After almost 3 years since the girls were born I thought it was about time that I shared with you my birth story. I never intended to share it so publically but I hope I can connect to and perhaps help other women who have experienced similar things in childbirth.
I am one of those who describe my birth experience as "traumatic." We had a lot of things happen that were unexpected and scary and as a result I don't remember a lot of the details and the rocky recovery made caring for newborn twins especially difficult.
|The week before I delivered my girls|
|June and Georgia a few hours or so after delivery (the night the girls were born)|
|Sleeping together in the hospital--my beautiful tiny babies|
|Georgia doing skin-to-skin...I think this was very healing for me and definitely helped with bonding|
|Holding June at home|
We are so incredibly blessed with June and Georgia and I love being a mommy to them. Yes, the birth was very difficult and traumatic but it was so worth it :) However, my experience definitely makes me think long and hard about wanting to have another or not. I'm sure a lot of my complications were due to the fact that I had twins, but even still the fear of having to go through all of it again can be very daunting. I know there are many of us out there that feel like this after having a child and it's good to think that I'm not alone.