Kailyn Lowry has revealed the names of her newborn twins after welcoming the babies prematurely last year.
The Teen Mom 2 alumna, 31, who is now a mom of seven, took to TikTok to reveal her son and daughter are named Valley and Verse.
She shared a sweet video of the twins showing them settling in at home with their siblings with the caption: ‘Complete. Whole. Everybody’s here.’
The star opened up about the twins’ premature birth on the latest episode of her Barely Famous podcast.
The babies, whom she shares with boyfriend Elijah Scott, were five weeks early and spent weeks in the NICU.
Kailyn Lowry welcomed her twins, a girl and a boy recently and the mom of now seven showed off a first photo of them on Instagram. The Teen Mom 2 alumna, 31, opened up about the twins’ premature birth on the latest episode of her Barely Famous podcast
‘Elijah & I talk about the twins NICU journey on today’s episode. Months later I still cry talking about it,’ she captioned the post, which cut to a short video clip from the episode.
Lowry — who got her tubes tied after the twins’ birth — revealed that the couple couldn’t hold their babies until over 24 hours after they were born as they got settled into the NICU.
‘They weren’t just there for a couple of days. We were there for a couple of weeks, and we learned so much about the families that are there, and some of them are there for months and months,’ Lowry shared.
Kailyn also shared some of the issues her twins faced in the NICU, particularly her little girl, whom she refers to as Baby B.
‘I had never seen a baby in my life not wake up to eat or show signs of hunger. She would just sleep through feedings,’ she explained.
‘She never had any feeding cues and when I tried to feed her, she wouldn’t take a bottle.’
She continued: ‘And that was really difficult because I’m looking at him and I’m seeing he’s in the NICU for some of the same reasons, but also he’s taking a bottle, and he’s having no issue with that. And then she was just sleeping all the time,’ she said as she cried.
‘I cried a lot. I probably cried more with the NICU journey than the c-section stuff,’ she said.
Her newborn son, whom she refers to as Baby B, got to go home first and Kailyn explained that that made things even harder as she and Elijah could not go to the hospital to see Baby B together, one had to be home to care for Baby A and the other five kids.
One day she broke down from the stress of it all while visiting the NICU. A doctor asked her if she needed to speak to anyone, such as a therapist.
‘I said I have my own therapist, but I’m away from my infant, and my infant is away from her twin. And I feel like that in and of itself was enough for me to cry,’ she said.
Kailyn’s twins join her son Rio, 14 months — whom she also shares with Scott — Creed, three-and-a-half; and Lux, six-and-a-half — both of whom she shares with ex Chris Lopez — 10-year-old son Lincoln — whom she shares with ex Javi Marroquin — and son Isaac, 14, whom she has with her ex Jo Rivera
The twins spent weeks in the NICU after being born five weeks premature
Her baby boy went home before her baby girl, an experience she found traumatizing
‘For me, it was you couldn’t be there with me in the NICU when I went,’ she told Scott.
‘She was away from her twin; we were away from her. When we were home, we still couldn’t process it because there was so much going on here. Lincoln still had his basketball games and practices. Isaac still had his after-school stuff. Lux still had what he was doing,’ she continued.
‘I still don’t even know if we’ve processed it. I don’t think I’ve processed it to this day. We went to the pediatrician yesterday, and I’m still very much concerned about so many things,’ Lowry added.
Kailyn’s twins join her son Rio, 14 months, whom she also shares with Scott, Creed, three-and-a-half, and Lux, six-and-a-half with ex Chris Lopez, 10-year-old son Lincoln with ex Javi Marroquin and 14-year-old son Isaac with ex Jo Rivera.
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