To begin with, I am the mother of a beautiful girl. When we got pregnant, right at the beginning, we found out it was a twin pregnancy… Wow! What a surprise! Even more that we have no history of multiples in our families, but what did I really feel? That she was being blessed with a twin pregnancy and chosen to give a lot of love to two beautiful beings !!!
We discovered that they would be two beautiful girls and, to confirm, the pink world was beside us lol. The choice of names was something “fun” and studied, so we decided: Milena and Mirela, which means, respectively, loving / caring and wise. The pregnancy was a wonderful phase in my life, I enjoyed it a lot and the sweet wait was double !!! We created expectations, we were imagining every detail, how would be the faces, personalities, purchases and double models and, the main one how to educate them in the best possible way. I can say that the pregnancy waiting for two babies was very healthy, continued with my life and normal activities. As I said, wonderful phase in our lives !!!
However, with 26 weeks of gestation, spontaneously, I went into labor, started to feel slight contractions and that increasingly increased. I arrived at the maternity hospital and everything indicated that they would have to be born that day. Increasingly, dilation and contractions increased and it was no longer possible to hold them, Milena and Mirela were born premature. In reality, it was a mixture of feelings, because our loves were being born, but on the other hand, many doubts and a lot of fear that they would not survive.
Ah! On that day, my husband would be returning from a trip, but just like that, he was told that our little princesses were being born… I imagine how he must have felt… I really wanted his presence at my side at that moment, because if everything was going so well, how could we imagine that they could be born so premature? Even if we imagined that the twin pregnancy would not arrive in 40 weeks. Milena was born with 765g, 31.5 cm and Mirela with 630g, 30 cm, went straight to the Neonatal ICU and, at that moment, a new stage in our lives began. How we wanted to take them home soon … After eight days, Mirela couldn’t resist due to her prematurity and turned into an angel that today I think will always be guiding and illuminating us, mainly, her little sister who kept developing until she was discharged.
Generally, who is a father or mother of a premature baby knows the risks, the possible complications when the child is in the ICU and how it is a victory every gram they earn. I learned a lot about this (premature) world, met great stories of premature babies and made new friends in the maternity hospital… Many prayers from family and friends that I am still very grateful for! And all this moment, trying to maintain FAITH! After 96 days, the big day arrives: The day of discharge and Milena goes home with us. How much happiness !!! Everyone was very happy and waiting for her. The house was decorated with balloons, sweets and a lot of joy in the air!
Thank you for sharing with us a little of our story with our daughter who came to teach us a lot and multiply our love with her! I’m Larissa, Milena’s mother and I write on my blog:
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.