Thursday, December 30, 2010

The times they are a changing

Time is a hot commodity around here when the kids are sleeping and yes, I said sleeping. We are now at a point where Grace sleeps 5-6 hours a night and Silas is at 3-4 a night, wow! No more Teams as everyone sleeps in their cribs and Sarah and I finally are in the same bed again.

Things really are moving fast and both babies got the 2 month shots on Dec 23. They did really well and no one had fevers, but a few tears from both kids and Sarah. Just this week it seems they both found their hands interesting and tasty. Grace makes so much noise while she is sucking on her fingers we can here her when she wakes up in her crib. She also makes a little cooing noise and seems quite happy.

Silas now weighs over 11lbs and Grace weighs about 10lbs. Silas is solid as a rock but a little more needy than Grace is at times. He just loves to be carried around every where we go. He also always wakes up crying, while Grace wakes up smiling. Grace was given the nickname "Peanut" when she was just a few days old because of her size. The nickname fits her well still...she is so laid back and really wants to just be put down sometimes, as if we are bothering her independence. Only about a week and 6 days before the house is up to me (Sarah goes back to work) and I'm expecting mass chaos the first few days until we get adjusted, but then I hope we flow into a routine we can all handle.
According to most people, Silas looks more like a Hoff than a we did a comparison. Looks like he has the Hoff nose and ears, and the rest is all Cory.

Happy New Year and may your coming year be as good as ours has been.

Below are a few pictures from Christmas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Team Silas vs Team Grace

At night we each take a baby, rather then both get up at the same time since Grace falls sleep faster then Silas. So because of work, I get Grace at night and it seems my baby sleeps longer and is less fussy. Now Sarah can say Silas has gas issues and therefore dosen't sleep as well, but it seems Grace lets me get more sleep. By doing things this way we have formed a seperate bond with each baby makeing it my team against her team to get the most sleep at night... so far Team Grace is ahead. "Team Grace" set a record with an astounding 4hrs in a row the other night, while team Silas only accomplished a one hour sleeping streak. It seems things are slowly getting better and man are they gaining weight fast. We can only hope some of the issues will work themselfs out over time (acid reflux, gas, etc).

P.S. Everything I've read in the books and magazines about sleep dosen't work, so I may write my own method on sleep...or lack thereof.

Below are some new pictures, they sure have grown fast!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Acid Reflux, gas, and blocked tear ducts, oh my!

What a long 2 weeks it's been... I couldn't even have the time to post anything. It appears the little ones have acid reflux, which has been the culprit to the lack of sleep. We had them on a medication for almost a week and a half, but no success so we are currently on another one for 4 days now. If this doesn't work, it seems pointless to give them medication with no results. So we can only ride this out until things improve...maybe we can sleep more then 2 hours at a time someday. I did get to sleep a normal 8 hours on thanksgiving, thanks to Nana and what a difference. I'm not sure if I have ever slept so good. Unfortunately Nana didn't sleep at all and got a taste of what Mr. Silas is like a night. I have found out that they have a sense of when I'm just getting ready to lay down and they apparently don't like that. I can stare at them for an hour while they sleep, and the minute I lay down they get me back up. Oh well, what can you do but keep fighting through the lack of sleep and nap when you can. I have found out when they are crying, turning on the vacuum cleaner quiets them down almost instantly. So we now have the cleanest floors in town and the vacuum cleaner lives in the living room. If anyone has some ideas that they know of or heard of to help with acid reflux please leave me a comment.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sleep? Who needs it

Three weeks in and night time is still rough. We get a couple hours here, a couple there, but nothing too steady to get excited about. I know people say to sleep when they sleep during the day but if we did that we would never eat or get house work done. Grace has decided she wants to change outfits every hour (seriously) she likes to do this spitting thing that soaks her shirts after she eats. We changed 9 outfits in one day and we go through burp rags like crazy. We are about a week away until we go from preemie diapers to newborns, which will save some money and they come in bigger packages. The average is still arond 15 or more diapers a day and the wet strip indicator on huggies is awesome. Silas still likes to try and pee on you when you change him but we have a system of covering him up with kleenex to block any potential spray. All in all, we are great and slowly advancing in every area and looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

We also went on our first walk through the neighborhood, pics below. Silas and Grace slept the whole time!

Friday, November 5, 2010

2 Weeks already

I can't believe it's been two weeks already, time sure flys by. Maybe it's the lack of sleep or just the constant diaper changing, but it's too fast. Sleep is a hard to come by here at the house because they are getting hungry every two hours and it takes about an hour for both to eat. Then we change a diaper and hope they get the sleep they need then start back over again in two hours. In the meantime we try to eat, clean, do laundry, and try to get a 45 min nap somewhere in the middle. As tough as this is we can't be happier how everything has turned out and Silas has only peed on me 3 times... so I'm getting faster at the diaper change.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Yay, babies were born on 10-21-10. Silas Richard Puterbaugh was born 2:49 p.m. and was 5lbs 11oz then came Grace Veronica Puterbaugh at 2:57 p.m. weighing 5lbs 7oz. Everyone was healthy and happy with no major complications. We arrived at the hospital on 10-19 around 2:00 p.m.because the doctor that day was ready to induce labor because they were better off out then staying in a few more days. Around 5:00 that evening Sarah had a reaction to the medication which caused her right side to go numb and it was a bit of a scare to us all. The doctor wanted an MRI to make sure nothing serious could be going on before we continue with labor. After a long day which felt like a week everything was fine and we were ready to continue with inducing the next morning at 5:00 a.m. The whole process went quick and we were ready for delivery at 2:00 p.m. and 49 minutes later they were here crying and as perfect as ever. So what will be in store for us now? I predict no sleep and a whole bunch of love in the house.

                                                 Grace and Silas, just one day old. (above)
                                                                      Grace Veronica (above)
                                                                   Silas Richard (above)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come on already!

Well here we are at almost week 37 (on Saturday.) and just another close call. I was woke up at 1:00 A.M. on Wednesday morning with Sarah saying she was in pain and having steady contractions. So off we went to the hospital thinking this was it. I grabbed the bag and tossed the car seats in the back and sped off thinking if I get pulled over at least I have a good excuse this time to tell the officer. The hospital got us set in a room and then started to monitor her contractions. Apparently every 5 to 10 minutes apart are not good enough to get you a stay at the hospital, so back home at 4:00 A.M. we went. Yes they were right, but enough already! I sure hope this isn't a sign of things to come from the babies! They are setting things on their terms and they are not even here yet! So once again, the wait continues.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Well it's week 35 and the doctor said Fri. that it looks like both are head down and things are ready to happen. So the waiting continues with keeping track of the contractions and the pain level. It really could be anytime now lets just hope it's not during the Notre Dame game tonight hahaha. With excitement of what will soon happen we wait and wait some more.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just a matter of time

Here we are at week 34 and the doctors say it could be any time now. I wish they could be more specific instead of saying it could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be next week. No kidding! All I know is that we have everything we need and the nursery is complete... so the wait begins.