My name is Kristy Flaim, I am a first time mom to 11 month old b/g twins, Miriam and Thomas. My husband Nick and I are new-ish transplants, from Detroit. Before being a full time mom, I was a labor and delivery nurse. Now I spend my days trying to keep the small humans from injuring themselves, and getting baby giggles... which are the very best.
I suffered some infertility issues(old eggs)... but through four rounds of IUI and a ton of injections, we got pregnant with our miracle babies. When we found out it was twins... my husband grabbed his knees to stabilize himself... and I literally laughed for an entire hour straight afterwards. My pregnancy was pretty darn near perfect, until it wasn’t. At my 30 week appt my doctor said she better check my cervix... I reassured her that I had zero signs of preterm labor.. that I was fine. She checked me and told me I was being admitted to the hospital until I had the babies because I was in preterm labor. 17 days of bedrest, they sent me home(thanks insurance companies)... and my water broke the next morning, we had the twins at 32+5 weeks. The kids were in the NICU for 40 days. We brought them home two days before the world shutdown for the quarantine. I mention all this to say, if you ever need to vent about infertility or NICU mom life... I have been through it.
Our kids are amazing. We thank God for them everyday. My husband and I are opening a pizza shop this month, a Detroit style pizza, called Jets Pizza. This will be our third baby... and even more work, but we are excited about bringing amazing pizza to Texans! We also look forward to being a sponsor for FWMOMs once we are up and running.
I’m SO incredibly thankful for this group. I’ll never forget my first meeting, I was in my 2nd trimester and oblivious to how my life would be now. Sarah Mackey still laughs with me and reminds me that I thought I’d be flying to and from Detroit, by myself, with the kids as infants... multiple times a year. This tribe has really kept me grounded. From answering technical/logistic questions about having twins/milestones/products... to reaching out to me when I was on antepartum, and a brand new mom. Living out of state, I think all my family(back home in Michigan), didn’t want to wake/bother us... but it got really lonely... and I’ll never forget the FWMOMs that made me feel so welcomed, and seen/heard. Joining this group was the best decision I’ve made since moving to Texas!! Thank you again, and God bless y’all!