The View’s Abby Huntsman reveals newborn twin daughter spent 2 weeks in NICU: 'Life is hectic'

Looking back. Abby Huntsman opened up about the time her 2-month-old twin daughter, Ruth, spent in the NICU following her July birth.

“We ended up in the NICU for two weeks with one of them,” the View cohost, 33, revealed on the Tuesday, September 3, episode of the show following her maternity leave. “Her lungs were developing. The nurses and doctors — you feel so, so thankful for them. I was going back and forth for two weeks to feed William at home, to feed Ruth in the NICU. Meghan [McCain], I talked to you every day and you were such a help to get me through all of that.”

The ABC personality added, “I have such an appreciation now for parents who are still sitting in the NICU, still hoping their baby is going to be OK. But the babies are doing wonderful and life is hectic. I drink a lot of coffee and a lot of wine.”

The Pennsylvania native and husband Jeffrey Livingston welcomed their twins in July. Ruby and William joined their 21-month-old sister, Isabel.

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THE VIEW - Senator Bernie Sanders is the guest today Monday, November 26, 2018. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) JOY BEHAR, ABBY HUNTSMAN, SEAN HAYES
THE VIEW - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the guest today, Monday, 11/12/18. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN, JOY BEHAR
THE VIEW - Illeana Douglas is the guest, Tuesday, 10/2/18 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Jeff Neira/ABC via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
THE VIEW - 'The View' welcomes Pete Souza and Charlotte Pence on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
THE VIEW - Planned Parenthood's new president, Dr. Leana Wen, joins the co-hosts LIVE for her first interview since the announcement of her new role today, Thursday, September 13, 2018 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABc via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Abby Huntsman attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
THE VIEW - Stormy Daniels is joined by her attorney, Michael Avenatti today, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
THE VIEW - George Papadopoulos joins the Hot Topics table on The View, Tuesday 9/11. The former Trump campaign adviser was sentenced today to 14 days in jail for lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He will be joined in studio by his wife Simona. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
THE VIEW - (9/4/18) Season 22 of 'The View' premieres with new co-host Abby Huntsman and guest Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty images) ABBY HUNTSMAN
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Abby Huntsman attends Vivienne Tam FW2017 Runway Show show at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Vivienne Tam)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Journalist Abby Huntsman attends a luncheon hosted by Glamour and Facebook to discuss the 2016 election at Samsung 837 in NYC on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Abby Huntsman attends a special edition of SiriusXM's No Labels Radio, airing on SiriusXM POTUS at SiriusXM Studios on May 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Mary Anne Huntsman and Abby Huntsman attend Time and People's annual cocktail party on White House Correspondents' Weekend at St Regis Hotel on April 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time and People)
Ari Melber and Abby Huntsman attend the 'Bloomberg Businessweek's 85th Anniversary Celebration' at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Abby Huntsman and Husband Jeffrey Livingston arrive at the Gridiron Club Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 2015. The annual dinner is a massive white-tie gathering of media and political elite. (Erin Schaff/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Abby Huntsman is the guest host on 'THE VIEW,' airing Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Jeff Neria/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Mario Lopez (R) interviews Abby Hunstman during her visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Abby Huntsman visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Toure, Krystal Ball, Jon Huntsman Jr. and Abby Hunstman attend at Carnegie Hall on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Abby Huntsman appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Abby Huntsman appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Donny Deutsch and Abby Huntsman appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Abby Huntsman appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Abby Huntsman visits at SiriusXM Studios on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: Abby Huntsman Livingston speaks at Women In Politics Panel With Chelsea Clinton hosted by Glamour magazine at 92nd Street Y on March 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (L-R) Editor-in-chief of Glamour Cindi Leive, Abby Huntsman Livingston and Nicole Wallace attend Women In Politics Panel With Chelsea Clinton hosted by Glamour magazine at 92nd Street Y on March 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Glamour)
EXETER, NH - JANUARY 09: Daughters of Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, (L-R) Mary Anne, Abby and Liddy, pose for photographers after a 'Restoring Trust Rally' January 9, 2012 in Exeter, New Hampshire. With the New Hampshire primary only one day away, the candidate continued to campaign in the Granite State. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: (L-R) Mary Kaye Huntsman, 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman, and Abby Huntsman enter the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
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“‘Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your [heart],’” Huntsman wrote on Instagram at the time. “Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey came into this world last night bright eyed and beautiful. Couldn’t be more in love and thankful for a smooth delivery. The human body is truly an amazing thing. So are the amazing doctors and and nurses who make it all possible.”

The journalist announced that she was pregnant with her second and third children on a January episode of The View. “My husband, by the way, fainted in the doctor’s office when we found out,” she said. “I was sitting there with my feet in the stirrups with the robe on and he passes out.”

She and the banker tied the knot in 2010.

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