Still here!

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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 4:47am

Sorry I am not posting a whole lot, I am still reading! Obviously we're adjusting to life at home still so computer time is few and far between!

Some updates on us -

Blake - When we were about to have them released from the NICU they did an ultrasound of his hip and found his leg bone was not fitting into his hip socket. Now we don't think this was a previous problem because I had a TON of ultrasounds and none ever showed this. One nurse told us the cause might have been how he was born. When they started to pull him out (they pull them out by the waist so the feet are by the head) he got stuck. They then yanked him out by his feet. Our pediatrician is contacting a specialist to come see him and let us know how bad the damage is.

He did GREAT breast feeding his first 2 days home and then stopped. He refused to latch at all. He is now only on formula and takes about 3 1/2 oz per feeding. He came home weighing 5 lbs even and a week and a half later he weighed 5 lbs 8 oz, and he was born 5 lbs 1 oz so he's over his birth weight!

He unfortunately has a clogged tear duct but it's getting much better with some Dr prescribed eye drops.

Elaine - Elaine is still our little screamer! But when not screaming she is


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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 8:47am

Amy, congrats!

~Em~

Mommy to Nate and expecting a little girl Nov. 2012

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 12:05am
Sorry I missed seeing this sooner Amy! I'm glad to hear things are going so well! BFing twins is so hard, whatever you can do is great but don't worry about using formula either. Oh and don't jinx yourself by saying how easy twins are! I thought the same thing... just enjoy every moment now, it gets much harder, lol. Love the pics- they're just adorable!!
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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 6:18am
Oh no, not saying twins are easy at all!!! So hard, so exhausting. I was just told I absolutely would not be able to raise the twins without help, that I would NEED someone else here, and I don't. So it's easier then we anticipated. But no, definitely would not call it easy!

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 8:09pm
Ah, the good thing is we were both warned so much about how hard it would be that we came to expect it to be just like this impossible task... actually makes it seem even easier than it is because our expectations were set so differently. A nice lil mind trick huh? ;)
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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 9:31pm
For sure. I was freaking out thinking who would help out here that I don't want to strangle LOL!

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