>> Thursday, August 20, 2009
So, this morning, we all went to the babies 2 month check up! It went well. Brooke weighs 13 pounds, and Kamryn weighs 10. They are both thriving and doing well. They also had to get their 2 month shots. So hard. Kamryn is used to being stuck, so she wimpered a little bit, and then fell asleep. Brooke on the other hand, wasn't too happy about the whole thing. I felt so bad for her. We also talked to the doctor about their sleeping habits. I'm staying up with them until sometimes 2 and 3 in the morning waiting for them to fall asleep. When I put them in their cribs, they cry and fuss. Shawn has said from day one, just to let them cry it out, as long as you go down the check list. Are they dry? Are they fed? Are they hurting? So, we asked the doctor and he didn't see any reason why we can't just let them work this out on their own (cry it out). I don't know about you, but being a mom, and hearing your babies cry is THE HARDEST THING!!! It must be different for Dad's. But, when I know that I can walk in there and console them, my heart tells me I should. But, then again, I'm not getting enough sleep, and it's starting to show. I'm literally a walking zombie at this point averaging about 3 to 4 hours of sleep a night, and those aren't consecutive hours either. Something has to change and it has to change FAST!!! So, I guess I'm just going to let them cry it out and see how it goes. I dread this, but it has to be done. The doctor said that if you just put them in their crib and let them fall asleep on their own, the grow up to be stronger kiddos, and less needy all the time. I have to agree with that. It's just going to be hard.
So, last night, at midnight no less, while I was up with the twins, they were being SO CUTE. I had to run downstairs to get the camera and take their picture. How cute are they??? They were just looking at me like, now what are we gonna do mom???
Kamryn... She's gaining weight too, which is awesome. she's cooing and smiling, and it's soooo cute.
Brooke, after being up most of the afternoon and evening. This picture was taken at about midnight, and she had been up for almost 8 hours. And still not sleeping. I just don't get it.
And here they are after staying up and partying all night. Life's hard when you're 2 months old, huh?
So, that's all for now. My sister and her daughter are coming in town for the Women of Faith conference. I'm really looking forward to it. Tonight, Hollie has Meet the Teacher. I can't wait to see her room, and meet Mrs. Bass. Hollie is sooo excited about school starting this year. I think she's more excited about having her very own locker. I'm not excited about getting up early and doing homework, but since I'm staying home now, it will be a little easier. Again, once we get into a routine, I'll be fine. Me and my routines, I swear!!!
I hope everyone has a good rest of the week. I'm sure Shawn will be posting some time over the weekend. We need to do our family pictures soon. Can't wait for that!
I also just talked to Candice, Jackson's mommy. We talked for almost an hour. It was so good to talk to her and see how she is doing. Candice, I enjoyed our conversation. You are such a STRONG woman. I admire your strength and courage you have to get through each day. Much love to you and your family!!!