Saturday, November 15, 2008
At 37 weeks, Aaron and I arrived at the hospital at 5am for a scheduled C-Section. The check-in and prep time took longer than the whole procedure. At 7:25am we welcomed Baby A feet first into the world at 18" and 5 pounds 9 ounces. At 7:27 am we welcomed Baby B feet first and peeing all over into the world at 17.75" and 5 pounds 6 ounces. They are beautiful baby boys. The boys appear to be identical as they ended up sharing one placenta.
Both boys are healthy and gaining weight, although they both required some minor supplementing the first few days. Baby B was born with very low blood sugar, so he had a cup feeding of formula just after his bath. He continued to have issues with his blood sugar for the first 24 hours. After 3 bottles and the warming lamps he stabilized his blood sugar and is a nursing champ. Baby A started to lose too much weight in the hospital, so he received a couple of supplements. Once my milk came in both boys have had no problems.
We have been home for one solid week now and have fallen into a good groove. The nights are a bit long, but we are getting used to it. The biggest difference between bringing the boys home and bringing one baby home is the inability to tag team the older kids and baby(ies). When we brought AJ home Aaron was strictly in charge of entertaining and meeting JP's needs. I had thought we would do the same this time, but 2 babies really need 2 adults that first week or so. Especially at night. Just think of a blurred round robin of me feeding, Aaron burping and diapering. Then switch. Non stop all night. The boys do sleep beautifully from about 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Those are good sleeping hours.
At 10 days old here are some differences we see in the boys:
A-loves to stay curled in a ball, keeps his hands in fists up by his face in defense, think he will have an innie, has chubby cheeks, he squeaks more, has a high pitched cry, and more hair on top.
B-loves to stay sprawled out, think he has an outie, has a thin face, long forhead, less hair on top, has more patience than A.
Monday, November 3, 2008
It seems like just yesterday we were surprised with the news of our twins. Now here I sit a mere 2 days aways from seeing the sweet faces of the two little guys who have been kicking me daily.
This afternoon everything became very real when the hospital called to pre-register my c-section. Wow.
5am arrival Wednesday morning with a start time of 7am.
I want to just sit for the next 48 hours and hold AJ because I know the moment the boys are born she will seem just so "big".
Saturday, November 1, 2008
As if scoring and tackling wasn't enough the boy also had an awesome play at quarterback. He threw a perfect TIGHT spiral complete for a Cowboys 1st DOWN. YEA! Final Score 30-12. Cowboys win.
Then came Halloween. JP and AJ came up with their costumes on their own. Lilo and Stitch.