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February 13, 2010

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It’s After 7pm and You’re Still Cute!

It’s like a different world in our house today. The babies have been great and so far…not a single fusspot episode. Of course, the night is still young, but by 4pm yesterday I’d had my first breakdown.


They have had some separate feedings, but the last couple have been right back on track together which makes it so much easier.
In fact, we had a friend come over this afternoon right as I’d finished a feeding and because of the timing, I was able to take an HOUR nap! OMG, it was heaven and I felt like a new mommy when I got up.
I’m still only getting about 3.5 hours of solid sleep during the night. I can get this because I pump just enough during the day that Chicken can give them a bottle of breast milk during the night while I skip a feeding and sleep. It’s awesome. If I can pump more, my goal is to skip two feedings and get some extra sleep. We’ll see….
In the meantime, I try to grab a nap where I can, but sometimes that works and other days it never happens. Somehow, the body manages on very little sleep. I don’t know how.

Chicken is great for taking the night shift and letting me sleep with earplugs and a sleep mask. It makes all the difference. When we transition to the ‘day’ shift, I take them to the living room and let her sleep for a good 4-5 hours in the bedroom.
So far, this is working really well.

We’ve ordered Indian food, we’re going to watch the Olympic opening ceremonies, the boys have had a bath (the mommies have not!) and life is good.
Our friend even went to Trader Joe’s for us and the groceries were just delivered. If you’ve ever been to a TJ’s in NYC, you’ll know this is a gift in GOLD as that place is a madhouse. Let’s put it this way–sometimes there is a line forming out the door of people waiting to shop. CRAZY. I didn’t think we’d make it there until the boys were 3 months old because it’s just that much of a huge trip!

Thanks for all of your supportive comments.
I cried this morning reading all of them and realizing I didn’t have any tissues nearby, I had to dry my tears with a breast pad.
Today I feel like I can do this.