The amazing Heather Madden and her surviving twin daughter, Isla Avery (11 mo). Isla's identical twin sister, Ellie Blair passed away in utero and was born sleeping due to complications from Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). Heather's pregnancy was nothing that she expected, but she's found motherhood amazing. Heather found out she was pregnant and that she was having identical twin girls, and while she had some bleeding, everything looked great until her early second trimester. One of her babies was smaller and never really had much fluid after which they were diagnosed with TTTS and referred for laser ablation surgery. It was at that referral appointment that they learned that Ellie had passed away. Heather had a few weeks of everything going smoothly after that. Her liver enzymes were rising, and her blood pressure was elevated, and she spent the next several weeks in and out of the hospital until she delivered at 33 weeks via cesarean. She had always planned to deliver via cesarean but in the end, the hospital offered the option to deliver vaginally so that she could have a choice. However, Heather's platelets were low, and she decided to stick with the cesarean birth. Because Isla was early and still so small, they were told not to expect her to come out crying or making any sound but she was born screaming, and Heather told everyone, "I told you so!". Heather says that once her girls were born, it was the first time, in a long time she had thought of herself. She got to spend the day with her angel daughter Ellie while Isla was transferred to NICU and got pictures with her. She was finally able to see and hold Isla later that day. Isla didn't have any trouble breathing but was on a feeding tube and just needed some extra time in the NICU to learn to eat and grow. She was able to come home after a month and has been perfectly healthy since. Heather feels now that being a mommy is what she was always meant to do.