I feel so bad for Gwendolyn and Lawson. They’ve been keeping us up at night and it seems like they are in real pain. It appears to be gas, but they wear their suffering on their face and it is heartbreaking to see their tear filled eyes when they have been screaming.
I pick either one of them up and instantly they fall silent. Within seconds he or she is asleep with their head resting on my shoulder, but no matter how long I wait, they are up again and crying the moment I try to lay them back down. I hate to see them in pain and sometimes I am able to relieve it temporarily, but it is so hard to deal with. Last night I pretty much didn’t have any sleep since 1:30 am.
They are so perfect and precious and I wish I could fix it. We’ve had this problem for a while now and we are not quite sure how to make it better. Today, Gwendolyn and Lawson have both been so tired, especially Gwendolyn. Lawson got introduced to the kitchen today and I think he is going to be mommy’s little helper before too long. He was very interested and engaged. We are so proud of him. He is pushing himself up and looking around all the time now and babbling. He also may, or may not have said “Daddy” today. I know there is no way he is actually talking and it must be a coincidence, but Sara and I both heard it so distinctly after I addressed him this afternoon that we were both stunned.
Yeah, we probably need more sleep, but there is no denying how fast these two are growing. I almost can’t believe it. Gwendolyn has been sleeping through a lot of her tummy time. She’s the reason I was up so many hours of the night. I really hope she starts to feel better soon. She is an absolute delight when she is happy. I noticed she is much more fond of the mobile over her head than Lawson, who barely takes note. It’s very interesting to see how each of them responds to different stimuli.
We took them both to the doctor a few days ago and they are basically fine, but they have caught there first cold. Their fevers went away, but Lawson has been coughing a little. I’m not sure how long this is supposed to go on, and it’s hard not being able to give them something for the pain. I hope it is not illness that is causing them to loose sleep at night. It seems to be only gas, which we are trying to keep in check, but I am ready for their systems to become a little more refined.