1) If you can opt out of a c-section DO IT. Mine wasn't 100% medically necessary but it wasn't completely elective either. I could've pushed (bahahaha) not to have one, but because I knew the risks with ID twins and also because of my inevitable need to get rid of my cyst-ridden left ovary, I decided to go with the c-section. BAD DECISION! Worst of 2010 so far! I really should know better. Because I don't tolerate n.arcotics well, I don't take them and the "breakthrough pain" was almost unbearable in the two days following the boys' arrival. Plus the sheer madness of having two tiny babies and wanting to change them and swaddle them and generally be a complete control freak (who, moi?) about their care is totally hindered by your inability to even get out of bed. Ask Mr. K. He had to endure this conversation over and over.
Me: Babe, I want them to wear these other blue hats. They're in the inside left pocket of the polka dot diaper bag.
Mr. K: These?
Me: No. Those are blue bear hats. I want the plain ones.
Mr. K: How about this one?
Me: No! They're just PLAIN BLUE. They're preemie size. LEFT. INSIDE. POCKET.
Mr. K: I can't find them, I'm just going to use the hospital hats.
Me: Nooooo! I don't like those hats! Not for pictures!
Mr. K: Who cares! They're warm!
Me: So are the ones I brought. Oh wait! They're in the other bag. Okay so go into the inside pocket of the black bag...
2) Twins are freaking awesome. It's really that simple.
3) Just because your nurse calls you "Sugar" and "Sweetie" and talks to you with a baby voice does not mean she actually dosed you with the correct meds, or actually, any meds at all. So be like me and bring your own damn A.dvil and T.ylenol.
And now because I am paying a doula so I can sleep, I better get to it. But to make up for brevity of my post, I leave you with this.
Only my third slideshow in almost two years of blogging. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed living it. I just have to say it again...I LOVE my precious little Twinks. They are an absolute miracle.
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