The babies were born. And now we are all home after 4 days in the hospital. I am still in pain, but I am healing well and my dear sweet dumpster husband has been so much more than incredible I cannot put into words what the last week has truly been like.
You know, I was the first woman to ever be pregnant and now I am the first woman to ever have a birth story and to fall in love with her babies. I know, I know. I'm very unique in that all these feelings are happening. I'm laughing and crying a lot. There are so many emotions. But you know what? I am FEELING ALL THE FEELINGS. And they aren't all pretty or rational - that's why they are FEELINGS - because feelings are not fact, but I'm so grateful to feel them ALL. Most of them are chock full o'love and gratitude. Some are overwhelming and scary. But that's the way this all goes.
My scar hurts and bewbies are so sore, but what an amazing experience. These babies are letting us sleep quite a bit and actually they are into a routine already that is giving us ample time to just enjoy them and still get some other stuff done. Mostly though, we are just loving this time with them.
Here are some random thoughts that need to be shared -
- HOW IS THERE SO MUCH MILK IN THERE? You know what I'm talking about.
- I have lost 30 pounds out of 55 that I gained. In one week. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Best diet ever. Just get knocked up with twins and give birth. KABLAMMO.
- My maternity clothes are all packed up and in storage ready to be passed onto the next lady I know who gets to be fashionable and pregnant. Mostly I wore my regular clothes and we shall see how totally stretched out they got from MY HUGE BELLY.
Also, after all the nonsense of a day and half of ballooning and labor and c-sections, he says, "I've seen some things." And indeed he had. We both had. But we are so grateful to be here and with these babies. WE HAVE SEEN SOME SHIT. And we are excited to see a whole lot more.