Stats (these are approximations): $200.00 per month in diapers; $500.00 per month in formula; $1000 – $2000 per month in help; 1 load of baby-specific laundry per day; $4,000.00 in out-of-pocket hospital bills. To break it down further: 3-5 hours of nanny help per day; 25 bottles per day; 35 diapers per day; 3 baths per day; 6 outfits per day; hundreds of smiles per day.
When I read stats like these, I didn’t believe them. But it’s true. Thank God people donate clothes/toys/ect…I still need clothes after the age of 9 months. I’m taking donations until they’re old enough to complain about it. :)
The big goal now is getting them to sleep through the night. The boys sleep about 5 hours straight, and Emilia can sleep up to 7 or 8 hours straight.
I’m taking the fall quarter off from classes and teaching, but still attending lab meetings every week, and keeping up on my research, the most important part of the PhD program.