Saturday, January 30, 2010

2 days and counting until its back to work

Wow. I never thought I would be upset about going back. I pictured me being that person that would like to go back to work. I guess I was wrong. I think I could pull this SAHM thing off! Now if I could just figure out how to afford it I would be all set! I keep praying Gary gets a promotion and then he will make the same amount that him and I make together now by himself. I keep praying.....they have a few lieutenant postions opening up soon so hopefully he will get one. Then I think I will work 6 more months or so until I have our credit card debt paid off and then I will be putting in my notice. I know eventually he will get it but its just a matter of when. I do believe God provides when we need it most so hopefully it will be soon! Everyone keep your fingers crossed!

So in the mean time Gary will be watching the girls during the day and I will have them when I get out of work at 3:30. It really sucks. Gary and I are best friends. We do everything together. I am so upset that the only time I will get to see him now is on the weekends. But I guess you do what you gotta do to survive at this point!

So, I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight but am not back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. I can fit into most of my jeans (only because they are all stretchy) but I dont fit into one pair of my freaking work slacks! What is up with that? My body is just a whole different ball game now. Its so strange! It is wider I think?? And flabbier than before. I can't wait for the spring and summer so I can get my butt back into shape. My goal is to be bikini worthy by the end of the summer! I guess that means I should stop eating Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate for dinner then huh? Probably a good idea.

Welp, I posted pics of Finley yesterday so tomorrow I will try to take some of Gillian.....if she has a few minutes where she is actually happy that is! I can't believe I ended up with one easy baby and one high maintence baby. Its like me and Gary! Gillian is definatly me...bitch, bitch,, me, me.....whah, whah, whah and Finley is Gary....laid back, chillen kinda girl. I am scared to see how Gillian will be as a teenager!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A smile that melts my heart!

Finley is learning to smile. She has been doing it more and more everyday and it just cracks me up. Today I grabbed my camera when she started and started snapping away. The more I took the more she smiled. She is so cute I can't stop looking at them. Now if we can just get Gillian to wipe the puss of her face and start smiling

Slept through the night!

Finally the girls slept in their crib and through the night! All in the same night! Now if they could just keep this up it would be great. So maybe I can get some sleep before I go back to work on Monday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ass-a What?

Very random post. Today was bath night. Cousin Stacey came over to help with them! Thank goodness because I need someone to do the water! Okay, okay, I didn't need someone to do the water but I had to make Stacey feel important so she's the "water"! And she did a fabulous job too I might add! She made sure the babies were nice and wet at all times! So after the baths I got a call from my brother. They wanted to come over and hang out with the babies for a bit and eat all my food so I told them to come on over.

My brother Ben apparently pulled a muscle in his back trying to decide between Gatorade or mountain dew in Mobile this morning. Yeah you heard me right. He pulled a muscle in his back thinking. Can't quite figure it out myself yet. But anyway he was telling Stacey and I how he did it and that as soon as he did it he got some Excedrin. Stacey and I said "Excedrin? That's for Migraines" and he proceeds to tell us "Oh No, NO, Its good for backaches too. It has caffeine and (bear with me now so I can try to make you understand exactly how he pronouced the next word) Ass-ah-mit-a-pha". read it right and as slow as you read it, he said it. It was very amusing. Stacey somehow figured out what he really meant before I did. Have you figured it out yet? I am sure that if Stacey wasn't there I would still be standing there going "Huh"? Anyway. He meant acetaminophen. Ahhh, what a idiot.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baby Steals....Oh how I love you.

Now anyone that reads my blog knows I am a huge fan of I find the most amazing things on there for the girls! Today they had cute crocheted headbands on there for only $14.99. It was one head band with 4 flowers so I had to buy 2 of course. One for each one of my girls! Can't wait to get them.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cooking Maniac

So today I cooked for our freezer and made:

12 Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos
3 pans of Tuna Noodle Casserole
3 pans of Macaroni and Cheese
4 Pans of Chicken Stroganoff
1 Pound of Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers
1 Meatloaf

I think that is it for today. Tomorrow I am going to make some breakfast burritos and some breakfast sandwiches maybe bacon egg and cheese on biscuits or sausage egg and cheese on biscuits.

