Archive for May, 2008

Warehouse fairies

Friday, May 30th, 2008


asleep (not)

Thursday, May 29th, 2008


This is pretty much the normal state of things – Ada asleep, Bea awake.

Ada has taken to sleeping the entire night, and often will sleep for extended periods during the day (hours sometimes), while Bea, ummm, doesn’t. Bea normally snoozes during the day for 20 min or so, any longer is a bonus. She still wakes up at 1ish, 3ish, 5ish (sometimes adding 2ish for good measure) – her biggest sleep is from around 8 to 12 – so at least she often gets in 4 or 5 hrs straight at the beginning of the night. I did a rough calculation the other day and worked out that Ada sleeps approx twice as much as Bea. I looked up sleep requirements for babies and found some babies are happy with 8 hrs – looks like we have one of those. As I write this Ada has drifted back to sleep – Bea has started complaining heartily and demanding attention…

Playing Catch-up…

Monday, May 26th, 2008

It’s been a while, and we are still here, and sleeping a little more, but can I just say looking after two babies is hard. Even harder with an energetic and keen 4yr old who wants to be so constantly in your face. Rocket has been fabulous, but trying to get her to leave the bubs alone when we are trying to get them to sleep is a bit of a battle, and holding two squirmy babies with her hovering inches away trying to make them laugh is somewhat overwhelming (to say the least).

The details

At their 10 week checkup Ada was approx 5kg and Bea was 5.5kg, and both were approx 9cm taller (this explains why they’re growing out of some of their clothes amazingly quickly – it also explains why I’ve been so hungry, seeing as I’m their sole source of nutrition at this stage). Now they are 4 months old, so closer to 16 weeks, and I have no idea what they weigh, except that independent witnesses do confirm that they are indeed getting bigger. Bea looks like she will always be bigger than Ada – her build is different.

Ada’s eyes are most definitely blue, Bea’s are dark grey/brown.

Both of them are smiling, though Ada is more free and easy with hers and she throws in little laughs and cute baby noises and wriggles to express her delight – Bea is generally more sweet and sedate.

We have many many photos of course but if I have to sort through them all and post them right now this will be saved as a draft again and they’ll be 6 months old before I know it – so here’s a recent pic of all 4 girls (taken at Adam and Sharn’s incredibly spiffy new South Coast abode).