The boys came home yesterday, and we played it VERY low key with visitors. The evening went well and the night was NOT what I expected at all.
We got sleep! The boys were fantastic. Probably just a fluke, but with Gabe helping it was all so do-able, we got 7.5 hours of sleep, and I am already dressed with makeup and blogging.
I have well um... given up on breastfeeding. Wait, wait.. not on breast milk. I don't plan to stop that for a VERY long time, but the actual getting them to both latch and feed after have been given a bottle in the hospital was VERY hard for me, so I am pumping and giving them bottles. It is working well for us so that Gabe and other family members can help with the feeding. They are eating about 2 oz. each every 3 -4 hours and I am making 5 oz. every 3 hours. So, so far so good. I do in fact feel like a bit of a failure, but the most important part is that they are getting the breast milk.
Last night we got them both down at 10:30 with full bellies. So we hit the hay as well. At 2 a.m. both were stirring so we changed, swaddled, and feed them again. I also pumped at this time. The four of us were back to sleep around 2:30 a.m. At 4:30 a.m. Noah was awake so we got them both up and again changed, swaddled, and feed. All four of us were back to sleep around 4:50 and stayed sleeping until 7 a.m. I am thrilled! Now lets just hope this happens again tonight and nights forward. Today we plan to give the babies sponge baths! Today we will also be getting a dimmer switch for the light in our room, and we plan to try out the swaddling blankets we have. Did I mention I was in love with two little boys?