Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Two Months Old

Ahhhh! How are they two months old? The outfits in these photos were supposed to be their coming home outfits. Too bad they weighed 4 pounds and would never-ever have fit in these (they're newborn size onesies).

First The Good News: I have successfully breastfed twins for TWO WHOLE MONTHS (not exclusively...I can't make enough milk). I am seriously impressed with myself.

Next The Bad News: I don't think I will be able to breastfeed them anymore. After going back to work, I am choosing not to pump. It's just so overwhelming and stressful; I don't have a place to do it that I feel I can let down; and I don't have a recess anymore now that I'm teaching 7th graders. So it would mean only pumping at lunch and I need my own break too. I am still pumping multiple times in the middle of the night, once before I go to bed, and once right when I wake up and then of course I nurse them whenever I can (I nursed Aiden today after work and then I'll try to nurse Isabella before I pump). It's a lot of work. A lot! There are days when I really get down on myself and feel guilty. But for the most part I'm just so impressed with myself. When they were in the NICU and I was pumping every 2 hours, I felt horrendous about the whole thing. I felt like I would hardly even make it a week, let alone 8 weeks!!
 Can you believe how much bigger Aiden is than Isabella? He's our little Macho Combo Burrito!
They're both still in newborn clothes and newborn diapers, but I can see Aiden moving ahead faster than Isabella (oh great...three different sizes clothes and diapers...do you sense my excitement?)!
Them side-by-side:

2 comments:

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bella has filled out a lot from last month though!

I am so proud of you. You were telling me a month ago you thought you were done, and you did it another 4 weeks! That is awesome!!

Katie Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You should be proud that you made it 8 weeks!! That is a serious accomplishment with even one baby let alone two!! Don't feel down if you have to stop soon! You are absolutely right, you do need a lunch break. I know the one time I went with you there was just enough time to eat lunch, I can't imagine having any time to pump. And when I was watching the kiddos on Friday with mom, I just kept saying, "How do they do this? How do they take care of three kids under the age of 3 and work full time and go to school? I couldn't do it." You guys are doing a wonderful job! I really don't know how you do it! Oh and I definitely want to see that movie too, it looks cute. Love you guys. Hang in there.

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