Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tackling the crib

Hubby rearranged the boys room last night so that he could fit their swings in it.  For those of you who don't know they sleep in their swings, usually from 11:30p-ish til 6:00a-ish.  At the last minute last night we decided to try to put the boys to bed in their crib.  Gasp!  We didn't expect it to last long as they don't like to lay still unless they are in bed with us and even then they want to be held.  So we laid them down on their sleep positioners and turned on their music.  After a couple of times sticking their paci's back in their mouths they went right to sleep.  They woke a couple times needing paci help but from 11:30p-ish until 5:00a-ish they slept in their crib in their room.  Plus they didn't wake up when I had to pass through the room to go check on their crying sister and the floor in their room is the squeakiest one in the house!  YAY!!!  Hopefully by the time we go to NY they will be used to sleeping in a crib so we don't have to share the hotel bed with them.  :-D

Monday, January 24, 2011

"You are gonna get stuck and I am going to laugh at you."

"You are gonna get stuck and I am going to laugh at you."  I'm not sure how often I say those to my daughter but it seems to be often.  Maybe I shouldn't say that to her at all but I do believe in having a measure of truthfulness with her.  One of these days she's gonna get herself stuck and I'm gonna have to laugh at her.  Wouldn't want her to think I was a liar, you know.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Breaking My Heart

In February of 2007, Hubby & I brought home Prince & Princess.  They were, oh so tiny and I adored them.  When Mini came along in 2008 they weren't jealous of her and loved to curl up next to her.  All was going good until we moved into our present house.  Due to the size of the house their pen has shrunk in half.  Not usually an issue because they can run around out side as well as play with us.  Then we brought the twins home.  Within the first couple weeks I noticed something that was not good.  Everytime Big, Little Man was near the dogs or anything with dog hair on it his eyes turned red and swelled shut.  Uh oh.  This means the dogs aren't allowed out of their pen at all and now that the temperatures have dropped and they can't spend long periods of time outside they are stuck in a too small pen.  This isn't fair to them and they have gotten antsy as of lately.  So we made the heart wrenching decision to rehome them.  I have been slow about doing it.  Today their ad was posted on  My heart is breaking and I have no idea how I am going to explain to Mini where they went but I know what they deserve better than what they are getting from us. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Don't Want Anymore!!!

I have told pretty much everyone I know that I don't want anymore children.  My husband and my goal was to have 2 and that was it.  We were blessed with twins our second pregnancy so we are blessed with 3.  After I got pregnant the 2nd time around the decision to get some type of permanent sterilization (what a word!)  If my husband takes time off work he doesn't get paid.  This meant that the decision of who had a procedure done was pretty much a set  I checked my options and chose the Essure procedure (less invasive, quick recovery.)  One would not believe the uproar this caused with some people I know.  They insisted that it was not what I wanted and that I would regret it.  Say what?!?!?!  As a family we have 5 mouths to feed, 5 bodies to clothe, 3 butts to diaper and 3 educations to pay for.  We live paycheck to paycheck as it is.  The future brings more expenses.  Why would I do a disservice to the 3 absolutely amazing kids I have by bring more mouths/bodies/butts/educations into this family.  Don't get me wrong.  I adore children but there is a point that you have to be responsible with your resources and my resources dictate that 3 is ENOUGH!  What about in the future? you ask...  I am not getting any younger and the older you get the higher the chance of birth defects and multiples...I don't need and more twins!  What if on dies?  I get so aggravated by this question.  I am not going to get pregnant to replace a child.  There is NO replacing a child.  My identity is not wrapped up in whether or not I can bear children.  I am insulted when someone even insinuates this.  So I have made my choice and had the Essure procedure done.  Quick, painless and permanent.  And I have no regrets.  Nor will I ever regret it in the future.  3 is enough for my family.  :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Liberating the bedroom aka Getting the Boys to Sleep in Their Crib

Ok. So the boys sleep from 11p til 7a now.  The caveat being that they sleep in their our room.  We do not have a very big room & 2 swings take up a heck of a lot of space.  They will also sleep with no complaints in our bed when we have our bed heaters on (think electric blanket under you instead of on you.)  I figure they'll sleep in their crib if it stayed warm like our bed.  Obviously, they do not make crib size bed heaters so I researched and researched and I found this:

I think it might be the answer to our prayers.  Plus, I'm thinking about getting one for Mini, too, cause her room is freezing.

