Thursday, June 26, 2008

So things are much better here. I am feeling so much better -- mastitis is gone. Or at least I don't feel it there anymore. I am still on the antibiotics for another week. Edie and Ella are cuter than ever BUT still nowhere close to sleeping an acceptable amount at night. The past 2 nights we were up every 2 hours. Now they don't stay up for very long when they wake up but we are still getting up and fully awake. NO FUN !!! They seem to be taking fewer and shorter naps these days though so maybe, just maybe they will start to make up for it at night. The bedtime routine is working very well -- they seem to know when it's time for a bath and bottle as they both seem to get really tired and cranky starting around 5:30 - 6:00 each evening. We are almost always in bed with them asleep between 6:30-7:00.... I wish we could push it back a little to maybe 8:00 but they are so tired and cranky there is no way we could....
Now for some cute pictures --- I haven't taken as many good ones these past few days -- they are more awake and active so require much more of my time which leaves less time for goofing off. The good news is that Jon is able to still keep up his golf very frequently -- that's what's important!!!! (sarcasm dripping from that last sentence)
I am not sure why 2 of these pictures are turned to the side -- I did not take them that way but once they are uploaded I don't know how to rotate them -- sorry for any neck strain this may cause............ ENJOY!!!
Ella Grace snoozing on her tummy (i was right there)
Edie has almost figured out how to get her fingers in her mouth. This is a source of great frustration for her.....she tries and tries and gets so aggravated when she can't get it. So close.
Edie posing for the camera
Ella posing for the camera
Too darn cute
Enough pictures mommy
I love them sitting in these bumbo chairs
Rubi -- babysitting Ella while mommy was busy with the photo shoot
again -- not sure why the rotation -- sorry........... they are posing in the dresses from Papa Jim and Yanming
chunky monkey baby thighs...............
Edie -- still loving her rainforest jumperoo
Edie and Daddy -- twins !!!


Lisa said...

Hi! I'm not sure if I've commented yet. I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now. I didn't want to be a creepy lurker :) I found your blog through Erica's. My twins are turning 3 next week.

And now for the real comment. We had sleep issues in the early stages too. We got set on a 7:00 bedtime and with persistence and patience, it paid off! We didn't switch to a 8:00 bedtime until they were almost 2.5. The daytime naps got shorter, we had two decent naps during the day and the kids got in a good routine of sleeping from about 8 (after chatting and playing with each other for an hour after putting them down) until about 6 or 7 in the morning.

Have patience. Some nights are rough (like you mentioned) due to so many variables. Don't think that it is going to be a regular thing. Perhaps they're growing or going through something. Totally normal! :)

Good luck. Each stage has wonderful struggles. Oh, and I'm very glad you're feeling better!

xavier2001 said...

I'm popping over from Angie's blog just to tell you the sleep thing gets soooo much better. I think it was at the 6 month mark that things finally got consistent in the sleep department Hang in there!

sara said...

I am so glad the mastitis is gone, phew! Everyone who I know who has had it always sounds so miserable, I feel really bad for them. I love the dress in the one picture, it is so pretty :-) Do edie and ella like the little plastic seat thingies? I'm not sure what they are called, but they look like they would be good at an early age. Do you use them a lot? Are they worth registering for? Thanks