12:30 am finish feedings for all feedings
1:30 Amber wake up and pump. get all drugs ready for the babies
2:00 change diapers, medicate babies, start feeding babies (done by Mike and Amber and any other guest in the house)
3:30 finish feeding and burping and holding so they don't reflux
4:30 Amber wake up and pump and get all drugs ready for the babies
5:00 babies start to cry, medicate babies, change diapers, feed babies
6:30 put all babies down and sleep
7:30 Amber wake up and pump. get all drugs ready for the babies. Mike wash bottles and get them ready.
8:00 medicate babies, change diapers, start feeding babies
9:30 finish feeding and burping and holding so they don't reflux
9:35 eat breakfast, do laundry, try to shower, wash bottles, Amber pump more milk, restock diapers and wipes
10:45 Amber pump, get meds ready, bath 1 or 2 babies if they aren't all awake
11:00-12:30 babies start to cry, medicate babies, change diapers, feed babies
1:00-2:00 we have options here- we can stare at each other, try to make some sense of conversation, celebrate because a primary nurse stopped by to help if this happens then Mike and I go nap.
1:45 Amber Pump, get drugs ready
2:00-3:30 feed, diaper, medicate, burp, soothe, walk with, sing to, etc. . . the babies
3:30-4:45 see above options during the 1-2 break
5:00 fussy/colic hours start and end around 10. so, in the next few hours we don't rest we just deal with babies.
feed, diaper, medicate, burp, soothe, walk with, sing to, etc. . . the babies
10:00 rest, usually stare at the t.v. with blank looks on our faces, guests do this as well.
10:45 Amber Pump, get drugs ready
11:00-12:30 feed, diaper, medicate, burp, soothe, walk with, sing to, etc. . . the babies
and then it all starts over . . . .
We have not included the clothing changes that occur because of projectile vomiting or the pee reflux that happens when the diaper is taken off and the nice cool air hits their bottoms, or the overflowing poopy diapers, or when we eat (when do we eat?). This list does not do our day justice. This list is the perfect ideal "Jon and Kate" list but as we all know, babies do not follow lists.
Oh and this does not include that we have two displaced spoiled dogs that Mike has to take care of because Amber does not want to deal with them any longer. I am trying to get rid of them but Mike is determined to keep them. HHMMMMMMMMM
We love our babies and our new lives and wouldn't change anything. They are such miracles. We thank Heavenly Father each day for them.
Kayla's 5 year old pictures
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