It's been two weeks since we've taken the girls home and, so far, it all seems to be going really well and to plan. We were advised by many experienced parents that it's all about routine, so we've tried to instill this early on. Most will know the typical routine for a newborn but with twins it changes the dynamics a little so we'll give you a quick run down of a 24hr period in our household:
It probably looks much worse in a table than it is in reality. We have a great system going whereby I do the 12 and 3am feeds and Sam does the 6 and 9am - that way we both get a decent night's sleep. That is until one throws us a curve ball, like getting sick and needing a complete cloths change, having tummy ache or something that requires the other to awake and provide assistance. This week we've been able to complete both feeds in just over an hour - saving about 20 mins - which is a lot at 3am in the morning and times 16 feeds a day!
We've managed to fit in a number of walks around Phoenix Park, shopping trips and strolls to coffee shops. We try and get out most days even if it's only for an hour. I also managed to fit in two 10k runs but I know realize that it's too much too soon - I look knackered in most of the photos - I was thinking the exercise would give me some more energy, I was wrong!
I'm really enjoying my time at home with the girls, I'm two weeks into my month off and I've never felt so relaxed. Hopefully we'll be able to get out n' about a bit more next week before the cold weather really sets in.
A number of random photos of our time at home and visits from my sister Eilish, her boyfriend Eddie and Sam's good friend Flavia - it was great to catch up with you guys, see you all again soon.