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Snapshot, 4:31 PM

Will is finally happy in the new exersaucer. Up until today, his legs have not been long enough to touch the bottom, nor is he round enough to fill up the seat. Although neither of those things has changed, another mom clued me into draping his arms over the front. It worked very well, and he sits, longing to grab the toys around him, but not yet coordinated to do so.

Andy is on my lap, facing his brother. I still can’t tell if they’re aware of each other or not. While they can be coerced into smiling at us, they’ve yet to smile at each other. I’m sure that day isn’t too far. But I still have them look at each other a lot to try and encourage it. Andy is happy on my lap and totally not happy when I try to put him on his tummy. Apparently he’s not in the mood for that type of exertion.

We had a fun time at our PEPS meeting today, although I looked like an idiot, complaining about their crappy naps of late, while they both slept through most of the 2.5 hours. Yeah, the carseat is often a nap enducer, but put those kids in the crib and it’s 45 minute tops. Apparently it’s some sort of developmental thing, dropping their blissful 2 hour naps down to much shorter ones in this 3-6 month period. Just becuase it’s normal, doesn’t make it any more fun to deal with.

Snapshot, 1:33 AM — It’s Snowing Again

The boys are winding down in their bouncy seats after their middle of the night feeding. We’re listening to Genesis quietly (through the PS3 media server connected to my desktop). I fed them a little later than usual, but only by a bit. Anytime between 12:15 and 1AM is normal.

They’re being pretty vocal right now, cooing and such. I’m just watching for yawns, the cue to swaddle them and put them back in their crib. I haven’t really had any issues getting them back to sleep after the late night feeding for the last week or so. We’ll see if it keeps up. (=

The sprinkles that started earlier turned into sleet, and now it’s snowing. Again. It’s pretty light right now, but appears to be sticking. We’ll see if it’s still here in the morning or not. I still find it a bit novel, living where it snows occasionally.

I’m off to swaddle them then read and snack for a bit before going to bed.

Snapshot, 7:34 am

Andy is wide awake, talking to himself. Or maybe to his brother, who is still fast asleep next to him. Or perhaps he’s trying to make contact with the mysterious creatures that dance in a circle hanging over him. Either way, he’s happy. I released him from the confines of the Miracle Blanket, so his little arms are dangerously close to going through the slats in the crib. He lost a sock at some point in the night; it’s tangled up in the blanket somewhere. His coos sound like hoots sometimes, so much so that I think he might be part owl.

They both have slid down the mattress. We elevated one  end with a couple phone books in a desperate
attempt to help them breathe. Which has now turned the crib into a baby slide. And because of the crib experiment, I have yet to replace the bumpers, leading to the aforementioned limb escape problem.

Now Andy coughs, but luckily he doesn’t seem bothered by it. The froggy humidifier we bought has helped their poor little noses a lot. We still skipped out on PEPS (the mom/baby group we attend once a week) yesterday. I can’t imagine they are still contagious, but I know we new mothers are particularly protective and I would hate to make any one upset with me.

It sneaks closer and closer to breakfast time. Bottles must be made and heated. The couch must be arranged for two hungry little babes.