Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ramblings

I think about this blog often, especially when the twins do something amazing and I am nowhere close to the computer.  When I finally have a free moment to write my brain is absolutely void of all aforementioned thoughts and I'm left staring at a blank screen wondering what I actually do during the day.

So I suppose this will be a bit of a rambling post.  We'll see what happens.

What I'd like to to do first is offer up a huge apology to all stay-at-home-moms (SAHM).  I was one of those awful folk who thought, "Really?  Could it be that hard?" before I had Jude and Sloane.  I want to shoot my former self (but I'm all about gun control so I will not).  Staying at home is tough.  And exhausting.  And amazing.  And did I say exhausting?  When the clock strikes 6:00 pm, every single minute slows to a painful crawl as I anxiously await the glorious sound of the garage door.  Once dad is home I have two choices: hand over one baby and hold onto one baby or hand over both babies and make dinner.  I typically do the latter so I have some quiet moments to myself while Michael has some alone time with the babes.  But I'll be honest, sometimes I just want to lock myself in my room, turn on the sleep sheep and take a nap.  Good God that sounds so good I just got a little teary.

However, the second (and I mean second) I am away from those babies I cannot stop thinking about them and I want to be near them.  I always get a little excited about their bedtime and then once they're in bed I think, "Man, I miss them!"  So all of that complaining up there?  I wouldn't want it any other way.  

On a related note, I'm going to STL next weekend to visit my best friend Emily and help throw a baby (girl) shower!  I am thrilled for her and can't wait to celebrate!  It will be my first time away from the babies (for more than five hours) and I'm slightly terrified.  I know I will miss them terribly and I'm pretty sure they will look completely different once I return (I'll be gone for three days and two nights).  I've been waking up at 2 am the past few weeks to pump and build up a supply for Michael to feed them while I'm away. 

Let's see, what else?  I have been exercising lately and it feels great! I love getting out of the house and going on long walks with Michael or my girlfriends and I'm pretty sure Jude and Sloane enjoy the Vitamin D as well. 

I'm also going to start posting more pictures on here (from Instagram and Facebook) for family/friends who aren't on either. 

And on that note, here are way too many! Most were taken with my phone so I apologize for the poor quality!



 



 

 











7 comments:

Sarah Tucker said...

SO precious! Those football leggings are to die for!

Leslie said...

Love your thoughts on the stay-at-home mom gig. Those babes are darling as ever!

Brianne Bracco said...

They are so adorable! Love all of their cute little outfits!

Kaitlin said...

I know it's going to be super tough to leave those two for the weekend, but rest assured, you're in good company with other mamas who completely understand. We not only encourage you to Skype or FaceTime that weekend, but pretty much require you to do so :) Give them hugs from Aunt Kait!!

Jax said...

Love that you're getting away with your girlfriends for your first time away from them (as opposed to something along the lines of an annoying work trip). That will definitely help to be with fabulous friends and know they're in good hands at home with Michael. Their little baby eyes just melt my heart.. even through the computer. Good grief. Such gorgeous little ones! And way to go on staying home! I definitely followed the "how hard could it be" but then hearing friends talk about it definitely gives insight. My girl friend said the only way she could shower was by having one leg out of the shower and rocking a little chair thing with her foot while talking to the baby...haha..Picturing that made me laugh but also definitely made me realize just how hard it is and many people just don't realize...

Laura said...

Yay for going on a trip baby-free! I have yet to do that, but am hoping to this fall! I totally agree that being a SAHM is SO not easy, and it is impossible to understand how difficult until you are smack dab in the middle of it :) I just LOVE seeing pictures of those two...they are so cute and expressive!

Mom's the Word said...

Yep, the mere connotation of "stay at home" brings with it a sense of "ease" and that couldn't be farther from the truth! Those babies are so adorable! I love seeing all your pictures!

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