Mandy: Just checking the board to see if you delivered yet. Yes, the last few days does tend to feel longer than the last 9-10 months. When my OB checked me into the hospital at 34 wks and told me I would be there for another 2-3 wks until my scheduled C-Section, the few days I was there felt like an eternity. As circumstances turned out, I was only in the hospital a week before delivery, but I do know how slow time can pass when you are DONE and eagerly awaiting the birth of your new ones. HANG IN THERE!
OK, so the weight thing, I'm about a week post partum and the swelling has left my feet and ankles (thank god!). I'm told by my night nurse that my face is looking thinner as well. I've lost about 15-20 lbs so far (I didn't weigh myself on my home scale for the last 2-3 wks of the pregnancy and my OB scale is different from home so I can't quite tell exactly how much I've lost). My stomach is still pooching out (a couple of people thought I was still pre-delivery. wanted to KILL THEM) and I have about 20-25 lbs to go!!!!! If I knew this weight would come off as easily as the first 15-20 lbs, no problem. HOWEVER, we all know this isn't typically the case and probably reflects a chunk of the baby FAT gained (chunk -- no pun intended. LOL).
Twin update. Halen is home doing well. Asher is still in the NICU, but starting to feed like a champ. He took the bottle all yesterday and last night (no more gavage feeds). I think/hope this means he will be able to come home in a few days. He still needs his circumcision (OUCH
Vlada: So sorry you are having trouble with crying baby. Thankfully, both Halen and Asher are VERY CALM (so far) and cry very little. You are probably well aware of all the standard tricks -- swaddle, shooshing, holding the baby on her side while swaddled and you are shooshing, etc (all from the book "Happiest Baby on the Block"). What about sound machines (we have a lamb that plays rain/ocean/heartbeat sounds). Also, are you tracking what you eat? Is it perhaps a gas issue? Whatever you do, get her on a schedule for the boob. She needs to know YOU ARE THE BOSS. If you give her the breast to calm her, she will cry in order to get it (having the opposite effect you desire). This will exhaust you over-time. My night nurse has Halen on a strict 3 hour feeding schedule. He gets NO CHEATS in between.
WC/Rebecca/Kipatte/Croella/Robinsonpr: How are you and your little ones doing?
OK, back to my daily grind of boob and pump. I feel like by TTYs are on display for all to see. I don't even get to walk around with a top anymore.