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3 Weeks Old

It is hard to believe my little angels were 3 weeks old yesterday. It feels both like they have been here forever and like we just brough them home. That probably makes no sense, but sleep deprivation is a nasty beast. Things here are good. Hard, but good. Nothing can prepare you for the sleep deprivation with one baby, let along two. Brian and I are sharing night duty, but it is still exhausting. Sometimes they both start crying and all I can do is cry along with them. We have been very lucky in that my niece Genna has been spending nights here to help us with feedings. The little angel will get up at 3am with Brian to feed one of the girls. She is such a Godsend. Last night Brian and Genna did the 12am and 4am feedings. I still had to get up with Abby from 2-4am, but it was nice to have more of a sleep break.

The breast feeding is still about the same. Some days are better than others. Still waiting for the milk to come in fully, if it ever will. I am so busy with nursing and pumping that I need more hours in the day. I am still dedicated to nursing my girls but it gets a little more frustrating every day. We are just taking life one hour at a time.

All in all the girls are doing great. They are up at night, but such wonderful babies. Abby is still having some problems eating but we keep pushing her to eat enough. We are hoping she keeps gaining weight so we don't have to do anything medically to keep her healthy. We are going to try some new bottles tomorrow and see if that helps. Gracie is doing great. She eats well and nurses very well. We really are so very lucky.


Lindsey 7:34 AM  

I know you guys are exhausted!! The pics are so cute though, stay strong and try to get some sleep when you can :)



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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