Like our nieces and nephew, Bobby had to take the girls to see his expensive toys. Although the girls didn't get to ride around in the truck yet, you should have seen the grown men at the fire station ogle over my babies. Cracked me up. I guess the funniest part is that Kristin pooped all over the fire chief's office! Hehe!!
Bobby went back to work yesterday and so far we survived the first night without him. He works 24 hours on and then 24 hours off. However, he had to work overtime so he is gone for 72 hours straight. It is a LONG night by yourself when 2 babies are screaming and you can't get to the 2nd one fast enough. Thankfully we all survived 'til morning. Now 2 more nights.
I have some wonderful friends that have brought me food and came and helped hold the babies so I could take a shower. The girls are getting into a little bit better of a sleep pattern at night, especially Lara. I have to wake her to feed her every 3 hours when her sister is up, although Kristin is up WAY more than every 3 hours. You'd think the smaller baby would need more attention and food, but nope! Hopefully, soon we will get on a better sleep schedule, at least for my sanity.
You know someone told me twins weren't all that hard- oh yeah that lady had triplets!
Wow the girls are 2 weeks old today and although I get VERY few hours (2 if I am REALLY lucky) of sleep in a row- I am still alive and so are they. Which is a good thing!
The girls had their 2 week old pedi appt yesterday. Kristin weighs 7lb 6oz and is doing well, no more jaundice. Lara is 5lb 14 oz and she also got a clean bill of health. Dr B was super happy as they had gained 12 and 11 oz respectively after the initial loss after birth. He will see them back in 2 weeks for their 1st round of shots. More poor babies! I hate shots although I have done them to myself, I still don't like them!
So here are my bay-bies enjoying their activity mat. They like being with each other and often I catch them staring at each other! So cute! Lara even sucked on the back of Kristin's head while they waited for me to get set up so they could eat. Everyone around here is learning patience! (Lara is the "top" baby and Kristin on the "bottom")
I am MORE than exhausted! But I thought I would put up some pics of the girls for those who have not seen them.
This is Kristin Jean- my jaundice baby! Already showing that she is the oldest child- very independent!
This is Lara Anne- my big eater! She'd stay attached to the breast ALL day and night if she could!
Bobby and I are overwhelmed and overjoyed! Hard to believe tomorrow they will be a week old! More pics to come when I actually get some sleep- more than 1 hour at a time! Wouldn't change it for the world!
BTW- Reese has a new attitude! Suddenly he is running- I mean running to "guard" the girls. He hasn't been this spunky in awhile! The girls have taken at least 2 years off of him! I guess the girls give him something to do!
Ummm.. that is exactly what my dr said as I waddled down the hall in his office today! Yeah, I am still pregnant! DUH!
Anyway, he teased me for a few minutes about going to the hospital not getting my way so signing myself out and refusing medical treatment- which is only partially true. I didn't want anything to stop labor and I think I can rest better at home. I mean seriously who would rather be in a hospital bed than in your own bed?
He checked and I am 4 cm and he is like How are you still pregnant? I don't know, that's why I pay him! He is in surgery the next few days and wants to induce me but is checking his schedule and will call me and let me know- Wed, Thurs or Fri! Just depends! Now that I know he isn't making me wait until 39 weeks I am a much calmer and happier pregnant lady! I will probably go into labor on my own as I "rest" (which I am seriously going to do), no more walking or anything to MAKE myself go into labor- so it will probably happen on its own!
Updates to follow as soon as I know myself! And a last belly shot if I get so adventurous- remember I am relaxing!
Bobby and I headed to L&D late last night/early this morning as my contractions were 8 mins apart. They hooked me up to all the monitors and slowly the contractions start to spread out. The nurse wouldn't call Dr M and the dr on call wanted to give me meds to stop contractions. I opted to come home and "rest" instead. They want me to be 37 weeks, which is in 2 days.
Everyone wants me up and walking and all I really want to do is sleep, I am exhausted. IF I jump start labor today I won't be good during the whole process as I am completely worn out!
I am 35 years old. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Bobby. We have been married for 6 years and tried to conceive for 20 months (18 cycles). We are smitten with our 2 beautiful girls!
June 2006- Nah... let's wait one more year to try to have kids. Ahhh our ignorant bliss!!
April 2007- Came off bc pills- Holy crap, what are we thinking??
June 2007- Ok, school is out, now let's 'really' try
August 2007- I got a positive HPT (home pregnancy test) YAY!!
September 2007- 1st OB appt got a pic of my 'blob'
October 2007- 2nd OB appt- u/s no heartbeat- opt for a D&C (15th)
November 2007- Dr says ok to ttc again- Thanksgiving got BFP (big fat positive) on an hpt, you're going to m/c AGAIN call from the dr's office
December 2007- D&C for m/c #2 dr gives us the green light to ttc again, tells us we have "bad luck"
February 2008- dr does u/s, holy shit I have PCOS and a reason for the m/cs!! Start Metformin and dr says to lose weight on a low carb diet! South Beach started (2-24)!
March 2008- Clomid round 1 , also got the CBE fertiltiy monitor, got a "peak reading" BFN (big fat negative) lost 11 lbs first 2 weeks on South Beach
April 2008- Round 2 of Clomid- no peak reading, lost 26 lbs so far
May 2008- U/S shows BIG cyst from Clomid- no clomid for me and no AF either until it goes away- pissed and I hate my body, lost 35 lbs
June 2008- decided enough was enough- going to Jones Institute- they'll get me pregnant! no meds this cycle, just had fun and enjoyed being with my husband, started Acupuncture too, lost 38 lbs
July 2008- AF show in time for Jones consult and it was the perfect day to get bloodwork started and they said go ahead and take some more Clomid- if not pregnant it is time to do more tests on you and check Bobby, 6 follicles and 1st Ovideral shot
August 2008- BFN- HSG for me (all clear) and a SA on Bobby ("normal") more Clomid, lost 43 lbs total
September 2008- U/S revealed 3 eggs- ready for IUI- gave myself my first HCG trigger!! BFN!! 46 lbs lost total!!! HSG revealed asymmetrical uterus/fibroids, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy schduled for Oct, back on bc pills
October 2008- Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy done- small fibroid/ 3 spots of Endometriosis removed- 10/24 Follistim/Ganirelix study started 75 units of Follistim, 48 lbs lost total!
November 2008- u/s 3 mature follies, BFN, 50 lbs total