Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I have been doing so well- even in a good mood despite being busy every single day of my break. Then today I went to the store to get Turkey Day stuff, and it was bad enough the store was super packed. But when I was in the check out line, I got the dreaded question. How far along are you?


Whenever this happens I'm tempted to go into a full blown explanation:
I had twins, 8 months ago. Both hubby and I work full time, opposite shifts so I have zero time to work out, not to mention that I have PCOS which makes losing weight very difficult. Plus I have diastasis which makes me look pregnant, so back off!

But no, I said, "I just had twins." Of course then she asks, "How old are they?" And I reply, "8 months" of course realizing that 8 months is NOT just having them. I'm going to blame celebrities. Aren't they good to blame for everything? I mean, Angefreakinlina was stick thin the day after she gave birth! And they say she is still breastfeeding?? NO WAY, because there is no way to keep your supply up without eating plenty.
J Lo looks like she never had kids, let alone twins! And it's not just xelebrities! I swear sooooo many twin moms in my twin group are also skinny right after having them! True, many of them did deliver early. I try to remind myself of that. I kept mine in baking until almost full term. It's just so frustrating!!! And really?? Who asks how far along you are to a stranger?? I have only considered asking when it is very obvious. Like, a perfectly round belly that you know is a preggo belly. UGH!

I never thought I would ever consider plastic surgery, but honestly, a tummy tuck sounds very nice- and it would fix my diastasis which is really what bothers me most.

Of course, I should be eating better too. I'm not completely blameless, but it is difficult.
I finally uploaded some new photos!

Maya is so funny. She loves animals. Whenever our dog or cat come around, she stops and looks at them, and usually smiles. It is very cute! Sofia is also intrigued by the animals, but not quite as much as Maya.

I can't believe how big they are getting!

In other news, an offer we put in on a house was accepted! We are in escrow. Just think good thoughts for us that we actually get the loan. We were pre-approved, but they can always change their mind.

Sofia, 8 months:

Maya, 8 months:

Maya can pull herself up to standing!

Chillin' in the carseats

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's been awhile! I have been super busy at work and then at home- with non-sleeping babies! I'm not sure what is going on with them. Maybe it is because they are learning so many new skills at once. Maybe they are teething. But, I always think they are teething and there is still no sign of any teeth! Is it even possible to teethe for so long without having teeth pop through?

Usually from about 6 pm-9 pm the girls sleep very well. After that, they start fussing and waking. Their paci falls out, they fuss. I go in and replace it- even though they are able to put it back in, somehow they forget this when they are half asleep. Then around 11 pm one, or both, wakes and starts crying. Loudly. Maya I think cries because she knows I will come in. She instantly falls asleep when I hold her. But when I try to put her back in her crib, she screams. I have been ending up with Maya in my bed. Now, I do like this usually. However, when she sleeps with me I have to hold the same position- so after awhile it is not the most comfortable thing. But I do love sleeping with her!

When Sofia wakes, usually nothing can calm her down. I usually end up feeding her, and I do think she is hungry. Usually after I feed her she can get back to sleep. Sometimes it takes awhile though. The other night, both were screaming at the same time. Hubby helped me, so that was good, but I really don't like hearing 2 screaming babies at the same time. I hate it because I can only soothe one at a time, unless Hubby is helping. So, I haven't been getting much sleep. I usually first sleep for about 2 hours, then wake for an hour or so, then get more sleep, 4 hours if I'm lucky. I had a brief period of heavenly sleep, when the girls were sleeping through the night. I think I even wrote about how lucky I was they were such good sleepers! I spoke too soon.

Even though I'm getting little sleep, I am really enjoying the girls right now! They are doing so much. Maya, like I said before, is crawling. She also now can pull herself to standing, and it is her favorite thing to do. If I am sitting on the floor with them, she crawls right over and pulls up on me. I also think she was giving me kisses today! When she was standing, her face was in front of me and she would bring her head close to me and put her mouth on my cheek. Then, I would give her a kiss, and she would do it again! It was so freaking cute! Both girls are saying "baba."

Sofia is army crawling. She is also still rocking back and forth on her hands and knees, but to get around she has learned army crawling works best for her. She can also sit, but hasn't figured out how to put herself in a sitting position.

I have plenty more I want to write about, but I'm too tired at the moment to write. And a baby is screaming! To be continued...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I've been meaning to write, just haven't had time! I figured now was a good time- at 3 am. I am up because starting at 2, Sofia has been awake. From 2-3 I kept going back to bed, now I'm going to stay awake a little just to make sure she is asleep this time.

Last Tuesday was the election! How exciting! I am so glad Obama won. I have a new hope for this country and the country's future. I believe Obama is the leader we need right now. As for Palin, as much as I don't like her, the McCain campaign is really blaming everything on her, and that's not fair. The latest is that they are blaming her- only her- for the hate that was incited at rallies. I'm sorry but it wasn't just her. McCain was at some rallies too, and he did not speak up. Advisors were at the rallies, and nobody told her to stop. They are all to blame.

I am very disappointed in my state though. California passed Proposition 8, which will amend the constitution, defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Thankfully, they have already filed a lawsuit against it. I don't think you can amend the constitution to take away rights. Hopefully it will get over turned. This proposition is all about hate. The people who voted for it may not agree with same sex marriage, but why are they pushing their beliefs on everyone else? Many conservatives don't want others' beliefs pushed onto them, so why do they frequently do it to others? It's not hurting anyone, it's not interfering with your life. Makes me so angry.

Maya is crawling all over now! I need to post a video of it. Also, she has been pulling herself up to kneeling and today pulled herself to standing! We need to really get on the babyproofing!

I am super tired, and I think the coast may be clear so I can go to sleep. Goodnight.