This month Grayson (L) has definitely caught w Wyatt weight wise and this has made them look even more identical. Sad to say we really can't tell them apart. On any given day they will trade the trait I thought was specific to that twinkie. Wyatt was the fussy one, now its Grayson. Wyatt will wake up first 7xs but on the 8th timeits Gray. A definite mind trip when you have it in our head for an hour you're holding one twin and your husband says, no that's the other twin.
Ollie swaddle and Wyatt uses the Love To Dream sack. I splurged and ordered these after using one I found at Once Upon a Child. We are struggling to set a nap time schedule but when they are home with
me I usually get them to lay down in the afternoon when the big kids
are sleeping. Unfortunately it's rare for all 4 to take a good nap, but I usually get 3 out of 4.
Eating: Thanks to lots of pumping we are back to mostly breast milk bottles during the day and two formula bottles at 7p and 10p. We use Enfamil currently. It blows my mind we've been able to keep them on the exact same feeding schedule for 3 months. Since we switched to bottles they've eaten every meal at the same time except twice. Both times Wyatt woke early and I let Grayson sleep until the next feeding.
Work: I finally made it back 3 days a week and I love it. Besides the pumping in random parking lots, I love being out and about in the sunshine.
I feel like we are finally finding our groove as a family of six. It involves A LOT of divide and conquer. Damon will do the 7pm feeding with the twins while I bath the bigs and get them ready for bed. Or I will take the twins in the double stroller for a walk while daddy takes Mia and Wes for a ride in the Wee-Hoo. My mom is watching the twins one morning/week so that I can start crossing a few things off our Summer Bucket List.
Happy 3 month birthday to my squishies!! Mama loves your faces off!!!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Oh Cbus you were so good to us today. My friend Allie and I took the big kids to Fountainside at Bicentennial Park this morning. Certain Wednesdays (link here) during the Summer they host a slew of kid friendly sponsors starting at 11:30. There was gardening with Lowes, petting snakes, the Crew was there with a soccer activity. Not to mention Bicentennial park has tons of mature trees shading the grassy areas. Perfect for a picnic or to grab a slice of pizza from the Donatos truck!!! The toddlers ran laps on the bridge while the big kids grumped about posing for pics. Wesley bolted away from me at least twice to the point I had to hold my hat on and sprint after him. I seriously need to get on Amazon and order a leash. Thank goodness my mom was watching the twins.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
I officially made it back to work this week. 3 days working and two days home. I'll let you guess which one is harder. A clue? It's lucky they are cute. Is it weird I was more anxious about staying home with the kids than heading back to work? Speaking of anxiety I only have 3 more days of prednisone, just one pill/day and I'm totally feeling more myself. My anxiety is lessening and I'm not sweating like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy. My goal tonite is too let Damon go to bed early and I'll take the 10pm feeding and put the babies to bed to give him a break. He's literally done it every nite since the babies were tiny. Other goals, lose15lbs which involves not eating Jeni's ice cream by the pint and figuring out fun Summer activities that I'm brave enough to take all four kids to. I told my friend Stacie at Little Adventures Await I'll be texting her all Summer. She always has fun ideas for local Columbus families!!!
Wesley's face capture's the THREENAGE attitude he has 75% of the day. It's really fun!
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Damon's been waiting for years to take our kids fishing! He's had Mia's pole since she was tiny. This morning we loaded up (all 6 of us!!!) and headed to Chestnut Ridge Metro park with a can of corn and hope the babies would cooperate while the bigs got to fish. THEY DID IT. Both kiddos caught their VERY FIRST FISH! Love seeing all three of them so happy.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Grayson (Left): My sleeper never the 1st to wake, makes you work hard for the new found smiles and coos. My slow eater, tinier babe.
Weight: One month 8lbs 11oz 21.5in Two Months: TBD
Wyatt: Right: So bright eyed with wide mouth smiles, always talking. The first to wake, super fast eater, biggie baby.
Weight: One Month 9.11 ozs 21in. Two Months: TBD
Eating & Sleeping: Since you know that's all they do! From ten days to two months the twins were bottled fed breast milk every 3 hours. 6am-9am-12p-3p-6p. The 9p and midnite feedings were supplemented with formula. We've used Similac and Enfamil. Both have been totally tolerated. I was still getting up pumping at night so I had about a weeks worth of milk in the freezer. On Saturday the 21st I was fasting a mastitis infection with the antibiotic Keflex. By Sunday morning I was in the ER with a burn like rash covering 80% of my body, a temp of 103 and HR around 150. At one point my )2 levels were in the 80's. I was eventually diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare reaction to infection/antibiotics. I was in the hospital for 5 days and unable to pump sufficiently to keep my supply, as well as dumping what I did pump. They used my small stockpile and are now strictly on formula. They've been eating every 4 hours and yesterday slept from 7:30pm-11:30pm took 4 oz slept until 5am took 4 oz, slept until 9am. SERIOUSLY BEST BABIES IN THE WORLD. I'm still pumping and hoping to start supplementing with breast milk within two days. Not sure my supply will ever back to what it was, especially since they don't nurse. Either way, my babies are healthy, happy and I am so HAPPY TO BE HOME!!!