Thursday, May 26, 2011

One Month!!

Well a little past one month... can't believe how fast the time flies! I feel like the days pass me by so quickly with getting very little "done." I love my two little bugs more than anything else, but man is two a lot of work.
At their checkup Max was up to 8 lbs. 14 oz. and Siddalee at 6 lbs. 5 oz. A friend just had a baby at 8 lbs. 15 oz... hard to believe that my kiddo doesn't even weigh as much as a newborn :) We have been getting out more and more. Last weekend we traveled to Manhattan and stayed with Brett's parents (our first overnight). Chelsey's graduation brought many friends and family together so we were able to show them off a little. We also headed to Salina to visit my grandma in the hospital and my grandpa.
This week was also the last day of school, and I was able to go visit the kiddos. We had lunch with the 4th grade teachers including Haelynn. We also headed into school the next day to clean/organize. After the tornado warnings passed we headed to lunch with Jenny. And today I have my first milkshake since I have been home with the babies. What a great week!
I am also looking forward to this next weekend, going to my friends grad party and then headed to the lake house for memorial weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mommy got some sleep!

Last night the kiddos only woke up twice and they woke up at the same time. Mommy got 2 four hour chunks of sleep!! It was amazing!
We have been trying to get my milk production up and hopefully the things we are doing are helping and may be in relation to them sleeping better.
I have been getting more sleep lately which has boosted my mood, probably a good thing since our house is usually full of some kind of guests. We are hoping soon to be a little more self-sufficient and not need so much help here soon. Just ready to get our lives as normal as can be.
Max had a total blow out in his pants today... luckily grandma had volunteered that diaper and I was stuck feeding Siddalee. She ended up putting him in the bath tub it was so bad. Glad I got out of that one :) I love when his hair is freshly cleaned it tends to get fuzzy and spiky.. too cute!
Yesterday was my last iron infusion, so no more trips to the hospital!! I am also not taking pain medication anymore for the c-section, which is nice!
The only other good news I have is ... my sister got into pharmacy school at KU. I am so proud of her as she has worked very hard to get there!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Here is a quick glimpse of their newborn photos. We were in a studio for 4.5 hours at a temp of 85 degrees to keep the kiddos comfy. They slept through almost the whole thing! I am so excited to see the rest of the picutes!

A chance to breathe...

Wow, it's amazing how times flies. Seems like yesterday I was counting down the hours until my sweet babies arrival. Now they are a couple days from being 2 weeks old.
We had a scheduled c-section on April 19th. Everything went so well... they rolled me in at 7:30 am and by 8:00 am I was being rolled back into my room with 2 beautiful babies.
Maxwell Stephen was born at 7:40 am and Siddalee Kay followed at 7:42 am.
My mom helped capture the moment in the surgery room and my dad, sharon and kirstin joined us in the room after. Brett's parents arrived shortly after with his sister. It was a bit crowded and I honestly don't remember much from that day. Don't know if was the medicine or what but it's a blur. I had an allergic reaction to the medicine and all I remember is my face being itchy and continuing to swell as the day went on. Then I got benedryl which knocked me out for an hour or so. Amanda and Wes came to visit and also my sister, paige, that evening. I was exhausted.

We got to go home on Friday. Brett's mom stayed with us. Our first night was rough. While you think everything is ready and prepared before you leave for the hospital we found that it becomes a learn as you go process. We ended up rearranging furniture, and baby stuff the next day to prepare for night 2. Over the last 2 weeks we have finally mastered a schedule and cut down our feeding times.

At our first doctor's appointment last week Siddalee peed all over the check up bed, and both of them filled their pants within 5 minutes of being in the waiting room!! They both had not shown much of a weight gain and therefore we will be going back to the doctor tomorrow in hope they have gained some weight. Not sure what the plan is if they haven't!

That is a pretty brief summary of what our life has been like for the last 2 weeks, but Max is getting very impatient with me at the moment as he is ready to eat and go to bed!! I better go before he gets too mad at me :)