Well here we are at 7 weeks, AND today marks 1 month being home from the hospital! I never knew being a mom would bring such extreme emotions. I used to be so free-spirited! Now I’m either overwhelmed with worry, or overwhelmed with joy, or just plain overwhelmed. But with only a few exceptions, they’re really good babies. I’ve gotten into a rhythm of feeding them one at a time. Adelyn first (because she’s the ‘livelier’ of the two) and then Paisley. Each girl gets a half hour of meal/cuddle time. Then if they’re still awake, we do bouncy seats or the swing for “playtime”. And then they go into the cradle, awake or not! They’re pro’s at falling asleep on their own.
I can’t wait till their old enough to really play! And yet when I think of them growing, it tears my heart out because I want them to stay tiny forever! I’m trying to enjoy every little moment with them at each stage of their babyhood. Neither one of them fit in preemie clothes anymore! Ahhhh!
We had a small run-in with the ER the other night… Paisley was running a fever. It’s been determined that she has a bit of a bladder infection, in addition to the sinus infection we’re all suffering from. Two sick babies makes for a rough day when I don’t feel that great myself. But we manage!
I can’t wait to see those darlings in Iowa State gear! They are getting bigger, It won’t be long. . . . .
I hear you about wanting them to stay small. As A meets milestones, I find myself mourning the cuddling but excited to see him growing and learning. It’s definitely bittersweet!
Getting them to go to sleep all by themselves? You are doing great!! We have a three month old, and I’m growing a monster when it comes to bed time! It’s my own fault! I understand all the emotions you said, and am trying to enjoy the baby too!
They are adorable!
Sorry you are having a rough time with sickness. Hang in there! Love the picture! They are getting so BIG.
Call for reinforcements! A sick mom and dad does no one any good! I am sure could find someone who would be interested in holding, changing and feeding them!