Monday, June 01, 2009

Really, I am still here

Just over a week into this whole "two new babies" thing I am doing pretty well, but definitely not finding myself with a lot of free time (or hands). We are all adjusting to the new world order, and the twins will do their part by changing things up once we think we have things a little figured out.

The first week's highlights are: Ian has jaundice and needs a bili-blanket. Oh look, Mira has jaundice too. Both get daily blood draws and weigh-ins. These clinic trips are simultaneously the highlight and low-point of our days. At our "mother-baby" appointment a well meaning nurse who could use some improved social skills pokes me repeatedly in the breast while declaring that it will be very hard for the twins to get much milk out of "these hard breasts." She proposes a nursing plan in which I nurse each twin for 10 minutes and then pump for 15 minutes. After feeling sad that my previous efforts were not sufficient to feed the twins (I know it is silly to be sad about this, but you try not to cry when running on such paltry sleep) I agree that this is a good plan.

This nursing/pumping set up does not give me a lot of uninterrupted hours of sleep, but it has allowed me to catch up on issues of the New Yorker.  I have really some really good articles, most of which I will be unable to remember reading within the next week. Also, I am now producing enough milk to feed two kids, but not enough to do that and have any left over. 

I have some pictures, but I have to dump them off the camera, etc.

I have 3/4 of a birth story post, but you know how that is.

I have a million ideas and thoughts filling my head. They either disappear when I get near the computer or I am distracted by the temptations of Weeds Season 3.

I have a couple of posts queued up, but even those have languished. I don't feel much guilt about it, just sort of notice and then move on.

I hope everyone is doing well. We may not return to regularly scheduled programming soon, but someone will be by to check on your drinks soon enough.


  1. Wow! I am amazed that you can find time to post. I certainly wasn't that coordinated with only one baby.

    My drink can wait.

  2. glad to have an update. thinking of you.

  3. wasn't expecting to hear from you for many more weeks, but glad I checked. hang in there, and I'm sure you've got plenty of people around, but if you need/want more, give a holler.

  4. the internet can wait. the babies won't. :)

  5. Been thinking about you lately, and was PSYCHED to see you pop up with a new post. Kiss all three of your children for me, and, I dunno, pinch Chris in the butt or something. I hope you get a big, fat nap today.

  6. Big smootches from the other side of the country. Sniff those baby heads for me.

  7. Bummer about the jaundice. At least you can handle it at home. I am definitely looking forward to seeing some pics! One of these days we should swap tips on handling two plus a toddler!

  8. A tired mommy is a good mommy!
    I'm glad the babies are doing well. I hope Chris and Ada are doing well too. I bet Ada loves to help!
    Give extra kisses to all three from your bloggie buddies!

  9. My SIL spent most of her days shirtless after she had her was quite funny to make a surprise visit to her house! And she could have cared less b/c hey, the boys had to eat-all.the.time!! I hope things continue to go well for you.