Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are we awake yet?

It has been about 3 days now since everyone has been home together. Last nights dishes are still next to the sink. There are about 15 bottles on the counter waiting to go in the dishwasher (I just made them last night). Clean laundry is still in the laundry baskets and there is more to be washed. The kitchen floor needs to be mopped due to the dogs getting their feet dirty when going outside. And the only thing I know for sure is that every three hours we can be found in the nursery feeding the babies.... Life is truly wonderful and we are blessed.
I will say the first two days was really rough, and trying to get into some sort of routine was harder then I thought. Yesterday it started getting much better though and last night was a breeze compared to the others. Also a little sleep goes a long way. We had both been running on very very little sleep due to all the craziness at the end of the pregnancy, the hospital, and all the running back and forth when Caitlin was still in the hospital. We have both managed to sleep for at least one five hour stretch a piece which has helped.
All the babies are doing great. Criton is getting huge and is taking about 80mL feedings every three hours. Caitlin is taking between 65-80mL every three hours. Haley is eating around 60-70mL every three hours but I think she misses the four hour schedule. Hopefully the other two will be ready to go back to every 4 hours by the end of the week or next week. I feel bad that we keep waking her up because Criton and Caitlin aren't ready to go to the four hour yet but it got too crazy trying to keep up both schedules. She seems to take it all in stride though. Haley is definitely our laid back, go with the flow baby. She hardly fusses and is extremely patient. Criton is our eater and sleeper at the moment. Then there is Miss Caitlin... she I think will be our higher maintenance baby. She is a lot more demanding then the others when it comes to being held longer and eating first. Also when you lay her and Criton next to each other while they are awake, they squirm so they can kick each other and Haley just stays out of it watching... Interesting that that is what it felt like in the womb too...
Well gotta go but will update you all later...


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