Jamie Anne Allman has opened up on her difficult pregnancy. The Killing’s actress and her husband - True Blood’s Marshall Allman – welcomed twin boys on January 31. The babies – named Asher James and Oliver Charles – were born eighty-one days before her due date. Jamie didn’t take them home until April.
She tells US Weekly, “Oliver was 2 lbs., 11 oz., and he was discharged at 7 lbs., 7 oz. Asher was 3 lbs., but he was discharged from the hospital at 8 lbs., 1 oz.”
She added that her pregnancy was “horrible” and was put on bed rest throughout most of her pregnancy because she had a shortened cervix and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
“I puked seven to 12 times a day, and then I peed my pants every time I puked. I popped blood vessels all around my eyes from every time I vomited, and if I moved slightly I would puke, so I couldn’t really walk to the bathroom.”
All she could eat was “toast and apples” and shared, “My husband gave me snacks all day long, and I ate horribly because I couldn’t eat anything else. Pop-Tarts and Toaster Strudel really helped me!”
On the day she gave birth she explained, “They wanted me in the hospital for three months because the shortened cervix was slowly disappearing. Then I got a bladder infection and delivered that day.”
She had a C-section and shared, “They opened me up and Asher came out, then Oliver. I heard them cry and I looked over at Marshall to see what he was thinking. He looked at me and said, ‘It’s amazing.’”
However he then fainted and fell of his chair. When he awoke he began vomiting.
The new mom described the scene stating, “I was so nervous because I wanted to help him and I couldn’t do anything. So I just said, ‘You gotta get out of here!. He started crawling out of the operating room on all fours. He was fine. We’ll never forget that one because he videotaped the babies coming out, and right when they came out, boom! The camera stops.”
Asked if she wants more children- she says yes but not sure if she will use a surrogate one day. She says, “I kind of want maybe four more. I think it’s really amazing to have a big family. I’ve always wanted one.”