Monday, November 4, 2013

And Then There Were Twins!

The twins made it here safe and sound!!!  It's hard to believe the twins are 5 weeks old now!  On September 27th, we welcomed Katelyn Elise (5lb. 13oz.) and Caleb Thomas (6lb. 7oz.) into our family!!

They are just perfect

What a crazy ride it has been so far.  We are so thankful that they made it here safe and sound and without any issues.  What a blessing!!  Having twins has been so wonderful and so hard.  We've had several weeks of help from family and friends and I have appreciated every minute of the help!  It's not easy to hold, feed, soothe, rock, change, etc. two babies at the same time.  Any extra set of hands is appreciated.

 Only a few minutes old

We got absolutely no sleep in the hospital. . . NONE!  We were so glad to go home.  Once we got the babies home, we figured out they liked to sleep closer together; like shoulder to shoulder.  That alone is not a recipe for sleep, but it's a start.  ;)
 They like to hold hands

 She loves her bubba

 They like to sleep close by each other

They take turns being the difficult (aka - awake) one.  First, Katelyn spent some time being hard to get to sleep, then it switched to Caleb.  Sometimes, they team up and put up a united front.  But slowly, the sleeping is getting better.  They've even gone 5 hours between feedings; which makes us VERY happy!!

 Cute Katelyn

 Handsome Mr. Caleb

They are great eaters.  I didn't haven't much trouble getting them to breastfeed.  I am feeding them both at the same time, which is more difficult than I thought it would be.  I'm doing this in hopes that if they're hungry at the same time, then eventually they'll be awake and sleepy at the same time.  That will hopefully equal a greater amount of sleep for momma!

 Sleeping Angels

 They actually have their eyes open

At one month old, they are still spending most of their time eating and sleeping.  They do have some awake time, but it doesn't last long.  They are working on holding their head up, both have rolled over to their side, and both have given us a few smiles.  Caleb likes the pacifier better than Katelyn and they both like the baby swing. 

One Month Old!

If you notice, there are no pictures of big brother with the babies.  Micah is not a huge fan of the babies; but at least he doesn't dislike them.  I'm sure he will warm up to them eventually.  ;)

Having three kiddos has been challenging.  Especially when they're all cranky or hungry at the same time. Good thing they are all three so adorable and wonderful!!!!  We couldn't been happier and more in love with our beautiful babies.