Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our 7 week update.

The twins are 7 weeks old now, and we're still alive to tell the tale. In all honesty, they've been very good to us. They are good babies, although they've upped their cranky factor lately, probably because they've now reached term (they're corrected age is 2 weeks). They are seen here wearing they're "coming home" outfits that they just fit into now.

We had an interesting couple of weeks at the beginning of April with Maeve bringing RSV home from daycare. Mommy got it, followed by Maren and Beckett. Maren held her own, but wee little Beckett has a 6 day hospital stay. Not fun. We're all home and well now, so that's all that matters. I will say that having 6 week old twins with RSV was NOT fun.

Maren is the loud vibrant one, while Beckett is the quiet shy guy with the smile that will warm your heart. He smiles and I melt. Maren's gift is her resemblance to my Dad. It's a beautiful gift to see your father (who has since passed) in your daughter's face every day. Amazing.

Maeve is our superstar. She has adapted to these new additions with incredible maturity. She loves them to pieces and has grown up so much since they've come home. Her latest accomplishment - potty training! We now only have 2 kids in diapers!

So, that's where we are at. We are enjoying our family of three, although we'd love a little more sleep. ;)


It's always about logistics when you're outnumbered.

Brent will soon be heading back to work (in May) and I'll be somewhat on my own with 3 kids. My Mom will be here (thank god), but it's not the same as having the other parent around.

Things that I wonder about...

-Groceries. How does one parent take 2 infants and a toddler to the grocery store?
-Emergencies. Enough said.
-Cooking. How the hell will I be able to make anything other than omelettes and sandwiches?

These are just my immediate concerns, there are many more in the middle of the night. Trust me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why Barnacles?

These are my barnacles.

As cute as they are, they do like to cling (especially the little ones). But, I guess that's what you sign up for when you become a parent and I wouldn't have it any other way.