A few quick smiles.
Selena came over and watched the babies for a couple hours last Wednesday, so Brett and I could bike over to pick up our farm share and spend some time together. We had a nice ride and the babies slept almost the whole time! She also came over again yesterday and Brett and I got to go for a walk together. Both times were so helpful to us and played a big part in us staying positive this week. Thank you, Selena!
So lucky to have such a loving, kind friend to spend time with.Maya, hanging out in her cool new leggings.
I got a little bit of time to myself this week and spent a few hours shopping at the thrift store and wandering around downtown. Brett stayed with the babies and they were totally fine without me. It's hard for both of us to take time to ourselves, but it feels good when we make it happen. I'm finding it difficult to balance all the different parts of life. Right now, so much of our day is focused on the babies. Sometimes we forget that it's important to make other parts of our life a priority. Feeling tired a lot of the time doesn't help.
After a shower, we have fun brushing Ella's hair.
We've been tying to start some nighttime routines. One of the things that the girls seem to enjoy is taking showers. Bedtime seems to work best if we aim for putting the girls down around 8:30. In the beginning of the week, they had been sleeping for almost a 5 hour stretch in the first part of the night, and that was fantastic! The past couple of days it's been back to a maximum of 3 hours at a time. Getting up a couple times in the night isn't really getting any easier for us, but we are surviving.
"If we put our heads together, maybe that will help us flip over! Ready? We'll go on three..."
Hanging out on the Boppy.
We took a couple family pictures. It was hard to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time...
...and to get everyone to smile.
Here are a couple extra pictures from the week!