For the last two days, I have been flying solo with the twins. The good news is that we all 3 survived. We actually did better than I had imagined. It isn't easy being the only one available to care for both babies 24/7, but they are very good babies. They are on a fairly strict schedule, so I can move through the day and night knowing what to expect--most of the time. There are always those unplanned moments that throw us off.
Last Friday the babies had their 6 month checkup. Kennedy was 10 lbs 11.5 oz & 21 3/4 inches; Drake was 22 inches & 10 lbs 10 oz. They are so close in size, yet they are built so totally different. I really thought Drake was heavier than Kennedy. She feels lighter when you pick her up.
The doctor advised me to add more formula for each of them at each feeding. Kennedy now does not have to be interrupted during the night. I was having to wake her for her night feeding, anyway. Now she can just sleep through the night. Drake still has to have his continuous feeding refilled during the night, but I just change his diaper and start the other feed, and he goes right back to sleep. So my nights are getting easier--as long as they both continue to sleep through.
We are hoping something works out for us to get our nurse back, but we do not know at this time. Usually my mom is here, too, but sometimes her schedule requires her to be at home a couple of days. That has been the case the last two days. At least she will be available to be with the babies the rest of the week.
Sunday was a fun day for me. My Tyler friends gave a diaper/wipes shower. It was wonderful to see everyone and get to visit for a few hours. We even had 2 very dear friends from the East Texas area whom I had not seen in quite a while who were able to come. I just loved seeing everyone! Being isolated at home with 2 babies who cannot have visitors really cuts down on my social life. I know it isn't forever, and one day this will be a distant memory. It is definitely worth it to have 2 adorable babies who are healthy and happy. Some day we will be going everywhere anytime we want!