Friday, August 1, 2008

sleep time

My sweet sleeping babies. During nap time, if the babies aren't too fussy, we put them down in the crib or pack and play right next to each other. They tend to snuggle up close (just like their mom likes to snuggle)

Several times over the last couple of days I have come in to check on the babies when they are about ready to wake up and I have found them with their elbows inter-connetced. Maybe it is a show of solidarity , or they are practicing their square dance moves or most likely they are trying to keep the other one from hitting them in the face with their flailing arms, either way it is really cute. Thankfully the little tykes are pretty good about going to sleep most of the time.

Nighttime sleep time has gotten a little better the last week. The babies are now regularly going at least 4 hours between feedings and they are also eating much faster, they can finish a bottle and get back to bed in about 20-20 mins. I then spend about 20-30 mins pumping breast milk for the next feeding. So I am getting about 3 1/2 hours sleep at a time. This may not seem like a very long time but considering they used to eat every 2 1/2- 3 hours at night, with each feeding taking at least an hour, followed by 30 mins for me to pump breast milk for the next feeding (leaving me with only an hour to an hour and a half to sleep). Suddenly 3 straight hours of sleep feels down right decedent.

Thankfully I have a wonderful and supportive husband who has helped me out when, all too often, I am in over my head and too worn out to take the night shift by myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lonnie! You are amazing.


13 comments:

  1. You are both amazing parents. I can not even begin to imagine how hard twins must be. I can barely handle one at a time. You are so lucky to have such healthy little kiddos. They are so cute. I am in love with Maya's cheeks and Max's red hair. I wanted a red head sooooo badly. The sleep does get better. It really does....eventually. It is darling that they are such good friends already.

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  2. marlene jerkovich linAugust 1, 2008 at 5:52 AM

    Congrats again. Max and Maya are so adorable!!!

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  3. The interlocking arms is too cute! They are looking so big and seem so content in all their pictures! (and I'm REALLY excited for you that they are sleeping for longer stretches! it only gets better from here!)

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  4. Holy moly!!! Your babies are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear, we're gonna come by and visit soon! :) cute cute cute!!!!

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  5. Love these photos and these two little ones! The buttermilk is doing wonders. I can't wait to hold them.
    Love, Mom

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  6. Love the pictures of the elbow lock. 3 1/2 hours of sleep sounds like hell to me, but as you said, it's better than 2. Good job!

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  7. Yes, I agree 3 1/2 hours of sleep is not a lot, but all combined I get at least 5-6 hours of sleep a day....so I survive.

    The funny thing is that before I had the kidos I would complain if I didn't get 8 hours straight....oh how times have changed, and I don't think I am at a whole new level of normal.

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  8. Looking at these pictures is like opening a present. Thanks so much for new posts. I love these little ones!

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  9. Oh so cute! I don't think I ever got an interlocking arm moment with my twins. That is so sweet. Hang in there guys, you are doing great.

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  10. Oh, and by the way, did you win something at Mom Central?

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  11. Hi Alisa and Lonnie--Max and Maya are adorable! I hope you both are well.

    Mel Call

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  12. Love the blanket :) I have been wondering how you are doing. I remember that 3-4 hour of sleep milestone and feeling like that was the best ever. It just keeps getting better doesn't it?

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  13. wow! that is SO cute. my vote is that its a square-dance practice. you DO live in Texas, for goodness sake. :) i can't wait to meet those babies!

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