Aiden & Owen
In September 2015, we found out we were expecting identical twins [insert major shock, excessive laughing, and intense fear]. With the risks associated with my pregnancy, they told us we would be going every two weeks for appointments. Other than being insanely sick all the time, everything was going smoothly and the boys were doing great. Then December hit. A couple days before Christmas, my then 2 year old daughter and I were in a bad car accident. Thankfully she was okay, but I was 24 weeks pregnant and the seatbelt put a lot of pressure on my abdomen causing intense pain. I was taken to the ER by ambulance. After a lot of tests and hours of monitoring, we were released. All things were good other than some bruising, so we continued on through the holidays. The new year came, and my dad and I went to visit my sister in Kentucky. While there, I unfortunately got a kidney stone. I was rushed into the operating room and a stent was placed to help the stone pass. Through all of this, the only baby that got a good exam was baby A. Because of the excruciating pain, Baby B was never properly examined. The surgery unfortunately started some contractions and I had to stay a couple days in the hospital. Once released, we started our journey back home. I was very uncomfortable and just knew something wasn't right. My
belly was as hard as a rock. I called our OB when we finally got home and they recommended I go to the ER. There we found out that we had contracted twin to twin transfusion. Baby A had too much fluid and Baby B didn’t have any. We were referred to a high-risk obstetrician who tried an amnio reduction. Within a couple days, we found out that it did not work and the babies’ best chance was to deliver. So on January 13, 2016 at 10:45 am, I was rushed in for a c-section. Baby A, Aiden Matthew, was born at 11:29 and Baby B, Owen Michael, was born at 11:30. They are now four years old and thriving like the mighty warriors they were meant to be!
Aiden and Owen are both very active little boys. They LOVE tractors and can't get enough of them. Currently, Aiden says he is going to be a farmer when he grows up and Owen wants to be a tractor driver. They love to be outside running free, riding the skid loader with dad, singing karaoke, and dancing with their big sister Emersyn. They love all things food and love to help Mom cook and wash dishes. Both are attending four-year preschool and are doing well, learning right along with the other kids. So far, their favorite subject is learning all about the different transportation vehicles. They participated in a PreK wrestling club this winter and will be starting their first year of Tball this spring. We are so blessed to be their parents and, though some days seem long, the years are going by so fast!