This post will just be some random pics during the first month of their lives. My mom and I would just snap random shots of them here and there. They're just SO CUTE!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
My mom and Denisha were able to go to their 2nd week well baby checkup. It's nice that their well baby check ups don't require a copay. I was beginning to go broke. Not quite, but kinda. :)
Their 2 week appointment went great. The Dr is now confident they're growing and eating well. He didn't need to see them for any additional visits. They're just so sweet. I was so, so sad for them to have their heel prick test though. I can't even remember who had who but I had one baby on the table and my mom and Denisha had another baby holding them when they cried getting poked and squeezed for blood. Sad. They did pretty good though and calmed down right away. The girls travel really well and are such good babies. They're so chill and sweet. I absolutely love being a mom more than anything. LOVE!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Brand new babies are so fragile. I didn't love the sponge baths. Being able to really bathe the babies was a nice little step. Chuck totally did the bathing all by himself the first time.
Cute little Harmony
Monday, October 15, 2012
Nothing is sweeter and more precious than brand new little babies. I am so grateful for my sister for capturing our little girls at their most vulnerable, newest little stage in life. They are so sweet!
We took some naked pics of the girls obviously. It's always a little risky to hold a baby with no diaper on. Denisha said she's seen babies pee without diapers during newborn shots a lot. Sure enough when I was holding Harmony, changing the girls positions, she peed all over me. Denisha's reaction was "Oh gross!". I said "What do you mean? You said newborns pee all of the time." She replied "Not on someone". Nice. Luckily I hadn't gotten dressed yet because I was covered. At least it was only pee!
I'm so, so glad my sister was able to take these lovely pictures! Thanks Denisha! I'm always amazed by your talent. Thank you for sharing it with us and capturing our sweet family!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
My little sister Denisha came to town!!!
Denisha is a proud mother of three little girls. I have made it a point to go to Kentucky after the birth of each of her daughters. It was so sweet to bond with her and her new babies. She wanted to return the favor for me. It was a HUGE sacrifice for her and her family. Her husband, Rodney, had to take a week off of work, and she had to leave her little girls at home (ages 6, 4, and 2). I never had to sacrifice that much visiting her. I was so glad she came. I know she was glad to meet the girls but I know it was hard for her to be away from her girls at the same time. What complicated things was Paisley got sick and Bentley hurt her hand while she was away. Sad!
Denisha flew in on the 13th of October. Originally I was going to have the girls on Tuesday the 16th. That would give us a couple of days to get ready and we planned to see the movie Pitch Perfect together while she was here. Sadly I had them two weeks earlier, but it all worked out.
She's here!!! I was able to go with my mom to pick her up from the airport. I surprised her. yay!!! The first thing she did when she got there was change her clothes, hold the girls and then eat some dang food. She nearly starved herself on carrots on her flight from KY.
The girls were so excited to see her. :)
Picture! Just a random pic while I tried on my pre-pregnancy jeans.
I didn't dare step on the scale until a week and a half after the girls were born. To my surprise I had dropped 50 lbs just like that. I thought "Wow. If I've lost that much weight I wonder if I can fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans." I slipped them on and buttoned them right up. I couldn't wear them for too long because of my incision but it felt WONDERFUL to have my body back. At first I was concerned with how fast the weight came off. I called to ask my nurse if I should be worried. The receptionist who took my message said this was the first time she'd ever had that complaint. My nurse called back and told me to enjoy it. She said if the weight continued to drop at that rate to let her know. After another week I lost the last 10 lbs. I don't know what attributed to it. My guess is I have exercise and breast feeding to thank for that. I'm sure it being my first pregnancy helped as well. I do not take it for granted, however. I definitely feel blessed. Having babies does a number on your body. While I was pregnant I wondered if I would ever get my body back.
I saw this:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Since the girls were born preemie and had lost close to the 10% of weight in the hospital our Pediatrician, Dr Cox wanted to see them at one week instead of waiting until two weeks. His office just opened a new location in Riverton. We live closer to their South Jordan location but they couldn't fit us in that office in time. They could fit us into the Riverton office however. My mom and I got the girls all packed up and ready.
This is our first real trip out of the house. Yay!
He wanted to see Harmony in another couple of days though to make sure she was still growing. Those two appointments were not "Well baby" appointments so we were charged our office copay. Copay for two babies means double copay. I never thought about that. Ouch.
At the other Dr visit he took a look at both babies to be sure. All was well. He was happy with their growth but it was then he suggested nursing, bottle feeding and pumping. The girls were using up too much energy nursing for so long. It was a pain but it worked.
All told we were at the Dr's for THREE hours.