Dear Little Lotus Community,
Helping preemies is core to the Little Lotus mission, and our 1:1 model of giving. Many twins are born as preemies, and we wanted to share with you the story of one of our Little Lotus supporters and her twins! Thank you Stephanie for sharing your story!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your twins?
Todd and I met online on July 4, 2013, and there was an instant connection! It took us 2 weeks to finally meet in person, but by that point, we were already talking every day, and the love connection was made! We knew from the beginning we wanted to expand our family. Once we married in August 2014, we started the journey to expand our family right away. In April 2015, we were shocked, amazed, excited, scared and blessed to learn we were pregnant with twins! As expecting parents of multiples, you try to prepare adequately and envision how you will make it all work with 2 infants at the same time… there is truly no way to know how you will do it all with 2 babies.. and our 7 year old son Landon as well!! It’s a hard job but the best job of my life, and I have been blessed to share this journey with Todd and Landon.
What was it like to give birth to preemies? What were some of your biggest concerns?
It was very scary to go into labor at 34 weeks, 6 days. When my water broke, I knew the babies would spend some time in the NICU, and a stint in the NICU was exactly what we were hoping to avoid. I felt totally secure and comfortable that the babies and I were in wonderful hands with the medical staff at the hospital, but it is so hard to not have your babies with you from minute 1… and to see them wheeled off to the NICU with their future unknown. Our biggest concern was their health and survival… and when they could come home!
What have been some of your biggest revelations about yourself or about life as a new mom?
As a mom of a 7 year old boy and now twin boys, my biggest revelation is that your heart makes room for all of your children and our ability to love our children is infinite! I’ve also learned that as a mom of 3 at 40 years old, I need more sleep than I did when I became a mom for the first time at 32! I’ve learned again what I learned when I had my first son - that you will do anything for the health, safety and success of your children!
Why do you support the Little Lotus mission?
The mission is important to me as every baby deserves the same chance for survival and love, so any way I can help from my small world in Keller, Texas, I love to do so!
What do you like most about the product?
Our babies sleep the best – hands down- in the Little Lotus swaddles and have from the first day we used them! The babies are so comforted by the swaddles and settle down nearly immediately they have them on. The swaddles are so soft and keep the babies at just the right temperature! They are amazing!
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