Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 10:08 AM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I feel like I am having de ja vu from when Mckinley was born. We had a super easy first week, and then things got a little difficult. The same thing is happening now. Things were awesome in the beginning, and now I am on day 5 of having the baby blues. Wearing mascara is mostly pointless. So it all started last Wednesday when I upgraded my phone to IOS 6 (dumbest move ever....don't do it!) and lost all the contacts in my phone. That got me crying for hours and hours. Couldn't stop. I knew that part of why I was crying was just the hormones, but either way, I couldn't stop.
Then Thursday we took the twins in for their 2 week check up. Babies are supposed to be back up to their birth weight by 2 weeks. Well, both of our babies had lost weight instead of gained any. Which is of course concerning. So the doctor wants me to supplement them after their feedings, either with breast milk or formula. And then pump a little to increase my supply. I think I produce enough, but they fall asleep and stop eating before they are full. So anyway, ever since Thursday I have been bursting into tears at random times, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for no reasons at all. But seriously, worrying about them getting enough food is so stressful and is kind of killing me.
Breastfeeding is not going well anymore. They're not latching very well so I have to use a shield, and even then, it is hurting pretty bad. I am so tempted to quit!!! But I pushed through with Mckinley and it was so worth it so I am praying (literally) for the strength to push through.
Kallie and Tyler themselves are awesome. They are super content babies and don't cry very much. They sleep pretty well at night. They start out a little fussy but then definitely give us some good hours of sleep. So there isn't too much to complain about. One good thing too is that since they're not gaining any weight, they also don't poop. I have only changed a handful of poopy diapers and they are two weeks old. Even though it's definitely not a good sign, I'm enjoying that part of it while it lasts.
Mckinley is totally awesome and so sweet with the babies. She is very good and patient and totally matured since they came home. She is so much more obedient, goes down so well for naps and bedtime, and is just a joy to have around. She asks multiple times a day to go to her cousin Brynlee's house, and I do feel bad that she is so home bound, so I'm going to try go get her out playing with other kids more, but we are so lucky that she has been so easy with this new adjustment.
A few things I want to remember because I don't have a journal for the twins yet. Their umbilical cords fell off at four days. Tyler has only peed once during a diaper change and he shot it straight into his own mouth (I felt so bad about it, but oh his expression was funny). They both rolled over from stomach to back at just 2 weeks old.
Sorry for the lack of pictures, I haven't made time to upload them to the computer yet.
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 11:39 AM
Monday, October 8, 2012
Mckinley giving Kallie kisses.
Gotta keep things even. Kisses for Tyler too.
We told Mckinley to fold her arms during the prayer while we were watching General Conference. She set the phone down and folded her arms, but leaned over to still watch her movie during the prayer. Ha ha ha.
We had so much fun snuggling our sleeping babies while watching General Conference this last weekend.
Babies finally got their first sponge bath. This is Tyler.
Kallie getting bathed.
Kallie. 6 lbs even.
Brandon has done an amazing job of making sure Mckinley still gets the attention she needs. This guy seriously wins the Dad of the century award.
These poor babies had to spend a lot of time in the sun until their jaundice levels went down. We are glad they didn't have to lay on the light tables though.
Our first little family walk down the street to the mailbox. Oh my heavens we have three kids.
Check out these adorable blankets my sister-in-law Tara sent to us. Mckinley immediately put the pink one on Kallie and the blue one on Tyler.
Just a cute shot of Kallie. It's so fun to put her in all of Mckinley's cute outfits.
Wow, I am a mother of twins. The first 11 days have gone so well. We have two very good babies (so far). Of course they have fussy times (usually at night) but overall I know we have it very easy and I am so grateful. I have been able to nurse both of them. They are pretty good eaters. They do seem to sleep peacefully all day and then at night they lay in the pack n play awake or fussing a little. But two nights ago they had two 5.5 hour stretches in between feedings and last night they went 7 hours, and then 5 after that. I consider myself to be very lucky!!!
Posted by Stephanie Salmon at 10:00 AM