They are technically one minute apart ;) It didn't seem like a full minute, though. Doctor also said had he not shown us "fun stuff" they would have been the same minute. Didn't matter to us either way :)
Thanks so much for the comments on the slideshow! We LOVE it and I've been looking at it quite a bit. I still can't believe it...
Yes, that was BT in the slideshow. He was at the hospital with us. We felt Cohen there as well.
So what are we up to? We've almost been home for a week and yesterday Knox & Sloane turned a week old.
At this very moment, we are currently watching Toddlers & Tiaras. It really just blows my mind. It's so bizarre to Brent and myself, that even he watches it.
Things are going pretty good! Jut trying to get adjusted to life with two little babies :)
It's been so nice having Brent home to help and my mom has stayed with us, for the most part, until yesterday afternoon. She's left a bit in the day some, but been here during the nights. I'm starting to heal better so I can get up easier now
Lack of sleep doesn't seem to be draining me, which is nice. Honestly, I've never needed much sleep or been a very sound sleeper. Knox & Sloane are doing great in the day and during the night, it just varies.
If you follow me on Twitter you've seen me ask a few questions. They were regarding swaddling and hiccups, I think. Maybe more. So thankful for Twitter.
Hiccups seem to be decreasing daily. We have incorporated "Gripe Water" and that has helped a lot.
We are still having a hard time with the swaddling business. Sloane has NEVER wanted her arms pinned down. Knox just started pulling his out. I'm worried we may not be doing them tight enough because we are worried it's too tight. We put Sloane in the miracle blanket and she cried hysterically. We weren't sure how long to let her cry or to just give in and undo her.
When they get a bit bigger, we are going to try the "woombies" and zip up/velcro type swaddle options.
They just want their hands out and by their face. The suck on their fingers even when they aren't hungry. The doctor said try to hold off on a paci. I think they were worried about 'feeding' confusion. That has been going great with both babes, so I'm not sure it would matter now.
I'm sure I'll be doing a "help needed" post soon, haha.
My anxiety has been pretty high about the blankets covering their face or them getting choked up when I'm in and out of sleep. With that being said, we've been letting them sleep on the "Boppy Loungers" ..SOME..on the bed or in smaller craddle. I know, the tag says NO SLEEPING all over it. They don't sleep there always, but it just feels weird to have them across the room in a pack and play.... especially when we are awake during the day and I've been hanging in bed. We like to just have them up by us to look at :) Now, that I'm getting up and around a bit more, I think we will soon go back to pack and play. As part of c-section healing process, I've not been able to just hop up and walk to them if I have the urge to.
This c-section recovery has not been NEAR as painful or bad as mine last year with Cohen. There is probably many reasons for that, but regardless, I'm very thankful.
I'm breastfeeding one baby at a time right now. The doctor said give it a few weeks before doing them together so that their heads and stuff will be a bit stronger.
As of yesterday, they were both back up to birth weight.
The doctor told me not to pump too much because having too feed them so much as it is, would keep things "busy" probably more than I wanted...and not busy in a having to pump or feed way..most so painful way.
For family/friends my mom has let know about the slideshow - I put a link for it under the "Our Twins" page up top for easy access to it.
I'll leave you with this... Brent was texting his friend, who is expecting a baby girl, about Toddlers and Tiaras. He sent his friend this bio of Sloane and read it to me. I busted out laughing. I insisted he let me post it.