>> Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Oh my, last night was one of the hardest nights I've had in a really long time. Shawn and I are EXHAUSTED, and that was just the first night. It took me until midnight to get Brooke down for the night. Once she was down, she slept until 5am. Kamryn, on the other hand, must have thought it was party time in the cradle, b/c she had other things on her agenda besides SLEEP! Shawn and I took turns rocking her and feeding her, but nothing seemed to work. Finally, at about 5:30, we got her down, but that's when Brooke woke up. Needless to say, Shawn and I both feel like we are sleep walking today. While twins are certainly twice the blessing, it truly is twice the work. Even though we are likely to mave many many sleepless nights, we feel so very fortunate to have both of our babies home with us.
Here are a few pics...
This one is at bedtime! This pretty much shows how our night went, as far as the fussiness goes.
And here they are in the morning. The party animals are worn out!
And here we all are. I finally got around to taking a shower at 5:00pm today. So, this is me just out of the shower, and holding Brooke and Kamryn. Not my prettiest, but I can't tell you how good it feels to have them both asleep on my chest! It really made everything seem like it's going to be all okay.
Hollie is having a blast at Aunt Judy and Uncle Bob's in Houston. They are trying to send me pictures of her and her new friend Bridgette. As soon as I get them, I'll post them. This is the longest time Hollie has been away from us, so it's a bit of an adjustment, but it really is working out great. She's been busy making Kamryn a Welcome Home poster. She's also been to the movies, been swimming and has taken a ride or two in Aunt Judy's convertible. Tomorrow, they are going to the Aquarium, then Thursday it's the Children's Museum, and then Friday, THE WATER PARK! She misses us greatly, but Aunt Judy and Uncle Bob are doing such a good job keeping her busy!
Have a good night!