This video shows a tiny fraction of speaking/singing that the girls are doing every morning. They seem to be camera shy.
29 Feb 2012 Leave a Comment
28 Feb 2012 1 Comment
Things are pretty busy over here at the moment. We fly to the UK on Thursday for a whirlwind two week visit that sees us traveling to four cities and attending a wedding and my graduation. Then when we get back we have to tackle our taxes and this year we are itemizing as we have hideous amount of out-of-pocket medical expenses: fertility treatment, MRI and physio for Bell’s Palsy, twin pregnancy and a c-section. I honestly can’t believe how expensive the pregnancy and delivery were even with health insurance. Let’s just say that if it wasn’t for my brother’s wedding and my graduation we’d be skipping a UK trip altogether this year. And, then at the end of April we are moving. Somewhere. Not sure where at the moment but our lease is up so we are moving.
Anyway, that’s what us grown-ups are up to. Zoey and Naomi are oblivious to all this and are off in their own world of sitting, grabbing and singing. Oh the singing is amazing. Even when Zoey embarked on a 5am solo this morning (thankfully she fell back asleep) but by 6:45am the girls were engaging in call and response, and it is the most awesome thing ever!
On Monday they had their four month check-up, and are doing fabulously. Zoey is weighing in at 13lbs, and Naomi 14lbs 9oz. That’s over 27lbs of baby that I have to pick-up and carry during the day. No wonder that when I did some spin classes last month I felt nothing. Okay not nothing but not as much as I use to because when you’ve been through a twin pregnancy and hauled around +50lbs you have legs of steel that can stand even the most shouty of spin instructors. And, I swear that by the summer I’ll have arms to rival the First Lady.
Next month (five month mark) we can start to introduce Zoey and Naomi to food, and that is going to be wild. They are both chewing like crazy on anything they can get into their mouths but I am sure that soft squishy food will freak them out (and we’ll of course video their reactions). Can’t wait!
22 Feb 2012 1 Comment
Last Friday night Naomi woke up crazy crying around midnight. It wasn’t the usual whiny crying that both girls can do during the night that we let slide as they can settle themselves but a full on awake and not happy. Since the girls dropped their night feeds I need to be shoe horned out of bed to deal with them. So when Naomi started crying hard and I could see she was awake my first thought was to text Alex to get him to come through and deal with her. Seconds later, before I had a chance to text, Alex came bounding in, and I hide under the covers so that he’d think I was asleep.
21 Feb 2012 Leave a Comment
Zoey and Naomi are in bed, asleep. We’ve had six weeks of this and I still can’t believe it. We are actually using the baby video monitor that I honestly thought we’d never use. I envisioned that they would forever be sleeping in their bouncy seats next to the sofa or next to our bed.
It took us a good month for us to stop prepping for night feeds. We no longer sleep with bottles filled with water, and measured out formula on our nightstand. Sure there has been a few times when we’ve had to duck into the kitchen to make a bottle to put a girl back to sleep but there has been many more nights where they sleep through till morning.
The days are also getting easier; mainly because they are now chugging down five 6oz bottles between 7am and 8pm. Ten feeds a day is so much more manageable than say twenty plus. So much so that I no longer cyber stalk Alex’s movements through Four Square and Find Me, and countdown to him coming home. In return Alex is also no longer greeted by two screaming babies being thrust in his general direction whilst I curl up into the fetal position on the couch.
Whilst they aren’t feeding or napping at set times there is a rhythm and a flow to the day, and most importantly much less crying. They are wearing 6-9 month clothing (Naomi leaning more towards 9 months), and have just graduated size two diapers.
At the weekend we started using the regular stroller seats. They look so grown-up, and Naomi just loves not being squished into the car seats and being able to sit up properly.
They really are big girls now.