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Allergic to Bees
KL0124 posted:
So, I'm apparently allergic to bees. got stung by a bumble bee on my shin and my whole lower leg is mottled red and deep purple, warm, swollen and hurts. Fortunately, no breathing issues or dizziness and my OB stayed late to see me today. On several meds including an antibiotic for cellulitis and will be fine in a week or so. The plus side is I got an extra u/s today to check and make sure the babies were okay and they have gotten so animated Baby B moved on top of Baby A, so Baby A started shoving with their little arms at Baby B. It was very cute, but if this keeps up, we will have our hands more than full hope all of you are having a better week then I am.
FrenchBulldogMom responded:
My twins used to kick each other all the time. Now that they're here, they are completely oblivious of each other. I was kind of bummed about it at first, but the plus side is that when one cries, the other one usually doesn't get upset. I think it's because they both spent time in the NICU and heard all the babies crying all the time. They must think it's normal.

I'm so excited that you're having twins, also! We've had quite a year on PAIF with the amount of twins.

I"m sorry to hear about your bee sting. I'm allergic to them, too. Luckily, I haven't been stung in a long time.

How many weeks are you now?
KL0124 replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
How wonderful that the fussing doesn't bother the other one. That's one of my big fears. Right after all of the how on Earth are we going to do this ones. I've heard from other moms of twins that somewhere between 2-4 months, they start interacting again and they love it.

There have been tons of twins on this board in the last year. It's so odd being the only one right now. I'm 15w3d now and am huge! Measuring at 20w, but have only gained 6-7#.

How are things going with getting on a schedule at home with your babies? Are you taking some time off of work? How's recovery for you? Hope all is going well.
FrenchBulldogMom replied to KL0124's response:
I gained 38 lbs all together, but only about 25 lbs was real baby weight and the rest was water weight. I've lost 45 lbs in so far. I didn't get really big until the last month, and then I spent 2 weeks off and on in the hospital.

My babies are vampires. They like to sleep all day and party all night. Sometimes they sleep for 2-3 hours at night at a stretch. The worst part is when they both start screaming at the same time. I hate having to feed them both simultaneously. I have to put the bigger one (boy) in a Boppy on the couch, and then put the small one (girl) on my lap in the other Boppy. It wouldn't be so bad if that position didn't hurt my back so much.

I'm still out on maternity leave right now. I'll probably be going back at 8 weeks post-op. My c-section scar is completely healed up. My doctor did a great job and I've not had any complications. Even with a prescription for Reglan, I'm still not producing much breast milk. The babies eat formula mostly, but I try not to feel bad about it because from what I've heard, my Grandmother had the same issue when she was trying to breastfeed my Dad and his twin sister.

Yesterday my Mom and I took the babies to my husband's work so he could visit with us while he took his dinner break. Then, we went by my work and pushed them around in the stroller. This must have worn them out, because they slept pretty well last night.

By the way, I'm also allergic to bees. I hate it when I get stung! I hope everything is going well for you.
KL0124 replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
You are doing great with your weight loss. I'm amazed at how fast you went down. 25 lbs of baby weight -wow! And your c-section scar is already healed up. That's fantastic. May I do as well.

I'm sorry that you aren't producing as much breast milk as you would like. Your babies are getting fed and that's most important. Have you tried the twin feeding pillow? They look like they might be a back saver, but I don't know.

It sounds like fun getting out of the house and getting to visit your husband on break. I'm sure he enjoyed getting to see the babies. Now you know a strategy to help them sleep better

Things are going pretty well here. We found out both babies are boys last week and everyone is growing well. My SIJ (back pelvic joint) has already slipped, but no other negative symptoms or complications.

Good luck going back to work in a little while. Enjoy the time off while you can.

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