Sunday, March 28, 2010

Newton's Law of Motion states...

...for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This has become very evident over the past 2 weeks.

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)


Koa trying to get attention while I was feeding Cooper

Carter (left) & Cooper (right)



Eric & the boys


My new cut & color!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG your boys are soo adorable!! I am glad to hear all is well. I love the new cut and color. If you need ANYTHING AT ALL, I am only 2 doors down. I am also home pretty much all the time. :) Cant wait to see you and your boys! Motherhood is a fabulous feeling!

blueviolet said...

They are absolutely precious! I adore the little hugging picture. Your hair looks fabulous, by the way!

I'm so excited for you and your two precious dolls!

Kristina P. said...

They are beautiful, Mary! And I've decided that I am going to go on the "Have a Baby or Two" diet plan!

Mary said...

Kristina, I still have 25 lbs of pregnancy weight to lose, and then the additional 20 lbs I gained my last semester of Nursing School. I'm giving myself a year to lose it, b/c I tend to only lose 5lbs a month.

Jen said...

1. Babies should always be in feetie pajamas, all the time, no matter what. IMHO.
2. LOVE the pictures!! They're so cute!
3. As one who takes care of sick babies all winter, I have to second your doctor. It's worth it! They'll still be cute in 8 weeks!
4. Is it ever NOT feeding time? :)
5. Cute hair!

Grandma Arnold said...

The boys are gorgeous. Mary, looks like a suitable hair style for a mother of twins.

Wendyburd1 said...

Okay the Koa pic and the one RIGHT after, of Cooper and Carters backs, but they are like hugging, are my FAVES!! Such adorable boys Mary!!

I think 8 weeks is brilliant. My niece,(hey its not my blog HERE) it was 1 month when we brought her in for her baby blessing, and she ended up getting pneumonia and ended up back at the hospital! So 8 weeks sounds good!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Oh How Adorable they are! I loved the pic with Koa...and the one where they are together with the arm across the shoulders...how precious! Sounds like you are keeping your sense of humor and yes, 6 - 8 weeks was what I was told and it made a huge difference.

Erin said...

Wow, they are so cute! And I am really impressed with how well you are doing with twins. You look great too!

Vic and Al said...

Sooooooooo stinkin' cute! I can't wait to meet them someday! I hope you are all doing well. Wish I lived close so I could take them and let you snooze or bring you dinner or something!!!!! I was wondering though, if one were to buy the boys clothes, are you dressing them alike? Or what are your feelings on that?

Chris and Lara Stafford said...

I am glad you are feeling better and you look great, getting out from that pregnancy and pre-E weight! Of course the boys are amazing...and remember Carol is available for lactation advice! You can do it! Amazing beautiful boys...

Momma Sarah said...

OH!!!! They are so cute!!! I want to just reach thru the computer and snuggle them! If you send me the pic of them on their tummys on the blanket, I'll fix it up for you - that one is SOOOOO cute. LOVE the next cut and color! Wish we were closer!!!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Love, love, love all the gorgeous photos!!! Your boys couldn't get any cuter! Great job Mary!

Missy said...

They are beautiful! Love your new cut!!!