Hi ladies! Sorry I've been MIA. I did deliver my twins last Friday, November 27th
. Chaz was born at 6 lbs 6 oz and Joslyn at 4 lbs 4 oz. Chaz was immediately taken to NICU (or Special Care as they call it here) because of his breathing rate. He was breathing way too fast. He ended up spending at total of 4 days in there.
My c-section experience went well for the most part. I was amazed at how fast they got in there and got the babies out. I hated only being able to see them for literally a brief second before they carried them out. DH got to follow them and be with them during my recovery. I was so jealous, lol! Apparently I bled quite a bit during the procedure though so it took a little while longer to get me stitched up. I was so sleeping laying on the that table I think I dosed off a few times. Then it seemed to turn into a bit of anxiety and I really had to concentrate on not freaking out. But I got through it.
From recovery, they wheeled me to my room and on the way I got to stop by the nursery to see both babies. I had to see Chaz from a distance which was pretty sad and DH was holding and feeding little Jos. To be honest, I didn't mind just going to the room alone for a while because I was completely out of it. Later dad and Jos joined me and she stayed in our room all 4 days we were there. I hardly got to see Chaz at all...only after I felt well enough to walk to Special Care which seemed to be a mile away. Finally on Monday they started letting him come to my room for feedings. As we got ready to be discharged Tuesday morning they told me he didn't fair well after his circumcision and his breath rate shot back up. They weren't going to allow him to go home with us. Although I knew it wasn't too serious, all the emotions just hit me at once and I cried like a baby! So we spent a night at home with just Joslyn and picked Chaz up on Wednesday morning.
Since then life has been completely crazy! We are on cloud 9 and completely exhausted all at the same time. I rented a pump from the hospital for $20/wk. It took a while for my milk to come in and like Amy said, they had me pumping from the start. I felt silly because nothing was coming out and I was thinking it was a lost cause. I'm just getting to where I'm pumping a totally of 3 oz. Which would be fine for one newborn but for 2 it's a struggle. Chaz is def a boob man, lol, and takes right to the breast. Jos loves it out of the bottle. I'm still having to supplement a little with formula but we're working it out.
The twins are doing great now and are teaching mommy and daddy how to do this parenting thing everyday. We have been dealing with constipation with both of them but we have a great pediatrition who has been helping us work through any problems. The are complete angels and I still can't believe they are mine!!
Physically I'm doing well. It was tough the first day home but then I realized I had gotten off schedule with my medication. What a different it makes!!! I had some issues with my bladder after the procedure. After they removed the catheter, I was getting sharp shooting pains anytime my bladder would get too full. It was so bad the first time they tried to get me to pee that I sat in the bathroom crying on the toilet. They had to put the catheter back in just to get me to empty. I had to force myself to go every 2 hrs or so so that my bladder wouldn't get too full. Apparently it's rare that it gets that bad for someone. I was just lucky I guess! I feel much better now though.
Oh well, I should probably be sleeping since they are sleeping now but it's hard. When they are sleeping is also the only time you have to get other things done.
Sorry I don't have time to get into personals but I hope everyone is doing well with their babies and to everyone else, not too much longer now!!