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Growth Spurt?

Posted: January 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding, CoMO | 3 Comments »

It’s been forever since I last posted, thankfully Mr. Wonderful is stepping in to post some pics and video in my absence. We’ve been tied to the couch once again. These boys are growing. At least I hope they are growing- they are spending almost the entire day eating. At least that’s what it feels like to me.

The day after Christmas we had 17 feeding sessions. Seventeen! Only six of them were both boys at once. That doesn’t include the time I spent pumping. Can we say dysfunctional? Slowly we are getting back into a routine. Yesterday we were down to 12 sessions, seven times they ate together. I guess it’s progress.

They are also *sort of* back to sleeping 3-4 hour stretches at night. Sort of because some nights they don’t get up together and it seems like we’re up every hour. Strangely enough we both seem to wake up every other time one of them cries which forces us to take turns. This works pretty well and we are both getting more sleep. Also on the sleep front, Wyatt is sleeping in his crib now which means I am sleeping in my bed again!

The boys have a new game they like to play at night. It’s called “Let’s fake out Mom and Dad and make them think they are crazy!” or for short, “What the hell guys?” It entails one of them crying furiously and then becoming silent and motionless the moment we step into the room. We have no way of knowing who it was so we go back to bed. They repeat the process a few times until we catch them in the act. It makes the night really interesting getting up every 5 minutes until you figure out who the hungry one is. They are both very good at this game.

In other news, they are growing out of their Newborn outfits! I can’t believe just a month ago they were swimming in these outfits and now I have to put them away. I guess I don’t have tiny babies anymore.

Wyatt on the left, Lincoln on the right. They are two days old here.

Lincoln on the left, Wyatt on the right. They are six weeks old here.

Maybe I’ll post a year in review if I get the chance. It’s funny how it started out all about Missouri football and this year I missed their bowl game altogether. I think I was sleeping.

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3 Comments on “Growth Spurt?”

  1. 1 Lindsay said at 8:43 pm on January 8th, 2009:

    Your boys are getting so big! I know what you mean about growth spurts! I can barely keep up and I’m nursing and supplementing with formula to fill in the gaps!

    They are so cute! How are you? Do you feel like you’re getting back to your old self again?

  2. 2 Erin said at 4:44 pm on January 12th, 2009:

    Some days, most days I feel like all I do is feed them though. I go back to work on the 18th so it’s my last week of having a normal sleep schedule, we’ll see what happens. I have a few weeks before our nanny starts (I work overnight, she’ll be here while I sleep) so it’ll be pretty touch and go.

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