Monday, January 26, 2009

A little explanation

I know I told everyone earlier that I made a belated New Year's resolution to blog a little more often. And I apologize for slacking. Some people have emailed me and called me out on failing my resolution already!! Haha.

Here's what is going on at the moment that has made it extremely hard to find the time to blog.

1) The girls are awake a lot more often now during the day, and when they are awake, they demand to be entertained as they still have trouble entertaining themselves...especially one of our little pumpkins, but I will not name names!

2) I started back to work two weeks ago, which is why I made the resolution in the first place, because I knew my time was going to become even more limited.

3) And probably the biggest reason of that Nate and I are in the process of interviewing college kids to watch the girls while both of us are at work. My schedule is always rotating, and we couldn't find a day care that would take the girls without making us pay the full day's worth, even if they would only be there for 3 hours before Nate picked them up. just shy of two weeks, I have fielded 79 (SEVENTY-NINE!!) emails and 3 phone calls from college women interested in watching the girls.

It has been a draining process to weed out the ones who are looking for an "easy" way to make some extra cash, versus the ones who are qualified and will be able to handle two screaming infants at one time without getting too stressed.

So the blog might continue to be kind of slow until we figure out some child care options. I have learned to hate both my email and my phone. I think within the next few days, I am going to boycott both. Ha.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm too sexy

No more words are needed.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Show and tell

I would say that one of the most commonly asked questions (besides whether or not they are twins or if they are identical vs. fraternal) is "how do you feed them both at the same time?" First of all, when we are home alone with them, we keep our fingers crossed that they won't be on the same schedule so that we can hold and cuddle each of them while they are eating. Otherwise, this is what it sometimes looks like....

We put them in their boppy pillows and either prop the bottles with blankets (usually only if we have to get another bottle warmed or change a diaper), or we sit on the floor and hold both of the bottles for the girls. We hate doing it, but sometimes you just do what you have to do to survive! And trust me, two infants wailing at the same time is no fun! And unforunately, they haven't really learned the concept of patience quite yet. Haha.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Alivia is so sad that the holidays are over and that her mommy is heading back to work on Monday. She couldn't help but show us how saddened she is...

So after not making a dime for my family in the last 5 1/2 months, I'm finally headed back to work as of January 12th. It seems like such a foreign concept to me, because I haven't worked a single day since mid to late July! I am excited to feel like a productive member of my family again, but of course it's going to be very difficult to leave the girls. Luckily, I am only going back part-time for now.

And just so you know, I made a belated New Year's resolution to blog a bit more often! We'll see how far that gets me. I'm just afraid that with going back to work, the blogging might take more of a back seat then it already has. So my goal is to keep posting at least once a week, but ideally it will be every 4-5 days.