Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I didn't care if we nursed or not this time. I just wanted what was best for the babies. I gave permission for formula to be used and then I was shocked when I was asked if I would consider buying breast milk from a milk bank. I told them I was happy to pump if it would help. I have often heard that "breast is best" but how much better could it be? Apparently for preemies, breast milk is like MEDICINE. So the pumping began.
This was not easy for me at all. It was so mechanical and so different from the natural normal process of breast feeding. I have never had a short supply of milk and this time I am just keeping up with the needs of the twins. They are being feed with a tube to the stomachs but will learn how to nurse over the next few weeks. Today we got to practice. Each baby is learning what it is all about. I can't tell you how good that felt. To all my friends that pump out of necessity, I admire your love of your child. I hope to feel the comfort of two babies getting all their nutrition from mom soon, until then just call me a cow!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
So it was Memorial Day, and we are so thankful for the freedoms that we have in this country. Prayers of thanksgiving for all those whose lives have been lost in defense of this beautiful country.
One way that families celebrate the freedom is to have a summer opening party at the pool. I stayed home and rested while Bear with the help of Goobers, Sugar and Pooker had a party with some of the neighbors, his siblings and some friends from church. Dad joined the party to BBQ and bring the younger kiddos. They all had a great morning and mid afternoon,I was very thankful for some time to rest.
|Possible with neighbor friends|
|Sugar with neighbor L|
|Bear and Pickle|
|Jumba wearing a big boy jammer|
|Friends from Church|
This time was wonderful and then we all headed to the hospital to see the Twins. This is becoming a very special time in our day.
|Twin Adorable is the Elephant in the room decor!|
|My precious Adorable|
|Twin Beautiful is the monkey.|
|Beautiful is so kissable.|
|Bear and Jumba watch as Pooker cuddles Twin Adorable|
|Goobers with Twin Beautiful|
|Twin B was born second and much smaller but she has been much more alert. She seams to follow voices and her face is expressive.|
|Twin Adorable has to work harder to breath. We know she will soon be alert and interact like her twin. That face is still too much for me. So precious!|
|Princess getting a first time to hold Twin Adorable. I think their Adorable will have hair like Princess. At birth Princess had lots of dark hair just like Adorable.|
|Twin Adorable is on the left and Twin Beautiful is on the right.|
I look at them and see nothing but the differences. I even wonder if they are really identical.Then seeing them together I can see how alike they do look. I still wonder how alike they will be as they grow. As Beautiful catches up to Adorable in weight I find they look more and more alike. Adorable still has thicker hair and Beautiful has a thinner face, BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK????? The Placenta was sent off for study so we will soon know if it was two fused together or truly just one placenta from a set of identical twins. Either way I just love my little miracles.
So by looks alone what do you think: identical or not ????
Sunday, May 27, 2012
|Pooker admires Beautiful|
|Goobers with Beautiful|
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|Dad and Mom with Twin Beautiful|
|Dad and mom with Adorable|
|Mom's room decorated by Princess, Bagel, Jumba|