Sebastian aka Chicklet aka Whoop Whoop and Maximo aka Shadow Boxer aka Grunter
We have been home almost one week and I think we're getting into a rhythm. Thank GOD!
It takes a little while and it's all consuming, but we're getting there.
Thanks for all of your suggestions and comments regarding the poopy post.
I'm pleased to say that everything kept on.....er....coming and today I had THREE, yes, count with me now, THREE poops! And all have been unassisted with anything but a great diet and a bit of prune juice.
I took two stool softeners on Thursday and drank the Smooth Move tea once and that's IT!
Looks like my body is getting back to normal. Whew.
I'm keeping a food journal to make sure I'm eating properly and every 3-4 hours. That has helped tremendously.
Oh and thanks Jen, for reminding me about the post partum night sweats. I had no idea what was going on until you commented about that. Oh man, do these ever SUCK. I am sleeping with a towel under me now, but I still wake up drenched and freezing.
I think as far as the C-Section itself, I've been SUPER lucky. From the first day home I've been able to reach down and pick up the babies, get them in and out of the crib, swaddle them up, change the diaper, bend over to do things (not things on the ground). My 'wound' has never really hurt other than the first days in the hospital and I still think that was mostly gas pain.
I tore all of the tape off today and feel like it's healing nicely. I remember (in my drug induced haze) in the hospital every time a nurse or Dr. would come in to look at it, they would comment "Oh that's a nice one". Bullet dodged. What do they say to the ones who got the crappy looking ones??
Tomorrow, my goal is to get these little baby animals into their double stroller and out for a walk. The weather isn't supposed to be too cold and we haven't been out of the house since Thursday (Chicken has, but not the twins and I). I'm feeling ready to move!
Also, I've already lost 25 pounds. What the hell? In eleven days?? There was that much baby, placenta and fluid in me?!? Only 15 more to go and I'll be super happy and almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
Next up: I talked to the world's best Lactation Consultant over the weekend and am on a new plan of action.
Short story: I doubted with all my gut what the pediatrician was telling us, felt there had to be a better way, have tried out the plan from the the world's best LC and the babies haven't had ANY formula in over 30 hours. Turns out my tits DO have milk in them!
More on this for the next post, but guess who is probably changing pediatricians tomorrow...?
I love this community of bloggers, thank you all for giving me so much support and advice!