6 weeks

The babies will be 6 weeks old tomorrow.  My 40 week due date was yesterday-that is crazy!

They are both doing great and growing like little weeds.  At our last pediatrician appointment Harper was 6lb 9 oz and Nolan was 6lb 1oz-gaining like champs!  That was almost two weeks ago so I would bet they are both over or close to 7lbs.

Now that they are “full term” I can tell a difference in how alert they are.  They spend more time awake and seem to focus now and then.  Nolan has always seemed more alert and active-so I can see the most change in Harper.  She will stay awake and happily lay on her boppy or in the swing and just look around, moving her arms and legs everywhere.

Having infant twins isn’t getting easier, but I’m feeling more confident in my ability to take care of them, especially when I’m by myself-so I’m not feeling as anxious, which is nice.  Last night they slept from 9pm until almost 3am-I’m hoping this is a trend forming!

I’m starting to accept that I will, in fact, be going back to work in August.  As much as I can’t stand the idea of leaving my babies, I’m actually looking forward to going back to work and having more to my days, and more to my identity, than babies and mommy.  So, in preparation, I’m started searching for a nanny.  I have a few interviews lined up-and I’m hoping I find someone I love, that seems to love the babies and that I can trust.  I want to find someone sooner rather than later so I can have her come and help me a few days, so I will be able to see her in action!

Here are a few pictures from the babies newborn photo shoot – almost 3 weeks ago!  Nolan was not into cooperating that day-so we don’t have as many pictures of him as we do of Harper!

 

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