I have been trying to catch up, but I admit I have been bad at it. Thank you everyone for the congrats! I am going to attempt personals and my update.
Pa - Sorry about your mom. I hope you can come up with a solution that is best for everyone. As for you crying about the dress, how cute! I think we all have those moments. At least they are happy tears.
Thanks for the congrats. Not sure if you did congratulate me earlier or not, it has been hard to keep up. lol
Sara - So sorry you had to be admitted! You are in the best care there though and so are babies! I have heard about the smaller babies being better fighters than bigger babies. It's kind of like putting two adults to run a marathon, one is thinner and the other is heavier. The thinner one will go farther faster where the heavier one will give up a lot sooner. I also was told that stress releases a hormone that actually helps the baby develope faster so it's like they are already preparing for a marahon before it begins.
No worries, everyone will be fine, you will see! I am glad you have a great DH to help keep you sane.
Babyluv - Glad your appt went well and babies are measuring on track. What was funny in my case was that Ethan was head down, during surgery he moved to transverse, then came out butt first. Did you get anything scheduled for your surgery yet? It is nice to have a date to look forward to. How are you feeling about the surgery? I hope you have a better experience than me. I suggest not waiting until the following day to walk! Get up the same day because the meds will help! lol That's my advice.
Your kids are simply gorgeous! I love your pictures.
Katie - So Savannah is quite content huh? Soon enough you will be on the congratulation side! Now we are all waiting for you! I am glad that your reflux has been better. It is nice to not have any issues with that. It was immediately cured after delivery. It was horrible just before too, so glad that's gone. Not too much longer, omg, can you believe it? Are you ready for this? Any day now.
I think Savannah and Gracie will get along just fine if she likes her noisy toys. Any clue on how to keep Gracie away from chewing on Savannah's toys and Savannah away from chewing on Gracie's toys?
How can you be in the kitchen cooking all day and have no appetite? You are carrying a full term baby in that belly of yours. lol Love the belly pic by the way. I read that the bellies get oblong towards the end. Mine was too but then the last week or two I was lop sided. They liked my left side so I had a lot of baby on one side of me, well at least their tooshies.
Gi - Forgetting your anniversary, priceless! lol I keep track sometimes of how long Andrew and I have been together. We don't really celebrate though. I am glad that Kayla overrides your sadness. They do say that everything happens for a reason and although we may never understand it, there are always things that come to show us that we wouldn't have this miracle if we hadn't lost the other one. Then it becomes a little clear. Your dogs farting though made me laugh. Great transition from one sentence to another! Reminds me of Andrew passing gas while he was sleeping in the hospital and the nurses would come in in the morning and ask about me taking a shower when I had just had one. I think they smelled the stank and assumed it was me.
Angela - My scrolling doesn't go back far enough to give me a good update on you. I am glad you are enjoying the weekend though. How are you feeling lately? I hope you have found some energy and Gabriella's room is looking more and more complete.
Karen - I am so happy that you are going through this cycle. I have nothing but high hopes and baby dust for you! You have a bionic cervix now and nothing standing in your way. This is it for you, nothing but success!
Ronda, Lou, Tammy, Carolyn - Thank you all for stopping in with your kind words! You are all awesome.
AFM - Twins are a handful but honestly, it is better than I thought it would be. We did all come home yesterday by about 4pm. The first night went great. Andrew has been doing so well at getting up and helping. The only bad thing is that before we left the hospital we had to feed them formula because they just weren't eating enough from me. They were pooping and peeing ok, but not latching on long enough to make the nurses happy. (It was like my boob made them sleepy, they just wouldn't eat.) So when I got home I tried to pump and the pump tore up my nipples and areolas. The skin was (is) peeled off. So that made us have to go out and get formula. They are doing great with it and sleep longer and better. I know at least that they are eating well. We go for a two day check up tomorrow so I will ask how I can heal and get back in the game on the breastfeeding and pumping. Andrew likes being able to feed the babies now though so it isn't all so bad.
We have been co-bedding and it works out great. They keep each other nice and warm and sleep well together.
I am healing as to be expected I suppose. I can't believe how cut open I was. We measured my cut and it's about 8.5 in long. I had a spinal and boy was that a different experience. Quickly I felt my body fall asleep from my chest down. Just like when your arm has falling completely asleep and it is touched, same feeling I had during surgery. It was so strange to feel all the tugging and pulling, I just wanted it over. From start to finish I think it was about an hour in surgery. Andrew got to see my guts. lol He thought that was pretty cool. They took out my entire uterus to look at it and put it back in. I didn't get up to walk until the following day. That was painful! Took me over 30 minutes just to get out of bed and make it to the toilet just 5 feet away. I was shooting for the shower but I just couldn't do it. The nurse had to bathe me on the shitter. How embarrassing! She said it happens more times than you would think. At least I am not completely alone out there. lol I have been telling people that I can't understand how someone would elect to have this done. I rather go through 36 hours of labor than another c-section. lol Maybe it was all the tugging and pulling to get twins out, maybe it was the bigger incision, either way... I am glad I don't ever have to do that again. The pain is worth the result, but recovering is pretty hard. Not sure how long it will take to be back to normal, but I know each day will get better. Today I was able to change my first diapers!
I haven't been able to get up and do that till now so it was actually pretty exciting for me.
As for the in-laws... well they stayed long enough to see the babies and left. We had no idea they were leaving either till we got to my room. They were suppose to stay for another 2 days. So, the twins were literally just about two or three hours old and they were gone. We got home yesterday and Andrew about went postal. He spent a month working hard to get the house ready for the twins, worked hard to stay on top of their messes while they were here and we come home to a dirty mess. I don't know what they did to the floors but it took Andrew a while to scrub all that up, garbage all over the place, it was just bad. I could never leave anyone's house in that condition and they knew damn well we had two brand new babies to bring home. I am just glad they are gone!!!!!!
I am going to post pictures. I have no idea how big they will be and there are quite a few I am going to share.
Andrew all suited up
Just after birth, Ethan then Angelina
Meeting Angelina for the first time
Meeting Ethan for the first time
Angelina and Ethan all wrapped up
Proud papa, took just as we were leaving the OR
Ethan and Angelina all cleaned up
First night home, Angelina and Ethan