|One is better at calmly snuggling than the other|
Breastfeeding status - starting yesterday, I've dropped down to 2 pumps per day. My body has figured out pretty quickly that I'm weaning so my supply is appropriately tanking. We'll be digging into the freezer stash pretty soon. I've calculated that we have enough to give each girl 6oz of breast milk a day from the freezer until their first birthday. If I keep producing some, keep supplementing some, and then start using the freezer stash, I'd say that their first year will end up being about 95% breast milk and about 5% formula.
The girls eating habits - Middie Biddie has been difficult with her milk. For the most part, she just doesn't want it. I'm still fighting to get at least a couple of ounces in her at every feeding, but her overall intake has dropped significantly. Then she'll eat foods until she pukes. I'm really trying to figure out the balance between letting her eat until she's full while not allowing her to eat so much that she makes herself sick. Teeny Tiny is still taking milk like a champ. We're starting to give them more finger foods like scrambled eggs. They both seem to really like scrambled eggs so I'll be making those for my breakfast with extra for them a lot more often.
Our eating habits - week 1 of operation "plan ahead" is going well. We've eaten decent dinners for the last couple of days, on K's day off he made a lasagna for us to eat on a night that he's working too late to cook. We're trying to incorporate sides that can easily be made into baby food like mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli so the girls are eating some of our leftovers during the following day. We took a small portion of our pork from last night and shredded it so tonight the girls will dine on mashed potatoes with some gravy and I'll give them shredded pork to play with on their trays. We're trying to introduce sippy cups, both regular and straw type. No luck so far.
Sleeping habits - I'm not sure what the heck is going on here. Teeny Tiny wants to be awake all day long but goes to sleep really well at night. Once she finally falls asleep for a nap, she's down for a while. Middie Biddie is falling asleep really easily for naps, but is having trouble falling asleep at night. A lot of times, Middie Biddie is waking up shortly after Teeny Tiny falls asleep. They are currently both fighting off a nap and I'm thinking I'm going to give up on this nap and just get them up for dinner soon. Unfortunately, their sleep needs seem to be completely out of sync at the moment but I'm not quite ready to give up syncing them completely. Ok, I give up, I'm going to get them up and finish this blog post in an hour or two.
Didja miss me? It seems like whenever we do anything out of the ordinary, it's almost impossible to get them back on a nap schedule for the rest of the day. Today we went to Starbucks and I got them home in time for their nap, but they were having none of it. I guess sitting in a different place for a while got them riled up or something.
Communication - Middie Biddie has started saying "mama" but I don't think it has any meaning for her yet. She's just experimenting with the M sound. Teeny Tiny has learned to click her tongue and will do it in response to me if I do it first. We've been having some fun tongue clicking conversations.
Mobility - Middie Biddie now inches straight backwards. Teeny Tiny scootches around but doesn't really get anywhere. Still getting up on her knees and rocking from time to time.
So, that's what's going on around here. Nothing much, just living life!