Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Well, it has taken me forever to write a piece about the birth of the twins, and the longer I waited the easier it became to keep putting it off. Hmmm, where to start?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Nuala and Ruari made the rounds together (it's so nice having older kids who want to help out once in a while!). Can you spot them in the crowd?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Today I had an amnio done and I am feeling, well, just lost. The past 24 hours have been a blur and I feel like I am coming unglued. Like my entire world is just unraveling, and I don't even know where to begin. I have a million questions and worst case scenarios running thru my head and everything is happening so fast I can't seem to get a handle on it or slow down.
As you can see, he was absolutely thrilled...
When the babies were born however, he welcomed them into his heart with a degree of poise and grace that was a bit surprising even to me.
Over the course of the past year, he has forfeited his rank as the 'baby' of the family to not just one, not even two but THREE younger siblings (he has a younger brother at his dad's house as well as the twins) and we sometimes forget what a tremendous adjustment this must have been for him. In part because he has been so agreeable to the natural change and in part because well, perhaps we were so sleep deprived for the past 6 months that we simply didn't have enough time or energy to really notice. Either way, I have been doing my best as of late to sneak some precious time for just the two of us. Sometimes true 'quality' time can be hiding right in front of your eyes, or in our case "glasses". And you need not look much further than the here and now.
I'm sure there is a part of him that still longs for the days when mommy time meant long afternoons at the children's museum, bike rides in the park or 100 trips down the tube slide together.
But for now, 10 minutes of pure uninterrupted silliness will simply have to do.
***Imported from Just9isFine. Originally posted 6/21/2008***
Well ladies and gents, I did it. I braved the water park alone with two babies in tow. There were some minor complications, but nothing that a little bit of twin-mom-creative-on-the-spot-strategizing couldn't overcome! The wee ones were a bit skeptical at first, but once given a chance they warmed up to the idea and drew attention from many with all their frolicking and splashing about. When it was leaving time, they literally had to be dragged from the water kicking and screaming.....which of course drew even more attention.
One Toy, Two Babies is not a story with a happy ending my friends. No sireee bob, not happy at all. Except of course for One baby who emerges from the fray victoriously clinging to the prize, fingers clenched and eyes wide. As most twin moms will tell you, and as you have already learned from your own longing gazes at greener pastures, what one baby has the other baby wants. Now.
This is a glimpse of what will happen if you ever find yourself with one toy and two babies. (Viewer discretion advised)
One Toy. One Baby~
One Toy. Two Babies~
One Toy. Two Babies. Three Teeth~
One Toy. Two Babies. One Tantrum~
One Toy. One (rather relieved) Baby. One Referee Mommy~
I wish all math was this simple!
I feel like a million bucks, like a teenager in love, like a honey bee. Like a promise you never broke or a secret you never told. I feel like an act of kindness, like a deep bellied laugh.
You know that first morning in spring when you wake up and the grass has turned green overnight, and the trees are budding and you feel an overwhelming sense of rebirth and elation? I feel like spring time. I feel better than spring time.
I feel just Tooty-Fruity.
Nuala Whitefeather has finally slept thru the night.
9pm-6am. Alert the press, call all your family, friends, neighbors, order a round on me and never say never! Now if I can only figure out how to persuade her to do it again tonight......