Monday, August 23, 2010

Life with 3 under 2

Now that Matteo is three weeks old, we are all starting to get used to each other. Sebastian and Collette like their new little brother. Or at least they accept him as part of the family. They like to give him kisses and Collette will even go so far as to bring him blankets. They both like to point to his body parts - a little scary when they try to poke him in the eye. And Sebastian especially likes it when he wears onesies that feature cars. Other than that, they pretty much ignore him which is much better than acting jealous. Hopefully things will stay this way once I am on my own with them and they aren't getting all that extra attention from Mimi (my MIL).

As for Matteo, he has inserted himself nicely into our lives. He must now how spread thin Mommy will be because, for a newborn, he seems to be making things pretty easy for me. He nurses like a champ and has since day one. He gets right down to business and is finished within 15 minutes, sometimes just 10! This makes feeding him and watching after the twins manageable. And he is already developing some very promising sleep patterns. He generally takes a longer nap from about 9-11 and then again from 130-330. Otherwise, he seems to take shorter naps, especially in the evening when he is nursing more frequently. Plus, he is already showing signs of readiness for an early bedtime. he gets crabby and needy around 6pm if he isn't asleep. If this goes on, I will probably just incorporate him into the twins' bedtime and that way they will all be down by 730ish. That may mean I have to give up my one night feeding (usually around 130am) but it might be worth it to have my evenings back. Or is that idea totally age-inappropriate?

So, all in all, life with 3 under 2 is going well. It's hard to believe that in such a short time I opened and closed the book on having babies. It'll be a tough first year but I know it'll pay off in the long run!


  1. Congratulations! You make it all sound so easy! I'm glad you have help.

  2. So glad to hear that all is going well! Let me know if there's anything I can do for you once your help is gone. We're not that far away.

  3. So 3 weeks old, you only wake up once at night? LOVE IT! :)

  4. We were the same - only one wakeup a night starting pretty early on. It's great he's already falling into the AM nap pattern - she started around 10 weeks but sometimes we regress. I also try to put her to bed early - but at Matteo's age it was AFTER the twins were in bed. Now it is before. I figure that way if I need to, the twins can "help" me bath Josephine and I'll put her in the swing to fall asleep while I bath and put the twins to bed. If I'm lucky she would fall asleep soon without the swing (she'll do it now but with lots of work on my part) but I'm waiting until 4 mos to do cry it out. You sound great - much calmer than I was.

  5. You DO make it sound so easy!!!

    Congrats on your beautiful baby boy and you looked great - GORGEOUS and fertile in that black dress :)

    Hopefully the babies stay good...

    I think it's something to do with work vs home computer - I also can't comment on MandyE's blog from 2 of my 3 computers (now trying another one at home and it works)

    Is block one ticked under the comment settings?

  6. Yeah! You definitely looked great when I saw you last week. I wanted to come over and get right into Matteo's face to coo at him, but I wasn't feeling well and figured you wouldn't really appreciate it if I got him sick ;) Next time *grin*

    3rd babies are a breeze - it's God's gift to the twin mama ;)

  7. I'm so glad that things are going so well. Rest when you can...and enjoy ALL your babies! :)


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