Things have been going pretty well here. Except yesterday. This is all I am going to say about this...but if you find yourself in a similar situation, this information will be very valuable to you: don't let yourself get to the point, after major abdominal surgery, where you haven't gone to the bathroom in a week. It isn't a good situation.
On to better things! On our first night home (Friday), we took a bath to get the yucky hospital off of us.
First, a little tummy time!
Sweet Jack. He is my laid back baby. It startles me if he ever lets out a cry, because he is so easy going! He also looks so much like Paige to me.
Baby Braley. He is going to be the biggest momma's boy - which I love : ) He loves to be cuddled and held, and LOVES nursing. I think if he had his way, any awake time he had would be with a boob in his mouth. We already decided that the 'bananas over mommy' jammies will be worn by little bitty Braley.
Neither Jack nor Braley were fans of the bath. I can't wait for their cords to fall off so we can bathe them in the kitchen sink. Paigers loved that so much as a baby. We just cradled her head and let her body free-float in the water. I'm excited to let the boys try that.
I'm feeling pretty well too. Besides yesterday. But we won't talk about that. I am weepy on and off, which is to be expected at this point. I have these moments where I think I can't possibly manage this. I start to feel overwhelmed and I let it get the best of me. But then there are moments like right now. I feel like this is going to be awesome and I can't believe how blessed we have been.
Things that I will need to repeat and to be repeated to me are: this is so, so temporary. Any hard phase we happen to be in will pass. I will look back on these days fondly, and miss them terribly. The days of tiny babies are fast and fleeting, and need to be cherished. We are undeniably lucky.
Sleep: going pretty well. They have one 4 or 5 hour stretch of sleep every night, which is great. We have been getting 7 or so hours of sleep at night, just broken up. But with newborn twins - that is pretty amazing. I am also not one to follow the: babies must be woken every 3 hours at night to eat. I don't believe in that. They eat every 2-3 hours during the day, so I don't feel bad letting them get their sleep at night. They have a weight check today, so if they aren't gaining enough, we will obviously re-evaluate the situation. But I think they are doing just fine. Those kids have more wet diapers than we can handle! We have gone through a whole box since Friday.
Thanks for checking in! I will update on our weight check later this afternoon.