I have a long post in the works but it’s not quite ready yet.. In the meantime, the news that everyone is really here for anyway – The twins!!!
Esteban, Michele, Davide and Gabriel are all back home in Italy and settling into life as a family of four. The twins had their first pediatrician appointment in Italy and are rock stars in every aspect! When they were born, Davide weighed 5lbs, 10oz & Gabriel weighed 5lbs, 14oz. My sweet little chunky surrotwins have been packing on the pounds!! Davide now weighs 7lbs, 40z and Gabriel weighs 8lbs, 6oz!!
I was able to pump breast milk for them the entire time they were here, and get enough frozen for them to have on the long plane trip home and for a few days while they transitioned to formula. Both boys are now exclusively formula fed and did amazing with the transition.
I have gotten to Skype with everyone a couple of times and it warms my heart. Words truly cannot describe how much it means to me that even though they are busy with newborn twins, Esteban & Michele make time to text message me, send me pictures and Skype with us. So many surrogates don’t have as great of a relationship once their surrobabes are born and I am SO blessed and SO very thankful. Esteban & Michele are AMAZING dads, WONDERFUL IFs and just truly spectacular people.
I had my 6 week post-partum check and everything looks good medically. I’ve lost 21 of the 30lbs I’ve gained and am ready to get to work on losing the rest, plus a little extra. I am returning to work FT tomorrow and it’s definitely going to be an adjustment but it’s time. I am so thankful for each and every moment that I got to spend with my amazing Italian family before they left.
I have a post in the works about all the emotions that have been swimming through me the last few weeks.. I’ll post it as soon as it’s ready.
Until next time.. 🙂