Wednesday, April 3, 2013

3 Months

Hi Mamas,

It's been forever, I know.  Sorry.  A lot has changed.  I'm super tired.  My sweet babies will be 3 months old on Sunday.  I can't believe that it's been that long since they surprised us with their arrival.  I'm still getting to know them- since they are preemies, this newborn phase seems to go on FOREVER.  They are just now making eye contact and starting to smile.  It came at just the right time.  I was beginning to feel like they were just two more appendages instead of tiny unique little people.

We. Are. Exhausted.  However, I am not nearly as tired or frazzled as I was when I welcomed Gemma into our world.  So much is different about how I parent the twins compared to how I waded through first time motherhood with Gemma.  I do not worry nearly as much as I did with Gemma.  I'm actively NOT googling things on prematurity and developmental complications (and if you are, please don't tell me what you find- I'm letting our pediatrician let me know what to be worried about if anything).  That Google is a dangerous thing... I'm just sayin'.

I go back to work in a month, and I'm both looking forward to finishing out the school year and dreading leaving my babies.  They will only be behaving like 2 month old sweeties so they will seem so much younger when I leave than they should.  They'll be 4 months old technically but won't be nearly that far along in their development.  I'm sure it will be okay- just not looking forward to missing the firsts that I know come around that 3 month age... oh, well.  I will have all summer, thankfully.

I had great ambitions for this post and I feel like my writing is choppy and I'm tired so I'm going to cut this short; ask a question, show some early smiling videos, and just put some pictures on here.  We are well, as you can see below.  More to come...

In honor of our seconds, thirds, fourths, and so ons... what was it like for you to have another child?  Did you find yourself a more relaxed mama?  What was your response like to you new child/children?  To your first/oldest?  Share whatever you want, whatever you will.  This mama heart longs to hear celebrations of siblings.


Me with the twins in the Moby and Gemma... we're waving!

Sleepy Daddy with babies.

Good Morning, Good Eye Contact!

Easter morning curly hair fail...

Rohan's First Smiles

Quinn's First Smiles

1 comment:

  1. Jen here... great update Sarah. Looks like you guys have adjusted extremely well. I'm impressed! I will honestly say that going from 1 to 2 kids felt like I added 100 kids. I was exhausted! I'm thinking part of this was because Everett was 2.5 at the time and still a complete handful. Didn't listen to me, had to be strapped in a stroller or something because he would just run off at any moment, couldn't focus or sit still with anything for more than 2 minutes. Basically he required me to watch him nearly fulltime and was not the kid to sit quietly near me while I took care of the baby. Grant was not your typical newborn. I knew I was in trouble because he literally kicked all day and night when he was in me... and didn't stop when he came out. He hardly slept in the hospital and cried, a lot. The kid worked out of tight velcro swaddles days after coming home. There was no sleep during the day or at night... so I was up all night rocking, feeding, doing the 5 "S's" with him and then trying to manage both all day during the day. We finally switched him to special hypoallergenic formula in liquid form only around 5 months and it was like a new child! Don't get me wrong, the kid is still a complete handful and doesn't really like to sleep but he's a lot better. They're now 4 and 20 months and they run me ragged every day! I think I ended up with the 2 wildest and craziest boys ever. I love them so very much and wouldn't change a thing about them... but, wow. We pretty much have to leave the house to go somewhere and do something every day. My pediatrician just likes to say they need lots and lots of stimulation and activity... and always comments that I must be tired. Uh huh! I'm so happy they have each other... especially with TR's passing. They aren't getting along very well now but I really hope they develop a close bond as they get older because I think they're going to need each other. I love seeing their similarities and differences. Multiple kids can be challenging and exhausting but most days I feel like a very lucky mom and I'm so thankful for what I have!