I am so sorry to have gone MIA, but I have been thinking about you… And now catching up. So glad to hear everyone’s stories, and definitely relate a little bit to each of you!
My twins were born 5 weeks ago, April 9.Ironic they came the first day of my scheduled maternity leave, although I was supposed to have a few more weeks to prepare! I had been have braxton hicks nonstop, then the real deal started - and baby a being breach went straight for a csection. They were born at 35 weeks; our girl completely healthy but only 4 pounds 6 oz. Our boy was big (6 pounds even at 35 weeks!) but his lungs not mature and he spent 10 days in the NICU. The first days were very hectic, taking care of a preemie newborn at home, getting family to babysit to run back to the hospital to see our little boy, dealing with depression big time (feeling all kinds of guilt about them coming early and having issues, although I know is not my fault…). So now 5 weeks out we are finally settled into a routine. And we have hired someone to help 5 hours a day during the week while DH is at work - I don’t know what I was thinking before that I could do it all on my own with twins, especially when the friends and family visits slowed, but it has been a godsend to have her extra set of hands around here!
Feeding has been a drama all on its own. Am bf but also supplementing with high calorie formula every other feeding due to low birthweight and my supply. Our girl latches well but I still worry about her weight since she was so small to start with and constantly wonder if she has enough, even now. Our boy had problems latching since he was on oxygen support the first days of life and I couldn’t feed him, so I finally gave up and also pump and bottle feed him (breastmilk every other feeding). Its been a bit exhausting but worth it - they are now healthy and weigh almost 9 pounds and over 7 pounds - considering my 40 week due date was last Saturday I consider that pretty good!
So that’s my quick update on 5 very busy sleep deprived weeks! Will try to be on more often for updates and to catch up with you all… Just wanted to post this so you all would know I didn’t drop off the face of the earth! Would love to also catch up with you on Facebook- can someone let me know how to find you all?
Wishing you all the best!