C-Section Awareness Month | My Experience

If you didn’t already know, this month has been C-section awareness month. Since the girls were born last June, I have received lots of questions about mine and so I thought, following on from writing my twin birth story a post containing some of my thoughts might help a few people.

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Identical Twin Diaries: Things I was unprepared for

I’ve never hidden the fact that despite been in my late twenties when I found out I was pregnant, I was totally unprepared for motherhood. Don’t get me wrong I love my girls so much and I wouldn’t change a thing but I enjoyed my baby-free lifestyle. Having only got married in the summer, myself and Jay were selfishly enjoying lazy Saturday mornings, eating out whenever we felt like it and planning holidays left, right and centre. I went shopping whenever I felt like it, booked myself random spa days and called in places to get my nails done. Having…

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Introducing our Identical Twin Girls Edie and Mabel

If you follow me on Instagram, you will already have seen our news. Two days after my last post, our beautiful identical twin girls, Edie Caroline Tate and Mabel Alice Tate unexpectedly arrived into the world via an emergency c-section at 9.02 and 9.03pm on June 22nd. Though my pregnancy had been rather smooth running, there were a few complications in the last couple of days and though both the girls were perfect weighing 4 lbs 2 and 3 lbs 7, my recovery has been a little bit harder than expected. I will of course be writing about their birth…

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Twin Pregnancy : The Anti-Birth Plan

On my last update post, I announced that we’d found out our d-day in our latest appointment with our consultant and provided our girls don’t make an early appearance of their own, they’ll be joining us at 36 weeks, in June. It was a surreal experience finding out the birthday of your babies before they’re here but I’ve known for a while because of our twins chorionicity that the process would be much more clinical than a singleton pregnancy. Our type of twins, mo/di share a placenta and are separated by a thin membrane (our doctor describes it as a…

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WEEK BY WEEK TWIN PREGNANCY: 32 WEEKS

The bags under my eyes in this bump photo say it all. Growing two tiny humans is exhausting. Some days I feel like I have been pregnant forever and other days it only seems like yesterday I was throwing the ClearBlue stick at Jay explaining ‘we might have a little issue…’ Oh if I’d only known then that our little issue might be x2. I have successfully made it to 32 weeks pregnant with our little modi twins and looking back, I’ve really not had that bad of a pregnancy. I have however started to really notice my limitations. Not…

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