Sunday, February 19, 2012

One month

It's hard for me to believe, but our boys are a month old today!  It seems like they just arrived.

It is still somewhat surreal for me at times to realize that  I am finally where I have wanted to be for years and years.  I am now a mother to two children!  Crazy.

I can see changes in AJ and MJ already from their birth.  Both of them are putting on the baby fat that they didn't get a chance to accumulate in utero due to their "early eviction" . . . . MJ faster than AJ, but AJ's face and thighs are also filling out.  They are both feeding like champs these days, and although they don't really have a predictable schedule--or at least one that they stick with for more than a day or so--they are definitely showing us their personalities already. 

At least at this point, MJ is more likely to cry simply because he wants to be held and to need to be rocked/cuddled/sung to sleep.  AJ likes to be held, too, but rarely cries to be picked up (maybe because Mom already holds him plenty, hmm) and will put himself to sleep if drowsy and given his pacifier.

Both boys seem to dislike diaper changes, baths and changing clothes.  They don't like being placed in their car seats, but once their initial upset subsides, they quickly fall asleep and sleep until we reach our destination.

The unpredictability of their sleep has led to a serious sleep debt for both MM and me, but we are enjoying parenthood nonetheless.  :-)

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear you are settling into motherhood and your baby boys are doing well!

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  2. Congratulations on surviving a month! The first month went by in a blur for me too, all of a sudden I turned around and it had passed and we'd survived.

    Gwen also used to hate her bath (now she just hates the drying off part) until I discovered that she really prefers the water to be quite warm. It's never so hot as to turn her skin pink when I put her in, but it's definitely warmer than the warmish that I was recommended.

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  3. No newborns like being changed, dressed, or bathed :) It sounds like things are really going well. Try and get some sleep :)

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  4. Hang in there S...those sleep deprivation days were incredibly tough. Seriously try and sleep when the babies can and hire out help if you need to until they are 12 weeks old if need be. It is a worthwhile investment!! I had a cleaning lady come every two weeks as cleaning the house back then (still does) would have taken one week!! But I know you are enjoying these precious early days. Take care...hope you are recovering beautifully.

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  5. Good to hear from you S. I am glad you are getting into a routine. Any chance you are going to post d=some pictures of the little guys?

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