We got some help from my best friend in the world Brea yesterday. She came over to keep the girls entertained during the day and to help them stay awake for longer so they will be more tired at night. Riley has been doing much better the last few days. She is still going to sleep around 6:30pm and sleeping until 12 -1 am and up for a bottle and then goes right back to sleep until around 4am for another bottle. We are glad that she can get herself right back to sleep after waking up. Sara is a doing a great job of putting her right back to bed. She does cry for a little while and thankfully doesn't wake her sister up. After a little bit, she is back to sleep which is a big improvement over staying awake from 12am to 4am crying her little head off. I want to say thanks to Brea and Sara for working hard on keeping the girls awake and entertained yesterday.
You can view the pictures from yesterday on Brea's blog at http://brealin-n-chris.blogspot.com/2009/08/twin-fun.html
I want to say thank you for all the advice people have left and sent me about traveling with infants. I have to buy a few items to travel with but I think we can make it work. I'm not as stressed out about the whole trip. We booked a hotel with a refrigerator so I can pump and store my milk while we are gone. The only items I think we will miss is the girls' swings. They like to fall asleep and take naps in the swings and we can't travel with those. I don't really know anyone we could borrow swings from in Spokane so we will probably have to do without them for the 4 days.
School is going fairly well. I still tend to procrastinate on my weekly assignments but I vowed to get my Monday assignment done by Sunday night so I don't feel so stressed out come Monday evening.
That is our report for now.
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