While reviewing my pictures for last weeks blog I noticed something. There were not many pictures of me. When I look back now I know why, I was suffering from Post Partum Depression (PPD). Looking back reminded me how I was feeling the first few months after the twins were born. I had the baby blues my first two pregnancies but this was different. Yes, I had preemie twins, I was more stressed, more emotional and overly exhausted. According to cdc.gov stressful live events
Caring for a baby is a 24/7 job, unfortunately when you have more than one baby you don’t get any extra hours in the day to care for the other one. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the early years when your sleep is a commodity and each day seems like the one before. 1.Identify each baby. Having one of each sex makes it easy, same sex siblings can be more confusing! Don’t rely on “this one is has a fuller face” or “darker hair”. Once the hospital ID bands come off you
Twin pregnancies are high risk pregnancies. According to the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology: The most common complication of pregnancies with multiples is preterm birth. More than one half of all twins are born preterm. Higher-order multiples are almost always born preterm. Babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered preterm. Breastfeeding preterm multiples can be challenging but it does not mean it won't be successful. My girls were no different.