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  • I'm Glad They're Mine Too: October 2006

    I'm Glad They're Mine Too

    The life of a SAHM with twin boys and a 4 year old little girl.

    Monday, October 30, 2006

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    Coming home outfit that my mom got them:

    These I just took the other day:

    Here are more pics:




    Sorry I've been MIA!

    LIfe has been hectic with the boys but it hasn't been too bad. It's actually been easier that I thought! Kalynn is more work than the boys right now. I'm anticipating for that to change. Apparently, when preemies hit full term they start acting like newborns. And I still stand by my statement that I'm SO glad that I had Kalynn before I had the boys. I know how to change diapers, I know the little things that they do, and especially with bf'ing. I know what's normal, if they're going through growht spurts. I'm much more relaxed. We don't hover over them like we did with Kalynn.

    Ryker is getting more awake. He's more alert to where he can feed on demand, which is good. The hospital had them eating every 3 hours, because they wouldn't wake up on their own. But now, they're eating about every 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Ronin is getting there too. When one of them is hungry , we always feed the other one. Breastfeeding is going pretty well. Ryker is a great little nurser. He's so cute when he makes these cute little noises! Ronin still his having trouble nursing. He's still so little, but I'm sure it'll be a matter of time. They've been getting nothing but breastmilk, haven't had a need for formula yet. But they're starting to eat more so my stash is dwindling! Hopefully, I can keep up.

    They are gaining weight very well! As of last Friday, Ryker is 6 lbs 12 oz and Ronin is 6 lbs! Ryker is getting SO chubby!!

    I'm really excited for the holidays. I can't wait to spend them with our new little boys!!

    Of course, going to post some pics!

    While in the hospital:

    Ryker's bilirubin levels were still high so they put him under this biliblanket:

    Big sister holding one of the babies:


    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    They're here!!

    Ronin William arrived at 12:40 pm 4 lbs 11 oz and Ryker Joseph arrived at 12:41pm 5 lbs 12 oz via c-section..

    Monday I went for my Dr's appt. I was 5 cm dilated so he decides to go ahead and deliver the babies.

    I was ok, until I started getting prepped for surgery...I started to FREAK OUT. I started crying, I wasn't ready for this. I was terrified of having surgery.

    We get into the OR. The anetheologist administers my spinal. That was no big deal. It starts to take effect immediately..My collar bones start to hurt, and I can't breathe. I get REALLY nauseous and puke. It was just awful. I start freaking out and saying I want to go home..I was just SO scared..I wasn't ready for them to be here, I wasn't ready for the surgery. They were CUTTING ME OPEN!! The anestheologist guy gives me something to relax and I did feel better. It was such a blur.

    Recovery has been very difficult. It's been a lot more painful than I expected.

    Babies had to be on O2 hoods. The next day they were on room air. They are doing very well for 34 weekers. Ryker nurses, but he forgets to breathe. He also has trouble taking the bottle. Ronin can't nurse very well, but he has no problems breathing and eating, and no trouble with the bottle.

    Another issue they're having is weight gain. So, I've been nursing them and pumping. After I nurse them, they'd get the BM (breastmilk) that I pumped. Then they'd get a special formula (it has more calories than regular formula). At the hospital I was nursing them every 3 hours and then immediately afterwards, pump. So hopefully, they'll start gaining well.

    I got released, and I'm pumping every 4 hours since they're still at the hospital.. Hopefully they can come home after a few days.

    Here are a couple of pictures!

    Saturday, October 07, 2006

    Hospital again

    I just spent the last week in the hospital :(

    Monday was my appt. I ended up being dilated to 4 cm. So the Dr immediately sends me to the hospital. He at first told me that I would be there til I had the babies.

    The stay went ok, considering everything. The nurses were SO nice. Heck, everyone was very nice! One of them even got me in a wheelchair and gave me a tour of the hospital and then went to the courtyard. Lisa (my sister) came and visited me and brought me Chick Fil A, and lent me her Game Boy, so that was SO nice. Mom gave me some gorgeous night gowns, and a robe and some magazines. That really brightened my day.

    I appreciate all the calls to the hospital and the emails/calls while I was on bedrest! Aunt Julie sent me a little photo album of Kalynn when she was at Little Gym!

    During that week I barely had contractions. So Thursday, the Dr felt it would be ok to send me home on Saturday (today). I'm still on the medicine to keep the contractions at bay til 36 weeks. I'm no longer on bedrest, but I still have to take it easy.

    So today, I met our friends for lunch. Then went to a consignment store and Babies R Us. Don't worry, Bill had me ride in the wheelchair.

    I haven't been out in public in about 8 weeks before today. OMG, I felt like a huge spectacle! I felt like people were staring and gawking at me. So that was really weird.

    I have some belly pics that I'll post:

    34 weeks!

    And my big old belly in all its glory: