Friday, March 7, 2008

One Week Old!!!

I can't believe its been a week already!! This has been the most wonderful week of my life! Apparently I started getting sick in the hospital and it came on strong when I got home. I went to see a doctor yesterday and he said my chest was very congested and he wanted me to get a chest xray to see if it was phnemonia. I told him I didn't have time now so he prescribed some antibiotics and steroids, all ok to take while breastfeeding and I feel better already! I wish I had more energy so I could have accomplished a little more this week -- I don't know what I would have done without David, my mom and David's mom here! What a blessing! I haven't had to think about anything other than breastfeeding and resting.

These girls are so amazing. I've heard so many women say how in love they fall with their babies and I knew it was true, but am still amazed at how full my heart is!! Everything about being a mommy is overwhelming! Watching David care for our girls absolutely gives me chills! Holding those precious babies against my chest and cuddling them is the best feeling in the world! Even a night time cry is the most beautiful sound -- I get over it quickly, but I still love the sound.

Today we had a follow up appointment with the pediatrician. Lyla weighed an even 5lbs on Wednesday and Pressley weighed 6.9lbs. They had lost too much weight and the doctor put us on a new feeding schedule that included more formula. I want to breastfeed exclusively, which the doctor understands, but right now the most important thing is getting their weight up. Well, they had each gained almost 2 ounces today!! Thats about an ounce a day!!! It worked!! Hearing the new weights was some of the most exciting news ever. I'm so proud of those girls. They are doing so well. We have another weight check scheduled for next Wednesday -- please pray they do even better then!!

Lyla coming home from the hospital:

Pressley, just home from the hospital!

Lyla Chillin:

Pressley's first bath -- you can tell how much she loved it! I have a great picture of Lyla's first bath but her girley parts show and I feel bad posting that on the internet.

Pressley in her new outfit.

Lyla in her Boppy bouncer from Uncey Brenty and Aunt Katie. She loves it here! So does Pressley, it completely calms them down and allows them to sleep.

The best feeling in the world!!! Pressley on my chest, and Lyla on Daddy's.

Close up of the bundle on Daddy's chest. Precious!!

Just this morning -- the girls in a milk coma, they've got bottles laying all over the place! We are just about to stir them up and get them dressed for their pediatrican appointment.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you two! Your babies are beautiful! I have been keeping up with your blog every few days and can't tell you how excited I get to see pictures of the Turner family! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Joelle they are beautiful! I'm so excited for you guys. I've been waiting for more pics since they were born. I can't wait to see them!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's Jessica. They look so different already! Wow. Looks like everyone is doing well. We love you!

Turner said...

Thanks for the updated pictures! I just copied them all down so I can build Uncle Turner's picture collection!