Friday, July 27, 2007

so cute, so tired

sorry for the lack of posting, but you can blame it on the lack of sleep. H was home with me for the first month, but he went back to work this wednesday and my mom's been here to help me out. but i'm still exhausted. Mostly I wanted to thank everyone for all the emails phone calls and gifts. I will get around to answering everyone. maybe. by 2025.

let's see, quick updates while H is on baby patrol and I am supposed to have 5 free minutes to check my email and fend off the cat. (Petey hates typing)

  • Babies are each over 6lbs

  • Breast feeding going well (obviously based on weight gain) with shields... most of the time... we are still battling some latch issues which I hope will get better as they get bigger.

  • They are eating every 3 hours or so. On roughly the same schedule with a few extra feedings here and there as they request. And by request, I mean shriek loudly.

  • Petey is now a guard cat. whenever I put a baby down, he sits nearby and stares at her until I put the other one next to her or pick her up. When I am nursing them, he sits in the nearest window to keep out intruders. it's pretty funny.

  • I've taken a shower almost everyday this week.

  • My c-section incision has just about healed but I am still not quite up to my old freakish strength. We won't discuss my bathroom issues... it's not pretty. This is what happens when you get 90% of the way through a vaginal delivery and the babies change their minds. I wish the little darlings would have told me how wedged in there they really were. I could have been saved a lot of heartache... not to mention my ass

So that's about all I can think of to mention. I bought a baby sling (commence laughing crazy diana) to try and deal with C's intense need for being held. all. the. time. even while sleeping. I don't have the vaguest idea how to use it even though I've watched the instructional video twice and once with H. I put her in it, but i just think she looks all mashed up. The end of the video suggests going to a la leche league meeting for help. this may have to happen soon as i think I'm too sleep deprived to understand even video instructions.

anyway, here's a pic of unbearable cuteness from their one month birthday:

Try to handle all that cuteness. By the way, these little froggy sleepers have already been outgrown.


Stacie said...

Those froggy sleepers are ALMOST as cute as the babies wearing them

Congrats on regular showers.

Kerry Lynn said...

I'm sorry one needs to be held all the time. I think we lucked out in that department. Ours are so good about laying on their own.

Eva said...

So adorable! Congrats on making it through the first month. So glad you have help with your husband back at work.

Sounds like things are going well! S wanted to be held all the time, too, and the sling worked well for us. I actually bought a new native sling because I read it was easier to use, and my capacity for complicated things was low, low, low (ok, still is). She would rest and nap in there pretty happily. Though we also found that for her, the swing and vibrating chair worked well, as long as she never stopped moving (i.e., swing her before and while putting her in chair, until swinging/vibrating started). Good luck!