Sunday, November 14, 2010

No Time to Type

I am officially the worst blogger on earth.  Two kids + spouse + work = zero downtime (literally zero) for Terry. 

I have been out of town every week since we returned.  This week I was in New York City and the three weeks prior in Los Angeles.  We have been lucky to have Steve's mom or my mom here consistently since we returned.  This gives Steve the opportunity to go to bed at around 7pm, with grandma doing the 10pm feed, and then Steve gets up at 2-3am when they wake for their night feed, and pretty much stays up...maybe a nap on the sofa, but up and about none the less.  This means I go on weekend duty.  As an example, I landed at the Dallas airport around 10pm on Friday night.  So, everything on my to do list for yesterday - including a fantasy trip to the gym, did not materialize.  All is good, no complaints, but for all of you on the 'twin pregnancy' count down...grab some shut eye boys and girls and wrap up any projects at work that you can...you will soon be in an all new time and space!  You soon have to reshuffle all priorities.  A close friend of mine yesterday said that she didn't know what she did before she had her kids (they are both teenagers now).  She said, 'I thought I was so busy, but now I realize how much time I wasted'.  It is so true.  I must confess that I have not even gone onto blogger in 2 weeks - not to read, not to write.  So, I am attempting a quickie catch up on everyone's lives in this brief moment of quiet.

Steve has started to do some planting before it gets too cold...this is a great time to plant in Texas because the spring seasons is followed so quickly by intense heat.  Everything gets much better rooted in the fall - provided you plant things that are cold hardy.  We lined the back fence with black bamboo and built a wall of star jasmine.  By next summer we should see some nice growth.  He's off to Home Depot now for some planting supplies and I am trying to finish the quick blog post before a child demands to be burped, changed, fed, held or otherwise entertained.

All this said - WE LOVE BEING DADS!!!

Steve's mom left this weekend and headed back to Atlanta.  My mom arrives back this Wednesday and will be here through Thanksgiving.  My dearest girlfired and her husband and 6 year old son arrive one week from today and will be here 10 days...so the rotating door of free child care continues...thank God for our friends and family!!! We love you!!

The boys had their 2 month check up last week and both weigh approximately 5kg (11 pounds)!  They are the biggest pigs I've ever seen.  They have so many fat rolls on their necks that it takes two adults at bath time to get at all the dried milk (which smells of dirty socks I might add).  Jag barely has a neck - he goes from chin to chest with five rolls between.  For some reason they both pee on me at most every diaper change - not on Steve, just on me.  Case in point...I just left my computer to tend to Ajay who was fussing.  Low and behold, he had a blow out in his diaper - this one was messy beyond messy - and just as I took off the diaper, the water fountain hit me right in the face.  Twice in the tub last night I had the same face wash.  Is it me?  LOL.

Boy oh boy are they cute though...newest development is that they smile at us when they see us and hear our voices...all the time!  It just melts your heart!

Here they are at 9 weeks - taken yesterday...




And, here we have Ajay whispering secrets to Jag...would love to know what they are saying to one another!

12 comments:

Amani (Meg) said...

They are plotting to get more food. Just adorable and beautiful and precious and perfect. So glad you have help.

Doug R said...

Oh the boys are so adorable and I'm glad you are getting some rest with family and friends helping out. Just want to thank you, Steve, for all your support and assistance during our journey. You've been a great resource and you help me focus on the prize, which we know is a healthy baby. Take care and keep the updates coming.

Stephaniekb said...

Gorgous photos, they are precious! With weight gain like that, they'll be sleeping through the night in no time. Enjoy every moment, it goes so quickly!

Mandy said...

OMG!! I just love the pics of your boys!! Precious, precious, precious!! We'll take the be-lated post, its great to hear from you guys as always...you know when they whisper they are OBVIOUSLY taking about u guys, LOL

All the best and the bamboo and jasmine sound beautiful!

Mike and Mike said...

Welcome to the world of twins....multiples. We are both lucky and screwed. But just think of it this way...Edward and Paul may need to visit a psyche ward before their girls turn 1! lol.

Just you wait, as they get older, it gets even more fun.

AnGèLe said...

"Hey..Pssst.. next time lets aim and shoot at the same time...hehehe"

Love the update! Thank you for taking the time! So happy to hear you have such a great support system! :)

CocoaMasala said...

They are just too adorable. They are going to be some heart breakers one day ;) Glad you guys are all doing well.

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

Ahhh Hello...worst blogger? Have you seen mine for the last year, and I have only one??? BUT, isn't a beautiful problem to have! Wouldn't change my busy life with my boy for one moment of anything else.

Look at those gorgeous smiles, they could melt anyone's hearts!

crystal said...

Beautiful boys! You guys sound like you are handling parenthood just fine.

Kerrie and Mark said...

Bless their little rolls!!! They look absolutely amazing!!! Whats up with the peeing on daddy?? Too funny. Blogging must be low on the priority list when you have these two angels to take up your time. Enjoy Thanksgving, lots to be thankful for this year!

Tigerlilycat said...

And you think you have no time now (insert evil laugh)?!?!? It gets more frantic the older they get, and we all wouldn't miss it for the world. If nothing else attempt to blog once a month so you've got a record for the boys of their achievements. And great photos!!

jojo said...

What gorgeous babies!

I'm so happy for you guys. I can only imagine how wonderful the lead up to Christmas Eve is going to be in your house.

A m a z i n g .
xxx