Liam and Elsa are here!
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|Sat, 03-10-2007 - 9:33pm|
I went in for my c-section last Monday, March 5th, at 37 weeks, 6 days, and our twins were born! Just like that! Their names are Liam and Elsa, and they were 6lbs, 15oz, and 6lbs,12oz respectively, and were both 19 inches long. Liam had immature lungs and had to stay in the NICU all week, but is now in transitional nursery and will be coming home soon. We are absoulutely beside ourselves with excitement!
They sleep a lot. Don't really cry a lot, and certainly not unconsolably this early in life. They both are lazy feeders, so breastfeeding takes forever. I can feed Elsa regulary, but they let me feed Liam only about 3 times before I left the hospital. And they both feed the same.
The C-section wasn't bad in itself. However, the first night was awful. First of all, people were coming in literally every five minutes to do stuff to you, vitals, check your incision, whatever. But my epidural catheter which was delivering my pain medicine wasn't working. The line would get kinked and then the machine would start beeping so between the beeping the whole night and the not getting medicine properly, I was miserable. Watch out for this. Make sure you get your pain medicine on schedule or you will be unhappy. But the incision really has never hurt, the staple removal didn't hurt, none of it. The contractions of the uterus was probably the most painful, and that's what that medicine is for.
But everything went really well. I was there for 4 nights and 5 days and was so ready to get outta there yesterday I could have clawed a hole in the wall! But it was nice to have the care for a few days while you get your feet back up under you. When I got home, I know I shouldn't have, but I weighed myself. I lost 25 lbs in delivery. I still have swollen ankles etc, so I have a long ways to go, but I always wondered how much of the weight was baby and their paraphernalia.
Thanks for all the support from you wonderful ladies. Great luck to all of you! The best is yet to come!