Thursday, March 12, 2009

Partying the night away!

My kids MUST be getting up in the middle of the night for a play party! They have woken up w/ dark circles under their eyes for the past 2 days. If you saw them, you would think I kept them up until midnight & woke them up at 4am to start the day! Is this normal? I have a feeling they are up chatting about dreams or something crazy like that. Maybe they are practicing all their new found skills? What ever the reason, they wake up tired.

I know I have also not mentioned this but they have started cutting back how much milk they drink. For the past month or so, they have been taking less & less. At first I got frustrated & was fighting them to finish the bottle but I gave up. What is the point? It puts everyone in a bad mood. Up until about 10 mths old, they were drinking about 28oz which was down from 32-34oz. Now, I am lucky to get them to drink 22-24oz. Sometimes they will finish all 26oz throughout the day but more often than not, they don't.

Ian has pretty much refused the bottle. I am lucky to get an oz in him when he does. I was only breastfeeding him 3/day but since he will not take the bottle before bedtime, I am forced to BF him again. No problem b/c I am somewhat engorged & he only nurses for about 15 min.

We are practicing w/ sippy cups. We have the Playtex kind & in order to help them out, I cut a 2nd slit into the plastic inserts. The nutritionist said no soft tips for the kids b/c it will delay speech development & since Ian is considered delayed in that area, we don't want to do any more damage. Sofi also likes the sippy w/ a straw made by Nuby.

How about some more pics of these adorable kids?

Gotta love this one! Sofi & Ian playing together. Ok, more like Sofi crawling all over Ian & him looking at me for help.


This is Gabi just crackin' up about something, God only knows!

2 comments:

Following Him said...

Maybe they are still adjusting to the time change. They will get it. On their own time :)
~Elyse~

Texas Gal said...

Cute pics! Sounds like there's a party going on!

The research that I have done on sippies is that all sippy cups are tied to speech delays -- not just soft tips? --But it seems like this might be one of those controversial things. Bleh.

I've missed talking to you - hope to talk to you soon!