anxious that the baby girls were actually going to be born on that day! I quickly called Hubby and told him to leave work, stop and get our hospital bags that were packed by the door at home and come to the hospital. My close friend who has been down almost the same infertility road as me is also a labor and delivery nurse and was luckily working at the hospital, so she was there to meet me at labor triage as soon as I was wheeled from my OB office to the hospital. Since I was not NPO my C-section wasn’t going to be scheduled until later in the afternoon, my doctor was going home to arrange child care for her children and was going to make it back to the hospital to perform the C-section. My delivery was anything but smooth, so I will be posting a completely separate post and not take anything away from announcing the beautiful births of our two precious daughters!
We are still at the hospital, Jemma was taken up to the NICU early on Tuesday morning since she was unable to maintain her glucose levels. She has since come off her glucose IV and although she is maintaining her glucose now, she is having a little trouble with temperature regulation and has had a couple of episodes of bradycardia. We are hoping she will be let out by tomorrow at the latest. I’m still waiting to see if I will be discharged today as well.
The girls are absolutely beautiful! Jemma looks Asian like Mommy and Zoe looks just like her Daddy (not at all Asian!) Unfortunately, I don’t have an updated photo of Jemma but will post one soon. We are so in love and as everyone has said, feel a love for these girls like we have never felt before!!!
Waiting to be prepped for the C-section, already having contractions!
Just after delivery, back in the room with Jemma on left and Zoe on right.
Zoe, 4 days old after feeding, happy!
Happy Friday and more to come on the birth story…..
oh wow. they are amazing. congratulations!!!
Thank you so much!
Awe congrats! How wonderful! They are beautiful!
Thank you Courtney!
Amazing news! Congratulations mummy 🙂 xxxx
Thank you so much! xoxo
Eeeek! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am SO happy for you! They are both BEAUTIFUL and I love their names! Can’t wait to hear more of the story and see more pictures!
Thank you so much, I will be posting more about their birth soon! Zoe is discharged already and I’ll be discharged today. Waiting on Miss Jemma.
Such beauties! Congratulations!!
Thank you so much!
They are gorgeous! Congratulations!
Thank you, we are very excited to bring them home!
Congratulations! It seems like just yesterday that you announced your pregnancy. It has been wonderful to follow you on your journey and I am so happy that you all are doing well. They are beautiful!
Thank you, yes, the pregnancy seemed to go by very quickly except the very end. 🙂
Congratulations! The girls are darling!
Thank you Andrea! Hope you’ll meet them soon!
Congrats! So happy to hear that everyone is doing relatively well.
Thank you, yes, we just hope to get Jemma out of the NICU soon, she is making good progress!
Congratulations. What beautiful beautiful girls. I am thrilled for you. You look amazing. God is so good!!! Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear how everyone is doing!!!!!
Thank you so much! God is so so good! I will update the rest of the birth story soon! xoxo
Huge congratulations!! Your girls are lovely!
Thank you so much, we think so, we’ll keep them! 🙂
Thank you so much!
Congrat’s on your beautiful daughters xx
Thank you so much!
Congratulations! Beautiful names and beautiful babies!
Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! I am soooo over the moon happy for you! They are gorgeous and you look beautiful too! I’m so excited for you! Congratulations mama!!!!!!! Can’t wait to hear all your stories and see more photos! XXXXXXX So many hugs to you all!
Thank you! You will be enjoying motherhood very soon also! xoxo
Omg congratulations!!! They are so beautiful ahhh I have goosebumps! I’m so excited for you! Twin parenting is amazing…it truly is. It is challenging but the rewards make up for every bump along the way…keep us posted and hooray!!!
We are so excited to bring both of the girls home and begin our new amazing adventure! Thank you!
Congratulations!!! They are beautiful!!
They are too cute for words!!! So many congrats. I just had my baby girl this week and was so trilled to see you delivered safely too. Love their sweet names!!
So happy for you! They are beautiful! 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you! Love the names and can’t wait to see more pictures of the girls!
Thanks Marni! I will posting lots of pics I’m sure! xoxo
Still hard to believe you have two little ones! So excited for you! xoxo
I know, I still can hardly believe it! Just need to get everyone home! xoxo
Congrats! They are beautiful! They missed my daughter’s birthday by one day 🙂
Thank you! Another July baby! Summer birthdays are fun! 🙂
Yes they are! I’m a January baby and that’s not any fun! We had a nice summer party outside with pink lemonade theme and it was tons of fun.
Beautiful, beautiful babies, and a beautiful momma, you look great in these pics so soon after their birth. Congrats, I’m so very excited and happy for you!
Thank you so much, the picture was taken right after my C-section, before everything went crazy.
Oh my! They’re beautiful! You look so great and so extraordinarily happy. You’ve worked so hard for this, and I hope you relish (if not enjoy) every minute. I’m so, so, so extremely happy for you and your husband, and it’s been an honor to go through this journey three weeks behind you. Hope you can keep us posted, but I know you’ll have your hands full. Congratulations!
Thank you so much, I need to get caught up on my blog reading. Wow, only 3 weeks left for you! I hope you have a smooth and uneventful birth. Just know that every minute of what we have gone through is totally worth it!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And you look amazing. Congratulations to you all! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much, we snapped a few pics before things started going upside down. 🙂 We’re happy to finally be home.
You did it!!! Welcome to the world Jemma and Zoe! So glad you are doing okay after all the birth difficulties and that you and the girls are going home!
Congratulations lady 🙂 xoxo
Thank you, we are so happy to be home! xoxo
Congrats! They are beautiful!
Woo hoo! It’s all over! You have your babies! Now the fun times start. So happy for you xxx
Thank you, we are so in love with them already. xoxo
Congratulations, they are beautiful. Glad you’re all safe and sound xx
Thank you so much. Yes, we are very thankful to be home safe and healthy, it was a bit rough in the beginning.
Congratulations Nikki!!!! What gorgeous gifts, girl!! 🙂
Thank you Bree, twins are a challenge, you must be super woman to raise your triplet boys! 🙂