The girls are roughly three weeks “adjusted” now, and they are starting to be far more alert. They aren’t content to take long naps in their bassinettes – they need to be held. This would be fine if there was one, but holding two is a bit tricky, though I am learning to master it. Mostly, I don’t mind, unless the remote is out of reach.
I keep starting entries here and getting interrupted. Funny thing about that.
Topics that have occurred to me:
-anecdote about “artistic” nursing photos I found on my camera taken from toddler-eye view
-discussion of an interesting TedTalk I watched on neuroplasticity by a paediatrician and former neonatologist at Sick Kids Hospital. Â A lot of the neuroplasticity reading I’ve done says that rewiring of the brain is clearly possible, but I’m left wondering why it works for some and not others. Â This talk provides one theory and her blogÂ seems to have some great tips for parents of brain-injured kids.
-discussion of what I’ve been knitting/sewing (not much but I do have a project in progress in each respective art form!)
-recounting amusing conversations with P
-weighing of pros and cons of each twin (C is more demanding but takes longer and more solid sleeps during the day and night; B takes mini-naps and wakes 4x a night but is a little more patient when awake… which is a lot of the time!)
-listing of sweet/funny/irritating things people say when they find out you have (a) preemies (b) twins or (c) both.
Oh well – soon! In the meantime, both girls are doing really well, eating and growing and I even got a smile from B. C is a solid little chunk now at over 9 pounds and is super cute. B is more delicate but she’s definitely looking like a lovely little baby and less like a prem.
B, staring up at Nana:
C, snuggled up with her big sister.