Nancy Grace on her 'twin miracles'

CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace, 48, welcomed her long-awaited twins, John David and Lucy Elizabeth, by emergency c-section on November 4th. The babies are now 9-weeks old, home from the hospital and doing well. In this week’s issue of People, Nancy tells her story in her own words.


Click below for the interview and photos.


After losing my fiancé [Keith Griffin, who was murdered in 1979] theway I did, I never thought love and marriage, much less havingchildren, would happen to me.

I met David [Linch, 49, an investment banker] after Keith died. We’dmaintained a long-distance relationship over the years. Last April Isaid, ‘Let’s do it.’ He said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Get married — thisweekend.’

I always wanted a family. I was 47 when I got pregnant. I’d been trying for a couple of years and thought it would never happen.

Initially, I didn’t know I was carrying twins. Then I went in for aroutine ultrasound and there were two heartbeats. They were referred toas Baby A and Baby B. Early on I was told I had lost Baby B, thatsomehow I had miscarried. The doctors referred to this as the ‘disappearing twin phenomenon. Several weeks later, they found a second heartbeat; the twin was back.

Soon after, a doctor told me my cervix was too short to carry twinsfull term. She said, ‘You will have to consider selective termination.’I freaked out. I sat up in my paper gown and said, ‘No way! I am notaborting one of the twins!’ I was referred to a specialist and, sureenough, the cervix was perfect.

In August I was having horrible abdominal pains and trouble breathing. My feet were so swollen I could only wear flip-flops.

On November 4th David took me to Northside Hospital in Atlanta because I couldn’t breathe. The doctor said, ‘You’ve got pulmonary edema.’ My lungs had been filling up with water.

Ninety minutes later the twins arrived by emergency c-section. Lucywas breech and weighed 2 lbs, 15 oz; John David was 5 lbs, 1 oz. A weeklater I had to go back to the ER because I had blood clots in my lungs. Now I’m on long-term blood thinners.

Before I had the babies, I never really let myself love 100%. Lucyand John David have changed all that. There’s no way I can’t love them200%. I can’t imagine the world without them.

Source: People, January 14th issue, p. 152-152.
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