Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Year Later...

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Scott and I were waiting in anticipation of if we were having a baby boy or another baby girl. As the story goes, we found out we were having TWO boys. It was definately the shock of a lifetime. As many of you are aware, I was not happy. I thought there was no way I could be able to care for twins and a 2 year old. I thought Claire was going to hate me for not only bringing one baby home, but for bringing home two. I also was told that day that I would have to stop working. I was blown away.

Now, a year later I cannot imagine my life without these boys. They are honestly the most precious and loving babies. Claire, Ryan and Isaac light up my life. They are my world. I am also very proud of myself. I am able to take care of three kids alone and pretty well if I do say so myself. We are able to go places or just play at home. Claire also has adjusted very well to her brothers. She loves them and loves helping Mommy take care of them.

I have wondered if I only had one of the boys which one it would have been. The thought is so sad because they are both an important part of our family.

As for work, that has been a challenge. I am okay with working my weekend nights, but I really miss working more intensely with my young adult patients. I feel like that part of my life is on hold...but to be honest, I would much rather make the sacrifice so I can spend more time with my family.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I have really been a slacker at updating this thing! I guess when push comes to shove I am more of a one-liner facebook status kinda girl...

Anyway, to sum up what is happening...basically I am TIRED! I am drained most days because these boys have just become the worlds worse nappers. Usually I could drive them around to help them fall asleep, but not so much anymore. They WILL fall asleep in the car, however only for the actual ride...they won't stay asleep in their seats anymore.

I guess working weekend nights doesn't help the situation much.

I miss sleep...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Long time coming...

I have been quite the post slacker recently, but with my new found love of facebook I kinda do my "updates" there.

The biggest thing for me now is the challenge of my work schedule. Honestly, there really isn't any good way to work with my situation. I have basically settled (for now) on working every weekend 12 hour nights and a few evenings a week. The nights are okay, the hardest part is not sleeping on Monday when I come home from work until bedtime that night. I hope I don't go completely insane from poor sleep. I also miss doing the job I used to do, working with young adults. I still work with them occasionally, but it is no where near the degree I used to.

The boys are doing pretty well. Ryan still really stinks at sleeping, and has basically resigned himself to only sleeping in our bed. I am not sure how to break that habit...Isaac does pretty well in his crib, but I occasionally move him to our bed too if he won't go back to sleep in the middle of the night. I had them in our bed initially because they were both up so much in the middle of the night (especially Ryan) where I couldn't imagine being able to sleep any other way.

Claire is in potty training hell (or really I am). She gets the concept of peeing on the potty and will do it when we take her, but will never ask to go. No poop yet. I can't wait till it gets warmer so she can go diaper less in little dresses. The pressure is on since she starts PreK in September (and turns 3 end of August). I hope they don't kick us out!!

This is it for now!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Moving on up...or should I say out!

Both boys are now officially facing out in the baby bjorn! Yay boys!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Random questions...

  • Where do I find a kitchen table that will fit a family of 5?

  • Why do I have no motivation to diet?

  • Will I ever be able to exercise again?

  • Why are kids really into "Max and Ruby? It is quite annoying!

  • Why is formula so dang expensive?

  • Why doesn't starbucks deliver?

  • Why can't my house ever stay clean for longer than an hour?

  • When will I find the time to clean the maternity clothes at of my closet and bring up my winter clothes from the basement?

  • Why do I have to change the batteries in the swing every 4 days?

    • Ughh...I am in a mood! I blame the weather! Here is a cute picture of Isaac to lift the mood though...

        Thursday, January 1, 2009

        Happy New Year!!

        We had a quiet night in last was very nice. My friend and her family were supposed to join us, but she got that nasty stomach bug!
        I start back to work "officially" on Saturday. It gives me mixed emotions to go back. On one hand, I get adult interaction and time away from the house...but on the other hand I am going to miss everyone!! Right now I am going to be working every weekend, mostly nights and a evening during the week. I am going to try this schedule for 6 months, and if it doesn't work out I can try something else!

        Here are some Christmas pics:

        Monday, December 29, 2008


        2008 in Review
        1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Um, had two babies at once!

        2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Not so much...I was supposed to lose weight!

        3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Besides me...Debi, Melissa, Emily

        4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes, Scott's Mom-Mom passed in February. My friend Val lost her doggie too...

        5. What countries did you visit? None

        6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? More wine...

        7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
        February 13th - found out I was pregnant
        May 28th- found out I was having twins and also was told I could no longer work.
        September 17th - my babies arrived

        8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Taking care of three children by myself!

        9. What was your biggest failure? I feel like I have lost everything I worked to become at work!

        10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Three months of terrible morning sickness, Four months of "house arrest."

        11. What was the best thing you bought? Minivan!!

        12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My husband's for picking up the slack when I was unable to do anything!

        13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Not sure...

        14. Where did most of your money go? Bills!!

        15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Having my boys!

        16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Meesca Moosca Mickey Mouse!

        17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
        a) happier or sadder? happier
        b) thinner or fatter? fatter - I just had twins
        c) richer or poorer? poorer, MUCH poorer

        18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Had more time going out!

        19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Sitting on couch...

        20. How did you spend Christmas? At home with my family and friends...

        21. Did you fall in love in 2008? Oh yes, times two on September 17th.

        22. What was your favorite TV program? House Hunters, 30 Rock, House

        23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I ain't a hater!

        24. What was the best book you read?Oh goodness, I read SO many books this year. My favorites are..."The Time Traveler's Wife"-Audrey Niffenegger, "Bright Shiny Morning" - James Frey, "The Pillars of the Earth" -Ken Follett & "Escape" - Carolyn Jessup.

        25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse soundtrack...

        26. What did you want and get? A baby...I got two!

        27. What did you want and not get?An uneventful pregnancy

        28. What was your favorite film of this year? Shit...I haven't been to the movies since 2006!

        29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 30! I took care of twins and a two year old!!

        30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? More money!!

        31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Maternity

        32. What kept you sane?My family & friends

        33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I think Anderson Cooper is sexy even if he is gay!!

        34. What political issue stirred you the most? I don't get why people get all nutso over gay marriage...let them marry!!

        35. Who did you miss? My dad!

        36. Who was the best new person you met?Well, the boys, obviously.

        37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. Things don't always go as planned, but that is ok!

        38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
        ummm...I watch too much Playhouse Disney...but here it goes!

        Oh no, no, I never go to work
        Oh no, no, I never go to work
        Oh no, no, I never go to work
        Oh no, no, I never go to work

        On Mondays, I never go to work
        On Tuesdays, I stay at home
        On Wednesdays, I never feel inclined
        Work is the last thing on my mind
        On Thursdays, it's a holiday!
        And Fridays I detest
        Oh it's much too late on a Saturday
        And Sunday is the day of rest