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!