Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Getting the hang of it

It's day 5 post birth and I'm finally getting the hang of things!

I am feeling a little bit better in the health department and can get around a little bit. The other night I had a good cry because I just can't do anything. I hear my babies cry and I see other people feed them and go to them when they need something and I can hardly stand up. But it's getting better! I feel a little bit like a tool for thinking that having major abdominal surgery would be easier than birth. Although, if you would have seen how hard it was to get Ever out of my body I know my body could never have done that on it's own.

I am just amazed every second by my babies. They are gorgeous! Everything about them is perfect. I am finally able to pump about an ounce of breast milk per feeding so they are getting half breast milk and half formula. I am continuing to spoil them with snuggles. People tell me not to let them sleep with me, but I can't help it! They're just too snugglable.

Last night was my first night that I really got to do everything. Every three hours I woke up to pump, then my mom would change Ocean and feed him and I would change Ever and feed her. I don't know what I would do without my mom! Hubby had to go back to work today and I really wanted him to get some sleep so he wasn't allowed to help last night. When the alarm would go off to pump it would be so hard to get up, but once I had one of the monkey's in my arms it was easy. Things are starting to run like clockwork and their first appointment is tomorrow!

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Ocean on the left, Ever on the right

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Ever at home for the first time

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My sweetest boy having a nap

16 comments:

  1. They are adorable!!! It sounds like you've got a great schedule going. It will get much easier as time goes by.

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  2. They are so cute!! It actually looks like they look quite a bit alike too which is fun! :)

    You just keep on spoiling them with snuggles... you waited long enough for them, you deserve it!

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  3. You cannot spoil a newborn! Snuggle away. Be sure you are getting as much rest as possible though, this is a marathon, not a sprint! There will be a wall you hit at some point!

    The kiddos are absolutely perfect and beautiful! Congratulations again!

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  4. They are just precious! Glad you are getting into a groove. So awesome!

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  5. They are so beautiful!! I have to agree on the snuggles and wanting to keep them in my arms as much as possible. I wouldn't listen to those people, Just keep hugging them!! You have worked so hard to get here! Congrats Sweetie!!!

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  6. I am overwhelmed by how perfect they are. They really do look alike in the pictures! I know you are doing a great job!

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  7. Congratulations on your PERFECT babies!! I am so very happy for you!
    Beth

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  8. Ashley, I hope you continue to heal. Spoil those babies as much as you want!!! They were inside of you for 9 months, nobody was complaining about you spoiling them then where they? Why should they now?! SNUGGLE SNUGGLE SNUGGLE!!!! They are jealous;)

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  9. They are gorgeous! And look a lot alike! So many people asked me if Carl & Gretchen were identical. Looks like you are in for the same.

    It was sweet that you let hubby sleep the other night. But, now snap out of it! You can't stay awake all night and all day, too. He needs to help during the night because you and he are both working during the day. Besides, someday, he'll be grateful that he got those moments to feed them at night. I used to love the 3am feeding time because the babies were basically asleep and I had Lew's attention all to myself for the only time during the day.

    Now, log-off and go snuggle those babies!!

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  10. they are perfect!! they look almost identical! Congrats again!!

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  11. They are adorable!!! Keep up the good work momma - snuggles and all!

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  12. So sweet, so beautiful and so perfect!!! Yes, snuggle away:)...That's one of the reasons I loved the Happiest Baby on the Block book...the "fourth trimester" makes so much sense. Snuggle and give them that womb-like feeling:)...Hugs, Lori

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  13. I'm so glad that you're feeling better, and that Ever and Ocean are doing so well! Give them a cuddle for me ;-)

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  14. They are so gorgeous!!! I can really feel your happiness!!!! Congrats again!!!!

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  15. I love her lips in the coming home picture and he is just too cute with his hands under his head while napping!!! Enjoy every minute of those snuggles!!!

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