Thursday, March 8, 2012

Home Again, Home Again

So, it's now been about 4 weeks since we were able to bring the little ones home, and it has been one chaotic ride :) Never a dull moment for sure. During these past weeks, we've been able to find a schedule that works well in keeping the little ones happy and at the same time extending their feedings to 4-5 hours at night. I have a bed time of 6pm and get to sleep until midnight, where Adam gets to FINALLY sleep until 6am.... Our family has been AMAZING and we have extra hands to help one of us through each feeding, EXCEPT the 2am feeding.... Nobody seems to want to help me with that one :) We're working on getting rid of that one SOON, so I don't have to go to bed so early and I MIGHT be able to see my hubby for more than an hour after he gets home from work :) The feeding times at the zoo start at 6am and continue on at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 10pm, 2am and start all over again. You might've noticed a difference in our schedule in the afternoon. These 'cluster feeds' were recommended by the Baby Whisperer which help us 'bulk up' the babies for the night and extend their sleeping. So far, the schedule has done well and the twins have been growing like weeds! We had their one month appointments this week and Ellie weighed in at 7lbs and Zach was 7lbs 2oz. The Dr was SUPER pleased with their progress and development, so we'll just keep plugging away at helping them get rolly polly :)

I LOVE Zach's smile! It looks like Ellie's trying to squawk about something too :) These two crack me up :) 5 weeks











Our ADORABLE Home Teachers brought these HUGE teddy bears for Zach and Ellie. It was the sweetest thing EVER watching these older, widowed sweethearts trying to bring these bears in the door :) (Brother Ed Hansen and Brother Jerry Baslington)









I was making cookies the other day and walked in to see this little one posing like this :) I don't have a CLUE how she kept her hand up in the air like that while sleeping :)









The next time I walked into the room she had moved to this pose. Beats me what she was thinking about :)










Then I looked at Zach and he was posing in a pensive way as well :) I just hope they don't start turning those thoughts towards gaining up on me :)

10 comments:

Sunny said...

Love the pictures! Glad you guys are surviving. :) The fog will lift soon!

tawnya said...

Yay for growing babies!

Sadie said...

Too precious! I love seeing their adorable pictures. Those bears are awesome!

The Matlocks said...

Stop it! They are so freaking cute. You guys are doing awesome with your schedule :)

Helpingstine's said...

WOW!! Just adorable. Well done you two. We hope all is well or at least getting there.

Shaela said...

They are so cute!! Glad they're doing so well and that you have a routine down :)

Lora said...

So the hand in the air... I'm calling it the power to the people pose. Ben does it too and it cracks me up! Especially at night when he'll fidget and raise the hand high. Love the teddy bears! Perfect place to prop them for a bit. :) And so very glad they are growing! Oh, and I LOVE the power of the cluster feed. LOVE.

Therol's Life!!!!!!!!!!! said...

You guys are doing so awesome! They are so adorable, I especially love the bear pictures, especially after hearing about the story!! Love ya looking foward to seeing them again tomorrow!!

Lynda said...

Thank you so much for this post. I love seeing pictures of the babies. You are such a wonderful mother. I know it is tons of work. But the blessings outweigh all the hard things. I know you know that but it is good to hear things anyway. Love ya girl.

The Godfreys said...

What a cute family! This makes me so happy for you! I bet you just cherish your babies so much remembering how bad you wanted them for so long. and you got two! how lucky! and a lot of work I'm sure.
And your comment totally made my day, I miss you too! I loved teaching with you. Yes do call me whenever you come through, I'd love to see you and your little ones.