Time really flies.
They are already one month old. The past one month was all about eat-poop-sleep for them! Adam was born at 2.38kg and Noah was at 2.05kg. My aim is to breastfeed and make sure they gain weight!
First week was tough for us. At 36 weeks, they are basically borderline premature so there is still a chance they are not very good with latching. Noah was much smaller than Adam, it is even more difficult for him to latch. Usually it took me 15 minutes just to make Noah latch properly. I met the lactation consultant at the hospital to help me with our latching problem (and also to teach me tandem nursing!)
Both Adam and Noah had neonatal jaundice starting from day 3 of life. We were already discharged home at the time. Nurse from Klinik Kesihatan came to my house for home visit at day 4 post delivery to check on mother and baby and referred my boys back to hospital to check bilirubin level. Since we had issues with latching, and I’m pretty sure they were a bit dehydrated due to lack of milk, we went back to hospital and true enough, Noah needed the phototherapy and Adam was borderline jaundice. The paediatrician admitted both of them for treatment and of course, I had to be at the hospital as well.
To be honest, I don’t know who is who 😁
That night at the hospital was really tough. Both of them dislikes the eye pads on their eyes so they kept pulling off their eye covers (I don’t dare to sleep just in case their eyes were exposed directly to the light!) and the room was cold (for them, but damn hot for me!!) and it was their first time sleeping in that position. To make things even tougher, I had to feed them 2 hourly and I can’t do tandem nursing as yet because I need to practice more (I was alone, what if I dropped my baby?) and Noah also needed to practice to latch. But, that night, I was officially a boy mom because they sprayed their pee on me! Hahaha… Thank you boys!
Anyway, we were discharge home the next day. Thank you God!
At home, I keep track of who I fed from which side of boobs and who pee-ed and poo-ed. To be honest, I cant remember if I dont write it down. I know Im a bit conventional because I still use pen and paper. Tried phone app but I still feel its much easier with the old school style.
Ignore my handwriting. Im a doctor. Im allowed to write like this! Haha… This is how my day looks like nowadays. Orange is for Adam and green is for Noah. See the one in blue circle. I dont even know what Im writing but I need to write and was a little too sleepy.. hahaha..
Now Adam is already 3.4kg and Noah at 2.8kg. Alhamdulillah my milk is enough for them. In fact, I have already started building my milk stash as preparation to go back to work in few month time.
Now at about 1 month of age, they are more alert and I can already foresee their character. Totally different characters! One of them is quite persistance and the other one is very patience. Interesting…
As for me, besides sleep-deprived and nipple sore… nothing much actually. My husband manages B and T. They are quite independent and very obsessed with their brothers.
T is holding Noah. She really thinks she is good with babies. I love the confidence level but little that she knows, occasionally she gives mommy a mini heart attacks!
How did my pantang goes? You do know Im not strict with pantang, right? I eat a lot and hungry all the time because of breastfeeding and drinks gallons of water! Somehow Im not a big fan of coffee during this pregnancy until now. Weird huh..
And somehow this time, Im very tearful. I wasnt like this with my two previous pregnancy. I cried easily. Third day post delivery, I had to send B and T to their taekwondo class because there was a last minute changes and my husband was already outstation. On my way back from their class, I was stopped by the police for speeding! 😆 This woman (me!) day 3 post C-section was caught speeding on the highway!! 😅 When I stopped by the roadside and wind down my window where the police officer was waiting for me… suddenly my tears were pouring!!! I cried!!! OMG! I would NEVER do that in my right state of mind!! Hahahahha.. but really I was hormonal. I said sorry to the officer and my tears rolling down my puffy post partum cheeks… 🤣🤣🤣 and the officer actually let me go. Probably he was scared I will breakdown in front of him. Hahaaha.. that was really embarassing!
Trust me, there were many more events that I cried during this post partum (but none of it involves a police officer except the one above! 😁) I am super fragile and its really out of my control.
Anyway, thats our one month story. Really demanding! Glad Im still flooded with love hormones (finally some good hormones that doesnt make me teary.. haha..) Looking at B, T playing with A and N is the best thing ever (but also can cause me mini heart attack occasionally!)