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It has for sure been two long weeks since I last updated. It all started late at night on Sep 2nd when I noticed that I lost my mucus plug, as well as my contractions, had changed in pattern. Since I carried twins I figured it would be safe to call a nurse which recommended me to head to labor and delivery just to get a checkup. Got in there around 10 pm with the thought that I would be sent home pretty soon, but oh I was wrong. 1,5 cm dilated with contractions every 10 min. So they admitted me and soon started a 12 hour long IV with magnesium to help the babies nerves and brain to get stronger in case of delivery and time of pregnancy (31+2). I didn't get any sleep what so ever during these 12 hours and I was connately on the monitors to make sure we all were doing fine.

The next day, around 3 pm, when I was done with the IV they decided to move me to a unit for high-risk pregnancy for bedrest and monitor. Since I still had pretty frequent contractions they decided to keep me for the duration of the week because of pre-labor and they didn't want me to go into labor at home. Friday came around and I had reached 32 weeks of my pregnancy and the doctors decided it was best to induce me. After a few hours without a lot of change and a baby who didn't do good with contractions, they decided to do a c-section.

Due to my past back surgery, they had to put me to sleep while delivering the babies and Bevon was waiting outside to go with them to the NICU. I woke up really tired but still managed to ask about the babies. They rolled up my bed to the NICU so I could see our little boys before they took me to recovery. We found out that we got the boys out in the right time since one had slowed down in growing and my antibodies had started to attack the placenta.

I suffered a postpartum hemorrhage and acute blood loss. Ended up with a CT-scan to make sure I didn't have any active bleeding in my belly. They found an old bleeding and I never seen someone as bruised up as I have been. I got four blood transfusions before my levels got up to an acceptable level and now I need to eat iron supplements and pain medication for a while. I was discharged almost a week after delivering the boys.

The doctors said that the boys have been doing way better than they thought they would for being born at 32 weeks after months of complications during the pregnancy. They need blood transfusions as well and will spend a long time in the NICU to grow stronger and get ready to come home.


Läif 09-08-2017 at 3.58 pm, 3lb 6oz <3

Björn 09-08-2017 at 3.59 pm, 3lb 13oz <3


Allt började på söndagen den 2a september, min slempropp gick sent på kvällen och hade även märkt att mina sammandragningar hade förändrats under den senaste veckan. Jag bestämde mig för att ringa in och prata med en sköterska pga att graviditeten redan har varit komplicerad nog och klassats som högrisk. Dom bad mig att komma in för undersökning men trodde att ja skulle kunna åka hem redan samma natt. Kom in till förlossningen runt 22 tiden, läkaren kom in för undersökning och det visade sig att jag var 1,5cm öppen och värkar var 8e minut. Eftersom jag bara var i vecka 31+2 så satte dom in magnesium behandling via dropp i 12 timmar för att hjälpa bebisarnas nerver och hjärna att bli redo för förlossning om det slutade med det. Dom gav mig äver tabletter för att försöka hämma värkarna under tiden. Självklart spydde jag av droppet och mådde allmänt dåligt. Vid 13 tiden dagen efter var jag klar med droppet och blev då förflyttad till en avdelning för högrisk graviditet för att dom skulle kunna hålla koll på mig.

Jag skulle egentligen varit iväg till ett annat sjukhus samma vecka för att ge bebisarna blodtransfusion men läkarna tyckte de var bäst att hålla kvar mig pga risk för förlossning. Dagarna gick och på torsdagen fick vi besked om att dom skulle sätta igång mig på fredag morgon. Blev tidig undersökningen och massa papper som skulle fyllas i innan vi blev förflyttade till förlossningen igen och dropp blev insatt för att sätta igång mina värkar. Låg i cirka två timmar innan läkaren kom in och sa att ena tvillingen inte reagerade bra på värkarna och de blev bestämt att vi skulle snitta ist. Tog inte mer än 30 till 40 min innan jag gick mot operations rummet. På grund av min tidigare ryggoperation så var det inte säkert att få den normala bedövning så det bestämdes att jag skulle sövas under förlossningen, så Bevon fick sitta i väntrummet och sedan följa med till NEO efter att pojkarna var ute.

