Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of... 2010

So, my wise husband asked me today... what was the most memorable moment of 2010?

And then proceeded to ask me a dozen more questions based on the same concept.  Very interesting...

Best part of 2010:
Basically, the entire year was memorable -- going to Vegas for the first time for a long awaited cousin's wedding in February, buying a new home and selling our old home for an amazing price at the peak of the seller's market, getting pregnant in April, finding out we were having twins in July, it goes on and on....

What were your most memorable moments?

Thursday, December 30, 2010


We went to the doctor yesterday for a checkup for the twins.  They are both offically over 5 pounds!  Very exciting.  LBM is much bigger than LM, so the difference in size is quite pronounced. I didn't think LM was over 5lbs yet but I guess the every 2 - 2.5 hour feedings have been helping him gain some poundage.

"They are both perfect!" says the doctor. 

That's all I needed/wanted to hear.  Really, nothing else matters, as long as they're healthy and growing.  So, today, I'm celebrating the fact that my babies are home and have a clean, positive bill of health!

Time to feed LM...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The night that didn't end...

I haven't had a chance yet to explain the ordeal of the past three weeks since we gave birth to our beautiful sons and I will, but first I have to write about last night.  As a new parent, I am hypersensitive to all the sounds and gurgles coming out of the mouths of my new babelets.  And last night was a prime example.  After I feed the twins, I hear odd noises coming out as they breathe -- tres disturbing!  Then of course, as my instinct tells me that one of them is about to spit up so to stay close, I ignore it, fall fast asleep and then hear gagging and spitting and then proceed to curse myself for not listening to my gut. 

Anyway, last night was a bit of an experience.

Little Man (LM as he will now be known), I suspect, must be going through a growth spurt.  Last night, he cried like he had never cried before, until I clued in that if I gave him some boob, he would be satiated.  And it worked like a charm.  Every two hours.  Like clockwork.  12am, 2am, 4am, 6am.  Nice.  And Little Big Man (LBM) needed to be fed in between.  So we fed them together at midnight and then I fed LBM on his own at 3am because of course, LM was fast asleep. 

It was the never ending night.

It was also a new experience for me because I was able to feed them individually, and actually concentrate on each one, talk to him, and of course fall asleep with them in my arms... heh heh.  Up until now, we have been really trying to tandem feed but it's proven to be much more challenging than originally thought.  More on the tandem feeding thing later. 

It's been 5 days since they came home (Christmas Day!) and the days really are starting to blend in together.  It's a shame because I want to cherish and remember every second!  Hence the blog.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday but that's okay, I'm gonna do the best I can...!!!

Off to a doctor's appointment today.  It'll be nice to get out again.  Thank goodness my husband is extremely hands on and respects my suggestions, insistent bossiness and helps out so much.  I don't know what I'd do without him! 

Monday, December 27, 2010

First. Post. Ever

This is the first blog post I have ever written.  The reason why I've decided to start this is because I wanted to share my experiences of having and raising twins. I don't know what will become of this but for this next year that I am off, I thought I would try to document as much as I can and hopefully connect with others who can share or teach me about the multiples life.
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