Friday, January 16, 2009


Whew! It's Friday again and I am completely gassed! It's only been two weeks of being back to work and I feel like it's been two decades! I am giving huge props to all the mothers out there who also work full-time. I feel so blessed to have a nanny that comes to our house at 8 am each day. I hand off the twins to shower and get ready for work while she feeds them breakfast and gets them dressed. I can't even imagine trying to get everyone dressed, fed, and out the door by 8 to get to daycare.

I think I am especially tired since night-time sleep has been a challenge recently. I have always bragged (maybe too much, as payback is a bitch) about how sleep is the twins' superpower. They both started sleeping through the night at 9 weeks old. And by sleeping through the night, I mean 12 hours -- 6:30 to 6:30. It's been fabulous. However, the past month or so, someone has been waking up crying at various times during the night. The crying is usually brief, but it wakes me up and then I can't go back to sleep. I have been letting them cry, even when it goes on for 15 minutes or more, because what am I going to do? I am certainly not going to get them up to play. I check to make sure they are not sick, wet, or stuck, and if all 3 check out, I go back to bed and put a pillow over my head.

They are getting their 1-year molars. Lucy has all 4 in and Drake is cutting his last one on the bottom. I think that may be why they are waking up. They also seem like they are ready to go from 2 naps to 1. They aren't really napping during their morning nap anymore. So I think they may be over-tired, too. We have just started moving the morning nap 15 minutes later each day, trying to get them to ease into a single early afternoon nap. We'll see how that goes.

But, otherwise, the kids seem to be adjusting to me being gone all day just fine. I don't know whether to feel happy or sad about that! My sister brought them downtown today to meet me for lunch. That was fun and a treat to see them in the middle of the day. We are going to try to do that once a week.

1 comment:

Ellen Seidman said...

It sounds like you know exactly why they are waking up in the middle of the night. It's tough letting go of the second nap, but sounds like it's time to go.

You are so lucky to have the kids come visit you at work! My job is a good hour's trek from my house, so I haven't been able to have the nanny bring the kids in over the years, though we have on-site emergency daycare and sometimes I've had the kids in it. Though then it's hard to focus on work!