May 5, 2010


Our babies are almost 6 weeks old! Time is flying by... they are getting bigger day by day (RM weighed 8 lbs 5.6 oz and RT weighed 8 lbs 11.4 oz at their 1 month appointment... their next appointment is at 2 months - they get their vaccinations then (they have had none till now))... interacting more day by day! They absolutely do not fit in to their newborn outfits or newborn diapers!

RM has his Apnea monitoring appointment this Friday (after 1 month of monitoring)... we are hoping that he doesn't really need to be monitored (at all or as much) and he can get off of it pretty soon... he is not too fond of the belt (with the monitors on it).

I also have my 6 week OB appointment this Friday. I will be getting a prescription to check my blood sugar (GD) again! We will also be discussing how we are going to manage my PCOS! Keeping it under control naturally would be the best option... if that doesn't work I might have to go back to BCP (which I am not very fond off). I guess, I am also allowed to be a normal human being after 6 weeks. Though, I still don't feel like it yet. Mostly with my bones and joints. I am so stiff and sore most of the time, that I wonder when I will feel like my normal self! I am considering getting some massage... there should be some postpartum massage?! My OB had mentioned that I was okay to drive around after my 2 week appointment. So I started driving at around 3 weeks... that was after 4 months of not driving. It felt weird... it felt like I was visiting an old place I had driven around several years ago.

I celebrated my birthday this (past) weekend... we were home with the babies... it was nice to just stay back and relax with my greatest gifts in life! That reminded me of my birthday last year... the day before (the "birthday"), my nurse had called to tell me that my 2nd IUI cycle had failed! Things have changed so much in the last 1 year! That brings me to the point as to whether we will TTC again. From what we had discussed before, I don't think we will be going that route. I do miss all the kicking and movements... the feeling that I was growing two babies in me! But, with all that I have been through (IF (IUI/IVF), Subchorionic Hematoma (@ 8w), GD (@ 14w), and Shortened Cervix, Contractions, Bedrest (@ 24w)) I was constantly on the guard and scared, I cherish this (current) phase more than anything else in life! RM & RT are our greatest blessings and we are a happy family of 4!


  1. It's amazing how fast everything changes. This time last year I was in the middle of an FET cycle that failed miserably.

    You've been through SOOOO much! Pregnancy with twins is HARD, and yours was particularly hard. You certainly deserve to take a break.

    I don't know if we'll use our frozen embryos, but if we do it will be two or three years from now, and of course it will be one at a time.

    So were you on terbutaline for your cervix/contractions???

    And wow! They went through those newborn clothes/diapers quick! I don't know about you, but we got tons of clothes up to 3 months, and then after that we don't have much. Same with diapers, we've got oodles of preemie - size 2.

    Glad to hear you sounding happy!

  2. Happy Birthday!

    Not sure if you had prenatal massage, but if so, that therapist should be able to do postpartum massage too. Mine did some uterine massage, worked on my c-section scar, plus all of the areas that were off kilter from the months of bedrest. Definitely worth a try!

  3. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like the little ones are doing great! And I think a family of four sounds perfect. :)

  4. Happy Birthday a little late! I would love to see pictures of your little ones!