I’m still here, really!

I couldn’t resist posting  a picture on 31st July, which was transfer day in our FET cycle last year…

and amongst the nice comments, was a request for some news on how we’re managing with a 5 year old and twins.

There is so much I could say.. why haven’t I blogged? Admittedly time is short, but I’ve been somehow reluctant to say too much because  the last year has seen such a lot of sadness and loss amongst the blogs I read, I just felt GUILTY.

But here I am, I am so lucky… and I don’t want to just vanish in to the ether.

So how have things been? The babies were born at the start of the school Easter  holidays and Mr DG had 2 weeks paternity leave, a week of short days and then a week’s annual leave. My sister also came to visit for a few days. So it was 4-5 weeks I spent mostly indoors, concentrating on breastfeeding. I won’t say it was entirely smooth, both babies were quite small and sleepy and a bit yellow, and were slow to learn how to latch on.

To.ren, who fed within a few minutes of birth, generally found it easier than Mai.read, who was a full pound larger but was born while I was using gas and air … she did latch on for a bit but we were soon on oour way to the postnatal ward, and after she’d slept for the best part of a day, she pretty much forgot what to do.

Anyway, with the help of my midwives, and some feeding expressed milk by syringe, we survived the early days and they rapidly shot up the charts – moving from 2nd centile at birth to 20th at 12 weeks (M) and 0.2nd  to 20th (T)

Ok, more later!


PS Calliope, i’m SO happy for you!

Leave me comments, people, and I’ll be sure to visit you back and get in touch.


~ by drownedgirl on August 2, 2008.

8 Responses to “I’m still here, really!”

  1. Glad to see things are going well for you. That picture was beautiful.

  2. Can’t wait to read more about how you are all doing.

  3. thank you, sweetie! I hope my July cycle has the same kind of wonderfulness as yours!

  4. hi 🙂 just dropping by to leave my email addy! It was so nice to meet you and the kids the other day – hope we can meet up again sometime soon xx

  5. glad to know all of you are well.

  6. I think I have seen you “around” in blog world. Congrats on the birth of your twins! I also have an older child and twins. My oldest son is 7.5 and then the twins (boy/girl) are 13 months.

  7. Stumbled on your blog when I was googling Sylvia Plath’s poem “Tulips”. I love that poem. Anyway, I just wanted to say congratulations wrt the twins. Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

  8. Fuschia, I know this is an old post, but I am hoping you’ll post an update and some new pics of the babies when you can. You’re all in my thoughts and I miss hearing about all of you. Hope you’re well!

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