Monday, June 20, 2011

baby daze

I'm really trying to keep my blog updated and keep you all in the loop; but boy, do I not have much time anymore these days! I mean, duh, that was to be expected; but I guess I didn't FULLY realize how much time it would all take until I was in it.

Today was our first full day back home, and last night was our first night with the babies all night. I won't lie; it wasn't an easy one. Poppy seemed to be having some tummy issues, so she woke up quite a bit and really just couldn't sleep for much longer than an hour at a time. We just pretty much didn't sleep at all last night. We said to each other many times; "This is hard- really hard."

Don't get me wrong- I am IN LOVE with my girls; I just can't believe how much I love them. But your sanity starts to slip away when the sleep goes; and we're only on the first day! I never thought I'd miss the hospital, but I kind of did last night. Even though it broke my heart every night to take them to the nursery and have other people take care of them during the night; the sleep was so needed.

However, my mom is just a lifesaver. During the day today, after we feed them and put them down to sleep in their bassinet, my mom watches them while they sleep, and let us sleep a couple of hours or so. It helped us a lot today to feel a little more human. We are very lucky to have her here for the next week and a half or so!

We also went to the pediatrician today for their first weight check. They've lost a bit of weight which is totally normal, but we found out we haven't been feeding them quite enough. Our feeding routine has been letting them try to breastfeed for 10 minutes or so (we have successfully fed both at the same time; sort of), then we feed them a mixture of colostrum that I've pumped and formula. My milk hasn't come in yet (it is sometimes delayed when you have a c-section), so we have to supplement for a while. I'm ok with it, because I am still getting them my colostrum which is FULL of really good stuff that the babies need. And once the milk comes in, I'm hoping to pretty much exclusively feed them that way as long as I can. ANYway, we found out we weren't feeding them quite enough formula; and now that we've upped it, they're sleeping much longer stretches. So let's hope tonight goes a lot better! Cross your fingers.

And now, a few more cute pictures of my sweet girls.

The girls in their hospital bassinet:

Poppy's coming home outfit (size Newborn- still kinda swimming in it):

Amelie's coming home outfit:

In the stroller, getting ready to leave the hospital:

Amelie doing some yoga:

Poppy and dad on Father's day:

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  1. Oh my, they are the CUUUUUUUUUUTEST!! You know I hear you on the sleep thing. Your sanity may be a thing of the past, but don't worry, I don't really miss mine at all. ;) Thanks for any updates we get in these early days. I want to hear EVERY little detail, but I get are busy. LOVE to you and your bundles of joy.

  2. Mariah, you're doing an amazing job! I'm so glad you have your Mom - I would have died without my parents that first month, and I only had one to deal with. I'm so glad you have help. Your babies look amazing and healthy and beautiful. Hang in there! Sending lots of good thoughts!

  3. So appreciate what you are able to share, and we continue to think about you all as you adjust to life at home! Yay for help from Moms!!! Love you guys!

  4. its so cute!Super tiny and just perfect looking.
    see a sleep couple.........

  5. (Dana from Hancock Heir): Seriously.....I don't know how I missed this! I think something is wrong with my updates because it is not showing me all the blogs I follow....

    anyway...congrats! They are so adorable!