Monday, May 29, 2006
Well, since that last post, the girls have taken a few steps backward. They are not only NOT sleeping 7 hours at a time, they haven't even been sleeping 3 hours between wakings all night long. They are back to one stretch of 4 hours and then waking either to fuss, poop, or eat every 2 hours, and not always simultaneously. It's driving me batty. To top it all off, I've gotten into the bad habit of taking a long 1-2 hour nap during the day to make up for the lost sleep, so at 8pm, I feel pretty good and decide to "get something done" instead of going to bed as soon as possible to take advantage of their 4 hour block of sleep. That will end today, I guarentee it. On the bright side, the girls are talking and smiling up a storm. Alex is especially talkative, which is funny because we've decided her temperment is more like me and Dani's is more like Jack's. So I guess I must enjoy the sound of my own voice. Hmmm...maybe that's why I started a blog. It definitely helps to vent! It was all I could do not to run to the computer and post my annoyance at the girls' sleep habits this morning at 2am...
Here's a few close-ups to show the girls' features. Both were taken in the month of May. And as you can see, everyone (especially Alex here) is enjoying having Ama and Akung visit us!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
The girls just successfully slept for the longest stretch of their ten and a half week lives! Dani slept 6.5 hours and Alex went for 7 straight hours!!! We are well on our way to sleeping through the night, and all this after a day of very good napping. I laid them down in their cribs and they were out in a few seconds for at least 2 of their naps yesterday. It was heavenly to watch.
The best part is that I got 4.5 hours just now, which is also the longest stretch in 10 weeks, save a really nice nap I took back around week 6 or 7 I think. I can't really take much more than that anyway or the milk machine will explode.
These photos I'm posting are from last week when I was on my own, before Shu & Tsong arrived. I'll fess up to posing Dani with that bear, but Alex got herself into that pretzel on the couch all by herself.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Well, here's my first post on a new blog, and like many to come, it's being written in the wee hours of the morning after feeding the girls. I've decided to create a blog because I've been so bad at keeping track of who I've sent shutterfly albums to, as I've discovered thanks to Renee. This will be a place to put pics of the girls and our life as it unfolds. Mikey, this blog can be like a Ceiva for you! And it'll be an extension of the journal I started back in pregger days. Jack's friend Nate had a paper-scrap system for remembering funny stories about his kids, and I suspect this blog will be our system. So here's the first pic of the blog. It's last friday's "cute moment of the day." Enjoy! And see you again soon.