Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's been one week

I've now been home for one week! The twins were born a little over a week ago and so much has happened.
First off I have to say I just love and adore my wonderful husband. I made that extra mushy so he'll squirm while reading it. All kidding aside. He has been amazing. Taking care of the family for the last few months and now helping me to recover. He was up with the babies every single night for the first 4 days. That's right, he did all the night time feedings. Very impressive.
That stupid c-section about killed me. I've heard all the horror stories and now I know why. I really couldn't get out of bed for the first few days so it was great that Seth did everything and never complained!
I've also been taken care of during the day. I don't know what we would have done without all the help. I say that like we're done with needing help. Believe me, I know we're not. But I was so lucky to have grandma Jan here from 7:30am-5:50pm Monday-Thursday, this past week, and Seth's mom came on Friday and stayed the whole day. Wow! Seriously I can't even put into words how great that was. I know that's why I'm recovering so quickly. This next week I have friends helping me out with driving Bella to and from preschool and my friend Amber has offered to come over while her kids are in preschool and hold babies, watch Claire and let me sleep. What a good friend to give up her free kid time for us. Again I'm feeling pretty spoiled. Not to mention that a few ladies from the ward have already called and said they want to come over and do the same thing as Amber this week.
I think we're starting to get the hang of this twin thing. I just feel so blessed that they are growing and staying healthy.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

You are so loved. If I lived closer I would so hold babies, take older girls, cook, clean, and do whatever, but since I'm not here is a BIG hug your way.
So glad everyone is happy and healthy!

Nikki, Cody, and Tessa said...

What would we do without our family and friends? Seriously. I'm glad you are getting some rest because of such great help. Thank goodness!

Kira said...

i'd love to help if we didn't live so far away! i do have a gift for you that we need to bring you. hopefully we'll make it to your house before my due date. glad things are going well for you guys. was the c-sec really that bad?? i guess when you have regular recover to compare it to then it must seem a lot worse. it's a good thing i don't know any different.

Jenn said...

Oh, I would love to come and hold the babies- my problem is I am never without my own children. You are going to do great!! And I am glad you are getting so much help. I bet they are happy to do it- to be able to hold two darling girls- that is heaven!!

Chuck said...

How can I complain when all of this is my fault?

amyandseth06 said...

That's true, honey.

Sid said...

im so glad you are hangin in there! thank goodness for the help! and a c-section was the worst thing that has ever happened to me- people who choose c-sections have something seriously wrong with them. They are horrible (compared to vaginal)!!!But so great at the same time cause they get our sweet babies here safe- when the natural way wont work! can't wait to see those girlies this week!

** Adrian ** said...

Yea! You survived your first week home!! I am SO RIGHT WITH YOU on the c-section. After having my 1st I could NEVER understand why anybody would CHOOSE to do that to themselves. They're NUTS!!! I thought the same thing the 2nd go around, too. THEY'RE CRAZY!!! It'll get better, though!! I must say, I'm SOO impressed that Seth took all the night feedings those first days! What a great hubby/partner you have there! I'm glad you've had so much help this week, too! Give me a call if you need me, I'd love to have Bella & Claire come play for a few hours so you can rest!! Wyatt & Kaitlyn would love it -- they're usually SO bored with Morgan & Marcie gone to school all day.

bevany said...

I think we are all better so let me know when I can come down. I can bring lunch or dinner or take Claire for a while during the day if you need me to. Email me or something! Good job making it through the first week!