We went for a walk this morning for the first time. I figured we might as well take advantage of the warm weather in the middle of February. It was a little windy so we didn't stay out very long, but it was soooo nice to be outside for a few minutes. It has been awhile since I was able to enjoy the outdoors. We were only walked for about 10 minutes, but when we got back to the house I was out of breath. I guess that is was bedrest will do to a girl!
Monday, February 9, 2009
When we left the hospital the nurses told us we shouldn't swaddle the girls anymore. I didn't think to ask, "Why not?" But, we followed instructions and didn't swaddle them once we got home. Until....One night Ellie would NOT stop squirming, squeeking, and fussing. I decided it was worth a try. I rolled my sleep deprived self out of bed and rolled her up as best I could in the middle of the night. We heard not a peep out of that sweet little girl for the next couple of hours. It was absolutely amazing! I asked the pediatrician about the reason for not swaddling at our next appointment and she said it was probably because babies tend to get warmer while swaddled and being overheated can lead to SIDS. She just advised that we not keep the house too warm if we were going to swaddle the girls. You know, I could probaly run my AC on about 60 degrees all the time if it meant they would sleep soundly and let me get some shut eye during the night!! A few days after the pedi appointment, Dave was getting ready for work and Ellie was not sleeping well again and I asked him if he thought it would be bad to just keep her swaddled all day??? Not that I would ever do that, but the poor baby just does not sleep very soundly otherwise.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Thought I would share some pictures we have taken the last few days. The girls are growing every day! They have gotten so big I have almost forgotten how tiny they were when they were first born. It is absolutely amazing!!! We went to the pediatrician yesterday and got both girls weighed. Gracelyn weighs 7 lbs. 13 oz. and Ellie weighs 6 lbs 10 oz. They really don't look much alike, but they sure do love each other. It is so fun spending the day with them just getting to know them. I can't wait for April when we can get out of the house and I can show my girls off!