Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yet another schedule change...

The kids are getting close to 10 lbs. Well, actually the girls are probably at 10 lbs or over. Ian is still a little behind but not too far behind. From what I understand, after they hit 10 lbs, they start to go longer at night. That seems to be the case w/ us. As you know from previous posts, they have been shifting their nightly schedule quite a bit. We were eating at 8pm, midnight-ish, 4-5ish & again at 8am. Now they go from 8pm to about 2-3am. While it is good that they are stretching out their nights, the change is hard on me b/c my body has to readjust every time. Even when they do finally get to the point where they sleep until 4am or so, I am still going to have to get up to pump b/c let me tell you, waiting 7 hrs makes my boobs HURT! So, we have another schedule shift & I'm sure there are more to come.

I took Gabi to the specialist last week so they could do an ultrasound of her hips b/c she was breech. They were looking for hip displasia which means that the femur pops out of the hip joint. OUCHIE! The trip in itself went smoothly. My dad stayed w/ Sofi & Ian while I went w/ another mommy & her baby girl that had to have the same procedure done. Her daughter went first & did really well so I expected the same from Gabi BUT NOOOOOOO...Gabi didn't much like having to lay there & get an ultrasound b/c she had to stay still. She started screaming so the tech said we could have a 5 min break. I got her all calmed down & her crying fit caused her to be tired so it wasn't so bad while the 2nd hip was done. I was glad when it was all over. Needless to say, Gabi got lots of extra loving that evening from both Todd & I. We got the results on Monday & everything is normal. WOOT! Now we have 1 more appt for her to get her head measured to see if she will need a helmet to help reshape it. Poor dear!

Otherwise, life is going really well. The kids are more interactive, discovering their smile when we make them happy. They are growing so quickly. It is amazing how far we have come in such a short amount of time.

Ianchito during his tummy time.


I thought this picture was priceless! Gabi is holding Sofi's face right under the chin!


What is it w/ my girls & flicking me off? I just don't get it, lol!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

I can't believe how much the babies have grown and changed. It's amazing how time flies. They are so cute!

Julie Konchar said...

I love coming to your posts and seeing your kids! They are so cute! Good Job, Mamma, on the schedule. When my twins were the age your trio are, I can remember how exhausting it was. In the beginning I really felt like every day I woke up and had to run a marathon. Every day! Your kids are doing a great job of sleeping in stretches and so soon they will let you sleep in longer stretches too! It is a credit to your schedule and how persistant you are. Keep it up! Personally, I found it easiest to make their last feed around 11 pm. We all went to bed after that, and it felt normal. Normal people go to bed at that hour, right? Keep up the schedule and the posts!

txsjewels said...

"holding the chin pic" :
can you say TODD & ASTRID ??!! total crackup. these babies are the sweetest things...