I'm sorry to hear that your BP is up. I spent 14 days of the last month of my pregnancy in the hospital. All told, I was admitted 6 times. I hope that you can spend most of the rest of your pregnancy at home. I'm looking forward to your birth story.View Thread
I'm the opposite of you. I wish I could afford daycare for my twins, LOL! They really are a handful sometimes when they both need to eat at the same time, or are both crying.
Congrats on your girl starting to smile so early. My babies are smiling a little and cooing also. I wish they would do it all the time.
I'm also having trouble making enough milk. I pump maybe 2 oz every 5-6 hours. What type of formula does your daughter eat? Mine are on Enfamil Alimentum and it stinks really bad, but they are spitting up a lot less.
It's so exciting but so hard to wait!!! When my husband and I were finding out the genders, our daughter was easy to see, but our son was turned around backwards. We had to wait an additional 2 weeks to find out that he was a boy. I know that you'll be happy with a girl or a boy for Baby A, but it's so nice to know for sure so you can start getting the nursery set up, clothing bought, etc.View Thread
I gained 38 lbs all together, but only about 25 lbs was real baby weight and the rest was water weight. I've lost 45 lbs in so far. I didn't get really big until the last month, and then I spent 2 weeks off and on in the hospital.
My babies are vampires. They like to sleep all day and party all night. Sometimes they sleep for 2-3 hours at night at a stretch. The worst part is when they both start screaming at the same time. I hate having to feed them both simultaneously. I have to put the bigger one (boy) in a Boppy on the couch, and then put the small one (girl) on my lap in the other Boppy. It wouldn't be so bad if that position didn't hurt my back so much.
I'm still out on maternity leave right now. I'll probably be going back at 8 weeks post-op. My c-section scar is completely healed up. My doctor did a great job and I've not had any complications. Even with a prescription for Reglan, I'm still not producing much breast milk. The babies eat formula mostly, but I try not to feel bad about it because from what I've heard, my Grandmother had the same issue when she was trying to breastfeed my Dad and his twin sister.
Yesterday my Mom and I took the babies to my husband's work so he could visit with us while he took his dinner break. Then, we went by my work and pushed them around in the stroller. This must have worn them out, because they slept pretty well last night.
By the way, I'm also allergic to bees. I hate it when I get stung! I hope everything is going well for you.View Thread
My twins used to kick each other all the time. Now that they're here, they are completely oblivious of each other. I was kind of bummed about it at first, but the plus side is that when one cries, the other one usually doesn't get upset. I think it's because they both spent time in the NICU and heard all the babies crying all the time. They must think it's normal.
I'm so excited that you're having twins, also! We've had quite a year on PAIF with the amount of twins.
I"m sorry to hear about your bee sting. I'm allergic to them, too. Luckily, I haven't been stung in a long time.
I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough couple of days. I've been having some, myself. I found myself feeding both babies at the same time this morning, which is really hard. Also, I'm so glad that breastfeeding is going well for you. I absolutely hate it. My girl is too small to latch on properly, although she tries and my boy sucks so hard, it hurts. I've just been pumping into a bottle for them. Even then, I only make a few ounces at a time.
I also tested anemic. What kind of iron pills are you taking, the over the counter ones or prescription strength? I need to start taking mine again. My doctor said that I could go off of a few meds after I had the babies, but he didn't know that I would test low.View Thread
I had my c-section on June 27th. Both of my babies were in the NICU so 5 hours after my surgery, I got out of bed and got into a wheelchair to go see them. I've never had such intense pain before, but I was determined to see my babies. I got to hold Erin later that night, but it was a few days before they let me hold James. They discharged Erin with me on Saturday and James got to come home on Monday.
I'm starting to get over the pain, but the sleep deprivation is pretty brutal. My husband is a store manager and works 60 hours a week. I don't get him up in the middle of the night to help with the babies because he has to get up so early and work such long hours. My mom's been coming over every day and I've been napping some, but it's not nearly enough.
My babies seem to have their days and nights mixed up. It's 2:30 am and they've been awake since 12:45. They pretty much sleep all day. It would seem that I could get rest then, but one or both of them is always waking up hungry or with a dirty diaper. I'm also struggling with breast feeding. I was looking forward to it, but I'm finding that I really hate it.
I really hope that you make it to your scheduled c-section. I hated leaving my baby in the NICU.View Thread