Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Nights Have to Get Better. =(

One month old today! Geez! I can't believe they are already a month old. Where did the time go?? They are starting to get more fussy at times. It's hard when they are both being fussy at the same time. Luckily Taylor likes her binky and is pretty good about keeping it in her mouth. And Emily likes the swing. So those are my two life savers right now. I got to sleep some last night. Surbjit took the night shift but I ended up taking over at 2:30am because he was getting frustrated with Emily. She wouldn't go back to sleep after he fed her at midnight. He tried feeding her, changing her, putting her in the swing, putting her in the rocker. Nothing. So I took over for the rest of the night. At least I got to sleep from 10pm so that's about what I normally get a night. Plus I got to sleep from 3-4 and then from 5-6 so I got a little more sleep than I normally do. Hopefully tonight is better

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sleep Deprivation = Rock Bottom

Well life is moving along here in the Singh household. I can't believe they are going to be a month old on Saturday! Where did the time go?? I hit rock bottom last weekend though. The girls were just non stop eating Friday night and I got no sleep and was exhausted. I took a 2 hour nap that morning Then I took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon and then Surbjit took the night shift and I got to sleep from basically 9pm till 7am. That was so nice!! It reenergized me and made me sane again. So now i've been doing ok. The girls have been decent at night all week. They get up about every 3 or 4 hours to eat so I get about a 2 hour sleep in. At night I've been propping them both in their rockers and feeding them at the same time so I get back to sleep sooner. That's the only way I'm going to get through the nights right now!

So other than that, not much else is going on. I did find daycare for the twins. It's at a different place than Connor goes but right now I just need daycare. The plus side is she's cheaper than Connor's and is in our neighborhood. It's just too bad she doesn't have room for Connor too. Oh well. Well, I best get going. I need to get some sleep.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Still Trucking Along

Not much happening here. We are trying to get them more on a schedule and trying to get them to sleep a little longer at night. If I can get them to sleep 5 hours at night, I'd be golden! Emily did sleep 5 hours last night. We fed the girls at 11 pm (Taylor then Emily) and Emily slept until 4 am!! Taylor woke up at 2am and then woke up again while I was feeding Emily so I fed her again. Then they slept until 7:30am. Now they are both up in their swings. They still sound congested but seem to be breathing ok. Hopefully it stays like this. Poor Emily has the hiccups and Tyalor decided to fall asleep! I think she is my lazy girl (just like Momma!). Well, I need to go wrap Christmas presents. I can't believe that Christmas is around the corner. I hope i get my calendars and Christmas cards in the mail today so I can mail them out. Ah, too much to do and so little time.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Updated Weights after Doc Appt.

Ok real quick, Emily is hungry and needs to be fed. Doc appt went fine. They have colds. Let's hope it doesn't progress any further.


When we went for the two week check up 10 days ago they were:

Emily 4 lbs 10 ozs
Taylor 6 lbs 3 ozs

Today at exactly 3 weeks:
Emily 5 lbs 10 ozs
Taylor 6 lbs 13 ozs

Their First Colds. =(

Well, both the girls have a cold. Thanks to our very own germ factory (AKA Connor). Oh well. We are headed to the doctor this afternoon. I was hoping it wouldn't hit Taylor but no such luck. She started getting congested yesterday. They are both sleeping in their swings right now so I can keep them upright to help breathe better. I'm sure the doctor is just going to tell us to do what we've been doing but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I just hope they don't get worse. Emily seemed to be better yesterday but now she seems about the same. Hmmm. Oh well. There is nothing I can do except keep them comfortable. Taylor doesn't want to eat that much right now and I'm not sure if it's because she is sick or what. It just started happening over the past day so I think it's because she is sick. She'll eat maybe an ounce at each feeding if I'm lucky. She's still peeing and pooping though. I hope they both get over this cold ASAP and we can be sickness free for at least another month. Well, I need to get going and feed the girls soon!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

First Day Just Us Girls!!!

Well, today is my first day alone with both girls. It shouldn't be a problem. Poor little Emily caught her brother's cold. She's doing better today, not as congested but poor little thing. I feel so bad. We all (the girls and I) slept in the living room with Emily in the swing so I could keep her upright to help her breathe better. They both did great sleeping except to wake up every three hours to eat. So I can't complain. I'm a little tired but I can take a nap later. I'm debating on taking a shower. On one hand I feel like being lazy but on the other hand, it'll wake me up and make me feel better. Decisions, decisions.

I had my doc appt yesterday for him to check my incision. He said the pathology report came back from the placenta saying it was di/di so we still don't know if they are identical or not. I need to look into a dna test. Surbjit still swears they are not. Although it was di/di, there was still communication between the two which means they are most likely identical. One of the scary things he told me though is that Emily's cord was actually through her membrane and then into the placenta. So, had her sac ruptured, it would have tore the cord from the placenta and she would have died. I can't even begin to imagine if that had happened. With everything against her, the TTTS and the cord, it's a miracle she is with us. She is my little miracle baby. Well, I better go. If I'm going to take a shower I need to do it now!!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Little Harder than I Thought

So everything is going good here. For the most part. All I seem to do lately is cry though. I know part of it is I miss my Mom. She left on Friday and went home. It was so nice to have her here. I didn't necessarily use her to her full potential but just knowing we had three bodies (one for each kid) if we needed it was nice. Now it's just Surbjit and I and the nights seem the worse. Connor is a great big brother (i'll go into that later) but he is two and you know how well two year olds listen sometimes. So it gets hard when I'm feeding one and have my hands full and Connor is getting into something. It's not like I can jump up and get him out of it. UGH!. I know it'll get better though.

But Connor is being a great big brother. If one of the girls are crying he'll go over to the bassinet and rub their tummy and say "It's OK". He wants to hold them all the time. Of course, he says "want hold it". We keep correcting him to say her although it still hasn't happened yet. He will also throw away the diapers for us and he has just recently started to help holding the bottles.

I did breastfeed for two weeks. But with no one being here to help me starting Tuesday, I just felt like it would be easier to bottle feed. It was taking me forever to feed them. I would breastfeed Taylor for an hour and then Emily and then I'd have an hour to do whatever and then it would start back up again. With the formula, it only takes them about 30 minutes each to eat so that gives me about 2 - 3 hours after to rest, do chores, etc. It upsets me I didn't last 6 weeks like I had wanted to but I think my sanity is worth it.