monday, december 12

Phone ames_emry

while i had some free time i wanted to get a few things down so that i can look back and remember how special this first week has been.

first of all who knew you could have so much love left in your heart for two more little beings.  i turn to mush when i see my boys.  it's safe to say i'm smitten.

and holy cow…moms to be out there never take for granted the process of leaving the hospital with your baby.  talk about a special!  we weren't sure going into last monday what the situation would hold as far as the babies being able to leave when i would be discharged.  and as the week went on and we encountered some issues like low blood sugar levels and ames being coombs positive that it probably wasn't going to happen i would be lying if i wasn't a bit sad.  but to find out on friday morning that they would be able to leave with us was beyond describable.  of course i was emotional…but they were happy tears i promise.  

we are adjusting well at home.  adali is happy to have jastin and i back home and is loving her "baby brudders".  she's finally gotten over the fact that their names aren't really buckle and strap (there were a few tears shed over that one) and is happy to use those names as just nicknames now.  she's had her "moments" over the last few days but both jastin and i agree that she has been great about all of the changes.

i'm not going to sugar coat anything about the first night…it was rough but it was all part of the learning process of getting to know what works best for each baby.  we did manage to get them on the same schedule and have a good system going now to be as efficient as possible with everything.  

i am nursing which, when people find out you are nursing twins think oye ve but honestly nursing these guys is 100% easier than the feeding process that was necessary with adali.  really, it's a piece of cake.  i realize it's early and this could change but right now i'm counting my blessings and enjoying it.  

we had our first check in with the pediatrician today and they were given an a+.  they had only lost a few ounces each in the hospital and since being home had each gained an ounce a day putting ames at 5 lbs. 6 oz. and emry at 5 lbs. 5 oz.  each 1 ounce up from their birth weight.  we will go back in a week to do another weight check and i'm optimistic it will go just as well as today's did.  

so as you can see, we're all running on a high and despite slight sleep deprivation seem to be doing a decent job so far at this whole parenting of twins thing.  should i be afraid the wheels are going to fall off at any moment?  i hope not, i'm having too much fun.      

thank you all again for all of your kind comments and congratulations.  we feel so blessed to have so many people care about our family and sharing in our happiness.  

much love,

mama a

4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Jennifer Teegarden says:

    The boys are so precious! I am so happy for you and your family that all is going well! I look forward to more photos and updates. Continued prayers that all will continue to go well!

  2. Mandy says:

    Quite possibly one of the most adorable pictures ever! So happy for you & your family! And way to go with nursing…I hope it continues to go so smoothly! I’m just now starting to wean Parker off & not sure why, but it makes me a bit sad, weird huh?! Soak up every minute with the new men in your life, the 2nd (& 3rd, for you) flies by even faster than the first!!

  3. Jenny says:

    So handsome! I don’t know who is on the left in the above picture, but I see Chilton. I also love how they are both holding their bellies, a definite Antisdel trait!

  4. Sandy says:

    adorable :)

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