Part ONE can be found HERE....
Again, I'm totally not editing this--
After making it to my room the same transfer person asked me to go head and move my body from the bed I was in, onto the bed that was in my new room. Uh, did I mention I had abdominal surgery about 2 hours prior and was numb from about the boobs down? Needless to say, NOT the easiest task! It felt like it took me hours to move from one bed to the other inch by inch, but I made it. After we got settled in our new room we allowed our families to come in and meet the boys for the first time. It was fun to watch them as they saw the boys for the first time.
The remainder of our hospital stay was relatively uneventful. We had fantastic nurses day and night, I seemed to recover in record speed getting up and walking around about 12 hours after surgery and showering the next morning after getting rid of the catheter sometime in the night. The boys roomed in with us the majority of the time, but spent a couple of hours each night in the nursery so we could get some real healthy recovery sleep. I learned to breast feed, pump and generally take care of two babies. I found myself constantly looking at them and thinking about them.
We ended up staying in the hospital three nights and made our way home as a family of four on Saturday morning. The doctor from our OB's practice that was on rotation that morning was a real peach, but that is a post for another day- re: if you don't have anything nice to say about twin parenting... keep your mouth SHUT!
Posts I'd like the write in the coming weeks- if I ever find the time....
- If you don't have anything nice to say about twin parenting... keep your mouth SHUT, and other unsolicited advice.
- "Is it hard?"- postpartum encounters with an infertile.
- Weightloss: Good for Mama, not for babies.
- Breast Feeding Twins: Didn't I JUST have something attached to my boob?
- First Four Weeks Favorites- things we never could have lived without.