and it’s good to be home!
We got to go home 1 week ago, after 3 weeks in the NICU. It was a slight adjustment taking them home, but we’re finally in the groove!
It’s not exactly easy taking care of twins, but it is such a joy!
The babies have been good, although there are still some struggles as they are not yet “full term babies”. They eat slower than a typical newborn, but luckily they are now motivated to eat!
Breastfeeding is going as well as can be expected at this point…they get pretty tired quickly (breastfeeding is harder than bottle feeding). It’s hard to know for certain, but I think they may be getting almost half their feeds via the breast, and supplementing with pumped breast milk (from myself, or my friend who collected a large supply for us to use). I’m hoping within the next few weeks they will be able to take at least some of their whole feeds from my breasts, or at least drain them completely. I think once they are able to drain the breasts completely, my supply can finally start to increase again (supply and demands), hopefully! Right now, I am making enough for 1 of the babies…and hopefully soon for both!
I have had many moments when I just look at these 2 babies in disbelief that they are finally here…and then I look at them and think…”Of course these are the babies I’ve been waiting for; it couldn’t be anyone else!”
It’s been a long road to get to this point, all starting when I was 17, really.
I don’t know if I will blog here again…I’m keeping pretty busy these days. I might try to update with a review/my thoughts on the entire process now sitting on the final end, but I don’t want to put pressure on myself to do it right away.
Until then, signing off to motherhood! 🙂