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.