Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been on lately. As you can imagine, life has been busy! It's all about eating, sleeping, and changing diapers!
I had my scheduled c-section on Jan 31st. I delivered a Baby Boy, Emmanuel, at 9:28a he weighed 5 lbs 11 oz & measured 19.25 in. Our Baby Girl, Angeliki, came at 9:29a and she weighed 5 lbs 1 oz & measured 18 in.
The delivery went well, I ended up having a complication that night with excessive bleeding from a hemorrhage which later required me to get a blood transfusion of 2 units of blood. It took me a couple of days to recover and of course we were relegated to stay in the hospital during the big blizzard here in Chicago, but I'm happy to say that we're all doing well. We came home on Feb 3rd. And just trying to keep up with all the eating, sleeping, and diapers!
I'd say our biggest challenge has been feeding. I started them on breastfeeding only for the first four days, but then they weren't giving us enough diapers so we've also been supplementing them with formula. We had our first pediatrician visit last Wednesday and they're still underweight, so we'll be going in for weekly weigh-ins until the doctors are happy with their progress.
Other than that, we are so in love and so grateful to have them here in our lives. Everyone once in awhile I do remind myself how long it took for us to get here to be parents, and so happy we persevered because I not only embrace being a mom but don't know what I'd do without my "two". Thank you all for being here during the pregnancy and birth. It's been an amazing journey and I appreciate having each of you to share it with, who I felt really understands what it took to get here.
I will have to catch up on personals later, hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their little ones as we are
I'm attaching a picture of our two at one week old.
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