So i feel like there should be a bit of an introduction to this since we have moved on over to a new venue.
I started writing as a way to express how we felt, and what was going on in our family when our little twin boys were born extremely prematurely, at 24 weeks gestation on the 29/5/15.
I poured my heart and soul into stories to try and help family and friends understand what this was all about, how it all felt, and why we were basically ignoring every single one of them.
It began as a private Facebook group for people that we wanted to keep updated of our progress and the milestones that we did and didn’t meet.
Then my writing became longer. More emotional. More varied. and i realised that maybe there were a few people who would have been quite happy with some photos of the boys and a short update, and really couldn’t be bothered with all this blog-like carry on.
So I’ve moved it over here, so that people now have a choice as to whether they read it or not. So they can be updated about our progress in our group without having to drown in my pages and pages of ranting and raving. And so that some of you can drown in the ranting with pleasure. xx
If you don’t know us.
Here’s the abridged version, that you will get more detail of, as we go along.
Charlie and Oliver were due on September 15, 2015.
They were born on May 29 2015. 24/40.
Charlie David weighted 720g, Oliver John weighed 748g.
And we started a 6 month life in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Waikato Hospital.
We started parenting. But not in the way that anyone expects, or hopes, or even understands.
And we’re still going.
Welcome to the life of a mum trying to navigate motherhood, prematurity, grief, happiness and food (because you can’t get through the first four without the last one!).