Monday, October 26, 2009

Week Six

We all get sleep where we can

Addy's new bouncy chair

The Girls Rest with Momma

Great Aunt Donna and Miss Addy checking email

Addy has something to add

Vern and Morgan had a long day

Alittle Tummy time

Morgan and Grandma Judy have a little chat

Sorry for the long delay. Here is the breif overview, two cute girls, lots of milk, tons of diapers, very little sleep, and many wonderful family members taking the cross country trip to meet the Dupre Double and help Mom and Dad. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful family, both old and new. Now to sleep!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Three Weeks of Motherhood

Addy, Justin and Vern napping

Morgan Elizabeth DuPre

Addy taking on her big sister

Morgan takes a cheap shot while Addy is sleeping

Bunk Mates

Addy and Morgan Leaving the Hospital

The DuPre Family

Addy has a Question

Nana and Addy

Morgan is Tired

Miss Morgan

What a crazy three weeks it has been. I am sorry I not have updated the blog in so long but my life is now divided into three hour increments and my goals have been modified. Today’s goals, for example, were to take a shower, go for a walk, play the bills, and updated the blog. If you are reading my update, I have completed all four. In the past three weeks I have learned that motherhood is harder than I expected, I have an amazing extended family willing to travel cross country to help out, the Western Washington community is a great support network, the mother of multiples group rocks, I want more but can get less sleep then I anticipated, dairy cows have a tough life, and my daughters are an amazing gift. There is not enough time before the 8pm feeding for me to share all I want to share with you but here are some basics.

Addy was released from the hospital after proving she could stay awake for 8 breast milk bottles over a 24 hour period. I fear if I had to nurse her out of the hospital we might still be there. My mother slept in the hospital with Addy for about a week. She read to her, held her, and loved her when Justin and I could not be there. Thanks to a lot of love Addy left the hospital at 4.9lbs. This past Tuesday at her first doctor’s appointment was a weighted in at 4.14. I finally found a carrier small enough for her and she has gone for walks with me both yesterday and today. Her grandmother Judy has figured out exactly how to burp her so she does not cry and Addy is doing great.
Morgan is officially a 7lber and has quite the personality. She refuses to be wet for a minute and cries bloody murder when you change her. She loves to nap on your chest and is a big fan of the swing. She eats more and more every day and is much more vocal and less patient then her sister. Last week when Justin was sitting with her on the couch he asked her, “Will you girls ever let your Papa watch football?” Morgan let out a chuckle like the Pillsbury dough boy. It was almost as funny as when she pooped all over Justin at the doctor’s office.
For me things are getting more manageable. The hormones are almost out of body, my incision in healing, I have decided to pump rather than nurse to buy me more sleep, and I am learning each day a bit more about what my daughters like and dislike. I could not have gotten to this point without the love of my family. Everyone has offered to chip in any way they can. My mother, mother-in-law, Aunt Donna, cousin Mica, and Aunt Nors have all made plans to visit and lend a hand. I suppose it really does take a village to raise twins. Thank you all for your support and love. I will try to do a better job updating the blog in the future, but for now my goal is to get outside every day, even if it is just for a few minutes.