30 fingers&toes

"Are they triplets?" "No, I found the other one in the parking lot and thought, 'why not?'"

Happy Easter

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I thought I was going to have a bit of time to write, but as it turns out Aidan is starting to wake up. So this will be brief. First off, Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a good long weekend. We didn’t do too much, just had a small Easter dinner and spent time with the kids. We had to miss out on the compound Easter dinner because they were having at bath time for Isabelle. It’s too bad we had to miss out but our schedule is important to us.

In Isabelle news: She has learned how to climb up on to the couches. Now we are doomed. We have realized that we now have to become OCD neat freaks. You can’t leave anything on a flat surface within reach of Isabelle because it will end up on the floor. We are trying our best to teach her not to touch things but this is obviously going to take some time and at the same time we need to do a better job of putting things away when we are done with them.

There is no real news for the twins. Both are doing well. Madeline is showing off some really great neck skills. Isabelle did this around the same time. Aidan is starting to keep up with Madeline when it comes time to feed. They have both started to cluster feed in the evenings which is making our life a little bit miserable at the moment. It’s just starting to feel that from 7pm to 10pm we are constantly feeding them and they won’t sleep. Last night both were awake from 6pm until 1130pm. I finally figured that we should take them to a dark room, swaddle them and make every effort to get them to sleep! Madeline was first to be unconscious which was nice since Aidan usually takes a bit longer and Ian was trying to tidy up the kitchen. So after getting Madeline to bed, I held Aidan for quite some time before just putting him down beside me. We slept there for a while and once I knew he wasn’t going to wake I put him down to bed also. Aidan is big on snuggling which can make life difficult also. We tried to put him down a few times for naps and he’ll cry and cry because he just wants to be held. It’s hard to not spoil them a lot but I just don’t have all day to hold him.

I have posted a few more pictures on the website. I will try to get a few more up this week. It will be nice once the twins are awake more during the day then all their photos won’t be of them sleeping. I could take some awake pictures but this means they are usually screaming for a bottle!

Well I’m off to get Aidan and see if he can wait for his sister to wake up to feed. I’d like to get them on the same schedule but that also seems to be a little difficult at this time. But they are only two weeks old so I can’t expect that much from them yet. We are enjoying them so much but are also looking forward to a few more hours sleep every day. I’ll have to post later about the silly things Ian has been doing due to sleep deprivation.

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Author: 30fingersandtoes

Parenting and adulting is hard. There is no manual. No volume control. No self cleaning house and self refilling fridge. This is my story of navigating through the ups and downs of our crazy-wonderful life.

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