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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Aftermath


Good Morning Vietnam!!  After having the two baby boys we stayed in the hospital for three more days with what seemed like hundreds of nurses and help.  My head was still in the fog not realizing what exactly we were about to experience.

Release day came.  The boys were very healthy and able to go home.  I guess when it was time to be wheeled out of the hospital is when I realized that my spatial situation in life was about to change forever.  How do you hold two car seats in one wheel chair and all the baggage they send you home with in addition to having a Cesarean pain which was just kicking in since they took me off all the happy vitamins?  I still don't know how we did it.   As we were wheeled out approaching the car hubby said are you there? All I see is you from the knees down.

Then it was time to secure them into their car seat apparatuses which only people ten and under can figure out.  Since they were six weeks early we did not get to practice as we should have.  So my husband is a lot of good things but he is not a mechanical genius so it took the valet guy and the kid waiting with his dad to help us figure it out and I have to give them their props they did a fabulous job.  Now I was just hoping we could get them out once we got home.

When we got home it suddenly felt as if the house shrunk to like 600 sq. feet after all the stuff had been built and set up.  The house instantly shrunk and continues to shrink because no matter what you get you always have to get two of everything.

It was mid August and one of the hottest August's on record or at least it felt that way.  For three weeks I didn't leave my air conditioned bedroom and I turned my new born babies into polar bear cubs as they can definitely handle and AC.

I must have changed 200 diapers and made hundreds of bottles during the first month or so.  I was trying to feed them the natural way but I don't know you have to be like super skilled to do that and I was definitely finding out I lacked those skills.  I give major props to moms who can feed their multiples naturally. So I pumped and made bottles and bottles and bottles.

So that advice they give you about when you have twins try to sleep when they sleep because you lose double the sleep so if you want any sleep you should sleep when they sleep.  Well that didn't work because they slept at different times or just different enough that one was always awake.  They did poop at the same time which was convenient but as they do now they did then they keep me on my toes 24/7.  It was definitely a conspiracy.

I was so glad television had evolved to twenty-four hour status.  For my adult conversation I turned to the Cooking channel.  After you have twins everyone wants to call you and come see you and ask you the very same questions and not to be rude but now is not the time call me in five years and I will catch you up.  I became somewhat of a hermit.  One thing I did was create a website of pictures and posts and I referred everyone there like the IRS does.  If and only if you didn't get your questions answered then put your request or question in writing and send it in.  I hope that wasn't rude.

I look at their pictures now of their first few months and it all seems like a blur I really wish that I could have known then what I know now and have those months back again to remember them as little babies because now they are Bad A-- Super Hero loving sports loving bundles of BOY!   They have definitely brought a lot of joy and fun to our lives but every day is a journey and I learn something new about them and their fascinating existence.


  1. Hi! Glad you linked up to the A-Z challenge. It will be so great to have these memories recorded of your adventures raising twins. Good luck!

  2. Hi Christina, happy to meet you on the A-Z Challenge.

  3. What a fun story- you are one busy momma with twins!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

  4. So glad you were inspired to create your blog! Lovely to see your blog up and running. Now let's keep the steam rolling. Good luck!

  5. Hooray!! Welcome to A to Z and the blogosphere.

    Very happy to see you're all ready to roll with the stories, and I look forward to reading bunches more from you! :)

    Alana @ writercize.blogspot.com
    Cheering you on from A through Z!

  6. PS - If you go into blogger "Layout" - "Add a Gadget" you can add the little followers window to your sidebar and then we can all follow you to receive notice when you update your post.

  7. Thank you all for visiting. This is a really fun way to share. I am learning about how this works each day so I hope to be by to visit you soon.

  8. Such a cute post. I didn't have twins, I could hardly keep up with one at a time. Kudos to you.

    Cynthia (The Sock Zone)


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