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Mumsnet Towers has TWO new residents - OliviaMumsnet's DTDs are the best Christmas present ever..

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TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 21-Dec-13 18:45:09

With apologies for the radio silence - it has been rather a busy week. grin
In brief, because I am a precipitous labourer blush (DS1 was here in 6 hours and DS2 didn't even wait to get to hospital) we decided to go for an induction of the twins at 37+6 weeks which was Monday.

But I wasn't showing any signs of being in labour and the labour ward was rather full they told us to come back on Tuesday morning so that they could be as prepared as possible (twin births require lots of extra people)
So we duly went home and tried to sleep but it was rather nervewracking.

On return on Tuesday, we waited around a bit, I was examined.
And then at lunchtime, they broke my waters and then moved me over to the delivery suite as I was 5cm at 3 o clock.

T1 was head down and my two fab midwives arranged an epidural to assist with the delivery of T2 (who was breech) later.

So then I was slowly progressing and with the help of some gas and air, a brilliant mural on the delivery suite wall that allowed me to imagine myself on a beautiful tropical beach somewhere, a couple of epidural top ups and a very weird amount of being a lot mroe lucid than with my previous births I was ready to push and at 20.43, IMOGEN was born, weighing in at 6lb12oz
Then the registrar came to give me a scan to see how T2 was doing and the clever thing had TURNED around to a head down position too so I got ready to push again and with a rush JEMIMA was born, in her membranes(!) at 21.12, weighing in at 6lb7oz

We have been home since Wednesday evening and just getting the hang of everything. We are all elated if exhausted.

They are both beautiful, pics on my profile for a limited time only but as usual MNHQ take no responsibility for any broodiness caused.

Merry Christmas one and all.

EnglishGirlApproximately Sat 21-Dec-13 18:46:41

grin lovely news congratulations!

caramelwaffle Sat 21-Dec-13 18:48:10

Congratulations xx

ElleBellyBeeblebrox Sat 21-Dec-13 18:48:18

Lovely news smile a very merry Xmas to you all and your lovely new bundles!

JaneRizzoli Sat 21-Dec-13 18:48:39


Mignonette Sat 21-Dec-13 18:49:37

Oh Olivia many many congratulations! flowers

And what good weights- well done you.

cake wine
flowers wine cake

What a gorgeous Christmas gift for you all.

comedaygoday Sat 21-Dec-13 18:51:39

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:00

Oh they are gorgeous! Greedy old thing having two envy
They look edible!
I bet they smell wonderful

NickNacks Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:32



Perspective21 Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:55

Congratulations x2!! Gorgeous daughters, I had a little peep. Merry Christmas to you all xx

Bamaluz Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:58

Congratulations, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas together.

JustCallMeBaldrick Sat 21-Dec-13 18:54:44

Congratulations! Twins are fun smile

RandomMess Sat 21-Dec-13 18:54:58

Wonderful, congratulations!

LittleBearPad Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:13

Congratulations. Lovely names.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:15

how lovely xx well done xx congratulations xxx

Butterytoast Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:39

Congratulations!! They are gorgeous!!

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:49

Congratulations. They are beautiful. I am very very broody now.

NoComet Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:50

Congratulations, you realise your DTs are heavier than my 39+ singletons. flowers

oldbaghere Sat 21-Dec-13 18:56:00

Oh how wonderful. Congratulations!

pomdereplay Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:21

What beautiful girls and amazing weights! Very well done!

Xmas2013SantaB4407 Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:27

Congratulations! How beautiful!

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:47

I want one! I looooooooooove the names so much too


Ledkr Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:55

Well done Olivia. Clever girl.
Enjoy. Xxx

RobinSparkles Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:58

Congratulations thanks.

How wonderful! Lovely names fsmile

ScrambledSmegs Sat 21-Dec-13 18:58:07

Congratulations! They're beautiful. Do they smell scrumptious? I bet they do. And less than half an hour apart, you must have been shattered!


And yes, I am now officially broody.

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