It’s A Twintastic Life, Plus Other Chatter!
A Twintastic Life & More Chatter
Hey everybody. Let me try and get a post in, before my brood awakes, ha ha!
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Ok, back to baby business:) The girls are doing very well. Growing like weeds, and they are more expressive each and every day. This heat has been rough, as far as stepping out with the twins. They have had to stay in more days then out, during that heat wave.
On the absolute hottest day of the year thus far, an actual record breaker, it was over 100 degrees, I went to get formula at Babies-r-us, and a woman was in there with her 3 wk. old twin boys!!? She didn’t appear to be there for a necessity she had to take them out for, just browsing for clothes, i thought that was insane. They were super cute though. Just made me sad inside more then anything, because I’m already starting to not be able to imagine them that little anymore.
How is someone like me going to be finished having babies, if she can’t bare to think of life never having a newborn in it, ever again? Whelp, my husband will tell you how, and that would be, he’s not helping, case closed. Just a sad thought to me, but with my endometriosis, no way any oopsies will take place. I feel nuts for even having these thoughts enter my mind, with 4 month old twins in tow. I was so adamant about 1 more only, that is IT, shop closed, for my daughter’s sake, and I got two, so more then I bargained for, what would ever, bring the thought of another into my head? If hubby reads this, he’ll be making sure I’m taking my birth control every night, and will be watching me swallow each and every pill, he he. Na…i don’t think anything will happen on it’s own, it’s been a long while since it has.
anyhow, back to my original story, I just thought that woman was nuts. They looked under 5 lbs, maybe 5 lbs max a piece, even had little caps on, in the heat. This must have been a first time mom I’m thinking. How many dumb things did we do when our 1st was born, not just over splurging on everything and everything, buying stuff we never needed nor used, and bringing them places they couldn’t possibly understand at their age. I think I have a pic of my son at 6 days old sitting on my lap on a slide at the park. (no didn’t go down the slide with him), just brought him to the playground like an idiot, taking pics on all the equiptment. Oh, and at 10 months old, I brought my 1st to the carnival, and went on top of an elephant, as if he would enjoy that. I got the pictures to see it, and I look back and say, was I crazy? But that heat…. it was too much, and they were preemies to, she told me. Not my place to say anything, so I didn’t, I just thought it, that and how I want to push the rewind button on my own children.
I know sometimes, especially if our hubby’s work during the day, we have no choice but to do something we wouldn’t normally do, and take our kids along, if no one can help us. I think the pediatricians are insane when they say, no taking the baby or babies out into public places for 8 full weeks. That is an insanely long amount of time, and just not possible for a mom, especially who has other children. I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t afford a nanny or sitter to watch my newborn while I have to go out those 1st 8 weeks. I mean, I didn’t take them to a mall or anything crazy crowded, like a chuckee cheese until probably over that 8 wk. mark, but to get formula, or diapers, or picking your other kids up from school, which is a crowded place, what are you supposed to do, if you don’t have the help? Sometimes I did, but sometimes I didn’t. I just always thought that number was a bit high.
When our girls were just 10 days old, we had a big wind storm over here, knocking out our power, and hundreds of thousands of others. I was thinking, what the heck is my luck, that this couldn’t have happened while I was still pregnant, not with two brand new babies. We needed heat, we needed electric, we needed hot water, and it all was GONE. We waited, and we were told about 5 hours. WRONG, never happened, so we brave through the night, with heavy clothes, boiling water, and flashlights and lanterns. Nothing next day. Finally we couldn’t take it any longer, and checked ourself into a hotel, which we couldn’t afford, my husband was off on unpaid paternity leave, and still paying weekly for medical insurance, but what could we do? It was two days, and no power.
So we spent two more nights, at the hotel. How nice, I hadn’t been anywhere since our honeymoon, so I was like, even if we are close to home, it’s kind of like a pathetic little mini vacation, *smile*. At this time, Mikayla had a cold. That child was never sick until she started nursery school, then BOOM, all the time. Anyhow, she was going through alot of jealousy issues, and I caught her purposely coughin into the girls’ car seats, at their not even 2 week old faces. Talk about mad, and what do you think happened? The girls got their first colds, at only 12 days old. Thankfully a small one, but still, I was so worried because of their age and size. Finally after 5 long days our power came back on, and ever since Mikayla has been begging to go back to the hotel. She adored the pool. She wants it to be a girl’s night out, with just me and her, which sounds terrific, but I said, we can’t afford it right now.
She was willing to cut out the ‘party place’ style birthday, to have a backyard party, and take a few of her closest friends to a nearby water park, and have a night out with mom at a hotel. I still think that will be cheaper, then the $500-$600 with tax, for a 90 minute party at a bouncey place. Can you imagine making $600 for an hour and 1/2? Me neither. That just seems like an insane amount of money for an hour and 1/2, so she was willing to part with that idea, for a small home party, an all day trip to the water park, and our own girls night out. Sounds like a better, and far longer way to spend that money & I’ll betya it’ll end up cheaper.
Now we got to figure out gifts. Christmas we got lists galore from the kids, but this time, she isn’t being too forthcoming with what she wants. I ordered her one of those plasma cars. They look cool, and even mommy could take a spin. Got a good deal on amazon. She is always wanting to print stuff out on my printer, so maybe we’ll get her her own for her computer. The printer will be the cheap part, I’m sure she will be going through ink cartridges like there is no tomorrow. I bought her the only remaining Liv doll she does not have in her collection, and the rest…I don’t know. We’ll see. Then my son is next month, it never ends! MADNESS!
Anyhow, at least the girls are in March, not too close to Christmas, and still a few months off from June, where my mad ‘money blowing season’ starts, with two father’s days, mom’s b-day, our anniversary, etc. I’m thankful twins share a birthday. I wonder what it’s like in the Duggar home? Every week it MUST be somebody’s birthday? Imagine affording all of that. Crazy!! I wonder if they are going to stop having children now, at #19, or not, after going through such a roller coaster ride, with their last, Josie? I think I would count my blessings and retire personally. That was really scary to me, because she was only like a week or two ahead of me, and I kind of was freakin, that something may happen to me to.
Anyhow, I know I love to talk & write, so I’m chewing ears off here. I’m going to let you off the hook for now. I got to go lay on a heating pad anyhow. My belly is killing me. Switched birth control pills last night, from Yaz to a higher dosage, Yasmin pill. I’m scared of these pills, but I really need to find something to relieve some of the pain, It’s just gotten to be too much.
Here is a link to the picture of the outfit I thought Mikayla would look soooo cute in for her birthday. Is it over the top? It’s kind of pricey, my husband says to ‘icksney’ the idea, but, I like it!! Can’t wait to dall up my twinkies for their 1st birthdays. It’ll be such a blast! Anyhow, I’ll share the link instead of the pic, because she has her name on it, and I don’t roll like that, if you know what I mean!!
Gotto get ready for a birthday party right now, Now no time for the heating pad. Took over 3 hrs. to write this. Girls did NOT wanna take their morning naps!
Gotto suck up every ounce of my son today. After the party, I’m taking him skating. He loves to roller blade. His father is coming for him tomorrow (grrrr….:twisted: ) and he’ll be gone until early sept. before school starts. My heart is so sad, but I have tried not thinking about it. it’s just too close now, not to. Ok enough before I get all emotional.
See ya later gators!