LURKING....DH and I have been trying to figure out a way for me to stay home with my girls. It is very hard. We could do it with just his income but it would be extremely tight. We now have 4 kids and incedental expenses pop up ALL THE TIME! Especially when they are in school. My oldest had braces and the second will surely need them in the next few years. Right now I work full time (no option for part time in my line of work). I really would love to stay home with them and there is a possiblility that by next year I may be able to. In the meantime I just try to remind myself that me working is the best thing for my entire family and there really isn't much choice but to accept it. I did stay home for 17 weeks though (babies were in the NICU for the first 7), which was nice.View Thread
I don't know what a belly band is but it sounds like the same thing. It's just a wide piece of elastic that secured with Velcro. You wrap it around your belly tight and it keeps everything in place. I was shocked at how much better it made me feel. They may give you one at the hospital.View Thread
A binder is like a wide elastic belt that goes around your belly afterwards. It keeps you from having that "I think my insides are falling out" feeling. It really helps a lot. My hospital gave me one automatically but if yours doesn't I would ask for one just so you have it as an option.
I am doing well. The recovery is slow but I am getting better everyday. The girls are doing very well. Emma is breathing on her own and Reagan is almost off the CPAP. Both are starting to gain weight. They will be there for a while still. I can't wait to get them home, they couldn't be any cuter!
Can't wait to hear your story. I wish you the best of luck!View Thread
That's exciting! I'm sure you cannot wait to meet your little ones. Are the babies breech or are they doing the c section because of your blood pressure? I'll give you some advice...make sure they give you a binder before you leave the hospital. It makes your recovery much easier.View Thread
I know, crazy right! On Tuesday the 5th I was getting ready for work when my water broke. We went to the hospital and sure enough baby A's water broke. I was immediately put on total bed rest and magnesium (which is horrible) to stop any contractions long enough to get steroids and antibiotics. Two days later I had all the steroids the babies needed and was basically just waiting for labor to start. Sunday night I noticed some lower abdominal discomfort and the fluid I was leaking turned a pink color. Well within an hour I was having a c section.
Baby A (Emma) weighed in at 2lbs 11oz and baby B (Reagan) weighed in at 3lbs 4oz. Both babies are doing very well and breathing on their own. I'm pumping what I can, but my milk hasn't really come in yet. I will be discharged on Thursday and am dreading going home without the twins. They are so precious! I know they are in good hands and have a long road ahead of them but I feel encouraged by how well they are doing so far.View Thread
We met with the Dr today and he of course can't give us an exact time he said he would guess the babies would be discharged between 34-36 weeks. Friday they will be 30 weeks so not toooooo bad.View Thread