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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!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bath time, nap time, mommy has no time!

The girls are 11 weeks old and growing like weeds. They are eating non-stop it seems like, especially Allison. She is still taking the steroid for her birthmark and it makes her very hungry and very irritable...I will be so glad when they take her off of it because she is so fussy and has a hard time staying asleep at night which totally messes up her daytime sleep schedule. In fact she fell asleep sitting up in the bumbo chair while I was busy putting Addie down for a nap!

Addison is sleeping 5-6 hours at night pretty consistently but Allison is having a hard time going back down after a feeding and she is very fussy. She sleeps 4-5 hours after her evening feeding but then wants to stay up after the middle of the night feeding and then only stays asleep 2-3 hours. I think it will get better once she starts weaning off of the steroid. I'm really hoping they can start sleeping a little longer through the night and have been experimenting with their feeding and sleeping schedule to try to get this done, but I haven't found the magic combo just yet.

We went and visited with my cousin who had a baby a month after the girls were born. The girls got all dressed up so they could impress baby Jake but I'm not sure who had the bigger crush- the girls or Jake!

Here's the girls during bath time wearing their favorite hooded towels- aren't they the cutest!

I'm shopping for a slipcover for the couch. In the past 24 hours both girls have spit up on the couch and had leaking poopy diapers that got on the couch! Yuck, I've cleaned and cleaned and can still smell the poop if I sit in a certain spot! Oh the joys of having twins...they have to one up each other all the time. If one has a poop disaster the other is sure to follow!
The back to work count down is on...I go back on Thursday and I'm not happy about it :(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 month check up!

The girls had their two month check up and they are both growing very well. Both were 22 inches long and at the 25th percentile. Addison weighed 11 pounds and Allison weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces. They are healthy girls and both have more than doubled their birth weights!

Yesterday the nanny came to get acquainted with the girls. It is going to be such a blessing to have her. She will take care of the girls twice a week and have dinner ready for Andie and I on the days she is here! We are all going to love having her!

This week we are working on establishing a strict routine that will help them sleep through the far so good. They are consistently sleeping 5-6 hours at a time but we are working on getting to 8 before I go back to work. We using the book Babywise to guide us and it seems to be helpful so far. I'm enjoying getting a few extra hours of shut eye!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

9 weeks

9 weeks old and time if flying maternity leave will be up in 3 weeks and I'm dreading going back to work. If anyone out there would like to supplement my income so I can stay home I will gladly take you up on the offer!