Saturday, May 30, 2009

5 weeks old and Mommy is exhausted


As of yesterday the boys are 5 weeks old or they are now 1 day old adjusted. It has been a very rough week. Cody has a viral infection, sore throat, cough, congestion and general misery. It's horrible that he doesn't feel well and hard because he can't help with the boys until he's healthy again.

The main change his being sick has had is the morning feeding. When we are both home we do the feedings together but on work days Cody does the early am (5:30-6:00) feeding so I get about 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I never realized just how much of a difference that made for me. I've been in a near zombie state for the last three days.

The good news is Cody's fever broke this morning. Yay! Just in time for the end of the weekend. Boo! The boys don't show any sign of illness and it looks like I've dodged the virus as well, so it could have been much much worse.

Non-illness related we got a few things for the boys this week. A surprise package from my great- aunt Marion. Some adorable pants and socks for the boys. Thanks Aunt Marion!

Far less exciting for the boys we bought diapers. A local mother of triplets was selling all of her newborn sized diapers that her babies have outgrown at a discount rate. So we bought what should be enough diapers to get us through the size. We bought 480 of them, about half of what she had. Hopefully at the current rate of growth for the boys they'll get us to size 1. I'm just trying not to think about the fact 480 diapers is only about a 20 day supply.

It really is a disturbing amount. Seeing the sheer number of garbage bags full of diapers has convinced me to switch (or at least try) moving to cloth diapers when the boys get bigger. Not only will it make me feel less guilty about the amount of garbage we are producing it will also save us about $7,000.

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