Yeaaaaaaaaaaah so I’m cheating a little and combining weeks. The computer fix took longer than anticipated and since we are on a new week anyway I figured why not kill two birds with one stone.
So. Week 8. Unfortunately I don’t remember that much at this point but lets see what I can do.
Sleep is still inconsistent but we are getting a few nights where babies are going 4 to 5 hours at a stretch between feedings. I’m FINALLY able to get a little video of Miss Abigail cooing and “talking”. We celebrate the 4th of July at a friends house. Low key – just a cookout, and we head home before the fireworks even start so we can get the babies and ourselves to bed. Oh how things have changed 🙂 We get a TON of rain this week that floods some of the streets in our neighborhood and Bryan spends a couple days at home which is nice. We get a visit from our favorite fertility clinic nurse and her twins. We start what may become a tradition of IHOP on Sundays with the babies and we are instantly the main attraction. Babies are tolerating a bit more tummy time. Miss Abby finds her hands and starts sucking on them periodically. I run 4 miles consecutively this week and run a 30:09 5k.
Now onto the fun stuff:
- Taking twins to IHOP qualifies us for immediate candidacy to become local celebrities
- Abigail fights against gender stereotypes (and looks awfully cute doing so)
- Miles expresses his true feelings about his father
- Mom still wants to eat all.the.food. Mostly bad food
- Mom buys babies their first official bedtime story
- Babies “enjoy” some post bath tummy time
- Miles gets fresh
This weeks’ running stats (I can’t remember any of the other stuff I usually put in here):
- Longest run: 4 miles
- Best 5k time: 30:09
Holy shit ya’ll. I blinked and they are two months old. Didn’t we JUST get these pictures taken:
I realized this week that breastfeeding is just now starting to become enjoyable – not that I hated it before but I’m finally really getting used to The Boobs, the milk sprays and everything else that comes with it. I think it also helps that we are down to about 6 feedings a day vs 8-10. On that note, we have actually had a few nights where the babies have gone 7-8 hours between feedings at night. Unfortunately my body isn’t used to the long break and I’m still getting up to pump regardless. Fun. The reflux pillow we ordered Miss Abby comes in the mail and its size is quite comical. It helps with night spit ups a little but nothing significant. They are most awake in the mornings and can spend up to a half hour just making noises and non purposefully swatting at the toys on the playmat. Miles has started smiling more often when he sees us and Miss Abby is doing so more as well. They are starting to get cranky if I don’t pay attention to them while they are awake. Its ok though because its a reminder that this time is short and I need to spend more of it interacting with them and less of it cleaning the house.
Onto the bullets:
- We had our 2 month checkup. Miss Abby weighs in at 10lbs even, almost doubling her lowest weight at 6 days old (5lb 4oz). Mr Miles is a chunky monkey and weighs in at a whopping 12lb7oz, already doubling his lowest weight (6lb5oz). Miles is 23 inches long and Abby is 22. Both are moving up on the size chart – he is in the 75% for weight (ha) and she is at 25%.
- Mom runs 5 miles consecutively!
- I apparently start referring to myself as mom.
- That is weird.
- Aunt Audri visits us!
- Oh no, bullet fail.
- I am too lazy to fix it.
- I make the babies work on fine motor skills
- Mr Quinn visits and holds us
- I’m not usually into matchy matchy outfits, but I couldn’t resist:
- Bullet fail number 2.
- Yes, still too lazy to fix it.
- Lastly, man – can you believe how much we’ve grown?
- This Week By The Numbers:
- Consecutive miles run: 5
- Shortest 5k time: 28:45
- Total miles: 10
- Pounds left to lose: back up to 7. I blame the junk food. (but its SO yummy)
- Number of stupid things said by strangers: 3 (most namely “good luck”)
July 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm
I am amazed and encouraged that you are already back up and running…that is one of my main “selfish” fears. When I get pregnant, will I ever be fit again? You are a rock star, and, seriously, could those babies be any cuter?
July 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm
you can run again after being pregnant for sure! Just start slowly! I have to say my body doesn’t look the same and probably never will but that is ok. 🙂
No, they could not be any cuter 🙂
July 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm
I agree with Lauren- you are a rockstar! Congrats on getting back to running shape so quickly after twins. They are still super adorable. 🙂
July 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm
Oooh you make me laugh. 🙂 I love your “but it’s so yummy!” comment! 😉 If I was trying to get down to pre-pregnancy weight, I’d have another 8 lbs to lose. But I’m just hoping to lose another 5 and I’ll be content. Well, really I just want to fit into my pants properly again!
July 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm
Love the tummy time & fine motor fun (says the OT). Way to go with the running!!!! Very impressed.
July 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm
Ahhhh, celebrity status!! 😦 It drives me bonkers at times. So many people want to stop and ask a million questions…..like: “twins?” For me, it’s “Really? Don’t you see 3 car seats?!?!” LOL. 😉
They are so adorable girl!! You’re doing good mama! 🙂 I can’t believe my vamps are already over a month old (actual)!!! Whew time flies….
July 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm
How’s it going over there???
July 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm
Lol, it’s going! 😉 Between lack of sleep and lots and lots of laundry, poop, and feeding vampire babies, all’s fantastic!! I couldn’t be happier…. 🙂
July 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm
Sounds like you are enjoying it all. Love following your blog updates.
July 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm
Hey, q…the maternity support belt you had-was it adjustable? I’m torn between two types-the adjustable and then the not adjustable. Thanks!
July 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm
Yes. I’d get the adjustable.
July 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm
Love this! Look how much they’re growing! And that tummy time is soooo important!
July 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm
Looking good!! 🙂
July 17, 2013 at 7:52 am
I love the “I’m the favorite” onesies.
July 17, 2013 at 11:24 am
Love all the adorable photos and love that you are running again!!
July 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm
ohmygosh…that book! Hysterical!
July 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm
Hi! I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award on my blog. Your blog is one I most look forward to getting updates on in my Reader! If you’d like to play along and nominate some blogs you think are Super Sweet, you can check it out on my page here: http://jayerows.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/the-super-sweet-blog-award/
Keep up the amazing work, your babies are adorable!
July 19, 2013 at 8:13 am
Wow thank you!!!!!