The past few days have gone really well. "Really well" means that they stayed on a good eat & sleep schedule with little fussing and I showered, dressed, ate lunch before 1:00 and have been able to do some chores. Nathan and Logan seem to have settled into a good routine that is manageable for me alone during the day.
I have a couple of blogs I read that are written by mothers of multiples. I love reading them, but I often wonder how everyday life with their babies seems to be so pleasant and easy. I hope it is easy for them, and I really enjoy their blogs, but I started to feel a little inadequate because our experience with twin infants has been much more difficult than what I have been reading. Don't get me wrong, we absolutely love Nathan and Logan, but juggling them is a challenge. I have difficulty sharing my life unless I share what's good along with what's not-so-good. If I'm overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted, messy, etc., I share that part of me along will all the nice things that happen around here. Maybe I tell too much, but I only know how to "keep it real" as Pioneer Woman would say. So, to keep it real, here is a picture of right now.
Here are some things going on with each baby:
- He loves to smile and laugh when he has a full tummy.
- He studies faces, lights, and the TV.
- He does not like to be left alone. He would much rather be held than put in a bouncy or swing. He's a cuddle bug and spoiled!
- His eyes are deep blue.
- He has dark brown hair and still has the bald look, but I think his hair is growing in more on top.
- He's a chubby baby! He has to be at least 13 pounds!
- He's wearing 0-3 month clothes, but will be out of them soon.
- He wears Pampers size 1-2 diapers from Sam's (The actual size is "1-2"), but sleeps in size 2 at night.
- He eats 6+ ounces at each feeding.
- He eats every 3 1/2 to 4 hours during the day (start to start) and about 7 or more hours at night.
- He is gassy.
- He can roll from his tummy to back.
- He is hard to burp.
- He fusses when he is in his car seat for long, which makes shopping and traveling hard.
- He is PRECIOUS!
I am going to try to do shorter, more frequent blogs as things happen.
- He is serious and harder to get to smile and laugh, but he "coos".
- He likes to watch everything that is going on around him.
- He is more content to be put down in a bouncy or swing than Logan, but he loves to cuddle, too.
- His eyes are deep blue/gray.
- He has long eyelashes.
- He has a little reflux problem and his face has reacted to so much spit-up; it is a little red.
- He has not had any colic symptoms in a long time.
- He requires Nutramigen, an extremely expensive, hypoallergenic formula because of his sensitive tummy.
- He weighs 12 pounds, 5 3/4 ounces!!
- He will be out of his 0-3 months clothes soon, too.
- He is in size 1-2 diapers and size 2 at night.
- He has been eating a full 7 ounces at almost every feeding.
- He is on the same feeding schedule as his brother.
- He can roll from his tummy to his back.
- He is easy to burp, but he spits up quite a lot.
- His hair is light brown, long, and requires frequent washing. His hair easily looks disheveled.
- He is SO CUTE!!