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Brooke Mueller Sheen Says Seeing Sons Was 'Frightening'

04/24/2009 at 05:00 PM ET
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Although well aware that carrying her fraternal twins any longer would have put Brooke Mueller Sheen “in serious jeopardy,” — she battled preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and cholestasis — there was no preparing the nervous mama and her husband Charlie Sheen for seeing their baby boys for the first time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “I went to the NICU to see [Bob and Max] and words can’t express how amazing and shocking to see two human beings that came out of me,” Brooke recalls.

“I was scared. Our babies had so many tubes on them, it was frightening.”

Reiterating that Max’s extended stay in the hospital was due to nothing other than low weight, Charlie explains that the circulating rumors of Max’s alleged heart condition derived from his diagnosis of ejection fraction. “It’s the volume at which the heart pumps and how much blood the heart can pump,” he says. “There wasn’t anything that any other premature child, especially a twin, doesn’t normally go through.”

With Bob and Max “gradually going toward normal” and the Mueller-Sheens settling down as a family of seven — including Charlie’s three daughters — Brooke is beginning to wonder whether her sons inherited any of her traits at all. “They are complete Sheens,” she says of her boys. “I’m like, ‘Can I at least have an ear?!’” As baby Bob is a clone of his father — noted by everyone in the NICU who lovingly referred to the baby as Charlie — Max seems to be taking after his grandfather, Martin Sheen.

As for 5-year-old Sam and 3 ½-year-old Lola, the big sisters are simply in heaven with the newest additions! “I think they think they might be dolls,” Brooke laughs. And while Charlie is happy to be a father for the fourth and fifth time around, he jokes that any maternal feelings stirring in his older daughter Cassandra Jade, 24, need to be ignored … for now!

“With her it’s more like, ‘Don’t get any ideas!’ At 43, I’m not ready for that label [of Grandpa].”

Source: Entertainment Tonight via OK!

– Anya

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sharon on

aww thats cute im glad they are happy and healthy!! very funny about charlie’s oldest daughter cassandra being broody haha!!

Brandi on

Wow I didn’t realize she had all those health problems! I did wonder about gestational diabetes because she got so big so fast, people were saying there was no way she could be due in April but she was. Luckily neither of my boys had to have NICU stays but I can imagine how scary that must be.

gianna on

I saw the babies on et yesterday and today, they are truly beautiful babies and charlie and brooke look so happy. Bob is totally charlie’s clone. I remember denise richards saying bob looked a lot like sam did as a baby, and she was right, he is all charlie and sam. Now max while brooke was holding him, he defintley favored her more, and didn’t look much like bob or charlie. Both boys are cute, and to me Max favors mom and Bob favors dad. I’m looking forward to seeing pics of these babies and jenna jameson boys, cause for me it seems most celebrities have either boy/girl or 2 girls twins.

Lauren on

I knew she had a rough pregnancy but never realized how many serious health problems she was plagued with. I thought she was just sick and uncomfortable a lot, which sucks in itself. She’s a real trooper for carrying through (not that she had much of a choice, but that had to be so tough). The gestational diabetes may explain why she got so large, no? I’m curious to see the babies.

GrandmaTo3 on

My daughter developed cholestasis with her first pregnancy. She was absolutely miserable and we were so afraid for the baby. I can’t even imagine having to deal with all of the issues Brooke dealt with! God bless her and those two little boys!

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