2/11/08

Well, after a meltdown on Thursday night that resulted in a teary call to a friend at 10:00 at night, we figured out how to make the boys settle down for the night. It’s a miracle! Baths. It’s all about baths. Give them a bath, and they’ll go right to sleep (or something like that.) V nice.

That said, they’re still fussy in the evenings, so if you want to help, please let me know. An extra pair of arms, an extra lap, and extra shoulder to burp on…that’s what we need right now. Email me if you think you can/want to help. I think the boys figured out that they outnumber us, and it’s been v challenging.

And, I’m going back to work this week. Fortunately, I have the world’s most awesome boss, and so I only have to go into the office a few days a week for the time being, and the rest of the time I’ll be checking in from home. In April, the boys will be starting at daycare, so by then I reeeeally hope they’ll be sleeping through the night. Oh please, please boys…sleep through the night!

On Friday, we took them to the pediatrician for their two month visit and shots. The shots went pretty well. Even a bit amusing. The doctor would give the shot very quickly and a split second later, you’d get a reaction. It went like this:

*shot*…second passes…eyes open wide in a WHAT WAS THAAAAT?…short burst of screaming, then silence. And repeat on other leg. Times three.

I love our pediatricians. They check the boys over in their laps, very gently and soothingly. No cold exam rooms, at least not yet.

And what you’ve all been waiting for…weights! Apparently the scale at the WIC office was a bit off. It was old and a tad rusty, so I’m not surprised. Our boys aren’t quite as chunky as we previously thought…

Linus: 11 lbs, (25-50 percentile) 21.5″ long (10 percentile)
Oliver: 11 lbs, 9 oz, (50 percentile), 21.5″ long (10 percentile)
Miles: 10 lbs, 10 oz, (25 percentile), 21″ long (5 percentile)

Note that the percentiles are NOT for adjusted age. Those are for actual 2 month olds! Woo!

And, to close, a photo, in their baby legs that Aunts Kristina and Anne gave them. 🙂

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9 thoughts on “2/11/08

  1. Hey Pam! I’m sorry your having a hard time with the boys…trust me when I say it will pass. I would love to help…but I’m pretty sure we’re far away! 🙂 oh and baths are great to help make a baby sleepy! sometime when the boys were younger they would get 2 baths a day…loltake care Katie (mrskatieharris) from the nest

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  2. About those fussy nights….I hate them. We started putting our girls down earlier and that helped. We now put them down at 7:30-8pm then wake them at 11pm to eat, then let them sleep till they wake up on their own which lately has been around 4-4:30am. Hang in there, hopefully they will sleep through the night soon!!–Christy

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  3. Hang in there, it does get better. I don’t know how you’re doing it with three…. we think constantly how much we wish all 3 were here, and then at the same time, how would we do it? You’ll get through….. try and enjoy it. Love the pic, too cute!

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  4. Now that no one has a cold (my stuffy nose your first visit, and Lottie’s the second time) it’s a sure thing! Are you coming down for Laura’s visit?

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  5. They’re still WAY bigger than my babies! My biggest is a little over 11 pounds!Evenings are always the hardest with any baby, and it’s even harder with three babies! My three are high maintenance from about 5-7 (sometimes 4-7) every night without fail. It’s never uncontrollable, but it’s often more overwhelming than I’d like. You are doing the right thing by asking for help… I don’t do enough of that.Going back to work is hard, because really, who wants to leave their babies? But you’re lucky to be able to ease back into it. Don’t count on the boys sleeping through the night by April, but it WILL be easier by then, because they won’t wake up AS often then. (Sam still wakes up OFTEN through the night for me, but my girls sleep most of the night through… but at least it’s only ONE baby I have up all night)Take lots of deep breaths and enjoy!

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  6. Pammy!!! The rough nights will pass….as everyone else has stated. I am coming to help! Let me know when, and I will be there. Seriously!Love, Paige

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