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Offline Peony86

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« Reply #10 on: 20/10/17, 09:09 »
Babies are now 13 weeks old. Their nanny has been unable to come in to work this week so it's just been us 3 during the day. I must say it's been nice. The babies have been such stars. They've had their moments, both crying at the same times but it's mostly been manageable. They are changing so much every day. They smile the whole time and things that hubby and I say seem to really amuse them. They are also enjoying being on their playmat alot more.

I've started cutting down on all the junk food I've been eating. Enough is enough, I'm tired of all this extra weight. But it is so difficult! I am trying to reduce portion sizes and increase salad and veggies. Hopefully it gets easier.

On a side note, just got a CPD sent to my email on menopause and hot flushes..I immediately had a flashback to the time I had them. They were so awful! I am so glad that's over!

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    « Reply #11 on: 28/10/17, 15:23 »
    Lucrin depot!!!!! For my last post I couldn't for the life of me think of that name , and really how could I forget when it caused all of those hot flushes! I have to explain about my baby brain situation. It can be truly awful, I sometimes can't think of the right word or articulate what I want to say..will this ever get better?

    The babies are now 14 weeks old. I have successfully been through two weeks without a nanny. It gets tiring at times but I'm still surviving. Hubby has been lots of help so I can't get moody with him anymore! The babies have slept through the night for 2 nights in a row! I don't want to jinx anything but I really hope it continues..it is so amazing. Their weights are increasing nicely. Baby boy is 5.7kg and baby girl is 4.6kg. I was looking back at pics of when they were newborns, they were teeny tiny, I can't believe it now. And to think they were in my belly hanging out in there for 36 weeks!

    My diet is ongoing, it's difficult and I'm craving all the yummy stuff but I really have to get rid of all of this fat! Hubby looks so good and I look huge! I'm still at 68kg and my goal is 55kg..how will I ever get there?

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    « Reply #12 on: 3/11/17, 11:26 »
    It's so great that it's Friday today! Even though I'm home every day it's still nice when hubby is also here with us! Babies are now 15 weeks old. Baby boy rolled from tummy to back for the first time on Tuesday and baby girl did it today. Baby boy hasn't done it again since. They are growing so quickly! Im trying to be diligent about tummy time but baby girl hates it, I'm trying to persevere though.  I've ordered some books online for them both and very excited to read it to them, I've got some Julia Donaldson books and also the Usbourne collection. Their collection is really growing now. I try to do story time every day but sometimes they sleep too much during the day. I'm so stressed about how I will get all of this done when I go back to work. I guess I'm just going to have to be super organised!

    So it's now 3 weeks without the nanny and I must say that I've adjusted pretty well. I manage to get chores and cooking done while the babies are asleep. Baby boy has been quite unhappy in the afternoons though so I'm not sure if it's a growth spurt or whether he's teething. All this exciting stuff! I love these babies so much!

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    « Reply #13 on: 13/11/17, 09:58 »
    Can't believe how quickly time goes by! Babies will be 17 weeks old this week. They've had their vaccinations on Saturday, they were actually not too upset, they cried when the needle went in but were fine after that.

    After a month we have a new nanny. The previous nanny said she couldn't come back to work which made me panic because I have to go back to work pretty soon. So we interviewed someone that my friend recommended and she's started today. She seems nice but she doesn't seem very confident and that's getting me worried, hopefully after she spends some time with me she will be better.  It feels strange having someone in the house again, I had gotten so used to having these little ones all to myself!

    We've had a super busy weekend. Had people over on Saturday and went to visit a friend yesterday. It feels good to socialise though especially because I'm home every day. Also got a new car this weekend. It's large enough for us all to fit comfortably. My old car was such a tight squeeze.

    Babies haven't rolled over again since the last time and baby girl still hates tummy time! They drool like crazy now, there clothes are always wet!

    I'm still trying to lose weight, this weekend was awful though, ate so many bad things! Oh well..just have to be strong this week!

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    « Reply #14 on: 22/11/17, 18:47 »
    18 weeks old today! The amount of love I feel for them is sometimes overwhelming. I never forget how lucky we are to have them. My friend was saying that once you have them all those feelings about infertility go away but I don't agree. When I think about it, it's not raw emotion but the sadness is still there. I still think of the babies that could have been and I still think of our 5 embryos in the freezer. It's still so strange for me to think that these babies that are here in their cot were in a freezer then thawed!

    So much has happened since I've last written. I've taken the babies to the paediatrician last week. I've changed doctors since the babies were born. The new paediatrician is really nice and so thorough. She has requested MRIs for them both this week. She says we need to see what's going with the brain bleed for baby boy and cyst for baby girl. She says a sonar can be very inaccurate so we should go ahead with the MRI. I am so scared about the outcome..I just wish that the bleed and cyst are gone, I cannot bear to think that either baby may need surgery. It would just be too much for me to handle. So all we can do now is wait and see. She also referred us to a physiotherapist who specialises in milestones and developmental delays. Baby boy is more or less on track for where he should be but baby girl needs some work. She said that is to be expected as they were prem. She's given us exercises to do with them both so hubby and I have been diligently doing them.

    It was hubby's 30th birthday and we all had ano amazing day! We went for a picnic in the park and the babies loved every minute. We were out all afternoon, we ate lots, laughed lots and basically just enjoyed being a family. I never would have thought at this time last year this is how I would be feeling!

