It's ironic that I spent almost 9 months absolutely terrified of preterm labor & time in the NICU... it just seemed like a foregone conclusion with twins. Then weeks and weeks and weeks passed, and even though I had been 4cm since 34 weeks, nothing was happening and they had to induced me at 39+ weeks just to get the stubborn little buggers out! I know!! They'll be 7 months tomorrow. I don't know how it's possible but these past 7 months have flown by & have felt like the longest 7 months of my life, all at the same time. Had an epidural and 2 of my 3 babies were delivered with a vacuum, but all were delivered after only 20 minutes of pushing, max. With DD1, I didn't dilate evenly and had a "lip" that she couldn't make it past. So they used just a tiny bit of suction to help her past it. Pushed for about 20 minutes but it was my first time so I probably only had about 5 minutes of GOOD pushing, lol. With DD2, she was apparently have some pretty bad decels whenever a contraction came when I was trying to push, so after only about 2 pushes, they put the vacuum on her and got her out ASAP. She came out sunny side up, screaming at the doctor & peeing all over him -- she was just fine. DD3 didn't need any assistance... she came 14 minutes after DD2 with only 3 pushes. She was over a pound heavier than DD2 too.