Kailyn Lowry has officially become the mother of twins, although the delivery did not unfold exactly as she had anticipated.
During an episode of her "Barely Famous" podcast, the former "Teen Mom 2" star disclosed that she had welcomed a son and a daughter. Transitioning into her "girl mom era" after having six boys, Lowry announced in the January 19 episode that she had decided not to have any more children and had her tubes tied following her C-section.
In a subsequent episode featuring her boyfriend Elijah Scott, who is the father of her twins and son Rio, born in 2022, Lowry shared that her newborns had to spend some time in the NICU due to being born five weeks premature.
Lowry is additionally a mother to sons Isaac, 14, Lincoln, 10, Lux, 6, and Creed, 3, from previous relationships. The mother of seven recounted how she was unable to hold her twins immediately after her C-section.
"It was really scary," Lowry expressed. "We had experienced the NICU with Rio for a few days, and he was big. He was 9 pounds, so that was different for us, but he did get to go home shortly thereafter. But for the twins, they were a lot smaller. They were five weeks early. And there were two of them, so it was really scary. I didn’t get to hold them until the next day or 48 hours."
She added that the twins, whose names haven’t been shared, "weren’t just there for a couple of days. We went through the journey for weeks."
Lowry recalled being incredibly emotional during their time in the NICU, especially noting that her baby girl faced more difficulties.
"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 never had any feeding cues, and when I tried to feed her, she would not take a bottle," she said. "And that was really difficult because I’m looking at (my son), 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 not having an issue with that. And then she was just sleeping all the time."
Scott also reflected on how "it was harder" with their daughter "because we had to travel back and forth at least once a day." Their son was discharged from the NICU before their daughter.
Lowry then became emotional while discussing how their twins didn’t get to bond immediately because their daughter was still in the hospital.
"There was still so much going on, and I still don’t even know if I’ve processed it," she said, adding that she’s still "very much concerned" about her babies’ health.
What made it more difficult was that they never received a set release date for when her daughter could go home. The medical team would only say that it would depend on her daughter’s milestones.
Both babies are home now, she shared, but noted that "nobody prepared" her for what she experienced.