I put the bedwarmer on Mini's bed.  Though I cannot tell the difference when I put my hand on it I can tell that it makes a difference.  It is 62 degrees in Madi's room right now yet she is warm with just her lightweight footie sleeper on.  Her hands are warm (this is how I can tell, before her hands were cold.)  Well worth the $8 investment.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

We are Crazy

The tickets are bought, hotel rooms booked and mini-van reserved.  Flying with 2 (then) 5 month olds and a 2.5 year old, we might have lost our minds!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My "Current" Addictions

I titled this My "Current" Addictions because, as I mentioned before, I have ADD so I tend to forget I'm addicted to something...sad but true.

*Iced Tea or more specifically Iced Sweet Tea...though now I have scaled back & when ordering in restaurants I order half sweet/half unsweet and at home I limit the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup per 50oz of tea.

*Mocha Cappuccino Whey Protein Shake mix.  No I do not eat it straight; I mix it with milk.  YUMMY!

*Nesquik- this I do eat straight; really must break myself of this habit.

What are your current addictions?

"Good" Morning

I am not a morning person.  I loath mornings.  The twins get up between 5:30a-7:00a.  They don't get their first bottle until after 7a so there is usually a lot of comforting going on til then.  Mini gets up between 7:00a-7:30a and, for some reason not known to either her father or I, she will not get out of bed until we open her door and say she can.  Instead she lays there hollering til we come get her.  At 6:50a this morning she hollers:
"Feed me, Mommy.  Feed me!!!!  Feed me, Mommy! Feed me!!  I hungry!!!!"
After a couple rounds of this I figure she isn't gonna give up so I get up.  I open her door and tell her to quit hollering.  She says to me:
"My tummy hurts.  I just want to feel better. I need my cereal bar, yogurt & marshmallows."
So now it is 7:40a, everyone is fed and happy and all I want to do is crawl back in bed and go back to sleep.  How many more years of this do I have?!?!?!

Friday, January 14, 2011

A touch of OCD

I might be a little crazy; heck, I'm probably a lot crazy.  I recognize this.  I have taken a lot of flack for assigning my kids a color.  What does this mean???  Well, my daughter and my niece were born 3 months apart and pretty much have always lived near each other.  This means they are often bought the same items- stuffed animals, toys, clothes...  So my daughter gets purple and my niece gets pink (this is supposing they come in those colors...)  With my sons one gets green and the other gets blue.  This drives some people in my life absolutely crazy.  Sad thing is it drives me crazy if they don't follow it!  All I can think is 'at least I'll know whose is whose when they are fighting over an item.'  Yes, I will take the easy road.  Pick your battles/issues, why add more when you can avoid it.  Right....

All about me

Let me start by saying that I have no clue how good I'll be at this.  I happen to be lucky enough to consider myself a friend to one of the best bloggers out there and I have big shoes to follow.  :-)

I am a mom of 3.  I have a 2 year old girl and twin 3 month/3 week old boys.  I am a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom.)  It makes no sense for me to work as what I would earn would barely cover daycare.  My kids drive me crazy and I drive my husband crazy.  :-)  This blog is gonna be a mish mash of this and that.  Little things I learn, stuff I discover, enlightening thoughts I may have (hey, you never know, it could happen!)  I may post a million little blogs in one day, one big long rambling blog or I'll forget that I'm a blogger and you'll have to remind me to post something.  I'm ADD...hehehe...  Let's see how it goes.  :-D