This is going to be long and boring, but I don’t ever want to forget what my life is like right now. Feel free to skip!
I’ll start at bedtime on Sunday evening… (Shawn is not here, he is in Egypt. I am going to try to do most things myself during the overnight hours in anticipation of Grandma leaving next week) (tears!)
8:30 pm – Clare is watching youtube videos on her iPad in bed, Grandma helps me bathe, pj and swaddle both babies.
9 pm – Grandma goes to sleep with Clare. We agreed to a”special slumber party”, which got me out of the normal bedtime routine which is: 2-3 stories, 5 mins of snuggling, then me sitting in a chair in her room reading a book on my iPhone until she falls asleep. Because it is pitch black in her room (night lights “scare” her) I can’t tell when she’s asleep besides analyzing noise or lack thereof. This takes from 15-30 mins. How I will do this myself when Shawn travels I am not sure, may have to have more slumber parties with Mommy.
9-9:30 – tandem nursing and snuggling babies.
9:30-9:40 – babies in their Rock n play bassinets, grunting and fidgeting but fall asleep quickly. #winning
10:00 – I fall asleep after reading a few chapters of my latest YA read – “Number the Stars”.
11:30 – Joey wakes crying. I wake Tommy up and tandem nurse both. I do this sitting up in bed with a boppy pillow – not enough room in our glider to nurse both at the same time. If anyone wants to buy me a big recliner/glider I would be most grateful. I have side rails up in our bed in case I fall asleep while nursing. I learned this lesson the hard way when the boys were 2 weeks old – I fell asleep and sometime later Tommy rolled out of my arms onto the side table, which luckily was covered in diapers to break his fall.
11:50pm -babies back to sleep in their bassinets, I passed right back out.
1:45am – Tommy wakes crying. I wake Joe, strip them and change their diapers, then nurse them. I decide to leave their swaddles off because A. Maybe they will sleep longer this stretch if they can put their arms by their faces? and B. Too tired to reswaddle. I check fantasy and see I am being killed in both leagues. Great job Nacho!
2:15 – babies both get pacis, they and I fall back to sleep.
4:20 – Tommy crying – Joe is sound asleep so I grab Tommy and bring him into bed and feed him lying on my side. I doze….
5 – Joe crying, bring him into bed. Try feeding him lying down on my side for about 10 minutes but he sucks at it. Tommy starts grunting too so I turn on the light and sit up and feed them both. Texting friends about football (GO CHIEFS!)
5:20 – babies wide awake much to my chagrin. Joey is laughing out loud at a picture above my bed which makes me smile, so we all head to the living room.
5:30-6 – I get babies happy on their playmat, I pump sitting on the floor next to them. Only get 2 ounces. Must drink more water!
6 – change diapers, put Tommy in a swing, wrap Joey on my chest in my Boba wrap as he is gassy and fussy, start typing this post:
6:30 – Clare and Grandma wake up. Next few hours is breakfast, bath for me, nursing again, everyone gets dressed, out the door at 8:30.
9:30 – 11:30 – play at Safa Park. Grandma pushes Clare on the swings, we have a picnic, nursing babies etc….
12:30pm – get home, change and nurse babies, grab snacks (gummy worms and ruffles) and sit down to watch the new Cinderella. Clare and I saw this in the theater but Grandma has never seen it! Babies fussy, both eventually nap – Tom in his bassinet, Joe in Grandma’s lap on his belly.
3pm – 5:30 – eat dinner (we ordered chicken sandwiches and fries), nurse several times (growth spurts??), Clare colored, I hung up some of the pics from our newborn photoshoot, skyped with Grandpa, dishes, cleaned up…..
5:30-6:30 – played outside on the community trampolines. I decided to tandem wear the twin fussies:
7 – 8 – I take a long, hot bath with a beer and my book. Grandma not only watches all 3 kids, she does a load of laundry. Babies napping, Clare playing dolls.
8 – Clare to bed with iPad, grandma and I bathing babies.
8:20 – in bed nursing babies and praying for some sleep. Goodnight everyone!!