Vakande upp och sedan med jämna mellanrum kom en sköterska in för att trycka på magen, och tror nog att de var den värsta smärta jag någonsin varit med och jag är inte den som brukar klaga på smärta. Efter ett tag så tog dom min säg och körde upp mig till NEO för att få se pojkarna innan dom tog mig vidre till mitt rum. Jag började få väldiga blåmärken över magen och underlivet och dom upptäckte att mina blodvärden var alldeles för låga. Fick tre påsar med blod men hjälpte ändå inte så dom bestämde sig att skicka iväg mig på skiktröntgen för att se om något hade hänt på insidan och det visade sig att jag hade haft postpartum blödning (blödning i magen) vilket resulterade i akut blodförlust. Som tur va så slutatde blödandet av sig självt och jag fick ytterligare två påsar med blod innan dom bestämde sig för att skicka hem mig, nästan en vecka efter att våra små tittat ut.


Dom var födda den 8e september (32 veckor gravid)

Läif föddes 15.58 och vägade 1530 gram <3

Björn föddes 15.59 och vägde 1729 gram <3


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So I have been in the hospital since Sunday night, I noticed that I lost my mucus plug and called the nurse just to make sure what to do. She recommended us to head to the hospital just go get a check up but was pretty sure that we would be sent home that some night. Well, we got to the labor and delivery and showed up that I was 1,5 cm dilated with contractions every 10 min. Since I'm 31+4 they put me on magnesium for 12 hours, and all I can say was that the medication made me feel really yucky and I didn't sleep anything at all that night. They also decided to give me a booster shot of the steroids in case of delivery. I was hooked up to IV and monitors for 12 hours straight and a nurse by my side at all time.

They moved us to another room, for high-risk pregnancy around 3 pm on Monday where they continued to monitor me every 4-6 hour with medication that's supposed to slow down my contractions as well as another steroid injection. Today, Tuesday my contractions were about 8 min apart but babies have been doing fine. They wanted to keep me for at least another night and decided to only give me the medication for the contractions as needed just to see what my body will do. So we are taking a day at the time and we are glad that we are at the right place in case of something would happen and that we are doing what ever will be best for these little boys.

And I must say that the nurses and doctors here are amazing, take their time to explain things, check in on us and just making sure that we have everything we need.

I miss our little Jax tho!


Har varit inlagg på förlossningen sedan söndags kväll då ja upptäckte att min slempropp hade gått, ringde in och pratatade med en sköterska som rekommendereade oss att åka in för en undersökningin men trodde inte att vi skulle bli kvar så länge. Väl på förlossningen så visar det sig att jag är 1,5 cm öppen och värkar var 10e min. Dom satte in magnesium via dropp som skulle ta 12 timmar , och kan säga att det fick mig att må skit. Spydde och sov inte en minut den natten. Konstant en sköterska vid min sida då denna medicin är klassad som högrisk. Dom gav mig även en kortison spruta under natten ifall att pojkarna bestämnde sig för att titta ut. 

Vid 15 tiden dagen efter flyttade dom oss till ett rum avsett för higrisk graviditeter där dom fortsatte att kolla bebisarnas hjärtljud och mina värkar. Dom har gett mig tabletter som ska sakta ned värkarna samt att jag fick en andra kortison spruta. Vi fick träffa en sköterska från neo och fick en hel del nyttig information som hjälpte oss att förstå lite bättre vad som kommer att hände när dom väl kommer ut.  Idag låg värkarna på ca 8 min mellanrum och med tanke på alla andra komplicationer så ville dom inte skicka hem oss idag utan vänta och se. Dom tog bort tabletterna för värkarna och jag ska ta dem vid behov bara för att see vad min kropp vill göra. 

Både sköterskor och doktorer har varit helt underbara och gjort allt för att vi ska få känna oss bekväma och omhändertagna. 

Känner mig redo att komma till min egna säg och lilla Jax nu! 

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So I went to my weekly doctor's appointment as usual yesterday, and the news was not good. It's now for sure that our little boys are anemic. The discussions were between delivery and blood transfusion, my doctor called the specialist team up in Kirkland and I got an appointment for a blood transfusion tomorrow morning or what I understand it will take all day. We are doing this transfusion and hope that the boys will stay inside for another two weeks then they will most likely need another transfusion again when they are born. My antibodies were high as well and that goes together with the boys being anemic. I'm scared for this procedure, but I know that we do whatever is best for these two boys of ours.

