“Twins? Ugh! Better you than me!” “Oh boy, twins? You must really have your hands full.” “Uh oh! Double trouble!” When you have twins, everyone feels the need to tell you how screwed you are. How your life is over. How they’ll age you faster than you can imagine. How happy they are that they didn’t get stuck with a similar, awful fate. Well guess what, haters? HAVING TWINS IS EFFING AWESOME. And here are my top 10 reasons why… 10. A new appreciation for BOGO sales. Sure, everyone likes a good deal — especially when it involves buying something […]
10 months! Crawling! Teeth cutting! Puffs! Things are getting exciting around here. The girls are VERY mobile and crawling around like crazy. Everly’s first bottom teeth just started poking through over the last 24 hours. Chloe’s are still hiding, but she can sit up on her own, so she’s got Ev beat on that one. They both know what’s up with cereal puffs now, and no longer let them fall out of their mouths. You go, girls. Eat those puffs! They get smarter & sillier every day and I can’t imagine life without these little nerds.
It’s Mother’s Day. And for the first time, it’s my day. Although I’ve held the title for more than 9 months now, it still seems so hard to believe sometimes. That I’m a mom. A mother. I have children. All of those “Yo mamma” jokes are about me now. As I’ve mentioned before, growing up I was always so terrified of having kids. I had never been a “baby person”. I just didn’t see the appeal. Everything babies did made me gag. All that drooling, spitting up, pooping… No thanks. I didn’t want any part of it. Yet here I […]
Mike and I took the girls on a little walk around the neighborhood yesterday. And dammit, it was perfect. Perfect temperature. Perfect amount of sunshine. Perfect lack of wind. All of my ideal walking conditions were met and then-some. Bravo, mother nature! You’re alright! We walked past big, beautiful old homes (that I plan to occupy in my next life). We came across birds and squirrels and scary dogs. We smelled flowers and soil and Nyquil (well, Mike smelled that one). We took in all of the sights and scents that springtime has to offer. It was a beautiful day and […]
I started drafting a “real” post, but in light of all the crummy things going on in the world right now, I thought I’d just share a couple of uplifting videos instead. (And I might be experiencing a bit of writer’s block too, but let’s keep that on the down-low.) First, the much talked about national anthem from the Sabres/Bruins game in Boston the other night. I wouldn’t say that I’m a very patriotic person, but this most definitely brought tears to my eyes. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. If you already have, it’s worth seeing […]
The girls’ nursery doesn’t get too much use during the daytime, which is sad since it’s such a cozy little room. So a few days ago, as we were getting the girls ready for their baths, I decided to do a quick photo shoot in there. The lighting was perfect, so I thought the shots would be awesome. And they probably would have been… if I had bothered to adjust my camera’s white balance setting from “incandescent” to “sunlight”. Whoops. My bad, yo. Luckily, with a little help from Picasa, I adjusted the color enough to make the photos look […]
Yesterday the girls turned 8 months old. In-sane. How did this even happen? Where did my teeny little babies go?! Ahhhh!! In keeping with tradition, I took their monthly “sit on the couch/lay down with letter magnets” photos yesterday afternoon. But I also took some shots of them in their nursery, pre-bath. Both sets produced a few keepers, so in true “proud mamma” fashion, I’m going to share both of them. However, I won’t totally bombard my poor readers with a gazillion baby photos at once. (You’re welcome.) I’ll save the nursery photos for another post. Soooo here’s the “usual” […]
I’ve been finding myself saying this a lot lately: I am SO glad I had girls! When we first found out that we were having twins, Mike and I both were hoping for “one of each”. Best of both worlds and all that. But once they told us that there were 2 little girls in there, it just felt RIGHT. (Well, to me. Mike was kinda bummed, which was to be expected. I mean, he’s pretty outnumbered now with 3 girls in the house. Poor dude.) So yeah. Girls. Glad I have ’em. Reason #3789: Easter-freakin’-dresses!
Total indifference. That’s how I’d sum up the girls’ meeting with the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Pure “yep, just sittin’ here on a giant rabbit, no big deal…” indifference. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given how “thrilled” they were to meet Santa. Thankfully, unlike Santa, there was no ridiculous fee to visit this toothy-grinned, oversized rodent bunny wabbit. The fellow parents were well-behaved, despite it being a zillion degrees in the “bunny room”. The line was long(ish), but we were in and out in 30 minutes or so. Yeah, one of the girls may or may not have vomited […]
Wow — where did the last month go?? I feel like I just posted their 6-month photos yesterday. Damn you, February! Way to be shorter than the rest of your friends. Pssh. The girls are now 7 months old. 7 months! What happened to those teeny pink babies that we brought home? The scrawny, wrinkled bodies that we were so afraid of breaking… Those long, skinny arms and legs that reminded us of ET (sorry girls!)? They’ve come a long way from those fragile, 4-pound new baby days… No longer do they just lay around, occasionally treating us to little […]
Warning: This will be rant-y. Salty language may be used. Okay, I’ll just say it: My babies are driving me NUTS!!! We’ll start with their new (lack of) eating habits. Over the weekend, we introduced the girls to the wonderful world of solid food. More specifically, the oh-so-appetizing delicacy known as rice cereal. Yum. Needless to say, they’re not havin’ it. They scream, whine, kick, curse at us in baby-speak… Everything but eat. The pasty white mush goes everywhere but the intended target. Their bibs serve as nothing more than additional surface area to spread the mush around on. And we thought […]
So, it’s Valentine’s Day. Let’s pretend that I got all dressed up and went out for a fancypants dinner with my husband. Let’s pretend he brought me a dozen roses and a box of expensive vegan chocolates. (They were oh-so-yummy.) And since we’re all about bullshitting pretending, let’s pretend these are NOT Christmas dresses and that they wore them for more than 10 minutes.
Ok, imma just go ahead and say it: I think this recent trend of celebrating your “half-birthday” is bullshit. There is no half birthday. It’s either your birthday or it isn’t. There’s no “halfway mark”. No mid-year hump to get over. You simply get ONE day. No “birthday weeks” or “birthday weekends”. ONE. EFFING. DAY. However… TODAY IS TOTALLY THE TWINS’ HALF-BIRTHDAY!!! 6 WHOLE MONTHS ALREADY! AHHHH!!! Ahem… So yeeeeah, like I said, half-birthdays only count when you’re babies who don’t know any better. 😉 Now that I’ve got that squared away, let there be cute!
If someone were to ask me “What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received from your father?”, I wouldn’t have to give it a second thought. One phrase would immediately pop into my head and I’d proudly echo the words I’ve heard my dad proclaim many times throughout my life. Was it some hokey Ward Cleaver-esque gem about always doing the right thing? Nope. Perhaps a famous quote about following your dreams? Not so much. The one piece of (not quite) fatherly advice that will stick with me forever? “If it’s free, take it!” Ah, yes, my father has […]