Big Brother mastermind Vanessa Rousso and her wife Melissa Ouellet announced the arrival of their twins yesterday. Both Melissa and her wife Big Brother‘s Vanessa Rousso were pregnant at the same time. Vanessa’s twins were born back in March, only a couple weeks after Melissa had their firstborn son. But Vanessa had an emergency C-section due to pregnancy complications, so the twins were born two months premature. Keep reading for the full story.
Big Brother: Vanessa Rousso & Melissa Ouellet Both Get Pregnant
In August, Vanessa Rousso and her partner Melissa Ouellet revealed they were expecting a little boy. Mel was carrying the child via In-Vitro Fertilization after several unsuccessful tries. Then only two months later in October, the Big Brother alum announced that she was pregnant, too. Not only that, but Vanessa was pregnant with identical twin boys. That’s a lot of diapers to change.
Melissa gave birth to their son, Lucas Valentino Rousso, on February 15. Both first-time parents were overflowing with “love and gratitude,” according to Vanessa. The Big Brother 17 alum’s wife deemed themselves “the happiest parents”.
Vanessa Suffers Health Decline – Gives Birth Early
Yesterday, Vanessa Rousso announced that she had the twins eight weeks ago on March 4. That’s only two-and-a-half weeks after Melissa Ouellet had Lucas. But the birth didn’t happen anytime near the former Big Brother player’s due date. Vanessa says she was “diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and rushed into an emergency c-section”.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that’s characterized by high blood pressure. But it can also result in severe complications for the mother and child. So, the Big Brother star had no choice but to undergo the ceasarian section. As a result, Vanessa and Mel got to meet Lorenzo Mark Rousso and London James Rousso a little earlier than expected.
Big Brother 17 Update: Twins Born Premature & Stay in NICU
Vanessa Rousso told followers that the twins weighed three-and-a-half and four pounds, respectively. The premature babies needed to stay in the Neonatal ICU for some time before the BB 17 player and Melissa Ouellet would be able to take them home.
But now that twins are “doing so well” says Vanessa, so they were able to go home with their parents. She says they are “so blessed”. She referred to their three new babies as their “three little miracles”. The new parents have had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic just like everyone else. But the two are grateful for their children, saying everything was “worth it”.
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