Everyone is settling in and getting used to the "new normal" and I'm not talking about the recently released television series. ;-)
K&S are adjusting. The boys keep them very busy between the feedings and the changing and then all over again, and again, and again. LOL Both Ryan and Mason are good eaters, they are getting a combo of formula and the breast milk I'm providing. As for sleep, they're being a lil more wakeful and everyone is adjusting to the day to day changes that come along with babies who are still working themselves into a good routine. K&S are juggling the boys with the help of their au pair, who K has said is awesome. She's making the transition to parenthood a lil easier by letting them focus on the babies while she tends to all the "other" tasks that come with two newborns in the house. As K&S transition into work again she'll be stepping up more and more to help with daily hands on baby stuff of course.
I'm getting back to myself again. It took a good week and a half after the c-section but I'm feeling ok and mostly pain free. In retrospect the c/s wasn't that bad but, it did take nearly a week longer to recover than my other deliveries. Of course I'm not fully healed, that will take some time yet but at least I can move and function and sleep in my own bed again. :-) I've been very busy pumping round the clock to supply the lil guys with breast milk in hopes of giving them the best start possible. As of right now, I'm out producing them - they take about 100mL per feeding each (every 3 hours) and I'm pumping 300mL per session (every 3-4 hours). Not too shabby. It takes a lot of diligence to take on exclusive pumping - it's time consuming - but I do love feeling needed and connected. I've mentally committed to keep pumping until our 1 year transfer anniversary which is late January - so we'll see how it goes and take it a month at a time. As of right now, since K is on maternity leave, and so am I, we plan to just meet up every couple of weeks for a "delivery". Yesterday I headed into the city to attend my good friend Daisy's surrotwins 1st birthday so while out that way K met me and took home just over 300 oz that I'd pumped since last Sunday. She, IF and the boys are visiting on Thursday, we are doing a newborn photo shoot here at our house, and I'll have more to send home with them then.
I have PICTURES!! K got a lot of great shots at the hospital that tell our story. Visit the link in the right margin "Surrogacy Photo Album" and enter the password. Enjoy.
Oh and a quick congrats to K&S's friend Koby - she was the winner of the Baby Pool with super low score for BOTH boys. Nice job.
1 month ago