I guess in order to not have to worry about dinner during the week I need to sacrifice a couple hours a week to cook. Luckily Gary is a great help and it didn't take too long. Two hours from start to finish! Now I can relax!

Awwww.......thats all I need to say.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Wow! My life before the babies was simple. I was the "Princess", Gary catered to my every need, I had few responsibilities and man was it nice. I had this run for 30 years. Don't get me wrong, its not like I sat around on my ass all day and did nothing but after getting home from work who wants to do anything constructive? Not me, that's for sure! My ideal night consisted of me coming home, eating dinner and falling asleep on my couch! I love to take naps, before I got pregnant I would average about 10 hours of sleep a night. That all changed about 4 months into being pregnant when the heartburn set in and I was getting about 4-5 hours. Which I am pretty sure looking back on it was my bodies was of preparing me for children!

Now a days I am up at the crack of dawn with the girls, there are no more naps (not for me anyway) and I am bombarded with feedings, changing diapers, cleaning bottles, cleaning the house, and unbelievable amounts of laundry! My, my how my life has changed.

The strange thing is despite how exhausting it is, and I imagine when I go back to work in a week that's only going to get worse, I wouldn't trade this for the world! I enjoy sitting down and feeding my girls, I love changing their diapers no matter how stinky and disgusting they are because Finley smiles at me when I change hers! I love folding their ridiculous amounts of clothes and putting them away, they are so tiny and cute and I know one day their clothes wont be so tiny. How sad.

I started packing up the girls NB size clothes the other day (Finley is barely fitting into them anymore) and it was so depressing. My babies first little clothes......they are growing up so fast!

So anyway, tomorrow I am cooking for our freezer. When I was pregnant I went on a cooking spree and made tons of things for our big freezer downstairs so we wouldn't have to do anything but take something out and put it in the oven. Man am I glad I did that. I never realized how easy it is to forget to eat, or to get so caught up in what your doing you don't have time to cook. So, since we have almost depleted our freezer stash I am going to replenish some of it this weekend. This way all Gary has to do is take something out and put it in the oven for when I get home.

I am going to make chicken stroganoff, a couple meatloaves, some burritos, tuna noodle casserole and some chicken fingers. I figure if I make something each weekend it will help us out during the week. Its all about shortcuts now!

Well, thats all the rambeling I have for the night. Off to bed!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Somethings gotta give........right?

Well.....the girls are 7 weeks old today and I still can't get them to sleep in their crib! What the heck am I doing wrong? I have tried everything I can think of and nothing is working. I have a white noise machine, I have tried swaddeling, putting them down when they start to get tired, putting them down after they are asleep, rocking them....nothing is working. I go back to work in a week and I was hoping to have them sleeping in their room by then. Its not looking good!

So, they are sleeping in their swing and bouncer. Ironically I tried to get them to sleep in their crib for a hour tonight (up every 3 minutes to put Gillians pacifier back in her mouth) and after no luck the second I put her in her bouncer she passed out. Why? What is the freaking difference???!!! What am I doing wrong? Same with Finley.....she was wide eyed and staring at me every time I went in the room and I put her in her swing (not even swinging) and she passed right out. I dont know why I care. I know eventually they will end up in their cribs (they will right) so I am trying not to panick but its more mentally annoying to me!

Any tips? Advice? Anything???? Maybe just tell me you went through the same thing! Yep, that will make me feel better.

Bad Dog...

I love my lab to death but he is gonna get a butt kicking. He will not stop stealing the girls pacifiers and eating them. I buy at least a package a week and I only have 2 right now. Everytime I turn around there is another one missing. Then I have to search all over the house for the half eaten pacifier. Yesterday all I found was 2 small peices of one! Its gonna be real great when the dog needs a vet trip and they find 20 half eaten pacifiers in his freaking stomach!

