Monday, November 5, 2012

The Haps...

It seems crazy to me that I haven't been back to write in this space for almost an entire month. Writing here used to be so therapeutic for me. I wish I could make it a priority now, but it seems like there are just too many things on that list right now. I think one day soon I'll find myself in a different stage of motherhood, allowing for a TINY bit more time for things like blogging... at least I hope so :)

In the meantime here is a short list of what has been happening...

  • I had mastitis at the end of September- OMG, that business is PAINFUL!
  • The boys started sleeping a little longer at night in October. We are no longer waking them to eat at night, but we still are waking up every 4-5 hours to eat. 
  • We had a 2 month well baby visit and the boys are GROWING! At 9 weeks H was 10.3lbs and A was 8.11. They are still a little small percentile-wise, but to me H seems HUGE!
  • A & H took their vaccines like champs and had very minimal discomfort afterward. In fact A was happier than his normal self...weird!
  • We took our first out of town overnight trip to visit our families. It went really well. The best part was two hours in the car each way of SILENCE!
  • Both boys have a new love for the swing. It is seriously magical and we've borrowed a second swing so both can swing at the same time! It has the same effect as their car seats- instant sleep!
  • We had two little animals for Halloween- a giraffe and a cow. They were pretty darn cute at Daddy's office party!
  • Speaking of Halloween, we spent a chunk of time at the OB's office that day. I was having HORRIBLE breast pain, but I didn't have all the symptoms I had with mastitis. It was determined I may have some sort of breast yeast infection, but I wasn't showing any symptoms except that nice razor blade pain while nursing. My doctor prescribed some AMAZING nipple cream ( same as Dr. Jack Newman APNO) and the pain subsided rather quickly thank goodness!
  • I took a HUGE step and packed up the leftovers from our IVF cycle. They will soon be making their way to our RE's office for donation. Hubs was ready to do it a LONG time ago, but it wasn't until I had the boys that I was ready to give up the goods. We are fairly sure we'll do this all again, but it will NOT be happening before these expiration dates roll around!
  • Packing for two babies is A LOT of work. I'm already getting things together for holiday travel. 
  • I'm not a huge fan of the mini pill.... more on that another day. 


Stephanie said...

Glad to hear an update from you, I think of you guys often! Mastitis sounds awful, but I'm glad you got some relief. The swing was a lifesaver for us too for a while, so good thing you found what works to give you a little break.

amy said...

What a great update :) All sounds to be going nicely. I'm sorry about the mastitis, yikes, poor thing :( Good news to hear you say you want to do it must be really loving life and not thinking how tough it is that you couldn't do it again! You're a good mama :)

MaryMargaret said...

Oh my gosh- mastitis is TERRIBLE. I almost quit pumping over it. And APNO? My new best friend. It sounds like your little guys are doing great. Our Molly is only 10.7lbs at 15 weeks- I bet H is huge! It's crazy to have the size difference, isn't it? After you've been holding H, A probably seems like a newborn again.

Megan said...

I'm glad to hear you're surviving! Life with Hazel is pretty easy but I can't imagine twice the work so it makes me happy to see you hanging in there and STILL nursing. So proud of you!