Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Can you hear me?

For about 2 weeks now, the little ladies and the big lady, me,  have been fighting colds and four days ago mine, with the help of some forceful speaking to my children, turned into laryngitis.  So, I am without voice at the moment.  Today, my voice has started coming out in spurts and with enough wind power and projection, I can get about 5 audible words out per 10 minutes or so.  Since this is the case, I’ve been whispering a lot and at times have just abandoned conversation all together.  My kids don’t take me seriously when I say, “go to your room,” or “stop bugging your brother,” etc…  They give me a look that clearly says, “You can’t be serious mother, I’ll wait till your voice recovers before I even think about cleaning my room.”  Yesterday, I went to the drive-thru to get some lunch and when I got to the order speaker, nothing came out.  The lady taking my order could barely hear me whispering into the speaker and I ended up with two completely wrong orders.  At least she got my diet coke right, which is all that really matters when you’re trying to survive on 4 non-consecutive hours of sleep per night.  Earlier today, I was again out in my car driving around town with the munchkins and my mom, when some rude driver cut me off in a very impatient manner.  I didn’t rear-end him like some road-ragers would, but I did move my hands about in a frustrated manner and whispered, “jerk!”  Yes, you could imagine the fear the guy felt when he looked in his rear-view mirror to see me mouthing such an insult,but had he been sitting next to me in the car when I used such language, he’d have laughed himself to the point of needing a change of pants. 

I must end this blog entry in a very inconclusive manner as Miss Miriam is crying and insisting that I come and get her and give her lots of cuddles and kisses.  I shall try to post pictures later today if I can manage it.  Have a great day all!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

One month old Sqeezables… and more photos, of course.

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Our babies are one month old today, incredible!  They really do grow fast and those little skinny bird legs they had at birth, are filling into nice little plump squeezables.  They are great with eye contact and with those eyes, curiously follow us about.  I get first priority for getting followed with their beautiful eyes since I’m the walking menu but others get their attention too, especially dad who has a skill for getting great smiles out of them.  Isaac has tons of kisses to offer and Reed and Douglas will sit on the couch in front of them staring into their adorable faces and say, “they’re cute,” over and over again forgetting they’d said it 5 seconds earlier.

My follow up appointment with my doctor went quite well the other today.  Along with discovering that I had above and beyond the proper amount of stretch marks for a twin bearer, I also learned that my twins were the biggest my doctor had ever delivered.  I feel quite proud of that fact though all I did to contribute was eat and not go into labor.  My recovery has gone well and soon I’ll have no excuse for not vacuuming.  Family and friends have been unbelievably helpful and kind bringing us dinners, offering to hold babies, cleaning, taking the boys out to play, and all kinds of wonderful deeds.  We feel very blessed and are so thankful for all of you and your support.

Now for a few more pictures…I can’t help myself.

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Miriam wondering if she’ll ever eat again.  “What’s with this plastic thing my parents keep putting in my mouth?”

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Elizabeth stretched out in her crib and making cute faces.

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The Big Brothers on their summer vacation having just dressed for the day.  I think the time was about 1pm.

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Miriam sleeping…zzz.

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Yes, we’re awake.

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After church photo session with mommy.  Had to hurry before someone inevitably spit up on their clean cloths.

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Miriam was still working on waking up from her nap.

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