Sunday, July 15, 2007

Getting over the hump

Greetings from the land of diapers and formula. Things are going well here and we are enjoying the babies more every day. As they are getting older (they are 9 weeks old now!), they are making some things easier for their mamas. Taylor can now suck down a 4 ounce bottle in about 10-15 minutes. This is especially great in the middle of the night! The past two nights have been stellar sleeping nights for Jordan. On Friday night, he slept for six hours in a row! And then last night, he slept for SEVEN glorious hours in a row! This was amazing news for me (Chris), as I was on Jordan duty the past two nights.

During the week, since Penny has to go to work, I take first shift. Penny then gets a longer stretch of sleep early in the night. So, I get up and feed whichever baby stirs first, and stick with that baby for the night. 1st call is usually Taylor, so I usually have her on nights during the week. On the weekend, Penny takes 1st call, so I can sleep a bit. This weekend was a bit more than a bit, as Jordan was a star sleeper. Penny is jealous and I am so happy! But, Penny got to nap this morning, while I tended kids, washed bottles and dishes, and made chocolate chip banana bread for breakfast. Before you get all impressed...it was from a box, and I just added bananas and the usual boxed baking ingredients...eggs, water, and oil. Yummy hot breakfastf for us!

My mom is coming back on Wednesday for another two week visit. This means more sleep for us, yummy home-cooked meals, and good advice from a mom who has been there, done that, and seen it all. I can't wait till she gets here! And the babies can't wait for the extra holding and long walks!

That's about it for now. I will try to get some new pictures up soon. We have some cute ones that I know you all will enjoy. Thanks for reading! And thanks, of course, for the continued support and loving comments that you all leave! We love reading the comments.

5 comments:

Jennette said...

Awww... the babies are growing up so fast! I can totally see a little bit of Chris in Taylor (the close-up pic of her in her Bumbo seat. Such cuties! jennette

Anonymous said...

Wow, They are almost ready for camp!
You all must be exausted!!! We take three year olds at my camp-(whtever possessed me).
Lots of Love,
Missy

Nancy Martin said...

I am amazed how big and beautiful they are! You're doing a great job! Sarah turns 25 this year, ahhhhh the memories of babies long ago. I will have grand-baby #4 in January. Love to you both.

Anonymous said...

They are sooooo big now! They definitely don't look newborn anymore. Hannah says she can't wait to hold them and thinks the photo of both babies on your lap is hysterical! I don't think she can grasp the concept of two babies at once! Looking forward to your return back to the east coast!
hugs,
Nikki (in NH)

Anonymous said...

well i have to say that it doesn't look like they were born nine weeks ago. i love the pictures. this is how were are gong to be able to see them till christmas so keep them coming as soon as possible. they are gorgeous and so proud how how you guys are doing. we love and miss you both love always and forever jessica and chase