My girls are now 6 weeks and I finally had one weighed! Finny was born at 6 lbs 9 oz and seemed so little and fragile to me. She is now 9 lbs 8 oz. Not huge, but growing. Her sister was 8 lbs 3 oz at birth and still seems like a moose to me!
I hope to get her weighed at some point in the next month.
Shuli- You'll be surprised at how much you can do. My first week was really hard. I still felt awful and was VERY weepy. Dp was home for almost a week and then went back to work. (A pilot who is gone for up to 6 days a week. Typically she is gone for 5.) My house is bad, but not un-livable. We still eat ok AND we've been sick. (Strep throat for me and my 4 year old. Swimmer's ear *really painful* for my 4 year old, Lyme disease for my partner, me and my 4 year old and I broke my toe two weeks ago. Oh and I happened upon a bees nest- dozens of stings and a left arm swollen for 3 days to the point I couldn't use that hand.!
: ) Honestly, I think dealing with the illnesses has been harder than the babies!
Aimes- I'm sure you are really busy, but congratulations! I hope it is going well. My neighbor had preemie twins. One was in nicu for months. He is now the most enormous 14 month old. A rock! I hope you are finding a way to also take care of yourself. Sending good wishes for strong growing!
Fyrebloom- Glad to hear it is going better. Nothing like baby girls! I really wanted boys, but must say my girls are growing on me.
Torio- I hear you on picking them both up. These girls are going to be really flexible if I keep carrying them in these weird contortions! I have a moby wrap that I could carry them both in, but 1- It it too damn hot! and 2- they hate it! I've been using a ring sling for one, but my core strength is so poor that it feels uncomfortable. If I need to have two hands for something, I try to enlist one of my older kids to "help". They love being needed and the babies usually are happier being held poorly than being put in the bouncy seat.
I feel like I am doing pretty well for being alone so much and think I'll be able to do **ANYTHING** once we are all healthy. I'm up at night more with my older sick kiddos than I am with the babies.
What do you all think will change with nursing at they get older? I'm not so good at nursing at the same time. The milk comes too fast, they can't stay latched on. So when I try to fix one the other comes off, etc. Then they end up all frustrated and full of air. I'm hoping they can keep themselves latched on better when they are older, but already my lap is overly full. What will it be like when they weigh a combined 35 pounds, not 25 pounds, kwim? I never tandem nursed my older kids.