I think its time I buy stock in soothies.....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

How you know your ready for a baby (or better yet TWINS)

Ha! Love this! I stole it from another Twin Mama Nicole! Thanks Nicole!

Mess Test:
Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub on the walls. Cover the stains with crayons. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

Toy Test:
Obtain a 55-gallon box of Legos. (If Legos are not available, you may substitute roofing tacks or broken bottles.) Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream (this could wake a child at night).

Grocery Store Test:
Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

Dressing Test:
Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag, making sure that all arms stay inside.

Feeding Test:
Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a stout cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as fruit loops or cheerios) into the mouth of the jug while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

Sleep Test:
Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8-12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 8:00 PM begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00 PM. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00 PM. Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until 4:00 AM. Set alarm for 5:00 AM. Get up ad make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

Physical Test (Women):
Obtain a large bean-bag chair, and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Now remove 10% of the beans.

Physical Test (Men):
Go to the nearest drug store. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask the clerk to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store. Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.

Final Assignment:
Find a couple who already have a small child. Lecture them on how they can improve their discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training, and the child's table manners. Suggest many ways they can improve. Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to runriot. Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will have all the answers.

What not to say in public........

So, Gary and I went to the store yesterday and got the truck and started to put the stuff in the back and I went to grab the babies to put them in. From the time they were born we put Finley behind the drivers seat and Gillian the more needy baby behind the passenger seat. This way if she needed something like her pacifier I could reach her from the drivers seat easier. So anyway, I grabbed the closest baby to me yesterday and went to go load her in behind the driver seat and realized it was Gillian and not Finley. So I yelled over to Dh "Oh man, this is the wrong baby.......Oh well". And he didn't think to much of it at first and then started laughing. How would you react if you heard a mother say she had the wrong baby?! Lol. I'm lucky I didn't arrested!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Can I go back to work yet?

I think I need to go back to work. I am so bored sitting around the house most of the day that all I have been doing is cleaning, cooking, organizing and reorganizing. You may be thinking how the heck can you do all this cooking and cleaning while you have twins? Trust me, at this stage in the game they dont do much except eat, sleep and poop. The are probably awake about 3-4 hours during the day.

I know when I go back to work I will see less of them and that makes me sad but at the same time I need to get out of the house and have a normal conversation with a adult! And at least I know that Gary will be home with them during the day and I wont have some stranger taking care of my kids.

So anyway, I have to get back to my cleaning, tonight I am organizing shampoos and lotions! Yippee!

My big girls!

So the girls had their pedi appointment today and both gained about 3lbs! The doctor was so thrilled with their weight gain! Gillian is up to 10lbs10oz and Finley is up to 8lbs5oz. They both got their hepatitis shots too and I wanted to cry! Finley stuck out her bottom lip and cried, I couldn't tell you what Gillian did because I was so upset about Finley crying! Lol.

So they have their next appt in a month and are getting more shots. Not looking forward to that at all.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pedi Appt tomorrow!

The girls have a appt tomorrow with the pedi! Can't wait to see how much they have gained! Gillian at her last appt was 7lbs90z and Finley was 5lbs12oz. I honestly think Gillian is around the 11lb mark and Finn around the 8lb mark. We will see though! I wonder if Finley will ever catch up to Gillian? Or if she will be a peanut forever?

Well......its too late at night to ponder all this stuff. We have a 8:30 appt in the morning which if you ask me is entirely too early for any mother of two babies to be expected at the doctors. By the time I get up and get myself ready and then them ready and in the car and everything else taken care of it could take hours! Ugh, so I am getting up at 7 tomorrow and praying its enough time to do everything. Hopefully the girls sleep like good girls tonight!

Better go to bed now I guess.


"You were right". Those are three words Gary doesn't hear very often but he heard it this afternoon!

