Starcat, thanks for thinking of me and my babies. I admit that I find the DDC forum difficult emotionally. I ought to be pregnant awaiting a peaceful homebirth, not momma to 5 week-old boys.:-( I've taken to deleting updates most days. For some reason I bothered to read this thread's updates today. I do think of all of you often, and try not to be envious for those of you still pregnant. Twins need all the time in utero they can get!
I got the flu Sunday night, and today will be the first day I get to see them this week. It's kind of gotten me down a bit more than usual. I've had trouble with milk supply. Pumping just isn't working that well for me, and my milk was super slow to start, because of the c-section and drugs, I imagine. So last Thursday my boys had to start getting formula in stead of only my milk, and they've had more issues since then. I switched breast pumps and got on an herbal tincture, so my milk's been increasing, and I'm supposed to start nursing them now. I guess I was supposed to start on Monday, but obviously I've been unable to.:-(
They've both gained a good bit of weight. So far they've pretty much stayed abreast of each other as they progress. Lucas still weighs just a few ounces less than David does.:-) Only now they are both close to 5lbs.
I'm thankful there's nothing wrong with them. A few blips on some tests, but nothing to be concerned about, the doctors say.
My hubby has been super wonderful through this, but honestly I think he's under way more stress than I am.
The hospital is not quite an hour away, and so far there have been only two days we did not make the drive.
Once because of super bad roads (blizzard), and yesterday because I was still sick and he came down with it, too.:-(
The older kids are starting to get more settled down. Things were pretty crazy for a while. But I suppose things will get all crazy again for a while once the little guys get home, too.
Again, thanks for asking! I do read a lot more than I comment these days. I'm not much of a talker when I'm down.