When we believed we were done having children, we were mistaken. We had three beautiful children. Our daughters Raelyn, age 5, and Analyn, age 6, were. Our tiny child, Caleb, was almost 3. We considered that to be a good workforce. Then baby fever returned. My name is Jay. My wife’s name is Rayni. And this is the story of how God blessed us in an unexpected way. We were obviously ecstatic. However, everything about this pregnancy was unusual. Rayni was unwell all the time. She was always exhausted. On any day she could get away with it, she would also spend the entire day in bed. Of course, we were already in our late 30s at that point.
The day of the ultrasound appointment finally came. As the technician worked on her abdomen, Rayni smiled a little. “What is this?” we enquire. She turned to face us and said, chuckling, “There’s two in there. At that point, I simply started laughing. Rayni seems to have seen a “ot”! She seemed to only be able to ask, “Are you erio?” Rayni asked the question, and it was responded “yes” five times in a row, and then it seemed to cease. Her face returns to normal at that point, and she begins to chuckle a little.
In the same manner as the previous three pregnancies, we decline any test that can detect genetic diseases or flaws. We did it for the same reason we did it previously. Life itself is significant because it is a gift from God to us. We are the guardians. So, that is how we thought and still think. We had numerous ultrasounds throughout our pregnancy due to Rayni’s advanced age and the fact that we were identical twins, with each child having their own amniotic sac but sharing a placenta. The babies grew largely in accordance with the plan throughout the process. Then, at week 30, we discovered we had gestational diabetes. As a result, this was monitored and ultimately brought under medical control.
Then, an ultrasound reveаled that one of the twins’ growth rates had somewhat slowed down. For a more thorough ultrasound and a suggestion to continue, we were referred to a specialist. The therapist suggested that we be stimulated the following Monday after gathering information. We are currently on week 36. Our trip to the һoѕріtаl takes about 40 minutes on a typical day. When your wife gets oᴜt of the car in teаrѕ while having shorter and shorter contractions.
Baby Ava arrived quickly, even before the epidural had started! She was born 15 minutes after we entered the delivery room. Then the problem appears. Cora’s heart rate dropped, Rayni’s cervix closed, and she was floating high in the womb. There was a need for an urgent cesarean section. The epidural was still ineffective, so they had to put Rayni to sleep, and I was banished from the room. Soon after, I entered the room with our sweet twin girls. Rayni is currently in the recovery room and is doing great. Due to their size, the twins were taken to the NICU. In the recovery room, Rayni was bleeding, drowsy, and worried. She was also as pale as an icicle. Me too! Thankfully, they were successful in
One hour later, a doctor we had never seen before entered the room. She introduced herself before talking about the twins. Other than the two phrases “down syndrome,” None of the things the woman said are in my memory. She looked to have entered, exploded a device inside, and then rapidly left. What is the average lifespan of someone with down syndrome? was the first thought that entered my head. Are we going to have to bride our twins? These questions—along with a million others—crossed our minds. We sat there, stunned and silent. The only thing you can do in a situation like that, I informed Rayni as I got up and told her, is to pray. The result was immediate.
Then, we discovered that having an identical twin with Down syndrome only occurs once every million pregnancies! This task has been chosen for us! We really are a million to one. God brought us a couple who experienced what we just did through our doctor. They essentially hugged us and said, “You’ll be alright. You’ve just received a gift. We cannot appropriately put into words the peace they provide us.
We were discharged from the NICU after a brief stay to ensure that we could maintain a healthy temperature, ɡаіn weight, and breathe easily. Ava and Cora did not have the common cardiac problems lіnked with down syndrome.
They are now healthy and gorgeous infants in the future. They’re wonderful kids. They constantly grinned at us and began laughing. We, Rayni and I, are awestruck by the chance God has given us. We adore those adorable young girls so much! And we’re eager to find oᴜt what the future of this trip holds for both us and them.