Thursday, November 15, 2012

Three Months!

I cannot believe my sweet boys are already three months old! With every new month my heart sinks a little- they wont be babies forever. So, I spend my days neglecting my house and holding my babies- I'm ok with it, it wont be this way forever. Someday we will eat well planned meals, from a nice clean kitchen with no dishes on the counters. Until then, I just want to soak in these days- these moments that are passing far too quickly for this mama's liking!

I want to remember everything about these sweet EXHAUSTING days with my boys:

Baby A: H --- (Random question twin mamas-- is your baby A the more chill one? My OB insists he can pick A & B almost every time by temperament. A is almost always more relaxed and B is more likely to be the needy/scrappy type. SO true at our house!)
  • LOVES to sleep... during the day. Get the kid snuggly and he is OUT! He is so much like his mama when it comes to sleep.
  • Is pretty content (and usually sleeping) in his swing, car seat and stroller. Right now outings are a dream!
  • Likes his giraffe wubbanub pacifier, but doesn't need it most of the time.
  • Enjoys nursing and bottles. He almost always cries when either is over, even if he is the one to pull away. 
  • Can play for a long time on his play mat by himself or alongside his brother. 
  • Wakes up every 3or 4 hours at night to eat.
  • Misses his brother in the pack-n-play at night when A jumps ship and gets in bed with mommy and daddy. 
  • Has the most adorable dimples I've ever seen. 
  • Wears a size one diaper and 3 month clothes. 
  • Loves Mommy and Daddy pretty equally.
  • Cries only when he needs something. He is usually pretty easy to figure out- he doesn't care too much about the status of his diaper unless its poopy, so it is usually an eat or sleep cry. 
Baby B: A
  • Has a hard time shutting down and going to sleep. The kid is SO worried he is going to miss something!
  • Loves his mama above all others.
  • Is still a tiny guy- but long enough that we had to retire all of the newborn clothes when he reached 12 weeks old. He also transitioned to size 1 diapers just this week at 13 weeks old. 
  • Forgets/doesn't like to/avoids pooping. The doctor says it is fine because he isn't actually constipated. We used suppositories for awhile but now he is going once or twice a week.
  • NEEDS his froggy wubbanub pacifier.
  • Usually likes riding in the car seat, stroller and swing, but often prefers the sling or front pack. 
  • Loves to eat, but spits up A LOT. We think he is dealing with a bit of reflux, but not enough to medicate. 
  • Has started sleeping through the night the last few nights.... if he gets into bed with us at some point. 
  • Smiles with his whole face. 
  • Loves to stand.
  • Is a more fussy baby than his brother, but often the fussy times can be avoided if I see them coming.

In the eyes of their Mama they are the most perfect, adorable babies EVER!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Haps...

It seems crazy to me that I haven't been back to write in this space for almost an entire month. Writing here used to be so therapeutic for me. I wish I could make it a priority now, but it seems like there are just too many things on that list right now. I think one day soon I'll find myself in a different stage of motherhood, allowing for a TINY bit more time for things like blogging... at least I hope so :)

In the meantime here is a short list of what has been happening...

  • I had mastitis at the end of September- OMG, that business is PAINFUL!
  • The boys started sleeping a little longer at night in October. We are no longer waking them to eat at night, but we still are waking up every 4-5 hours to eat. 
  • We had a 2 month well baby visit and the boys are GROWING! At 9 weeks H was 10.3lbs and A was 8.11. They are still a little small percentile-wise, but to me H seems HUGE!
  • A & H took their vaccines like champs and had very minimal discomfort afterward. In fact A was happier than his normal self...weird!
  • We took our first out of town overnight trip to visit our families. It went really well. The best part was two hours in the car each way of SILENCE!
  • Both boys have a new love for the swing. It is seriously magical and we've borrowed a second swing so both can swing at the same time! It has the same effect as their car seats- instant sleep!
  • We had two little animals for Halloween- a giraffe and a cow. They were pretty darn cute at Daddy's office party!
  • Speaking of Halloween, we spent a chunk of time at the OB's office that day. I was having HORRIBLE breast pain, but I didn't have all the symptoms I had with mastitis. It was determined I may have some sort of breast yeast infection, but I wasn't showing any symptoms except that nice razor blade pain while nursing. My doctor prescribed some AMAZING nipple cream ( same as Dr. Jack Newman APNO) and the pain subsided rather quickly thank goodness!
  • I took a HUGE step and packed up the leftovers from our IVF cycle. They will soon be making their way to our RE's office for donation. Hubs was ready to do it a LONG time ago, but it wasn't until I had the boys that I was ready to give up the goods. We are fairly sure we'll do this all again, but it will NOT be happening before these expiration dates roll around!
  • Packing for two babies is A LOT of work. I'm already getting things together for holiday travel. 
  • I'm not a huge fan of the mini pill.... more on that another day.