Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The First Few Months

The twins were born on February 28th, 2008 via scheduled c-section due to breech presentation. The surgery went fabulously, with both girls born at 9:09 am. Olivia Brooke was first and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Kayley Renee followed and was 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Great size for twins! The next 48 hours were a sleepless blur with a constant stream of nurses and visitors. We actually let the nurses take the babies to the nursery from 1:00 am until 6:00 am both nights so we could get some sleep--we were SO tired! I never thought I'd go for that but I was desperate! Unfortunately, however, it didn't really help because nurses were still in and out checking blood pressure, etc. all night long.
On Saturday, March 1st we arrived home with our precious bundles, accompanied by Paul's parents, a family friend and her daughter, Paul's sister and her then-boyfriend. We all had dinner and then they watched the babies while Paul and I tried to get some much needed rest. Around 7:00 pm they all left, and all hell broke loose! The babies cried non-stop until 5:30 am! I have never been so tired in my life. Luckily my mom came the next day (Sunday) and stayed until Thursday. That helped some, but I was still up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours for feedings. When Paul went back to work a month later, we worked out a system where I would go to sleep in the guest room from about 8:00 pm until midnight-ish and he would stay up with the babies. Then I would relieve him and he would sleep from 12:00 or 12:30 to 5:00 when he would have to get up for work. This worked out great for the next few months and by the time the girls were 3 months old they were sleeping through the night!

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