Thursday, February 17, 2011

Twice the...

Aahhh.... The magic of twins.  When I got pregnant last January the first thing I noticed was how much bigger I seemed so much earlier than my pregnancy with Madison (does any of that make  I told my nurse practitioner, whom I have known almost half my life, that her only job was to tell me my due date and that I was NOT having twins.  Well, the first thing I noticed when I had my ultrasound was that as she moved the wand across my stomach there seemed to be 2 voids.  I chose to ignore it.  You can only ignore it for so long.  My husband cracked a joke, "there's gonna be 4 in there."  :-o I told him not to joke.  The ultrasound tech said, "well, there's not 4 but... There's 2."  :-O  Of course, I immediately went into shock.  That is almost too much to absorb, I can't even imagine being told there were more than that.  My nurse practitioner was excited, of course, even if she didn't quite do what I asked.  It was a long pregnancy that I thought was going to get the best of me but with tons of support from many friends, whom I call family, I was able to make it.  The twins are almost 20 weeks old now (WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!?!?) and, so far, we are all hanging in there.  We have survived jaundice, their first colds, and weaning them off the 2am bottle.  I can only think about how everything is twice as much than when you just have one.

Twice the worry,
twice the work,
twice the exhaustion.

Twice the crying,
twice the terror,
twice the illnesses.

Twice the diapers,
twice the formula,
twice the bibs,
twice the laundry.

But there is also:
Twice the giggles,
twice the wiggles,
twice the smiles.

Twice the joy,
twice the cuddles
twice the love.

I'll take it.  :-D

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Can this day just end already???

I am so over this day.  This week.  This month.

I have a lot on my plate.  Too much, I know, but that's life.  Some days I just want to hit the fast forward button.  Like today.  So, please, can this day just end already?????

Friday, February 4, 2011


Some days are better than others.  This I know.  Today is not one of those days.  All day it seemed like things were not going my way.  Nothing major just little things: the boys were up at 3:30a, I woke up with my sinuses clogged and a sore throat, dropped my iPod and the case broke, stepped wrong on my foot and my ankle started bothering me, the lock on my gym locker decided to randomly change it's combination and I had to pry it apart (which was way too easy!,) plans got rearranged and I ended up w/an extra toddler, and for some reason I no longer have any perception of my body so I keep bumping into things...  Just enough to put me on a ledge looking over the cliff.  I took a deep breath and turned my back to that stupid ledge.  You see, tomorrow has to be a better day.  And this time I know it will be.  Hubby and I are going to run away for a night, take a breather, if you will.  I need it.  I just wish I could remember to do it more often.  Then maybe I could stand on the ledge and just enjoy the view.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Potty Training

After observing my daughter for almost an hour her doctor asked me if she was potty trained yet.  I said no, I mean she is only 2.5 so it's not like she is behind or anything.  Well, the doctor said that with her intelligence level she was just playing us.  We're fine with this cause with 2 4 month olds I don't have time to clean up the messes big girl panties would bring.  She goes on the big potty when she wants to and if I catch her with a dry diaper she'll usually go for me.

Today after her bath she says to me "something's coming out of my parts, maybe I go pee potty."  So she's playing us big time.  Oh, well, what ya gonna do...right.