Our trip to visit family during Hurricane Irene was awesome. Having extra hands to help with the boys was so great! I’m glad I didn’t have help in the beginning because I think it would have been totally overwhelming to go from hospital to having help to being alone. Starting out alone and then having help was such a treat and I wasn’t scared of going back to do things on my own (although I do miss the extra hands).
We rented one of the last cars in Manhattan and I rode in the back between two carseats the entire way (10+ hours). Suuuuper comfy. 😉
We ended up staying for an entire week. The boys were excellent travelers.
We stayed with my ILs and since my parents live about 90 minutes away, we of course wanted to see them as well. Well my mother went BAT SHIT CRAZY and not in a good way. I won’t bore you with the details this time but trust me, she acted a major fool. As in, if I ever have to deal with her antics again, we simply won’t be seeing her when we come to town – holidays or not. I don’t need her bullshit. I’m a new mother of twins! And trust me, I’m not blowing this out of proportion. I walked a couple of my friends through the details because they have crazy moms too, and mine tops their idea of crazy moms hands down. She seriously needs some help. SIGH!
Anyway, we had a wonderful time and these lil guys are oh so loved. The babies got to meet so many family members including their three great grandmothers!
But the very best part is we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and we were able to go out to dinner! Just the two of us! My ILs babysat and I hardly worried. They were in the best of care. I ate a four course meal without a baby attached to each breast! I had a glass of wine! My husband and I could kanoodle and hold hands and linger and give each other 100% of our attention and be in love. To top off the awesomeness this little old couple stopped by our table on their way out to tell us they’d been admiring us and that we looked so very much in love. We told them it was our anniversary and our first evening away from our 6 week twin boys. Well it also happened to be their anniversary (they celebrate every month! so cute!) AND they also had twins! C’mon, how cute is that? And we finally ended the evening to find our babies were sleeping angels when we got back!
PB is so good at holding up his head. They’re both smiling huge gummy smiles. They haven’t noticed their hands yet, but it’s not far. PB can hold a rattle. They looooove staring out the window and there’s a piece of artwork hanging over our couch that I hate but they loooove so I guess we’ll be keeping that. HR is a fantastic napper. They’re both starting to do little coos. I can’t wait til they start “talking!” They’re starting to fatten up, HR especially. I swear every morning it seems like they grew significantly over night.
As you might remember, we’re in a one bedroom apartment. They each have their own crib, but until we move to a bigger place they’re still in boxes. We have a cosleeper set up in our bedroom but they hate sleeping in it! They both love to sleep on or near momma. I’m in trouble, aren’t I? I wanted these guys for so long I can barely stand to be more than 2 feet away from them at night! I’m fine cosleeping in our bed for now but once we spend Manhattan prices on a two bedroom, they’re going to have to be okay without me. Or I should probably say, I’m going to have to be okay without them. I just love to soak in their baby-ness. They love to snuggle!
BFing is going well. I switched fenugreek and mothers milk tea for the More Milk Plus tincture because I had read such wonderful things about it and ohmigod was it awful! It turned my babies into monsters! I had a terrible day with them and all night they barely slept while they fussed in pain from gas! My first awful night with them! Poor babies! As soon as I stopped taking it, they were back to my perfect angels. Thank god. No more messing around with what works!
We go for their two month appointment this coming week. I know I’ll cry when they cry from their shots. HR makes the saddest face ever when he cries. It’ll melt the iciest heart!