The girls had a quick doctor visit today. Both of them have developed mild cases of oral thrush. The doctor assured us it's nothing we did and probably from them being on antibiotics in the hospital. They have some oral swabs that they will have to use for a couple weeks but it should clear up quickly.
We have only taken the girls out twice... Both times to the pediatrician, and we are a spectacle each time! People always coo over the babies and ask questions about them-- how many weeks were they when they were born, NICU time, why the oxygen, fraternal or identical, how can we tell them apart, are we surviving, etc. I don't mind the questions, but our mommy and daddy instincts kick in and we both joke that our karate reflexes are on full alert when people get too close, especially kids!
Both girls are doing super! Annabel now weighs a whopping 6lb 2oz and Sophia weights 5lb 4.5oz! They are feeding extremely well (particularly at night... Annabel really loves the unscheduled midnight snack here and there and has no problems telling us when she wants it!) and the doctor is very happy with their weight gain. It is so hard to believe they were born three weeks ago today!
A lot of people have asked how I am doing, and at this point, I am pretty much completely back to normal! I told David two weeks was my turning point when I felt much better. The first week after the c-section was rough, and then the first few days out of the hospital going back and forth to the hospital (and getting in and out of the car, up and down stairs, etc.) was not easy, but in all honesty, I don't really remember the pain anymore. I still have a little bit of tenderness on my stomach where the doctor said I had some "massive bruising" from the csection and the babies, but other than that, I'm fully on the road to recovery and mostly back to my normal activity.
Here are a few videos of Annabel and Sophia's third week (They aren't too exciting, but give you a good glimpse into their little movements)!