Thank for the encouragement, and again, congrats to you!! Can't wait for your u/s to see how many you have bakin'.
Sofia and Levi were 33w4d and weighed 3lbs6oz and 3lbs9oz which was a bit less than the 4+lbs they "should" have weighed at that gestational age. Our ped says they should gain 4-6oz a week, but as long as they are gaining we should be fine. We go see the doc this week, so I am curious to see what they weigh. Levi is clearly heavier at this point.
Yes indeed about the money. Daycare is quite pricey in our area (for quality care), especially times two!, and my with all the stress with my job, including all the after hours work, when you add together the pros and cons, it just makes sense to stay at home. Thanks for your thoughts about routine. DH goes back to work tomorrow and I was trying to put together a schedule for myself and the babies starting then. I know that otherwise I will go nuts! Sounds like Harper and Emory are doing great! Sofia and Levi did well with their 2 months shots. Levi was irritable and cried a lot that first afternoon, but then was as good as new. I am not sure their weights, but DH tries to weigh them on our personal scale. I think Levi is about 10 lbs and Sofia probably about 9. They were a bit smaller than your two to begin with. We should be going in this week for their RSV vaccine so I will get their weights officially then.
Yes, it will be/is a big adjustment. I just now feel like I am getting out of just "survival mode" with these two. Levi still doesn't nurse consistently, so I am busy nursing, pumping and bottlefeeding, and then cleaning all the bottles and pumping supplies which feels like a full-time job in and of itself at times! With time and routine I hope I will be able to have time for hobbies. I have already gotten subscription to paper so I can try couponing. I also got a binder to help me sort them...although the past two Sunday coupons are sitting unclipped yet. I will get there--with a routine to start tomorrow as I told Blair, since DH goes back to work tomorrow. It has been really special having this time together as a new family. His employer is very generous to give 12 weeks paid paternity. (I got none!) I am sure my DH will also want to jump in in the evenings as he is such a loving and awesome new dad.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!