I know I am a day late for TTTS Tuesday. Please forgive me, it has been nothing but insanity around here. This will be the last post before Christmas.
Today’s feature is in memory of Tyler, a TTTS baby born sleeping on December 15, 2010. His mother, Christina, founder of the TTTS Support Team, wrote a beautiful piece in honor of her babies, and the way they remember Tyler at Christmas.
By Christina Russo Sporer
We found out we were having twins around 6 weeks into the pregnancy, and for the next twelve weeks my husband and I were the blissfully naive parents of identical twin boys. We spent our time thinking of names that sounded like they should go together, registering for two of everything, and talking about the inconveniences of double strollers.
Then came week 19 when our boys were diagnosed with having Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), a disease that affects the shared placenta of identical twins. I was surprised when the perinatologist told us that our twins had TTTS, but not unaware of the disease. I had already been informed about it by my college friend, who had lost both of her twin girls one year before I became pregnant. As soon as she saw my initial posts on Facebook that we were having twins, she wrote me a message telling me her story. I had been researching the disease ever since.
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