Our twins were born early at 33 weeks. We were unprepared for the additional time off this would require from both of us. We have a beautiful baby girl and baby boy. Our daughter should be home with us soon but our son had to have surgery to connect his esophagus to his stomach. He still has a long journey in the NICU. My job does not offer maternity leave. You have to use FMLA but it is unpaid. The additional gas and food has placed extra strain on us and without my check our bills have become a strain. My husband is working as hard as he can and if nothing changes he may have to pick up a second job. We want to be there for our babies as long as we can while they are in the NICU.