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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it's off to work I go...

I dragged myself back to work this week- YUCK!!! I only had to work Thursday and Friday but I hated every minute of it and never want to go back. I miss the girls so bad when I am away that long. I have absolutely zero motivation to do my job. In fact, I don't even want to talk about it.

The girls didn't wear costumes for Halloween this year but we did have some cute t-shirts from Grandma with witch hats on them!

The girls are 12 weeks old and have both learned to suck their thumbs this week. They have been trying real hard for several weeks but couldn't quite get it at the right angle until this week. Addie can almost sit up unsupported and Allie is not far behind her. Allie's doctor is weaning her off the steroid and she seems much less irritable already! She is sleeping much better too. In fact, both girls are sleeping very well. They consistently are sleeping 5-8 hours at a stretch. Sometimes after 6 hours they will want a snack and then go back to sleep for several hours. Last night Allison slept for 6 hours, took 2 ounces and then slept for 5 more hours before I finally decided I better wake her up! Addison slept for 6, took 2 ounces and then slept for 3 more hours. Then when she woke up she only took 3 ounces before falling asleep for another 2 hours when I woke her up at the same time as Allie so their schedule wouldn't be too far off. It is so nice to get to sleep for a minimum of 5-6 hours at a time! Now we will be working on weaning off of the middle of the night snacks to see if they can go straight through the night! Allison's birthmark has faded significantly which makes us all soooo happy!

Here's Allie sucking her thumb. Look how faded her birthmark is and much less swollen than just a few weeks ago.
Here's a picture of Allison several weeks ago to can see how much better her birthmark is looking these days!

Addison sucking her thumb!

1 comment:

  1. Going back to work after having a baby is hard. I would imagine even harder after all that you have been through. I promise it will get easier.
    I love the girls shirts they are so cute. Grandma did a great job with those.
    That is impressive to see the difference in the birth mark on Ally's face. It looks so much better. Glad to hear they are weaning her off of it.
    Thumb sucking is quiet the blessing you will see when you start getting rid of that middle of the night snack. They will learn that the thumb is a great soothing device and use it more and more. Hannah is the only one out of my 3 who sucked her thumb and it was better than a paci I think. Granted now she is 7 yrs old and I want her to stop but still for now that is a great thing for the girls to use.