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Got some cleaning done today and some rest of course. I helped my mom to find flight tickets so she and my little sister will be back here for Christmas, which we really are looking forward to. We got the carseats in the car together with the stroller base so we have that ready when it's time for the boys to arrive which by the way can be at any time at this point. I have started to write a list of things for the hospital bag so I hope to have that one packed and ready to go by the end of the week.

During my doctors appointments last week I got to know that we won't plan a date for delivery of the boys due to the complications with this pregnancy we just need to take it week by week and decide after each appointment unless my water breaks by itself before 35 weeks. The blood flow in their brains are still borderline high and the news we got was that if the levels go up after 32 weeks they will just go ahead and deliver the boys instead of give them a blood transfusion while in my belly but that we are aiming for delivery at 35 weeks as long as everything is stable. Had to give blood again last week so hope to have the results back tomorrow.

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So a lot has happened since last time. I had my weekly ultrasound last week and the blood flow in the babies head was now high. ( yet another thing that they have been concerned with and been keeping an eye on for about a month). We also got Bevons blood work back which confirms that the babies blood type is positive as well. When they took my blood they discovered a high number of Antibodies that's not supposed to be in my blood, and they explained to me that when I got a blood transfusion a few years ago I received blood that was a bad match to my blood type and this can be very harmful to the babies. So they decided to give me two steroids injections last week and sent me up for an evaluation by a specialist team on Monday to decide if the babies would need a blood transfusion right away.

So Monday came around and we had to be at the hospital by 7.30 AM, had to redo the ultrasound, new measurements, and everything. Luckily we didn't need a transfusion this week, but as they always tell us. This is a complicated pregnancy with a lot going on and the conditions can change in a matter of days but we can at least relax until the next ultrasound.

2 out of 4 docotrs appointsments has been done this week. I meet with my OB today talkbed about delivery and things like that. Due to our situation they will not plan my delivery we just need to take it week by week and be prepared for babies to be here at any time from now on pretty much. I still need to draw my blood at least once a month to keep an eye on my antibodies and continue with weekly unltrasounds to keep an eye on the babies development. As of Monday baby A was 2lb 10oz and baby B was 3lb 2oz.



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This is what I have for breakfast every morning. Everyone that has been through a pregnancy knows that your protein intake is super important and even more so when you carry more than one baby. I have had a low appetite during the whole pregnancy without any cravings and getting full super fast so I have figured out that I'm able to eat more when I drink smoothies.

Super Smoothie:

  • 2 Bananas
  • Hemp hearts
  • Tofu
  • Chocolate protein powder
  • Almond butter
  • Half almond vanilla milk and half cashew or almond chocolate milk


This one is super tasty, and I feel like it's a good way nutrition wise to start off the day with. Since I'm now in the third trimester and babies might come at any time I make this smoothie twice a day just to make sure to get that extra energy I need. Protein powder is optional but since I'm having twins my doctor reccomended to add some to my smoothies.

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Pregnancy

💙I should probably have started writing this blog in the beginning of our pregnancy but wasn't sure about how much I wanted to share. We are expecting Monochorionic-Diamniotic (identical twins who shares the same placenta). This types of twins make it a high-risk pregnancy and require ultrasounds at the Maternal Fetal Medicine every other week to make sure no complications arise and that the babies are growing as they should.

Mid 2nd trimester they discovered that one of the babies had too much fluid and and the other one too little which is the first indicator of Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome, something that only can happen to identical twins while in the womb and it pretty much means that one baby get more nutrients than the other one, and they start to exchange blood with eachother due to some the blood veins from their cords has grown together in the placenta.

Due to these foundings we started with ultrasounds once a week to keep track on the development of the TTTS. The difference in the fluids got bigger and they started to talk about evetuel surgery if it got even worse, so we ended up with ultrasounds a couple of times every week to keep an even closer eye on the boys. But eventually the fluids went back to normal and now we just need to hope that it stays that way.

Around this time they also discovered something wrong with my antibodies, and they are concerned it will affect the buys in a negative way so now we are keeping an close eye on that situation as well. We are greatful as long as our boys are doing fine and we have been prepared for delivery around week 32-34. At first I didnt wanted to share too much with people about our pregnancy, but if I can help someone else by sharing our experience than I'm happy too. 💙

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