Many people have asked about how the babies' eating and sleeping schedules are coming. They began sleeping through the night pretty consistently around the beginning of July (so they were a little more than 5 months). Now I know, everyone's idea of sleeping through the night is different :) When I say sleeping through the night I am talking from about 8:00pm until 7:00am! Unfortunately, about three weeks ago the girls were a little under the weather. I didn't take them to the doctor or anything, but they were just out of sorts. Cranky, didn't eat or sleep well, wanted to be held all of the time... This put a little kink in their nights. Both Ellery and Gianna began waking up anywhere from 3:00am to 5:00am. This was a killer for both Jason and I, as we had quickly grown accustom to sleeping! Ellery has gone back to a full night sleep. Gianna on the other hand would still like to wake up at 5:30. She usually just lays in bed and squeaks or squeals, and both Ellery and Easton sleep through it (love that!). Gianna usually falls back to sleep until breakfast at 7:00. On occasion she cries enough for me to go and grab her, but by then I just keep her with me as I get ready for the day.
Right about the same time that they began to sleep through the night, we went to a feeding schedule of only four feeds a day. They eat at 7:00am, 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm. They are getting enough between the four feedings. Both our pediatrician and the pediatric specialist at the Gerber Center recommended that we wait to introduce solids for another a month (as of their appointments). I don't think they are ready quite yet, but will be soon. Probably mid September or so. I do look forward to feeding them!