So when I got pregnant I decided I want to cloth diaper the girls. Not only because it would save us tons of money but it was good for the environment. So off on a buying spree I went. I wont tell you how much I have spent on cloth diapers over the past 6 months but lets just say Its alot! I got a few different kinds to try out at first and then I decided I would just buy tons of them because I would need them anyway with 2 babies. Gary kept telling me, "stop buying them until you see if you like them, what if you don't like it, blah blah blah". And I kept telling him to go screw himself, I knew I was going to do it and it wasn't going to be as gross as he thought!! So 40+ cloth diapers later here I am.

This afternoon I decided to start using them during the day for the girls. I picked out a cute cow print for Gillian and a cute green one for Finley and put them on with a newborn insert. I came out to show Gary how cute they looked in them and then about 20 minutes later Gillian was farting up a storm! I knew I was in for it then. I went to check her shortly there after and she smelled......bad. So I took her into the nursery to investigate how well the cloth diapers held up and what I found wrecked my day!!! She soaked straight through the cloth diaper into her sleeper! Then I opened up the diaper and there was poop everywhere! EVERYWHERE! I am no stranger to poop now but this was gross and for some reason it was more gross because it wasn't in a disposable diaper! Here comes the gagging again.......I got it all cleaned up and put a sposie back on her and decided it would be a bright idea since the diaper sprayer wasn't hooked up to rinse off the diaper in the tub. Only the tub got clogged when I was rinsing it off and I ended up with a tub full of crap! I finally screamed for Gary to bring me Finley before she crapped in hers to change her and had him unclog the tub.

Then came the words Gary has been waiting to hear...."You were right" I am done with them after one try. I should have only bought one and tried it and poop is disgusting. I don't even want to stick that crappy diaper in my washer. I just asked Gary if we should throw it out! Lol. So....with that I am selling all my cloth diapers I just bought. Never used. Anyone interested? Maybe you will handle poop better than I did!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Babies cost money???

I can tell you just from having 2 babies for the past 5 weeks that they cost alot more money than I thought! We are going through a 50oz can of formula every 5 or 6 days and I can't even tell you how many diapers! Its insane! What is even more insane is I dont get paid for my maternity leave through my employeer. I have a AFLAC policy that I have a short term disability policy through and I filled out my paperwork about a month ago and have yet to get my check! Somehow though we are surviving on Gary's paycheck alone and still managing to keep the girls fed and clothed! It almost makes me think I dont need to work at all and could stay home with my girls. How nice would that be? But I think it would be nicer to work and be able to buy them all the cute clothes they want!

So, I think I am going to start using my cloth diapers this week on Gillian. I figure even if we only use them while we are home (which is 90% of the time) we will save crap loads (no pun intended) of money on diapers!

Well thats my random thought of the AFLAC could you send me my damn check?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Getting the hang of it!

Well the girls turned a month old this week. Time sure is flying! So after being a mom for a month I think I am finally getting the hang of it! Gary started working again about 2 weeks ago and after a few days I fell into a routine and things have been going great.

Gillian wont sleep in her bassinette, Finley will only sleep in it half the time and that leaves them in bed with me. I wish I could get them to sleep in it so I can have my bed back but Oh well. Its nice to have babies to cuddle with at night!

So, Gillian feels and looks huge compared to Finley. We went to Gary's sisters and she had a shipping scale there that measured ounces so we threw the girls on it. It said Gillian was 11lbs2oz and Finn was 8lbs12oz. I dont know how much I believe that but we will find out next week when the girls go for their one month appt. I can't wait to see how much they have grown! I am actually nervous because the doctor said they should be gaining a pound every 2 weeks but at the rate Gillian is going I am pretty sure she is gaining a pound a week! She has grown out of all of her NB clothes, I need to get her some 0-3 stuff ASAP or she will have to hang out naked! I need to go through all the girls clothes now and pull out the duplicates that dont fit Gillian anymore and put them into storage in the basement.

Well, thats all I have time for today! Babies gotta eat!

Pics of the week

Gillian in her hat....if I waited another week to try it on her I dont think it would have fit!

Finley in her hat.....I think its still a bit big on her! Lol.

Finley smirking at me.
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