S- 7 pounds (even, I know it was weird) 21 inches long
G-6 pounds even ( yeah, weird) 19 1/2 inches long
What kind of birth did you have?
A scheduled C-section. It was the best of the three.
Spinal block. I can't have any more epidurals. Bad experience.
No, regular nursery.
How long were you in the hospital?
The regular three days for a section, just like the other two.
How was the pregnancy?
Just like the other two. I wasn't HUGE, people never believed that I was having twins. I was never put on bed rest or anything. I just took the cues from my body, if I felt tired I would go watch TV in the bed for a few hours with Wyatt.
How many weeks did they make it?
They were born exactly four weeks before the regular due date. That is normal for twins.
Why October 6th?
It was the first day the doctor said she had available, and we jumped on it. I was pretty miserable there at the end.
You couldn't wait and have them on your anniversary?
No, not at the time, lol!
How did you get through those first few months?
We put them on a schedule and we NEVER deviated from it. If one woke up, we woke up the other one. If it was time for a feeding, and they were sleeping... we woke them both up. After a few days, they caught on.
Join a warehouse club like Sam's or B.J.'s. We grocery shopped for EVERYTHING once a month. I had a full cabinet of formula and a closet for diapers and wipes. I also would order my groceries on-line. Come spring planting season, the hubs didn't have the time to go with me. Sam's would pull them and scan them before I arrived. All I had to do was walk in and pay for them, and they would load up the Suburban. Ten minutes tops. It is awesome, I highly recommend it. They don't charge extra for this service, anyone can use it if your order is big enough.
Right after the buddies were born, Levi got sick. Then Landon got pneumonia, then Wyatt got sick. Two weeks after I came home, I got Bell's Palsy on the right side of my face. That was followed by strep throat. Thanksgiving week, the chicken pox started going around the first grade at Mount, and L got it. Two weeks after THAT, Wyatt got it... ten times worse. Two weeks after that S got it, and two weeks after that, G got it. Yep, they were almost three months old at the time. But, it wasn't bad. They LOOKED terrible, but they didn't scratch or anything like the older two did. So, if you are counting someone had the chicken pox from Thanksgiving through New Years. Fun times people, lol.
Ha! Random people would stop me and want to CHAT about the buddies, and ask me questions, and TOUCH them, or tell me about their neices cousins neighbor that has twins. I guess they didn't realize that I was doing good to be dressed, with newborn twins, out shopping alone, and on a serious time frame, before someone needed another bottle or pooped in their diaper. I noticed that even if I answered with a nod, they just kept on talking and following me around.
My diaper bag was regular size. It had three diapers in it, a baggy of wipes, one clean outfit and socks, two bottles, and my checkbook and cell phone. I kept other supplies out in the car like more clothes and diapers, and a canister of formula and water bottles. No need to lug all of that around everywhere. When they were older, I changed out the bottles for sippy cups and snacks. A small sucker can work wonders for when you are trying to check out, and they are fighting with one another. I didn't carry a pocketbook for three years, the diaper-bag was my pocketbook.
What is in the back of your car NOW?
A huge first aid kit, an umbrella, and a case of water bottles. Don't laugh people, boys get in the weirdest freak accidents. And... someone is always thirsty!
Let me know if you have anymore questions. I am here to serve.