I feel as though we should do something special to celebrate our country's birthday with the girls, but they are too young to really enjoy anything about today's festivities. For one, it is 110 degrees here in Phoenix and little babies don't need to be out in that heat, nor do they really want to hear the loud bangs of the fireworks. The girls did get cute little 4th of July dresses from their great Gram and Aunt Sarah. We planned on putting them in those dresses today but we didn't want them to ruin the dresses early in the day so right now they are just wearing onesies. We are taking the girls to JC Penney's tomorrow 2 month/4th of July pictures so we may save the dresses for tomorrow.
Speaking of clothes, the girls were wearing preemie size clothes for the longest time and I couldn't really find preemie clothes in the stores so we rotated the same few outfits. Recently they moved out of the preemie diapers and out of the preemie clothes and into the newborn ones. Now all of the sudden they have grown out of their newborn clothes, especially the Carter's ones that run really small. I just went through my giant bin of clothes that I got from my shower and some other twin familes in the area and I found a a ton of 0-3 month clothes that they can now wear. I was sad to see some clothes that they never wore that they have already outgrown. I guess that is common when you have children and people give you all kids of clothes, and many don't fit the season. I wish I had someone to pass these clothes off to since we don't plan on having any more children. Maybe I can put them up for sale on Craigslist or donate them.
Now on to the girls' problem with sleeping at night. We had another semi-bad night with them. They started their fuss session at 10:00pm and this lasted until 2:30am. The girls take turns screaming their heads off, eating several bottles, and eventually falling asleep once grandma and mom are exhausted. So once again I had very little sleep and I am wondering how I am going to survive going back to work. Sara plans on doing the night shift with them but I hate to put her through nights like we have been having. I just hope we are on the tail end of this growth spurt and the girls will begin to go to sleep earlier and sleep longer here in the near future. Someone tell me this gets easier.
Now for some cute pictures: