Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baybay & Baybee: Week 8

Smiles have been the highlight this week. Both girls have been so happy. It's fun to talk to them when you get smiles and happy squealing noises in response!

A big smile from Ella!

And one from Maya!

video

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.

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.

Maya, hanging out in her cool new leggings.

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.

Relaxing in the warm water together.

After a shower, we have fun brushing Ella's hair.

"If we put our heads together, maybe that will help us flip over! Ready? We'll go on three..."

Such love.

Kisses.

Hanging out on the Boppy.

Getting stronger!

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!


3 comments:

  1. your blog makes me feel like i spent the week with you!

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  2. Awesome post this week. I love the video and all the other pictures. Ella and Maya are growing so fast. Beautiful family.

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  3. It's amazing how different they look, even after only a week. Believe it or not, one day you'll even miss the chaos of that waking every 3 hours routine. Mike went back to work when the boys were 8 weeks and I was solo every day afterwards. I remember that a good night for us was when they woke up to eat at 3AM. This meant that Mike could help me get the boys back to bed by 4AM, he could exercise, shower, have breakfast and help with the next feeding before having to leave for work at 6:45. A good night? Were we crazy?!?! In what alternate universe is that a best case scenario? But those delicious smiles surely more than make up for the sleep deprivation, right?

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