Cleaning baby bottles is such a pain in the bum. It's been 6 months now and I swear this must be the most boring job in the world. I do the cleaning twice a day (once midday and once at night before sleeping) so that milk bottles are ready for my babies' next feeding, and so that pumping parts are ready for the next pumping.
Here's a short video I've made on how I clean the baby bottles, how I sterilize bottles and bottle parts, and how I use the dishwasher to clean them - which is my most preferred method, because with twins there are so many bottles and so much less work to do when there's a dishwasher doing it for you.
Here's my video onwhat to pack in a diaper bag for newborns. I was going out for 6 hours and while packing a
diaper bag for my 5-month twins I almost felt like calling it a"diaper
Well, here's my list of diaper bag essentials ----
The post here
is sort of transcribing the audio from this video in which I show you how I
have set up thediaper changing station for twins.
1. Diaper Changing Table
What used to be my husband’s study table when he was in college,
then became our dining table after we got married, has now become a diaper
changing table for our twins. Bending down to change diapers for my twins
was giving all of us a backpain, so the height of this table was perfect for
us. The width of this table is good for having everything handy and the space
underneath also helped keep everything in one place and I want things organized
like that. I like things with multiple uses and did not want to buy a
special $50 diaper changing table that would serve no purpose two years later
when kids don’t need diaper changes. However, this table can be used as
anything else for years to come.
baby boy has started to turn over. Now he wants to roll over, around, and under
everywhere. But that's not as scary as him getting hungry. If you spot a little
baby screaming bloody murder, you'll know it's him demanding his food.
baby girl has started to resemble me, people say, and every time I hear it I go
on cloud eleven. She has also started to hold a tight grip on anything that
comes close to her. My hair is her main target. If postpartum hair loss is not
going to make me bald, she definitely will.
babies turned just two months old today and I already look zombied,
energy-drained, and puffy-eyed mommy.I
had no idea babies were so much work.Perhaps all the excitement of having babies in the first month was like
the one month of "honeymoon period" after marriage.But now the babymoon phase is over and
reality has kicked in, in all kinds of organs.
My babies turned 1 month old today, and my God - what an unbelievable, overwhelming,
challenging, adventurous roller coaster ride it has been. And I'm not even sure if that description
does any justice.
The room was
cold. My ob-gyn checked the babies' position on ultrasound one last time
before deciding to proceed with the c-section. I was scheduled to be taken into the operating room at 8 PM. The anesthesiologist was
standing by my head side on the right, monitoring my blood pressure and my
heart rate. I was lying down on the operating table just after he
injected a liquid in my spine (for which he asked me to bend in front as
further as I could) and I felt the liquid flow down. Then he pressed
something on my stomach and asked if I felt anything. Then he dabbed a
wet cotton and asked if I felt anything. He had to ensure the spinal
anesthesia he injected worked so I would not feel a thing chest-down. He
also gave me live commentary on what was happening beyond the curtain that
blocked my view of the operation so that I'm aware. Perhaps because I was
constantly asking him questions to know what was going on.