I've been meaning to write up this post about the twins and the birth for about 6 weeks now, but I had decision to make first (more on that later).
So the delivery went very smoothly. We did have to wait around a bit so our family got all antsy without hearing any news, but everything else went very well. Babies were both healthy and happy and (in my eyes) absolutely gorgeous. Our hospital stay was wonderful. Everyone was so kind and helpful and lovely to us. C-sections are no joke for the next couple of days, but my wonderful hubby took care of everything possible so I could recoup. Seriously, I didn't change a diaper for three days!! He's absolutely amazing.
Our only real hiccups were that I developed into quite the medical photo op freak complete with THREE separate rashes and thought I'd rather like to pull off all my skin and start anew. (I got PUPPS before delivery, an almost chemical burn like rash from the sheets at the hospital, and then my skin freaked out at home with some reaction to lotion or shower gel. I really was hideous and itchy.) Also a hiccup, little girl had some issues latching on and sucking at first. Thankfully a lactation consultant at the hospital got her straightened out by teaching Eric how to finger feed.
As for feeding now, I don't want to brag, but I'm feeling pretty good about my accomplishments. I'm able to tandem feed (it's easier with help, but I've been able to do it alone too!) and we've got them on a 3 hr schedule during the day and two 4 to 5 hr stretches at night. We supplement with about an ounce or two of formula right before bed to try for a longer stretch of sleep. Sometimes it works really well, sometimes it doesn't... But it's still a work in progress!
So, as to my decision... I've come to realize that I can't really keep up with two blogs. See I also have my photoblog (which fell by the wayside this past year) where I post using my real identity and name. I was hesitant to link to that because I cherish my anonymity here... But then I realized that I'm not shy about my story IRL, why should I be here online? So, this will probably be my last posting here, but if you're so inclined, please join me over here at Drifty. Thank you to everyone who has provided the support I so desperately needed, and I'll be continuing to follow your stories as they unfold. Just instead of seeing 'M' as the commenter... You'll see my real name.
Hello, my name is Melissa, I'm an infertile who is lucky enough to be blessed with a wonderful husband Eric and two beautiful babies, Julia Marie and Nathaniel James.
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