Friday, June 26, 2009

Who needs sleep? Well you're never gonna get it...

Sorry that it has been so long since our last post. Things have gotten a little crazy! :)

For those of you who do not know, William came home on June 15 - which also happened to be Joshua's 3rd birthday. Here are the four kiddos on birthday/homecoming day. We're not sure if Joshua is telling us he's 3 or telling us we have three babies!

Life is somehow exponentially harder with 3 babies as opposed to 2. We are now in the midst of trying to find the happy medium between letting the babies decide when they are hungry and putting them on a "clock-feeding" schedule. Of course, once one baby wakes up we wake them all up to eat - we can't let them have total control!

They are doing well and gaining weight, though. At weight checks last week Matthew was 7 lbs 1 oz (4 lbs 6 oz at birth); Paige was 7 lbs 10 oz (5 lbs 2 oz at birth); and William was 7 lbs 12 oz (4 lbs 14 0z at birth). The doctor is very happy with their progress!

We can't believe they've been with us 5 weeks. The longest and shortest 5 weeks of our lives.

William on 5/28/09

William on 7/1/09 (their due date!)

Matthew on 5/28/09

Matthew on 7/1/09

Paige on 5/28/09

Paige on 7/1/09

Joshua and his babies!


Katie said...

They look so great guys!!! The sleep deprivation sucks, I know!! Having and keeping a schedule will be your saving grace. We were able to really get into a good napping routine and daily schedule by 12-16 weeks. It took me a while to watch and learn their cues and at that point I tried to always be consistant and be home and nap them in their cribs for those nap times. They just seemed to nap so much better than in the stroller, swings or bouncy seats and if they followed the schedule well during the day it usually ment they slept well at night. Yeah!!!
We will be having a moms dinner out this month, I will let you know the date soon.

Jon and Jennifer said...

The kids look so good!! I'm glad to hear that you guys are getting into a routine. Routine makes everything so much better!! Can't wait to see more pictures, after you get some sleep of course!!

Janice Edmondson said...

Your family is precious. I am so glad to hear the babies are all thriving.

Take care and hope you are able to get some sleep.


Heather Worthington said...

They are all so beautiful! Glad all seem to be doing well:).