The boys only seem to fill their diapers once they start sucking on the bottle. Also, with all the stretching my tummy went through to carry over 13 lbs of babies, it only makes sense it would shrink back down (and if it doesn't, there's always plastic surgery!). That 30 lbs I gained my last two weeks of pregnancy was sure to be the death of me, but I'm happy to report that I'm already 60 lbs lighter. But most importantly, all the pain and discomfort that I experienced with this pregnancy, and labor, it only makes sense that I would be rewarded with beautiful, healthy boys. That Newton was one smart guy!
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind, but I have been lucky that my lil sis, Sarah, was able to take a week break from school and help me out. She has been a life saver!! She sees something that needs to be done, and does it without having to be asked, and most importantly, she has been helping me out at night with feedings so I can get some sleep. Sadly, I have to drop her off at the airport tomorrow morning, and she will be missed...not just for the help, but b/c she is such an amazing person!
Carter started smiling last week, which is the cutest thing in the world...but he only smiles for me when he is falling asleep, and he smiles for Eric all the time when he is awake. I call FOUL!!! How is that fair? He is also quite the snuggle monkey and has decided that he doesn't like to sleep in the pack n play (which we think is b/c when they were in the NICU, they were always at an incline, so we have a small, vibrating papoose-like chair that he has taken a fondness to). I was so impressed with Carter's latching, but soon disappointed (as he was) that he wouldn't suck hard enough to get what he needed. So pumping takes up most of my "free" time in between feedings.
Cooper has had a rough week. He wants absolutely NOTHING to do with the boob, and even with taking breast milk in the bottle, he was crazy fussy and had horrible gas no matter how long we spent burping him. When he did sleep, he was very restless so we had a sample can of the fussy formula, and I'm definitely a believer! It has made a huge difference.
Both the neonatologist & pediatrician told me not to bring the boys in public, and they even specifically said Church, until they are at least 8 weeks old. I understand why (especially since they already had an infection at birth) but I was a little bummed...until I realized I will get to debut my boys on Mother's Day! And, the boys should be big enough by then to pimp their pin striped suits that Auntie Cathy & Sarah got for them!
It's getting that time again (feeding time), so here are some recent pix!
Carter getting ready to leave the NICU
Cooper 1 week
Carter 1 week
Eric watching the boys, while playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Cooper is in the sling, and Carter is in the chair)
Eric & the boys
My new cut & color!