Being in the cave as my dad so fondly refers to caring for my children. It reminds me of the pit from Parks and Rec and more importantly the song that Andy/Mouse Ray performed: https://youtu.be/-vMpfbuI9FY The cave's gotten a lot bigger and a lot brighter as we get used to everything. The babies are both… Continue reading The Cave
I just can't believe they will be twelve weeks old on Monday. Isabelle and Carter are the sweet new loves of our lives. I have been too busy to write, but things are going well. Not without incident, of course, but we are feeling our way through things. We switched Isabelle's formula to the most… Continue reading Where did the time go? Also, the longest twelve weeks of my life.
Our babies are 8 weeks old this week and are doing well. I have been hesitant to use the word colic, but they sure do cry a lot. I remind myself that it is the way they express themselves and work hard to comfort them. This week I'm back to work part time and my… Continue reading 8 week old babies
Isabelle is 8lbs 9oz and Carter is 6lbs 13oz. For now, we are cleared of weight checks! Isabelle is off the 22 calorie formula as she moved up another 20% on the weight chart! Carter is holding steady at 3%. Hoping he continues making gains and maybe jumps up like his big sis. Funny pics… Continue reading Almost 6 weeks
Isabelle has opinions. Loud ones. She can only express them in one way, so that's why after the 6pm feeding, we spend a lot of time soothing, bouncing, and snuggling, often time with no break in the tears. The time before "bedtime" is very hard for them. They're still fed every three hours, but 9pm… Continue reading Busy Izzy
Motherhood. I'm almost 5 weeks in to having humans on the outside of the womb. They don't currently do much other than sleep, eat, poop, pee, and cry. I'm anxiously awaiting a "social smile" but know that it could be a little. Usually an average of 6 weeks for a full term baby, I could… Continue reading What no one tells you (and it’s all going to be okay).
As we are hanging out on this glorious Saturday, I thought I would send some pictures and share some updates. Their weights and eating have been a big challenge for us! Isabelle was born at 5lbs 11oz, and discharged from the hospital at 5lbs 4oz. Carter was born at 4lbs 10oz and discharged right around… Continue reading Weight Update!
I should have been learning this whole time that nothing goes as planned. Sex to create a child - nope. IUI to create a child - nope. Several rounds of IVF to create a child(children), yes. Trying to reflect on that journey is still a bit too close to be able to effectively parse through.… Continue reading Coping with mom guilt (musings from a type A planner when nothing goes “right”)
This past weekend went along like any other. I prepared to make a full week of meals in the instant pot, got the taxes done, paid bills, and organized the rest of their room. I didn't get the hospital bags packed, but that's okay because we still had two weeks before our scheduled C-section. On… Continue reading February 11. 36 weeks. Their birthday.
After forever of waiting, I finally got measurements of our babes again. It will be the last measurement scan and the last indicator of how big our little guys will be when they're born. They are each around 5.5 lbs currently; the boy a bit smaller than the girl. So, they're small, but mighty. Both… Continue reading 35+2 and FINALLY, a growth scan