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: