Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Truth in Advertising

I saw these shirts and almost started crying. I had to have them. The words say it all.






In 7-8 months I'm hoping to be able to pass them onto two different IVF friends with well deserved recent BFPs.

The boys had their most recent appointment. The doctor and I dont think they are fraternal. They look a heck of a lot alike, but not identical. Nathan is 12 lbs 15oz and Corwyn is 11 lbs 13oz. Growing boys. They had their first set of shots. They took them better than I did.

I get lots of questions in person and online about how I handle it. I dont know how, I just do. Its not always easy, but its worth it. They are sleeping well at night now, which helps. Corwyn will sleep up to 11 hours without a break. Nathan gets up once at 6-7 hours for a feed. I get most done after 8pm. Meals are whenever I can, and normally sandwiches, eaten very fast. I dont want to put something on the stove, to get called away and have it burn when I forget it. So I cook after they go to bed, if at all. I eat out now and again, so that helps, but since money is tight, I have to budget that.
I almost always have at least one boy on my lap or in my arms (like now). The hard time is when they are crying or fussing and I cant figure out why, or cant help (gas). I have kept up with the laundry. Its okay to leave a load in the washer for a few hours or in the dryer overnight. I dont iron and am more of a stuff in drawer than fold person (always have been). I'm past the disposable dishes, so its a bit more work to keep up with the dishes. Its not bad though (see previous comment on diet of sandwiches). I sweep the floor about once a week, and its long overdue for a good wash and polish.
Things are piled up, but they were before. I've started to sell the odd collectable, but since that means a trip to the post office, I'm pacing those too.
Thats about it for now. I'm sure I'm missing something. Oh, I'll tell you about the "village" that loves the boys another day. Or maybe I did. I'll have to go back and look.

5 comments:

K J and the kids said...

I would still have them checked. They can be different weights and still be identical.
My cousin has twins. They look EXACTLY alike. (they are 10) always have. They were tested and are fraternal. Crazy.

I honestly get tired just thinking about you doing it alone.
I can't even imagine. but like everything. I suppose...you just do what you have to do.

Do they go to daycare ? You are back to work right ?

Anonymous said...

They are adorable! Do you breastfeed or pump at all?

Is that a cloth diaper I see? Good for you, mommy!

Selmada said...

I'll post some details about Canadian maternity/parental benefits. Its not a perfect system, but a good one. I'm off until May of 2010. As good as our time off option is, we have a shortage of licensed daycares, but that is another story.
I will test them eventually, if they continue to have the same eye/hair color. Right now though, I can easily tell them apart (except sometimes at night, in the total dark - sometimes). It costs a bit to test, so I wont do it until I'm back at work and making a full salary.
I breastfeed as much as I can. I still have a supply issues, but its better (about 70% breast milk). I pump after almost every feed to stimulate more milk and I pump once at night, after they are in bed, 3-4 hours after the last feed.

Anonymous said...

Poor sleepy mama!! I think you meant "shirts"! :)

I like to eat wraps when i tire of sandwiches. there are lots of great spinach wraps and add some yummy red bell peppers etc.. What about cup of soup? Toss it in the microwave and instant meal. Life saver when I was in college!!

I can't believe how much they've grown. Perfect little dudes!!

are you using the "cloth" diapers. I had a friend who used those and were designed to grow with the baby. She loved them!!

You're doing great!! These boys have an awesome mom!!

mlhb

Anonymous said...

I'm the anon from earlier--you are amazing! I'm so impressed with the breastfeeding effort you've put in :)

Way to go!!!