Let me introduce you to James and Ada! They are my most recent twin friends : ) I'll be following them throughout their journey, but let me share their story with you...
Virginia found out she was pregnant with twins when she was only 7 weeks. She and her husband were thrilled, but at 16 weeks discovered that their baby girl was not growing as well as doctors would like. Doctors weren't even sure that Ada would make it any further into the pregnancy.
At 20 weeks, Virginia was admitted to the hospital with preeclampsia. She stayed for 2 weeks and then was later released with the understanding that she would be on modified bed rest to allow Ada and James more time to grow.
At 24 weeks, Virginia was admitted again for elevated liver enzymes and also found out that there was limited blood flow through the umbilical cord to Ada. After discussing several options, Virginia and her husband decided to do what was best for her babies...She would receive two rounds of steroids and then deliver the twins.
At 27 weeks gestation, the twins were born. James weighed less than two pounds and Ada weighed less than one pound. It was a whirlwind for Virginia but she is so thankful that they are safe and growing now. James is breathing on his own with bubble CPAP and Ada is still needing support breathing so she is intubated on a ventilator. Although these babies have a long way to go, I'm excited to follow them and see their progress! Take a look at these little guys below!