Hey everyone! Well, we are home and have two lovely little babies! Here is a quick blog update to keep the masses happy with some pics. Time is limited, so I hope you enjoy this quick update and a few pictures! Above is me before the c-section with the belly monitors on. I thought you all would like to see the last belly shot! Holy big belly, batman!
Here is me in recovery with both babies. I have no memory of this pic, so I am sure glad someone snapped it! I was pretty out of it after the section. I vomited in the OR and again in the recovery room. Apparently, someone changed my gown and trusted me enough to hold both babies for a kodak moment! For being so out of it, I look pretty good, if I do say so myself!
Taylor Grace was born on May 10th at 2:34 pm, weighing 5 lbs, 10 ounces. Jordan Amidon was born at 2:35 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 10 ounces. Quite a size difference, especially when you see them next to each other!
This is a pic of both babies in their basinett in the hospital. It was the most amazing thing to see the two of them together. Even when you put them apart, they would skootch their bodies to be closer together. I guess they missed the closeness of the womb. Sometimes they evn made their faces touch one another! So cute!
Here's mama Chris leaving the hospital with both babies on Mother's Day. What an amazing first Mother's Day and what a gift...to be taking home our two bundles of joy. Here is Mama Penny in her sexy scrubs in the operating room right after the kids were born. I am told that while this picture was being snapped, I was throwing up in the background! How lovely! Penny had just showed me the two babies and my response was, "I think I'm gonna throw up!" What a nice story to tell the kids when they are older!
So, hope you have enjoyed the pics. Our first week as moms has been amazing and challenging and scary and exhausting, but we are hanging in there. The nights are tough, but so far we are surviving and each day we are learning more and more tricks to keep the babes happy and full! I am trying to breast feed, but it is tough work! We are also supplementing with formula for now, until we see how much milk I can make. Since I had a breast reduction in 2003, it is a good possibility that I will not make enough milk to meet all the kids' needs. But, whatever I can make, I want them to get, so we are keeping at it.
I will try to update a little more here and there. It is tough to get the time to do it, but we really want everyone to be able to see our little darlings and hear all our news. In closing, I want to say that Penny is a total rock star and I could not do this without her. She has the patience of an ox and is a fantastic caregiver to our kids and to me, as I recover from the c-section. I love you so much honey, and there is no one else with whom I would even consider embarking on this motherhood journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! Jordan and Taylor are so lucky to have you as their mom!