    Well I've had my period for the second time. I'd forgotten how PMSd I get. It's awful, my mood swings are horrible. I'm grumpy and emotional..my poor hubby! We fought quite alot over silly things. Now that my period is almost over I feel in love again  ^idiot^ My skin is still terrible..not as bad as it used to be but still pretty bad. It is the beginning of the 3rd month on the pill so am hoping it helps. I cannot shed this weight and I keep eating bad stuff..I really wish we had a bigger house so we could get a treadmill! But am trying really hard to stay away from all the tempting stuff.

    This is the second week with the new nanny and she has improved greatly. She is doing everything more or less the way I want and the babies seem to like her, fingers crossed that it works out!

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    « Reply #15 on: 28/11/17, 18:52 »
    So things just seem like a bit much at the moment. Since the babies have been born things tend to overwhelm me, simple things that I would have never let bother me before, now seems so stressful. I feel anxious and I don't know why. The end of my maternity leave is causing me a huge amount of stress..I don't know if this is normal or if I'm overreacting. I'm just so scared to leave my babies. I wish I could leave work, I really don't want to go back. And I really feel like no one is going to be able to take care of my babies like I will.

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    « Reply #16 on: 2/12/17, 18:01 »
    I'm feeling down. My weight is out of control. I am 68.5kg. I look unhealthy and unfit. I don't feel good and it bothers me. I have very few items of clothing that actually fit and most of them are my maternity clothes. I have so few pics that I have taken with my babies and I know I will regret it. This can't be the way that it is always! Hubby tells me not to eat bad stuff but is not really supportive in any other way. We had agreed that we would take an afternoon walk so the babies and I could get out of the house and him and I could spend some quality time together but that doesn't happen. I feel a disconnect with us. I don't think he realises that I rely on him for adult conversation. The only thing he talks about is work. I don't even think he's attracted to me anymore. I just feel so crappy!

    My babies do keep me going though.  As I'm typing this babu boy is happily kicking away at my arms. They are more gorgeous every day. Last week was an exciting week because Baby girl laughed for the first time. It was tummy time and they were both lying facing each other and she just started laughing at her brother..it was the cutest thing ever! They will be 20 weeks in the upcoming week. They are doing well with all their exercises and love Dr Seuss at the moment. I can't believe how they actually look at the pictures. They seem so grown up..I want time to slow down for a bit!

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    « Reply #17 on: 6/12/17, 11:04 »
    Well after all of that self pity my eating habits just became worse! Emotional eating is what I think I do! I've just eaten so much of junk food, it's unacceptable! I am now 69kg! I looked thinner after I gave birth! During the course of the week, I thought it would really be a great idea to invest in a treadmill, hubby does not agree! He thinks that we will be wasting money as I won't use it after the first few times. I tend to agree and it's a lot of money to spend! So I have looked for some ideas on Pinterest and am going to start a little exercise regime, the one I found was 100 jumping jacks, 100 squats and 25 push ups. This is to be repeated 3 times with a 1 minute break between each set. You could burn 1000 calories. Obviously there is no way I could do all of that so Im going to start with 25 jumping jacks, 25 squats and 10 push ups. I've also started keeping a food diary in the hopes that it will highlight my bad eating habits. So I'm going to give this a go and see how I feel. My problem is that I don't stick to anything, I start off enthusiastically and then it just fizzles! Junk food is the most difficult to give up, haven't had any today and it's all I can think of  :(

    More importantly, my babies are 20 weeks old. They are my absolute joy. I have gone overboard with the sheer volume of toys that I've bought but it's so lovely seeing them playing with it all. Baby girl has progressed so much with tummy time, she doesn't cry anymore and she can hold herself in that position for a fair bit of time. She also looks at her toys and is grabbing them on her playgym. She has also decided that it is no fun sleeping on her back and gets herself on her tummy and goes to sleep. Baby boy is being extremely clingy and suddenly hates napping. He cries alot more than he used to. I'm hoping this phase passes. He's doing really well with tummy time and playing with his toys. He's not as enthusiastic about rolling over as his sister is though. His head control is really good. They are both beyond adorable and I could stare at them for ages. I don't want to go back to work!


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    « Reply #18 on: 13/12/17, 12:42 »
    My babies are 21 weeks old today! They are the cutest little munchkins. I can't believe I am back at work in 2 and a half weeks, so sad about that. The babies are progressing really well, rolling over like pros and head control has improved so much. I am doing there physio exercises diligently and trying to give them lots of floor time. Baby girl is now 5.3kg and baby boy is 7kg! They really enjoy playing with their toys and they already have favourites, a little butterfly rattle, a monkey and a lion. I can't believe that last year this time they were both in my belly!

    My weight is still an issue. My food diary is going well, it actually deters me from eating too many bad things because I know I have to see the long list of what I've eaten. I'm also keeping a daily record of my weight, today I am 68.5kg. I am doing ok with my mini exercise routine, 25 jumping jacks, 25 squats, 25 crunches and I do 2 sets. It's so funny because the babies just stare at me when I'm exercising..they probably think I'm entertaining them!

    Tomorrow I'm going to see a dietician so I can discuss weaning. The paed has recommended weaning from 4 months and I didn't think that they were ready so I want to talk to the dietician and see what she has to say.

    Can't believe the festive season is almost here..where has the year gone?

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    « Reply #19 on: 25/12/17, 21:28 »
    I remember this day last year as if it was yesterday! I was in an absolute state because I was bleeding. I thought it was all over..but here I am sitting in my bedroom with my babies in their cot next to me. I never thought it would happen to me and it has! I am so lucky..and yet every day when I wake up I still can't believe it!