Life with Twins

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Recharging, Unwinding and…..5 Days Until my Birthday

NOW:  Just a now.  Sorry.

I played hooky today!!!  YAY!!!  And I only told Tim (and now you guys….shhh!).  I ran a couple errands this morning.  Very simple – pick up dog perscription and get money from the bank.  Then I hung out at Panera for a few hours.  I had a Cinnamon Crunch bagel with Maple Walnut Cream cheese (only half the container, thank you very much), with a Cafe Mocha made with skim milk.  That was for breakfast.  Later, for a snack, a yummy orange scone and some coffee.  While there I enjoyed my Nook…..it came pre-loaded with Dracula and I had never read it and so I’ve been hooked, but haven’t had much time to read.

Then, I used the spa gift certificate Tim had given me LAST Christmas.  My massage was heavenly.  The worst thing about it was that it was too short (the shortest hour of my life).  But I feel like a new person.  I move and don’t hurt or feel stiff……I forgot that was possible!  I wish I could do this more often.  I’d be a lot less stressed….I don’t think I realized how much stress I actually had in my muscles until now.  I am so torn between not wanting to go home and have the stress return as soon as I’m back “on”…..and wanting to go home because I think I could be more patient than normal with the twins right now.

Now, I’m back at Panera and just wanted to type a few words.  I had a You Pick Two – with a steak and blue salad and a cup of Garden Vegetable with Pesto soup.  And more coffee.  🙂

I’m going back to the vampire world now!  Real vampires.  Not ones with souls who fall in love and drink animal blood because they have a conscience.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  This is now.

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I’m trying….

NOW:  Ok, things are a little hectic.  I want to post, I really do!  Ariel woke up this morning with a slight fever and she’s been clingy/whiny today so I have gotten nothing done.  And I kinda just want to relax now that it’s naptime.  I really want to re-read the last Harry Potter book before I go see the movie next weekend.  So, I’m gonna do that instead of post right now.  Sorry.  I will update on our trip soon.  I know you all want to know what happened!  I will try to finish organizing the pictures and get a post written tonight.  🙂  Here’s a pic of the twins in the hotel room the first night…..to keep you happy until then……

Superpowers

NOW:  Did you ever wish you had superpowers?  Mine would be the ability to go without sleep.  Sure, there’s more glamorous things out there.  Time travel.  Teleporting.  Laser eyes (although I already have those, but I only use them for good).  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love sleeping.  It’s like my third favorite activity (behind eating, and playing with the kids).  But sleeping just wastes SO MUCH TIME.  And, I’m always tired anyway. 

The 5 cups of coffee a day are not helping anymore…I need to up my intake.  So not only do I waste 7 hours a day sleeping, but it’s still not enough!  It would be so great if I could just constantly feel refreshed and awake and gain those 7 hours back.  I’d get so much accomplished.

Coffee....You Can Sleep When You're Dead!

Especially if Tim and the twins still had to sleep. 

We have a lot of explorations going on in our house lately.  We explore with hats.  Anything and everything can BE a hat. 

Anything and everything can WEAR a hat.

I suppose it doesn’t matter to SOME people that it’s 80 degrees out.  Hats are in style, Mama.  This is now.

THEN:  I know the term “empty nest” usually applies to older people whose children have grown up and moved out of the house.  Before I had my children, my house felt like an empty nest already.  I couldn’t help but wonder if I would ever get to have that real empty nest feeling 20 or 30 years down the road.  Would I ever have kids that would grow up and move out?  Would I ever be able to complain about sleepless nights with my baby?  Would I ever be stuck eating hospital food for 2 days because I had given birth?  Would I ever be fat-in-a-good-way?  Would I ever be so busy that I felt like my head was spinning because my life was so full?  And the biggest, most obvious one; What if I can’t have children?   Everything would remind me.  Obviously people with babies/children, pregnant women.  But even not so obvious things; weddings – would I ever have my little daughter dance with her daddy?  Dusting – I really hate dusting – would I ever be able to train my little boy/girl to help with the chores?  Disney – would I ever be going to Disney World, or the Disney Cruise, or be able to share all things Disney with a little one?

All of these thoughts and more swam around in my head continuously.  I don’t think I was ever busy enough that they weren’t there.  They would be pushed to the side occasionally, but never to the back of my head.  The other thought that plagued me was “relax.”  I’ve mentioned this before.  This is everyone’s reaction when you tell them you’re having a little trouble getting pregnant.  They mean well (keep telling yourself that).  They really do.  They don’t know what else to say.  Unless they’ve gone through it before, but in my case I didn’t have anyone like that.  Even when we tried to relax – booked our Disney Cruise, ok, we’re going to relax.  It was also another reminder of; am I ever going to have a child to send off to play in the Oceaneers Lab while I go sit by the pool with Tim?

Going through Unexplained Infertility was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  I think the reason is because it was COMPLETELY out of my control.  In the past other things that were difficult suddenly seemed easy because I could control my good grades, or how I looked (to a certain extent), or how to deal with my family/friends and issues that arose.  The only way I could control my infertility issues was to **try** different methods – drugs, tests, procedures.  But it was still just trying, no guarantees anything would work.  That’s why relaxing doesn’t seem like a viable option.  And that’s why those questions keep coming back to haunt you all day, all night.  And that’s why you can’t relax.  And there’s those questions.  Relax.  But…..what if I can’t?  It was a vicious cycle.  One of my mantras became the first 2 lines of the Kanye West song “Stronger” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsO6ZnUZI0g.  “That, that, that, that, that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger.  I need you to hurry up now, cuz I can’t wait much longer.”  I often sang it to my (empty) belly.  That was then.

Question: What super power would you want?  Why?