#1 Getting to bed before midnight. Several nights in a row. Uh. May. Zing. That said, the kiddos are waking up a bit earlier for their early AM feeding (i.e., 3:30am instead of 4:30am) which is taking some adjusting. Although it IS nice to get two more hours of sleep after that feeding instead of just one. But let's not look at last night as an example. Periwinkle woke up around 2:30, I got her to go back to sleep for a half hour and then I changed her and fed her a 2oz bottle hoping that would conk her out for a while, seeing as Indigo was sound asleep. Well, her crying managed to wake him up for once, so we gave up and fed them both. So then she calmed down and went back to sleep but then he was ornery, I think because he had a slightly raised temp. Baby Vicks and a smidge of baby ibupofen finally got him zen enough to go to sleep. The entire ordeal was about two hours. Next time maybe we'll just feed them at 2:30 instead of fighting them on it. Once their new bedtime is fully established then we can work on the middle-of-the-night feeding I guess. Live and learn.
#2. Coffee. Thank god for coffee. Especially today.
#3. Blue filling our Dr. Brown's pitcher before bed so I'm not making a new one in the middle of the night. He can do the proper maths when there are a few ounces in the pitcher already. I'm too paranoid I'm going to mess it up and put in too much formula powder or something, so I wait until it's empty before making a new one. Which had been happening for the middle-of-the-night feeding an awful lot lately. So, yay for hubby for being awesomely on the ball about that.
#4 The swing. It's this one:
|Graco Sweetpeace Soothing Swing: Elefanta|
#5 Avocados. I'm planning on buying one to go with the margarita chicken, black beans and mexican rice I'm making for dinner. Such an easy meal to make (marinate chicken in margarita mix for two hours; grill or bake) and soooo delicious. And avocado is like icing on the cake! I'm also buying an extra one in case we are feeling adventurous this weekend and want to introduce the babies to their first solid food. We'll see. They ARE 18 weeks old now. Wow. How did that happen?
What's kind of fun is that when I was pregnant, at 16 weeks they were the size of avocados. So long ago...