Saturday, July 16, 2011

late nights

I have been trying to post a bunch of photos of a month now. This isn't all the gifts and since I am typing one handed at 11 at night while a baby feeds,I suspect this post won't have any fancy links or anything, either.

I spend a lot of time like this in the middle of the night. These twins eat every two to three hours, day and night. I am awake and seeing 1AM through 5 AM more often since becoming pregnant and having twins than I ever did while in college or grad school. Babies sure do know how to make a noise in the middle of the night. It makes a frat party seem quiet.

OK, back to posting about knitting. Check out all these amazing handknits and handsewn flannel blankies! All sizes, tasteful colors and designs -my friends have good taste!

So far, we've been managing here with a hodgepodge of helpers. A few hours of paid help here and there. (not much, we can't afford a nanny or housekeeper although heaven knows one would be helpful about now) The professor has only been working a very little bit on school stuff. Instead, we've been working flat out on baby stuff and barely keeping up. A team of kind and thoughtful friends have brought over food, held babies, run errands and generally been so supportive. I can't believe how many people have helped fold our laundry, for instance. If you're one of those people...thank you.
The dogs are continuing to adjust well and do a lot to protect and support their babies. More on that another time, I guess.
In the daytime, the babies can both look very active, bright eyed and alert. I try to remember this when there is a lot of fussing. (and since one of the guys has problems with his digestion just now and is on medication, there is a lot of fussing...) That's the update for now! I hope thisfinds you well...I'll try to tell you more stories someday soon when I am not giving up sleep to do so. :)

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Blogger Jame said...

Sounds like things are normal for a household with twins. You will eventually be able to sleep through the night. Enjoy those babies! They won't stay small very long.

July 17, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Aren't the expressions on babies' faces priceless?? And so are all the wonderful handknits! Best dressed babies in your corner of Canada, of course. Hang in there - prayers will continue going your way.

July 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Kristin Nicholas said...


Many many congratulations. So glad everyone is home.

Don't worry about the knitting world. It will be there when you are ready to return!

My very best wishes,

July 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Thanks for the update! It's nice to see those little guys growing, and all those lovely gifts. And nice to know that you have help from your local community - I wish I could drop everything and come up & help, too! It's a bit of a whirl here, but we do get to sleep through the night!

July 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Beautiful! Our thoughts are with you. Enjoy those little guys. They have a stunning wardrobe!

July 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Sarah Jean said...

Such lovely knitted things, for such lovely boys! I hope you'll start to get more sleep soon. Before you know it they'll be headed off to college. ;)

July 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joanne! Mazel Tov!!!
What a joy are these two! I am so happy for you and your husband. Keep healthy and the sleepless nights will be a good memory in a future.

August 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

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