Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Still alive!

I am so horribly overdue in posting that I am almost ashamed to show my blogger face around here... Nothing terribly exciting to report, just me trying to keep my head above water and not go completely crazy day-to-day:-) Turns out that two babies is really a whole lot of work!!!

Let's see...they sleep OK, although I would like them to go to bed easier and to sleep longer at once. At night they are really good about waking up to eat and then going right back to sleep, but they are still up every 3-4 hours, and I would love for them to go 4+ hours consistently. They eat really well, especially MA, who eats like a horse and now weighs about 12 pounds. LK has some acid reflux from time to time, so she doesn't quite eat as well. But, still no problems of note, and she weighs about 11.5 pounds, so they are both gaining weight well. Very much looking forward to being able to feed them some rice cereal and get them sleeping through the night!!!

The days, while The Boy is at work, are tough. Most of the time I am OK, but there is always once or twice a day that they both need something at the same time, and I have to just let one of them cry until I can take care of her. I have a girl who just finished her freshman year of college (she went to Munchkin's school, I ran into her Mom one day out walking, she mentioned that she was looking for some extra work...voila) who comes over to help me from noon until 4:00 two days a week, which is a big help. I have put out some inquiries to find a similar helper when I move to the beach next weekend, I think I will need the help.

And St. Mother in Law comes over once a week, as well, partly because she knows I need the help and partly because she misses her baby girls:-) The other two days can seem very long:-D

Let's see what else...Munchkin is already at the beach for the summer, and I really, really miss her. By the time I get down there, it will be nearly two months living away from her, which is entirely too long! I was in the grocery store earlier today and saw a mother and a daughter shopping very clearly to stock up the daughter's apartment (must be a summer sublet) and I had a warm feeling about the day I get to take her college shopping...that is a good sign that I need her around more often:-)

Her trip to France went fabulously and she remains totally and completely in love. Her hosts report that she was a wonderful guest, and that her French is getting quite good...good enough that they didn't even have to speak much English for her. Quite the accomplishment, if you ask me! There is still 1% of me that thinks I should take the girls to Nice in August...

She is hanging with her brother now and has started working at two of her three jobs. The other family doesn't move there until the end of June, so she is not quite as busy now as she will be. But, as usual, totally loving life. Wouldn't you?

I guess that's all. I should probably have more to write about after being gone so long, but my brain doesn't retain as much information as it once did;-)

So...that's all you get!


Monika said...

Missed you! Glad to hear everything is going so well! It will be no time that the babies are finally sleeping through the night. My nephew does now and my sister and mother are beyond ecstatic about this.

Are you off to the beach soon?

Kari said...

I totally think you should go to Nice with the Girls -- you will have a wonderful time.
I hope you are remembering to eat on the days you are by yourself -- biggest thing I have found of mom's with Twins is that they forget to eat and drink enough. Keep some snackies stashed throughout the house (and the beach house)....don't want you getting run down. Can you get someone for the other two days? I know it is extra $$$ but if it makes your life easier -- I think it is worth it.
I bet Munchkin is just as excited as you are for you to come to the beach!
Have a wonderful time at the beach -- take fun pictures of the girls at the beach!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

yay! you are back. glad things are going well. i tagged you in a blog award! b/c, you know, I'm sure you have all kinds of time to do this fun stuff. :P

Kathleen said...

Yay--glad you are still alive. I miss you around here. Hang in there and hope you get some help at the beach. It will get easier!