Friday, December 16, 2011

10 Weeks

Once again I'm late with my homework, but I'm sure you will forgive me. Elliot and Alex are so completely gorgeous and doing wonderfully at 10 weeks today! We survived! I remember people saying, "just get to 6 weeks"...but wait...we are well passed that and life is still as busy! I will admit there is a lot more sleep for me at night. I never did "nap when the babies nap!" despite all the advice to do so, but they are lasting through the night longer and longer all the time. Last night was a success...Ellie (my great little sleeper) settled by 10, Alex by 11...slept though to 3am, then quick feed and down again until 6, then down again until 8:30. Maybe this isn't great compared to some other experiences, but it's manageable for me right now and with twins seems like a small victory. It used to be 9, midnight, 3, 6, etc. and the feeding times were we are definitely making progress. I am trying to get them to sail through the 3 hour mark during the day because I think it is nothing more than an internal clock at this point and nothing to do with being starving!!!... as their screams would suggest.

I look at them and try to see what they may look like later 1 year olds with chubby arms and legs, big round bellies. What color will their eyes settle on, and will their hair be curly or straight, dark or fair... it's so exciting to watch them grow before your very eyes, fatten up, start to smile. Yesterday Ellie smiled long and hard, and it was the best thing I've ever seen. She's so delightful, and Alex just melts my heart every time I look at his perfect little face....when he doesn't scratch it to bleed that is. The little pooper gets so upset when his needs are not immediately met, and the hands go up to the face. He's been wearing socks on his hands for as long as I can remember because his nails are like little knives. Yes we bite them, file them, clip them, but it's one of those things you dread right? So it gets avoided more than it gets done. My bad.

Well, Alex is currently getting fussy on his activity mat, and Ellie (I can see on the monitor) is stirring upstairs in her crib, so duty calls! Here is a shot of a photoshoot I did of the twins for Xmas...although they are much older now (lol) - time flies when you grow in "weeks"!

1 comment:

Kirsten, Chris, Jacob, Sarah & Evan said...

So happy to hear you are all doing so well! They are so gorgeous, this is going to be such a wonderful Christmas for you all!!