Well, one month with these sweet twinnies of ours has flown by. It has been the most challenging, breathtakingly beautiful adventure of my life. It still blows my mind that Kyle and I get to raise these babies and love them forever. They're ours. They made us a family. They made me a mother, what I always dreamed to be.
It has been so much fun to see the people (and pets) in our lives interact with these new little ones. Kyle is just the most fun to watch, he loves to play with his girls and always misses them when he's out at work. My heart could burst everytime I see them together. It's so special to see the twins' grandparents light up when they hold them, and their aunts and uncles fight over who gets to snuggle the babies next. My mom and sister come over basically every day to help us (bless them), and if they miss a day they're aching to see the girls again. They are just so incredibly loved and it brings me so much joy to know that they will grow up always having a village to turn to, love on, and grow with.
We had a few really rough days around the 4 week mark, the girls decided to go on a sleep strike and eat every hour and a half day and night. By the time I had finished feeding both babies, I would have about a 45 minute break before the first baby I had fed would start getting hungry again. I thought I was going to loose my mind, but last night they slept almost 4.5 hours in a row through the night!!!!! I almost had a heart attack when I woke up 4 hours after their last feeding and nobody was crying yet. I feel like a whole new woman. After that 4 hour stretch, they slept 3 hour stretches for the rest of the night. It was seriously the best night ever. I even woke up before them this morning and got myself ready for the day! (Which includes and is limited to: braiding my hair, brushing my teeth, and slapping on some mascara).
Our sweet Annie weighed in at 7.5 pounds and 23 inches long at her 1 month check up, and holy moly she is getting so sweet and chunky! The thigh rolls are coming in nice and strong and I love it so much! You can definitely not squeeze a newborn diaper shirt over her big noggin anymore, so she's pretty much exclusively in 0-3 size clothing!
Little Sibby weighed in at 7 pounds and 23 inches long at her check up! You'd think .5 of a pound wouldn't make much difference but you can totally tell when you're holding her how much tinier she is than Annie. She still wears newborn diaper shirts, pants, socks, etc., but is getting too long for anything with feet.
We are loving every minute of these little beans!
Take care, lovelies!