Saturday, July 16, 2011

late nights

I have been trying to post a bunch of photos of a month now. This isn't all the gifts and since I am typing one handed at 11 at night while a baby feeds,I suspect this post won't have any fancy links or anything, either.

I spend a lot of time like this in the middle of the night. These twins eat every two to three hours, day and night. I am awake and seeing 1AM through 5 AM more often since becoming pregnant and having twins than I ever did while in college or grad school. Babies sure do know how to make a noise in the middle of the night. It makes a frat party seem quiet.

OK, back to posting about knitting. Check out all these amazing handknits and handsewn flannel blankies! All sizes, tasteful colors and designs -my friends have good taste!

So far, we've been managing here with a hodgepodge of helpers. A few hours of paid help here and there. (not much, we can't afford a nanny or housekeeper although heaven knows one would be helpful about now) The professor has only been working a very little bit on school stuff. Instead, we've been working flat out on baby stuff and barely keeping up. A team of kind and thoughtful friends have brought over food, held babies, run errands and generally been so supportive. I can't believe how many people have helped fold our laundry, for instance. If you're one of those people...thank you.
The dogs are continuing to adjust well and do a lot to protect and support their babies. More on that another time, I guess.
In the daytime, the babies can both look very active, bright eyed and alert. I try to remember this when there is a lot of fussing. (and since one of the guys has problems with his digestion just now and is on medication, there is a lot of fussing...) That's the update for now! I hope thisfinds you well...I'll try to tell you more stories someday soon when I am not giving up sleep to do so. :)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

A spare moment

I keep hoping for a spare moment to open my computer and post. I can't even find time to upload photos! Apparently people are very busy with one newborn...but those who know these things say that twins aren't just twice the work. It is maybe more an exponential increase in busy-ness! The professor and I are both working flat out to take care of these boys, the dogs, and our household. Hopefully I'll find a way to post again properly soon. In the meanwhile, if you're enjoying regular meals or more than 2-3 hours of sleep at a time? Count yourself lucky! (posted with my iPod and while holding a sleeping baby- please forgive any typos)

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