I had planned to have the next post be the twins birth story....I'm still working on it....it's a big story and I only have, what seems like, 30 seconds every 2 weeks to type something. So, it's coming eventually, I'm just not sure when. And I'm sure most of you aren't that worried about it anyway since birth stories can be gross and/or terrifying....I'm keeping that in mind and editing accordingly...
In the mean time, the twins are 2 months old already! So they've changed a lot and you need to see that so I have a bunch of pictures to show you today to get you caught up on the last couple months.
It hasn't been the best couple of months to be honest. There's been a lot of illness, a lot of time spent in the hospital, and a lot of long days and nights taking care of 3 kids by myself.
First , Eleni had the flu. Fever and throwing up. She never gets sick so she was really upset for a couple of days
Next, Olympia had the flu which had us in the hospital for one night on Valentines Day.
Then Yorgia had bronchitis. This was really bad and I have a hard time talking about it. When we brought her into the hospital the pediatrician wrapped her in a blanket, took her in her arms and ran up to the pediatric wing. Then there were suddenly 3 doctors working on her, she was barely breathing, she was grey....I can't even go on. I thought I was going to lose my baby. But she's a tough little cookie and the pediatricians at the hospital did an amazing job. We stayed in the hospital for 5 days, she was on 3 different antibiotics, stayed under an oxygen hood for 4 days and had to wear an oxygen mask for 20 minutes about 4-5 times a day. I wasn't allowed to nurse her for the first 2 days because they didn't want the weight of her full stomach to push on her poor little distressed lungs, so she was fed through an IV for the first 2 days. It was horrible, but she's back to normal now thankfully.
While in the hospital I got sinusitis and the flu. That was painful and miserable but I had a sick baby to take care of so I just kept taking Tylenol (which I NEVER do) and squirting saline solution up my nose, and carried on as if nothing was happening.
Then, Antonis got sick. Really sick. Pneumonia and a really strong virus that is something like H1N1. The doctors think he probably picked it up while we were in the hospital with Yorgia. He ended up in the hospital for a week and the doctor said if he'd waited one more day to come in, he probably would have died. But some major antibiotics and lung treatments and 8 days in hospital he was finally doing well enough to be released, but not well enough to come home. He had to spend the next week at his parent's house because it was too dangerous to have him near the kids. Yesterday was his first day home with us finally after 2 weeks! The restaurant was closed for a few days because Lefteris was on his own and then he got sick, which freaked us all out that maybe he had the same thing Antonis had but thankfully it wasn't. Antonis still has a lot of medication, including an inhaler-type thing that he has to take for a whole month, but he's doing a lot better and even was able to go back to work today.
And now....well we have a gastrointestinal thing going on around here now and Eleni has a cough.....
Maybe next week we'll finally all be healthy?....Please????
So here's some photos from the last 2 months. Actually, this is about all the photos I was able to take because taking care of twins and a toddler, all alone....not a lot of free time, or even a free hand to pick up the camera. But everyday gets a little easier, and I'm getting better at strategically placing the camera around the house so I can as many photos as possible. Time is going by fast and we're all going to want to look back and see what was happening during this crazy time in our lives.
Crazy? Hmmm, some days I think 'chaos' might be a better word to describe it....but I love it! How could I not? Look how cute and amazing they all are!!
Eating too many cookies and playing outside
and having too much fun!
Eleni and Mommy wishing it were summer
Big sister Eleni taking the babies for their first walk
2 weeks - Yorgia on the top, Olympia sleeping on the bottom
1 month,Olympia on the top this time, Yorgia yelling at someone
Olympia doing some tummy time
I've been trying to get a photo of Olympia's gorgeous dimple,
but I'm never fast enough.
But you can kind of see it here....
I, of course, missed the shot of the biggest smile ever right after this....
7 weeks, smiles and matching jammies!
Yorgia on top, Olympia on the bottom
They look so different, maybe I don't need to point out which is which anymore?
Big sissy Eleni sneaks in
Olympia smiling for mommy,
just moments before Eleni jumps in for a big cuddle
Pre-nap cuddles with Yorgia and Eleni
Eleni's learning about the Easter Bunny....
I'm all about diving head first into the stuff we're learning
even if it means she'll be seeing a therapist when she's 30 because her mother made her wear a bunny suit and put it on the internet....
Woo hoo! We're 2 months old!
Olympia the cheerleader, Yorgia the spectator
Big sissy Eleni gets in on the fun again
Yorgia close up, in her 'Grandma's Little Girl' onesie
and one of the lovely Lorraine's gorgeous sweaters!
Olympia...she's actually watching tv here
Olympia and crazy Eleni
More Yorgia smiles!
This was Eleni this morning,
not impressed that mommy had the camera out already
I guess I could have at least let her have her "coffee" first
(shh, it's actually just milk...but don't tell her that)