Happy 2nd Birthday to my #TTTS Survivor

Posted on Dec 10 2013 - 6:47am by katbiggie

My TTTS Survivor is TWO!

Today is sweet Tiny’s 2nd Birthday. We celebrated on Saturday night with the family. It physically pained me to NOT put Kathryn’s name on the cake as well. But the thing is, I don’t want to take away from the joy and happiness of the day for my living twin daughter.

Look how tiny she was???

Charis NICU

That little diaper was no bigger than a small sanitary pad, yet it engulfed her!


She fought hard to be here. Our road was long before we finally came home from the NICU (84 days!) But she did it. She is our amazing TTTS Survivor!

I am relieved that Kathryn died on the 12th, not the 10th. This way, I can honor her and celebrate her on her own special day.

Today, I celebrate my Tiny. I cannot believe my baby is two. I officially no longer have any babies. Toddlers and kids. Thankfully Tiny still looks like a baby, so she is stretching out this time frame for me.


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TTTS Survivor

I love you so much I can hardly stand it!

Thanks for deciding to stick with us sweet baby girl. Our lives are so much better with you in it!

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Alexa B, who blogs as "Kat Biggie" is a wife, mother, and writer. She has three children and one in heaven. She recently self published a book entitled "Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother" which is available on Amazon. She blogs about life after the loss of one of her twin daughters to TTTS, motherhood, all things parenting, advocacy, grief support and social good.

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  1. Janine Huldie
    December 10, 2013 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Happy, Happy 2nd Birthday to Tiny!! She is just such a beautiful little girl and seriously so glad you did fight so hard to be here. I know this time of year is truly bittersweet for you, but with Tiny you do definitely have a lot to be thankful for and then some!! :)
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    • katbiggie
      December 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Yes, I do. I often feel guilty about feeling sad about Kathryn, because I am so blessed to have three healthy children. My little munch is so sweet and I am so thankful for her!

      • Kristi
        December 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm - Reply

        Amazing how joy and sadness and thankfulness and wistfulness and missing can coexist in a mother’s heart without canceling out one another in any way. Happy birthday to your sweet Tiny and to Kathryn as well. Love you, my friend!

        • katbiggie
          December 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

          It truly is amazing how much can go on at once in our hearts! Love you too!

  2. another jennifer
    December 10, 2013 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Tiny! She is just too darn cute for words. And what a miracle she is.
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    • katbiggie
      December 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Yes indeed! Thank you!

  3. thedoseofreality
    December 10, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    She is adorbs! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! :)-Ashley
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    • katbiggie
      December 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you! And I watched The Voice last night just for you ladies. Cole WAS good! But I loved the girl who sang “In the Arms of an Angel.”

  4. Dana
    December 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Those eyes! Happy birthday to Tiny, and may she (and you) have many, many more happy occasions to celebrate!
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    • katbiggie
      December 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much. She does have amazing eyes!

  5. Tamara
    December 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    I think I’m wiping away a tear here for you thanking her for sticking around. Life is so much better with these special little ones.
    Happy Happy Birthday.
    Des is 17 months and I still call him a baby and I’m glad to know I can do it for another seven months!
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    • katbiggie
      December 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      I heart you Tamara. You make me feel so special, that even with the 80 other people commenting on your blog, you make the time to come read and comment on mine! You can call him baby for ever as far as I’m concerned! :-)

  6. Ilene
    December 11, 2013 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Gorgeous. And a miracle. Thank you for sharing her with all of us! xo
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    • katbiggie
      December 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Thank YOU HOT LADY! Wow you are looking Amazing! I guess there really is something to beach air, yoga, and granola! :-)

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