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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Another lengthy post

Thanks to Ally for watching the twins for me for a couple hours so I could go to my OB appointment on Friday! Thank you also to Ally and Paul for giving us their couch - it is soooo much nicer than the loveseat!

So speaking of my OB appointment - it was my 6 week postpartum checkup and everything looks good. The incision has healed nicely, my uterus is almost down to its pre-pregnancy size, and my cervix is back to normal. We talked about post-partum depression and she said that everything I've been feeling is normal that she doesn't feel like I need anything so that's good. I don't think I need anything either. We also talked about birth control which sounds odd considering we did IVF to get pregnant in the first place, so it would seem I don't really need anything but just in case my tubes fixed themselves during the pregnancy, I do want to be on some birth control for a while. The question is do I want the progesterone only pill or do I want to do an IUD? I've done the pill before so I know how I react to that, but I'm not sure about the IUD. My OB recommends I do the IUD - one reason is that you don't need to remember to take the pill at the same time every day and with two babies (even one would make it hard), that might be difficult. Has anyone ever used an IUD? My OB gave me info on an IUD, but I haven't looked at it yet.

That's pretty much my appointment on Friday. Since everything looks good and there is no medical reason to extend my maternity leave, I need to figure out when I'll be going back to work. The plan right now is mid to late September (which I think I might have mentioned already), but I need to figure out exactly so I can let my boss know.

So it was kinda sad for me on Friday as that would be the last time I see my OB unless I continue to go to that clinic for my GYN needs too. I'm debating whether I want to stay with this clinic and my OB or if I want to go back to my family practice doctor. I like both of them a lot - of course, I won't be seeing my OB for my pap smear in September since she's having her own baby here in a few weeks (which by the way at 36 weeks, she looks so tiny compared to what I looked like). UGH - I can't decide. Jon thinks I should stick with my OB because of something she said to me on Friday regarding me getting out and doing things so as to keep my sanity. She also suggested I get some help at least a few days a week if only for someone to come over and just hold a baby or two so I can get other things done (and there are sooooo many things I need to get done in this house that I had planned on doing when I was at home on bedrest (like going through files and recycling old papers, etc. after we got a new filing cabinet) that didn't get done because I was in the hospital instead). It frustrates me that there is such a mess in the baby room and upstairs in the office, so if anyone wants to come over and hold a baby or help out, I'd appreciate it! I hate having a messy house!

Anyway, what else has gone on since my last post? I walked around Greenlake on Wednesday with a couple women from our childbirth class - that was really nice to meet with them and share birth stories and taking care of baby stories. Hopefully, I'll be able to join them again this week if they go - however, we have a reunion this next weekend with that class so I'll see them then too. I also walked around Greenlake with Ally on Thursday. Both times were a bit tiring and we stopped a couple times, but I did make it around. Hopefully, I'll work my way up to walking around it a couple times without any breaks soon enough.

And last, but not least, news on the babies. They are growing so much!!! They are nearly 7 weeks - I can't believe it. We weighed them the other day and Ella was a little over 9 pounds (when I took Ella into the pediatrician for possible reflux issues, she was at 8.2 pounds) and Benjamin was 11.8 pounds!!! He's going to be in those 3 month outfits soon (I need to go pull those out pretty soon). I bought them some toys yesterday that I hope they'll like. Ella really likes to look at herself in the mirror. It is just so cute. And I finally was able to find the pacifier she likes (the Soothie pacifier that they gave us in the hospital). Oh, and Ella has breastfed a few times since my last post - so happy she came back to it though she still can be finicky about it. Benjamin will breastfeed and still be so super hungry that we give him a bottle too. He likes his food!

One last thing as this post is so super long - I suppose I could have broken it down to two posts - Oliver is so good with the babies. He is such a caring kitty. If one of the babies is crying, he goes back and forth with looking at me then to the baby as if telling me, "help that baby! It needs you!" I've also seen him go up to a baby and sniff the baby's head as if trying to give some comfort. Oliver is back to sleeping on our bed too. Sophie is still a little nervous around them, but she's coming around. She also seems to be lacking in the affection she gets, so I better go give her some love.

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  • At 8:50 AM , Blogger Heather said...

    Glad to hear everything is going so well. Congrats!

  • At 8:59 AM , Blogger KeDaCoMo said...

    Hubby said that we can come and visit in the third week in august. I dont know how long we will stay in seattle though, as we want to go to the coast too. But we can help out a bit then!


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