Thursday, February 4, 2010

On the home front

It is so nice being home! Alison is an angel baby. She is so good! The only time she ever cries is if she's hungry and even then she will make little noises and fuss a bit for several minutes before she cries. She goes 3-4 hours between feedings (sometimes even 5 at night!) so we really have nothing to complain about. Ok, well if you want something, she has been known to fill her drawers and then while I change her she decides to go again...and we're not just talking pee! She went TWICE on me yesterday while I was changing her! I guess the good thing is she is very regular! :)

Molly is being a great sister. This morning I thought I would let her watch a show while I took a nap with Alison. She's already pretty much destroyed what she could, so I thought we'd be ok. Well she was so good and I slept for probably an hour before she came in...NAKED! Um, oops! Guess I should have changed her jammies! Live and learn, right?

Yesterday I bought a twin set of black sheets for my photo shoot! I will use it as my backdrop and see how things go. I wish I knew more about my camera and hopefully sometime soon I will. But in the meantime it's good to practice, right? So wish me luck!

I also bought a cork board bulletin board that will become the new bow board since the old one is well, too small. I figure with another girl we will only get more and more bows. And I also bought fabric a week ago for a car seat cover. I just barely washed it today. That's how much time I have on my hands! What am I thinking? Like I have time for projects! Slowly but surely I guess.

I am still supplementing Alison's feeds. I nurse her each time, then give her a bottle. And then I pump after every other feeding. So if you're wondering how I have no time even though she goes for 3-4 hours, that's why (and obviously there is a 2 yr. old involved...and you have to eat)! We saw the doctor on Monday and she weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz. The doctor said she looks great and they want me to come back again next Monday to check her weight again. At some point I will quit the pumping and just nurse her, but then she will eat probably every hour and a half, and I don't think I'm ready for that yet! Plus I am fortifying the milk she gets and I don't think they want me to stop that yet since they don't want her losing weight. That's where we're at...sorry that was long!

7 comments:

erinmalia said...

oh man, that sounds like rhett's feeding. nurse, supplement, pump. it took about 90 minutes for the whole thing and 90 minutes after i finished, he was ready again. it makes me wince thinking about it now.

but glad that you've got two sweethearts at home now!

Melissa said...

I had to pump with Mckenna when she was a baby. I did it for about 6 weeks. I feel for you. It is all so time consuming. It will be nice to get to the point of jut feeding her. =0) I am so glad she is a nice baby. That is too funny about Molly. Naked or not, she is still alive and you got a good nap. That is what counts right.

Niederfam said...

ha ha, molly. silly girl. glad you got SOME rest, and hey at least the neighbor didn't bring her back to you naked, right??? ;)

hang in there!!!! the feedings will improve and so will the exhaustion and before we know it we'll be reminiscing about having infants, rather than teenagers!!!! right????

Sunny said...

so glad she is doing so well... and yes! we need to do a Skype! Let me know when... the girls eat at 6 at night and go to bed between 7 and 7:30...

Meg and Colby said...

Your girls are very beautiful Nicole. I truly am so happy for you guys.

Christine said...

I like long-I want to know what is happening! I am so glad she is home with you and you can now move on. Good luck on the photoshoot!

Becky said...

You are a good mom. Life can get pretty crazy with two little kiddos!