Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Big One

Today is my birthday.

Over five years ago when we started trying for child #2, I might have thought that I'd be celebrating this birthday being a mom of 3, but I would have never envisioned all that it took to get here.

I won't lie, though, I was a little melancholy about this birthday, maybe even dreading it a little.

Lucky me, I'm now the magical age where doctors consider you of "advanced" age...when it comes to having children.

I didn't think it would bother me. Honestly, we're probably not going to have another child, so it really doesn't matter.

It does bother me a little, though.

You see, in MY plan, I wouldn't have had struggled to have more kids. My path would have included 3 children, all 2 years apart, which means the youngest would have been three this year. Instead, I have 8 month old twins and a 6 year difference between my oldest and youngest.

What's that saying..."The best laid plans..."?

Anyways, I couldn't feel more blessed than I do right now!

I had a wonderful day, filled with lots of hugs, kisses, and love. Along with quite a few dirty diapers, too! ;)

M. took us all out for dinner(the babies slept the whole time!), I had a nice big coffee drink from Car.ibou, followed up with cake and presents at home. Miss O. gave me a gift card to my favorite craft store, and the babies gave me a new travel mug for my coffee. M. bought me a carousel for my k cups and a gift card for I think I'm going to buy a new pair of sneaks and the "+" system for my ipod.

Add in a bunch of birthday wishes on FB and cards from the Braces Bunch and I had a GREAT day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Status Quo

24 hours in a day are not enough.

At least, not enough to get everything *I* want to get done.

Especially when sleep is at a premium around these parts.

I miss blogging, I miss commenting, I miss YOU!

Someday, hopefully soon, I will find balance and be able to document the craziness that is my life after twins and with a first grader! For once, after reading a blog post in my reader, I'll be able to click over and comment immediately, instead of marking it "unread" so that I can do so later...which I can never find time to do.

All I can do is try...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time Flies

Miss O at 3 days old

March 10, 2004

7th bday

March 7, 2011

I have a 7 year old did that happen?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Coffee, Stat!

Coffee, stat!

I need a pick me up today.

This week the twins have decided that sleeping is no longer high on their lists of things to do.

Big Boy has been sleeping all night about 75% of the time for about a month. Pretty Girl teased me last week by sleeping through the night for the first time.

It's been downhill ever since.

Both she AND Big Boy are now getting up in the middle of the night to eat.

In the case of Pretty Girl, she's decided that the middle of the night is the perfect time to start nursing every 2 hours again!?! I've tried to settle her with just a binky, but she's not having it. Only nursing will do. So, she eats for about 15 minutes and then goes back to sleep.

I haven't felt this rough since about late November. It's shocking how quickly you forget what it's like to survive on little to no sleep. What's even more shocking is how great 4 hours uninterrupted feels!

This too shall pass.

In the meantime, I'm very thankful for my Christmas present from the kids...and a little snack to go along with my coffee.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Madness

The month of March is here...and I'm NOT talking about college basketball!

I'm probably going to lose my mind.

This month is full of SO many things for our family. It's Miss O.'s and my birth month, as well as quite a few other family members.

For example, this week alone, we have the father/daughter dance Friday night, a cousin's birthday party on Saturday up North, and a first birthday party for a friend's daughter on Sunday. I haven't found a dress for Miss O. yet, and still need to purchase 2 birthday presents. On the list of things to do, finish planning Miss O.'s party, secure goody bag treats, and design a cake. (Miss O. is adamant that I bake her cake...)

I am crazy.

If I get through the month without a major meltdown, I will consider it a success!

Overall, I can't complain...things are going pretty well here.

The twins are starting to become mobile. Scary! So far, they can only get up on all fours and propel themselves backwards. They are both enjoying trying out solid food and Pretty Girl has popped 2 teeth over the last 2 weeks. If we could sleep through the night things would be better, but I'm hoping that will come with time...sadly, they seem to be no where near doing so.

Lots on my mind and plenty of things to say, but no time to post! I'm going to try to bang out a couple of posts in the next couple of days, and try to comment on the blogs I'm reading. I can't figure out how anyone with babies finds a way to do so...I must be doing something wrong!

So, I leave you with a couple of questions....any input is appreciated!

How much should 7 month old children eat when it comes to solids?

Right now the twins have a jar of baby food for lunch and dinner, plus puffs/rice teethers while we eat dinner, and cereal before bed. Pretty Girl still nurses on demand and Big Boy drinks about five, 6 oz bottles of half BM, half formula a day.

Does anyone have the Nike + for running? Do you need special shoes to make it work or can you attach it to any shoe? Do you like it? Why?

I'm thinking about asking for it for my birthday, but don't really understand how it works. I have an ipod touch, which is compatible, but worry that I need new shoes, too!

If you are a SAHM after working, how did you adjust to not working?

There is a whole post brewing in my head on this one...I think I'm finally falling into a routine and feeling like I'm actually contributing to the household. I won't lie, though, I don't like not having an income!