April 4, 2007

Binky Business


We all have our vices. In fact, I am counting the hours until lent is over so that I can have a glass of wine (it ends at sundown on Thursday in case you really wanted to know). The boys, on the other hand, seem to have a tumultuous love affair with their binkies. I think we spend more time "binky-ing" the babies than anything else. With Gabbie, obviously, her addiction is her food. From the pictures you can tell that she obviously can't get enough of it. We took Gabbie and Lukas to the pediatrician today and she weighed in at 9 lbs 7 oz. Lukas is up to 6 lbs 6 oz. Both of them had very healthy weight gain. Last night we also experimented with the feeding schedule a little bit. We decided to feed the babies around 8:00 p.m. and see how long they would go before waking up. They made it to 2:15 a.m., at which point we fed them again and they went until 7:30 this morning. Essentially we eliminated an entire feeding (the 11:00 p.m.) which is really great progress towards our goal of getting them to go through the night. It wasn't a completely event free night, it took some "binky-ing" to pull it off. Tomorrow is our follow-up neurosurgery appointment with Niklas to see if his shunt is functioning properly. Here is a picture of him with his coveted binky.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jason, your post brought back old memories! Mark and I played "binky pong" with the twins for months. Thanks for the laugh and I am glad the triplets are all doing well.
Kristen

Beth said...

We remember those days as "me me's" with Sam and Katelyn - both waking up at odd times and screaming because they couldn't find theirs, which sometimes had been flung from the crib and we're scurrying about in the dark, half asleep, trying to find them. Don't worry, this too shall find the right time to end. ~Beth

Anonymous said...

someday someone will invent a pacifier desingned to stay in babies mouths. I having been tinkering with the idea of magnets, tape and/or putting weight in the binky so it doesn't fall out so easily. So far these have all proven to cause possible injury to the babies. Back in the old days when you could lay a baby on his tummy, the mattress would support it and it would stay in much easier. Maybe an anti-gravity mattress??? Love, granny
P.S. praying for Nick today that everything is going good. Great picture of him with his binky

Ben & Emily Myers said...

Don't forget about the "binky stash" story.........

Love,
Emily

Kevin Currie said...

wine? you have family in from Lithuania. we all know it's a 1/2 gallon of vodka with a straw for you tonight!!!