Good evening everyone. I am sorry this post is later than usual but around here things are quite crazy these days. I finally have a few minutes to sit down and write. My parents are taking Sophia and Isabella to the zoo, then having a sleepover. They are going to have so much fun and I am so excited they get to have some big girl time. Sophia and Isabella deserve it, they have truly been amazing big sisters. Sophia and Isabella have been patient, kind, and caring with the babies and with me. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my girls.
Wow, six weeks have flown by so fast. I can’t believe it has been this long since I carried my two little babies in my belly. I can’t believe we have been blessed with two babies. It has been quite the adventure.
Sleep – Well, we are still working on this part. McKenzie is sleeping very well. She is eating about every 3-5 hours at night. However, McKayla doesn’t know what to do with herself at night. She is still very gassy and uncomfortable. She usually ends up getting one 4 hour stretch closer to the morning. However, lately, I have been spending half the night holding McKayla so I can help her with her gas pains. As tired as I am I truly don’t mind holding her actually a part of me loves our time together. Throughout these last several months we never knew if we were going to get to hold our precious little girls so every time I hold them I remember how blessed we are to have them both in our lives.
My amazing mom comes over everyday to help with the girls. She really is the best mom. I pray everyday to be half the mom she is and has always been for me. For the past few days I have been napping; per my moms orders. It is the best feeling in the world. Two hours of uninterrupted sleep!!
FYI: I am in the process of researching TTTS donor/IUGR baby and sleep/behavior. Once I find anything out I will let you know.
6 Weeks Postpartum Check-In
There isn’t much to report on this week. Body wise I am still the same. My weight is hovering about 4 pounds heavier than pre-pregnancy, but that is really not a big deal. I am feeling very good about how my body has recovered from my twin pregnancy. Actually, I can’t believe how well my body bounced back after carrying two babies. Ladies, our bodies are amazing. We can do anything. Believe it!!
Tomorrow, I have my 6 weeks postpartum check-up with my OB. I am ready for him to tell me everything is great and I can get back to working out. I am not sure when I will have the energy or time, but at least I will have the go ahead. I can’t wait to get back into it.
Next week I will share with you my plan for getting back into exercising. Since, I don’t want to take the twins to the gym child center for several months I am going to have to figure out how to exercise at home and/or go to the gym when my mom or hubby are here to be with McKenzie and McKayla.
Video Baby Monitor
On to my next purchase decision. We have a video monitor that we are currently using for Sophia and Isabella, but I want an upgrade. I know Sophia is a little old to still use a monitor, but it gives me piece of mind. When the twins go into their own bedroom Sophia will no longer have a monitor. Oh my!! We have a great monitor. We have a camera in both the girls rooms and I can’t complain. However, I really want a monitor that will scan their room so I can put one camera in the twins room and move it back and forth between their two cribs. But, this is a big purchase (they are expensive) so I am carefully researching which monitor will be the best. Throughout the last four years we have had two different monitors and both have been the Summer Infant brand. I am trying to figure out if I should stay with them or switch brands. I am truly confused. Any advice would be wonderful.
Here are a few I have been researching:
In the Comments Below:
Any suggestions for a baby video monitor?
- When did you stop using a monitor for your child?