You little fortune tellers you. You said it would get easier after six weeks, it did. Then you said it gets even better after 3 months, and it has.
Ok, I know this is probably a fluke but the babies turned 12 weeks on Friday (can you flipping believe it, 12 weeks already!!) and all of a sudd en they are sleeping much longer at night and they are having a morning and afternoon nap!! It is actually quite funny, because it is as if they waited for 12 weeks on the dot and then started getting easier. Last night they both ate at 8’ish and woke up again for the next feed at 3:45ish. That’s practically sleeping through!
And this with both of them with slightly snotty noses.
And I’ve decided (note the *I* have decided part) that they are no longer considered premature babies. They have caught up and are on track. Weight wise, developmentally etc. You should see their growth curves, the curve is just about straight up, Adam is now bigger than 50% of babies born 4 weeks later than him. And any way, I always felt like a bit of a fraud speaking about having prem babies when babies like Charlie were really prem. So my kids are officially not prem. From this day on. I say so.
You know what, I am actually loving this now. Motherhood rocks. (They are both napping now, it easy to love motherhood when you have sleeping babies, haha) It’s also amazing what a bit of sleep at night will do for the new mother.
And you know what else? Even looking back, bathed in my lovely 12-week-old-babies-sleeping-peacefully glow, I still think the newborn phase SUCKS! I agree with the Happiest Baby dude, babies should only be born after 12 months, the first three months are Not Fun.
SHIITE! Baby waking, got to go.