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I can’t believe it has already been two months! I’m starting to believe the saying that the days are long, but the years are short. I’m sure this next year is just going to breeze by for us based on how the last two months have flown by! Look at how big they are getting! We settled into more of a schedule and routine. I wake the babies up everyday at 7am and if we’re all in a good mood, I put them into some cute clothes and we have a mini photoshoot. If we’re not in a good mood, then we go straight for the food! I feed them by myself using the Table for Two. My mom and my MIL/FIL trade coming every other day to help with the babies to allow me a nap in the morning/afternoon and to get some chores or work done. The babies eat every 3 hours all day with little naps in between. Then it’s either time for a walk or a bath and then we start our night routine and off to bed! Since the babies still wake up a lot and Wren makes a shit ton of squawking noises, the Mister and I take split shifts at night. I usually sleep from 10pm-2am and he sleeps from 3am-9:30/10am. We haven’t really been able to leave the house much. It’s just too much work to try to take the babies anywhere besides on a walk. There was one week where I only left the house 2 times – once to go to Target and once to go to the post office. And going to Target wasn’t really good for my self-esteem, the checkout girl asked me if I had a baby (I was buying bibs and diapers) and after I said, “Yes, two babies!” she told me I looked tired. Thanks, girl!
I’ve started working again – just a few sponsored posts here and there which are coming soon – but, I’m lucky that I can work at home on my own schedule and still be able to take care of these babies. It sucks to have to start working again so soon, but we need the income (it’s expensive to live in Los Angeles), and I need to maintain my blog or I will lose my readers/followers.I wasn’t really going to share this next bit, but after thinking about it, I realized that the New Mama Tribe is all online. It used to be that new moms called their moms or sisters for pregnancy or baby advice, but now, with a miniature computer in our hands all day long, we turn to the internet. Baby apps with forums, facebook groups, even Instagram – that’s where I get all the answers to my questions. While this next section is very personal, if it even helps out just one mama figure out whats wrong with her, then it’s all worth it!
So, I wish I was physically feeling better postpartum. At my followup OB appointment, my doctor diagnosed me with nipple thrush which explains why I stopped breastfeeding the babies and became a pumper. That shit is painful. It’s basically a yeast infection of the nipples/milk ducts. I thought the pain was due to incorrect breast pump shield sizes, I didn’t know it was thrush, so I had been living with it for 2 weeks and kept ordering different size breast pump shields via Amazon Prime and basically just cried while pumping. That was two very painful weeks. Luckily, my doctor prescribed me some meds and the infection cleared up. Before the doctor’s appointment, I had tried WebMd-ing the pain and came across thrush, but since the babies didn’t have it, I had dismissed it. My doctor informed me that she had thrush with all three of her pregnancies and her babies never contracted it in their mouths, so she wasn’t surprised the babies didn’t have it.
I’ll be posting a separate blog post soon with my thoughts on breastfeeding, pumping, and supplementing with formula and will link to it here.
Also, my doctor ordered an ultrasound on my uterus. At my 6 week appointment I was still in so much pain, not from the CSection incision, but higher up in my still very large, protruding abdomen where my uterus is. The ultrasound tech gave me the all clear though – she said the pain was due to a large amount of rips and tears in my abdominal muscles and said I could “thank the twins!” This explains why I haven’t really wanted to “baby wear.” I have a Solly Baby Wrap, but I haven’t wanted to use it since the baby sits and kicks right where it hurts! (Side note: as I write this, it’s now been 9 weeks. I still have a huge belly bulge and still a bit of surface pain in my abdomen. It hurts to wear all the belly binders, but I’ve ordered a few new ones and I’m hoping to get the bulge down in the next few months since the pain is now slowly going away.) Tired of reading about me? How about some news on the babies!
The babies are really growing! Hank is gaining so much weight and at his two month doctor’s appointment he weighed 11 lbs, 5 oz. He farts A LOT and it was really funny to hear him fart through the baby monitor. Wren started smiling at us and is such a happy baby! She is extremely patient – almost always waiting quietly while I get Hank ready to eat in the morning. And, for the most part, she is a self-soother. Thank god one of them is patient and self-soothing. If you’ve read this far, maybe you’re interested in Month 3 with the Twins! (Link coming soon.)
If you’re an expecting twin mom reading this, here’s a link to nearly everything that was on my Baby Registry and here is what I’ve purchased in the second month since bringing the babies home, or also known as “what I didn’t know I needed”: a Shusher, baby clay hand molds, 2 salt lamps with dimmer switches, probiotic drops, natural rubber pacifiers (Wren likes this brand), more non-velcro bibs and burp clothes from Mati Mati, some super soft breast nursing pads, a second sound machine, and a blowout blocker diaper extender.
And just a quick roundup in case you’re visiting my blog for the first time. My husband and I went through infertility treatments to get pregnant. You can read about our Infertility Journey with Part 1 here and Part 2 here. You can Meet the Twins here, see our Twin Fiesta Baby Shower here, read about my pregnancy here, and see our Twins’ Colorful Nursery here. Did you miss their One Month Update? Check it out here!