9.29.2009

A Real Blog Entry

Yes, that's right I am going to attempt to post a real entry. The boys are sound asleep, the washing machine is going, dinner is on the BBQ, the floors are clean, the dishwasher is going, and I am going to take a minute to post a real entry.

I had a few questions asked in my comments so let me address those. The thing the boys were sleeping in is in fact a Pack N' Play. I got it on Amazon, it comes in two fabrics. Just search "Twin Pack N' Play." The wrap is a Moby wrap, it has two different holds for twins. I must say Aaden was not all that comfortable with Noah slightly on top of him, but it works great for just one little guy. I couldn't help, but laugh when someone commented saying that I make it seem doable. I am not sure if it is doable, I am taking it one day at a time and for us thus far it IS doable, but who knows what the future holds.

So we had another visit from the baby nurse. We talked about breastfeeding, and she mentioned such a simple thought... "why not try breastfeeding the boys when they are only slightly hungry?" What a thought... why didn't I think of that? So last night Aaden woofed down 3 oz. and I could tell that he was still a little hungry, so instead of jumping up and warming up some breast milk from the fridge. I gave it another try. Holy crap... he did it! No fussing, no frantic crying because it wasn't coming out fast enough, just a great latch for 15 minutes and then he was out like a light. So no, I am not going to exclusively breastfeed because for our lives the pumping is working best, but I do plan to do it more often and probably every night before bed.

Today I had a follow up with my OBGYN. My incision is almost completely healed and my uterus is almost down to its normal size and best of all I am down 33 pounds. That means only 9 to go to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. How about that? However my pre-pregnancy weight wasn't ideal, I had gained some during IVF #2 and the holidays that I never lost. So another 20 pounds would be good. Although I am not "dieting" right now, but I am being active and paying close attention to what I put in my mouth. It must be the "I have twins and have no time to relax diet."

Maternity clothes... I had a battle with them today. I couldn't decide what to do with them. Do I save them? Do I want another baby? Will I want these clothes if I do get pregnant again? Do I want another baby? Do I want another baby? Hummm... ask me at 2 a.m. and I might say No, but ask me while my angels are sleeping in my arms and heck yes I want a little girl, and soon! So, I kept them. Right now they are in garbage bags in the corner of our room. But babies are not in our near future because I got a prescription for birth control pills today. Imagine that... me on BCPs and it is NOT for an IVF cycle! I really never thought I'd be here. Thank you lord for blessing us with this pair of miracles!

9.24.2009

Sleepy Videos, Daddy's Tattoo, and Thank You

Big thank you to a wonderful reader for the new header and for showing me a great site for backgrounds!
Gabe's new tatoo for his boys!


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9.23.2009

A Rough Night and Beautiful Pictures

Ugh, we had a rough night. We were in such a routine and then BAM! Still awake and wanting to eat at the same times, but lots of little fussy bits in between. The swaddle blankets were in the wash, and I think that had a lot to do with it, or maybe we are entering a rough patch.

Yesterday a friend of mine came to the house to take photos of the boys. I don't think they could get much cuter. Cyndi is great, please check her out over at Bella Jackson Studios. She has twins too, and she took these pictures for us out of the goodness of her heart. We are so very thankful to have captured these memories. Thanks Cyndi!