Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I am covered in puke.
And it is not even Noon yet.
Not looking forward to what the rest of this day holds for me.
Or what A and K hold in their little stomach's for me.
Arent I supposed to be doing something?
Ahh… Yes. Packing.
BUT I DON'T WANNA! I am feeling childish today. I want to go ride bikes on this rare sunny day in Oregon.
I want to walk to the Co-op in my heel's. Just so I can complain and get a foot rub later.
But most of all…. I want to go max out my Victoria's Secret credit card.
Welcome back saggy not full of milky goodness mom boobs.
When will I be able to afford the boob job I so long for?
How does never sound? Ha! Hubby is stuck with the Mom Boob Monster forever. I do believe it is a load of shit when he says he loves my body just the way it is. Twin Skin and all.
Actually… I am pretty hot. Just BTW. Put a nice push-up bra on me, and some skinny jeans and I could pass for… Well… Not a mom of 3.
Oh… Wait… I have to get rid of the perma-puke smell as well. That's NOT going to happen. It seems to be seeping out of my pores.
Ahh… Yes. They CIOM really does work! I am officially a believer. The babies are sleeping through the night! And the best part… THEY ARE HAPPY IN THE MORNING! This morning, I laid in bed. Waiting for them to start crying. Trying to figure out if they were alive or not from a room away. When I finally mustered up the energy to crawl out of bed, I found them in the crib smiling and talking to each other!
How wonderful to wake up to happy babies! After a change and a bottle they are now in the saucer and jumper still talking to each other. Tomorrow I am turning on the monitor to see if they are still waking up to play, and what time. Then the next step is getting them to nap in the crib instead of either on me or in the swing. I am assuming this will be harder than letting them CIO during the night.
Oh how friggen cute. A just fell asleep in the bouncer. I wonder how long they were awake for this morning? Well… I should get him into the crib for his nap. What happened to never move a sleeping baby?
My day starts here… A lot to accomplish for moving. The 18th seems so far away, but I know it will come sooner than later and we are NOT ready. This will be harder than the last move. I was four months pregnant with the T's. No help at all. Now that we have them here… It is a little more complicated than just not helping.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
For those of you who know, or had just read my last post, we are doing the Cry It Out method. It is the only way that seems logical and will work for us and our family. Last night was night #1 and was hell on earth here in our little house. The twins slept like usual. I woke them up at about eleven to get them fed and into pajamas and laid down in the temporary port-a-crib in D's room. I wrapped the twin's favorite blanket around the mattress, no chance of suffocation. Laid them down, kissed them and waited for tears. There were none! I had felt so accomplished! They were happy! I blogged about it, and went to sleep fairly quickly. *thank you Ambian*
Fast forward to 1am - I woke up in a panic wondering where the babies had disappeared to. Realizing that I am crazy and they were to my amazement, still asleep. I dozed back off.
2am - I HAD to peek. I just had to. They are still alive right? WHY ARE THEY NOT WAKING UP!?!?!
2:30am - The screaming begins. And does not stop. I feel like a horrible mother. Why is Hubby not waking up and feeling like this? I kicked him in his sleep. F$%ker. I want so bad to go rescue them. But I dose back off.
4:30am - I woke up to more screaming LOTS of screaming. Wanted to go rescue my babies. I decided it's now or never. I have to stick through this.
6:00am - My alarm went off to let me know it is time to wake up and get the twins. But there was no screaming! They were both sound asleep. Re-set my alarm for 8:00am
8:00am - Still no screaming. I decided to get them out of the crib, wake them up and feed them. I put them in bed with me and fed them. Now they are sleeping soundly in my bed.
Normally they are wide awake and bright eyed this time of day. Playing, laughing and giggling. I don't know if I should wake them up or not. If I do, I may have some seriously cranky babies on my hands. But if I do not, I am worried that their sleep schedule during the day will be messed up, effecting the night time routine and sleep.
Gosh parenting is hard.
Monday, January 24, 2011
So here we go, another crazy adventure in parenting. This one is on me. If they where sleeping through the night I would love for them to still be in our bed. There is something so preciouse about sharing a bed with your children. My Mommy, my Sisters and I all shared a bed, and sometimes still do. Co-bedding or "The Family Bed" is something that is too oftern looked down apon. It's a shame that being close with your family in every aspect of life can be shunned.
Pff! To each their own and damnit I am doing it my way!
Here is to the first night, hopefully all is well in the morning and I will still feel like doing it again tomorow night. Hopefully they do not wake me through my ambian haze that is kicking in as I am posting this.
I should shut dowm as it is getting harder to type and the screen is seeming to run away from me!
Praying for my twins, that they will live through a night of terror. Well, terror for me. But pray that we are happy healthy and alive in the morning.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
By simple nature, I am a labeler. I should by stock in label companies and own a professional labeler. Normally I use tape and a piece of paper. Do it the cheap way. Recently the wonderful people over at www.appliedlabels.com sent me a package of kids labels for shoes and clothing. I was really excited because I am SICK of writing on my sons clothes with permanent marker. Not only does it ruin the clothes, but when the twins are bigger I can expect them to be at least a little upset that D's name is all over their clothing.
I went through D's closet and labeled all of the clothes I could, his shoes and for grins a couple toys. He got a kick out of it and has been bragging about his labels to his friends. Which is a little weird. But to each his own.
The real test was when it came time to do laundry. Cautiously loaded up our wash machine and started it. Terrified of the outcome. Will there be labels clogging the drain pipe? Will the white's get stained with the black ink? When the washer finally buzzed, my worries disappeared when miraculously everything was still intact!
Ok… So I am being a little dramatic here. By the time the washer buzzed I has completely forgotten about the labels, and threw everything in the dryer. It wasn't until I was folding the clothes that I remembered they where there. But, I was amazed to find that they were intact, and nothing had bothered them. Not even looking like they where worn. Pretty cool in my book.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
It is just another Thursday morning here at my house. My soon to be EX-House. We are officially moving into our own little teeny 500 square foot apartment. Going to be clipping coupons to save my life, doing our own haircuts and no more Hollywood showers. It is going to be tight trying to get by, we have done it before so why would we not be able to do it now? The big bummer is, no washer and dryer. It will have to all be done at the laundry mat down the street. But it is a sacrifice we are willing to make in order to get out on our own again. There is nothing like being able to have noisy sex!! And oh! I cannot wait to have that back! That and wandering around naked in my own house! Oh, to feel a breeze again ;-)
But in all seriousness, I am semi pro at moving, I have done so more times than you can count on any limb or ligament of your body, pack up the shit we need and throw away everything else. It's a good cleansing that is needed every once in a while. Moving or not. D's room will be the last to tackle. It scares me. I think that if the Boogey Monster does exist, he will be hiding in there. Our room is easy, clothes and more clothes. I am a bit of a clothing hoarder. I LOVE clothes, and don't want to part with any of them. I might wear it again someday! I have enough sense to get rid of all but one pair of size 0 jeans. In hope that someday I will be able to squeeze my size 3 ass into them. The rest of the house will not be as easy. Sorting our stuff from Mom's will be a hard task. It will be like getting divorced. Mine and yours, or yours and mine. No one knows.
I have to get to it soon, or else it will be chaos trying to get it done in just a few days. I am going to start by… Well… Getting off of here.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Ok... That's easy enough to handle. Maybe a nice bath twice a week, or a glass of wine and a book? What's really sad is that I am going to have to schedule this on the calendar. "Mama's Time".
I will let you know how it goes.
Sunday, January 9, 2011