Saturday, September 15, 2007

The First Month

Can you believe it's been a month. Time flies when you're watching the clock for the next feeding.

Aside from sleep exhaustion all is well in the family. The babies exceeded their birth weight and Brian & I are working to get them big and strong for their next Pediatrician visit. When we initially brought them home we were finger feeding them through a syringe but we are way beyond that now. They nurse and take bottles. It's great because their flexibility allows Brian to takeover when he gets home till about midnight while I try and sleep. We are still feeding them every three hours and it's nice when (almost every time) we wake them to eat (rather than hear them cry for food). On rare occasions they will test our ability and tag team us or either one of them may take forever to eat or burp. If we have a good feeding it will take me no less than an hour and a half assuming I make an effort to express milk for the girls.

Initially it took Brian and I about four days to get some sort of schedule worked out that would work for all of us. Now it's about trying to find time for visitors, sleep and time when I can eat and drink fluids. Not to mention the list of things we need to keep in mind to keep the babies healthy, it's enough to make any parent at least a little neurotic.

Differences: They are not identical, Michaela is larger than Samantha and she has larger facial features. Samantha has smaller eyes and her hair is a lighter color brown. Samantha's eyes are hazel and Michaela's are dark blue. Michaela's upper lip is more defined and her hair is a darker brown.

There is a new group of photos titled Babies September 2007.

Friday, September 7, 2007

WOW - Twins

We are now officially a family of four. We are proud to present Michaela Rose & Samantha Marie Bozlinski . Michaela was born at 3:00pm and Samantha at 3:01pm on Sunday, September 2nd, 2007. Michaela was 4lbs 13oz and Samantha was 4lbs 3oz.

Check out the dotphoto link to the right for updated photos.

For those who want to know - We started on Sunday rather than Saturday. LABOR was a breeze. We got things moving around 9:30am...a few pushes at the end and done. Labor was the easy part. Recovery on the other hand has been more difficult, especially after being on bedrest for way too long. Either way I feel a whole lot better than I did Sunday night.

Thank you to Dr. Easterling (the best Dr. we could have ever asked for) Nurse JB, Nurse Mary (helped me greatly during the labor process). Great job Mary! Also, thank you to the anesthesiologist (again very grateful) and everyone who helped us through delivery and our antipartum stays.

More special thanks - To our neighborhood (for all the attention, generosity and care during the entire process) to all those who have called, emailed and have sent gifts. Thank you cards are a bit delayed.

That's it for now - gotta get ready for the next feeding. We'll try to keep everything as updated as possible.