Friday, July 29, 2011


I can't believe my babies are 7 months old! It sure has been a


I'd say it's fun 90% of the time. People always say things like "It must be so hard" or "I can't even imagine", which is totally understandable, but I have to saythat it has been a lot of fun! I'm sure I wouldn't say that if they weren't the way the are.

They are such mellow, good-natured little munchkins! They sleep AMAZING (thank you Baby Wise!). Sometimes I wonder if they sleep TOO much! They take 3-4 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hour naps a day, and sleep 10-11 hours at night. The used to sleep 12 hours a night but lately have cut back a bit. They go to sleep around 7:30-8:00pm giving me and Justin time to hang out at night, and sleep until 6:30 or 7am. Then they get up to eat, and go back to sleep for a couple more hours, and so do I! I sleep and don't typically start my day until they get back up around 10.

Sometimes I wish I was a little more motivated to just get up early after they eat and get things done,but it just stresses me out too much when I don't get a lot of sleep, so I sacrifice a clean tidy house for sleep. It's worth it for me.

I've been pretty content to just relax on the housework and focus on the twins.I don't let it get to me. I mean, my house isn't nasty dirty or anything, it's just not as tidy as I'd like it to be. But I that's ok! It gets me too stressed out if I worry about it. From thebeginning of their birth, I told myself I was going to enjoy each month and soak it up! I have heard too often, especially from twin mom's "I never really got to enjoy my newborn" and "the first year (or 2) was just a blur". I knew that this first year they change so much, and each month you lose things and gain things.

Sometimes Justin would get ahead of himself and say things like "I can't wait until they do this..." and I'd have to remind him that that would come way too quickly and then what we had with them now would be gone!

I still remember holding Sawyer when he was still so little that he'd curl up on mychest as I rocked him. I started crying cause I realized he probably wouldn't be doing that much longer. Sure enough, about a week later, that phase was over and he wantedto arch his back and raise his head to look around.

I savor the moments like that. The ones I know are going to be gone soon.