The other night, B ended up holding both babies at once so I could wash bottles or pump or something when they were both fussy. We don't hold both of them at once very often. They both got super drowsy on him so I took a few quick photos because they're just so cute with Daddy. I sat down next to the three of them, thinking about how everything that matters was right there beside me. I looked over and noticed that Caleb and Grace had joined hands. I thought it was the most adorable fluke, so I grabbed a quick photo. Then Caleb started fussing and threw his hands up, which made Grace move her hands away as well. About 10 seconds later, Caleb put his hand back in between them, in a different spot than where it was before, and Grace moved her hand to his. They clasped hands again. They laid like that for a little bit until Caleb got fussy again and that was that.
It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I will forever cherish those 10 minutes.
Plenty of other updates. They are over 8 weeks old now, they have their two month appointment this week! We've had a few nights of four hour stretches, but not many. Still on the three hour schedule. They struggle to sleep sometimes during the day- lots of yawning, but refusing to fall asleep in their nursery. I can't hold them both/rock them both to sleep, so that makes it tough. They do a really good job most nights of going right back to sleep after they've been fed between 9pm and 7am. Sometimes they have a little trouble falling asleep after the 9pm feed, and a lot of the time they have trouble waking up for the first morning feeding (somewhere between 7-9am). They have their nights shifted...so they like to stay up late and sleep in.
Playing has been interesting. They don't really like tummy time, they get really irritated about being on their play mat while I'm feeding the other one, they don't always like the bouncy chair...I'm at a loss for what to do with them while I'm feeding the other one. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd like them to stay awake for about an hour at a time during the day if I can (unless they aren't seeming sleepy after an hour or they are showing signs of sleepiness sooner than an hour- I watch for their cues- yawning, slow blinking). Any advice would be awesome!
I'll leave you with some more photos, of course.
|My view on our walks!|
|Catching Caleb in a loving stare down with the hippo...|
|Grace, mid-undress for a bath|
|Gracie in her special Uncle B birthday outfit!|
|Nana feeding Caleb|