Thursday, December 18, 2008

1 month

So I haven't been very good about calling and giving updates. This is mostly because I can't seem to keep track of what day is what and when I talked to people. Here would be the obvious place for a group update, but it's only been in the last day or two that I've mastered the art of typing while I nurse. Now, here I sit, waiting for the need to burb to arise before pausing my typing. (Their need, not mine.)

The boys are both home, almost a week now. Well, 2 for Caleb. I really wish Isaac would have had more than 2 days with both of them before he had to go back to work. He has next week off though, so that will be fun :) Mom's been here most of this week to help, and that has been great. I've had a few test runs taking care of them alone, and it went ok. The main thing is trying to feed them at the same time. I do try to keep them on the same schedule, because, at least then I can sleep an hour or two between feedings. Sometimes, when they're really tired or ate a lot, they'll go longer... Anyway, it's sooo much easier to feed them at the same time if someone hands them to me once I get settled. Also, it's nice to hand them off to be burped. It's a little tricky burping one without bonking the other in the head. Well, at least burping affectively anyway. And Caleb is hard to burb so he requires lots of repositioning. I'll just have to get the hang of it eventually.

I have to say just how unbelievably cute they are too. I would imagine every mother feels this way, but in my case, it really is true :) They make the best faces. Caleb is really putting on weight, so his dimples are starting to show a lot. And I know it's still involuntary, but when they smile, it's adorable. Jacob still needs to grow into his skin a little, but he's trying. His appetite is getting better every day. Sometimes I can't believe how much Caleb will eat. I have no idea how he can put away that much food! But, they're so tiny, I figure there's no harm in letting them eat and eat and eat.

Aside from being tired, I'm having so much fun. Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy this time because it will go by fast and they won't be little anymore, so I am. I mean, tomorrow, they will be 1 month. Sigh.