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)