Nancy Grace Recalls Emotion of Emergency C-Section
10/10/2011 AT 11:00 AM EDT
When we finished the dance, I knew we had executed a near-perfect waltz, and I looked straight at the twins in the audience. My knees buckled; I saw their faces and the rush of emotion from remembering that year, almost losing Lucy, being in intensive care, waiting and praying they would live ... it was overwhelming.
The buildup to Tuesday's results show was unbearable. I remember saying to Tristan, "If this is it, at least I know I danced my heart out. You choreographed a beautiful waltz to honor my twins ... the rest is up to America!" Turns out, those were good hands because we made it! Even now, I think I'm still in shock. Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas, who were sent home last week, gave quite a performance – they were great.
Lots of viewers think we relax after the results show, but the truth is far different. We talk to the press, say goodbye and then head home to try and get some rest before starting a whole new routine. I did get to meet Chubby Checker (on his 70th birthday!) who not only can clearly still do "The Twist" but he is one of the kindest, sweetest men I have ever met. I would ask him for some dance tips, but he is way out of my league!