Our official due date has now come and gone. Although January when the two lil embryos that would become Ryan and Mason were transferred seems so long ago - the last 40 weeks went by so fast! I can't believe the boys have been here nearly a month already.
The weeks following the birth of a surrobabe are very different from when you deliver your own child. I'm having to remind myself constantly that I just gave birth to two babies - by c-section nonetheless. It's hard to not jump right back into life since I'm not preoccupied with an infant but, I'm still recuperating from major surgery and need to remember to take things slow. The healing has been delayed due to an infection at the incision site - I'm not 100% back to myself just yet. Then there is the extra weight to deal with. I gained only the "allowed" 40 lbs this pregnancy and have shed all but 8 lbs of it but, I'm still feeling rather fluffy. I have no cute lil baby/ies in tow to take the attention off my extra thick middle and expanded backside so I'm becoming more self conscious about it as the weeks go by. Hopefully soon, after I've given myself a bit more time to heal, I'll have the motivation to get into a gym routine again. At least I have a nice set of D-cup boobs thanks to pumping - to bad they are "off limits" along with the rest of me. My poor husband has been very patiently waiting for some physical attention since well ... early July.
Emotionally I'm totally fine with the babies being home with mom and dad - that's the goal of the entire process and it's an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and pride to know that I helped create a family!! Very similar to my first experience, the only tears I've shed are ones of joy. However, it is an adjustment to go from being very pregnant with twins, gaining the attention of curious strangers and the like and sharing your "story" multiples times in a day, to just being boring ole me again. I miss it all but, it makes me so happy to know that K&S are being showered with attention from friends and family and I feel so lucky that they continue to include me and frequently reach out to say HI and let me know how they are doing. I think of them often so it's nice to still have that connection and keep in touch - not all surros I know have been as fortunate.
K shared more pics with friends and family last week and I've uploaded a few of them to the Photo Album (upper right margin). I just can't get enough of these adorable faces!!!
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