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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


What kind of person am I.  I have not written a blog since January.  Have I become that blogger that stops writing once I have kids.  I swore I wouldn't!

There are seriously not enough hours in the day.  Here is a summary of my day
5am-get up, showered, ready for work
5:30am-help DH get the girls up and changed for school
6am-finish getting ready, grab my coffee and head out the door (while DH feeds and takes the girls to school)
4pm-leave work
5:15ish-pick the girls up from daycare
5:30-get home and let the girls play
6pm: wash bottles and make more bottles and get the girls dinner ready
6:15: feed the girls dinner
6:45: try to feed myself dinner while the girls usually fuss and cry.  Retry at 7pm to eat a cold dinner
7pm: give the girls baths
7:30: Girls take a short nap.  I clean up the dinner/bath time mess
8pm: DH and I feed the girls their bed time bottles
8:30: put the girls to bed
10-11pm Pass out.  Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

It wears me out just thinking about it.

Lets see, major updates:

Sleeping: the girls now sleep in their big girl bed.  They sleep through the night and wake up around 5:30 or 6am typically.
Eating: they now eat about 7oz every 4 hours.  They also have a bowl of cereal in the morning and a fruit or veggie and cereal at night.  So far in our food arsenal we have green beans, carrots, peas (which were not well tolerated), squash, mangoes, bananas, and sweet potatoes. They LOVE their solid foods.  We have also started to practice with a sippy cup.  They haven't quite mastered it yet.
Movement: Harper has figured out that she can roll from place to place.  Stella is still not that into it.  They are scooting a little bit on their bellies but aren't close to crawling yet.  They can sit up pretty well but topple over quickly.
Things they love: Their light up toys, pulling on the dogs ears, flirting, laughing at each other, touching faces, making weird scream noises (they seriously sound like gremlins)

I am so in love with these two little girls.  I never thought it was possible to feel love like this.

As for me, I am still hanging on to about 15lbs of baby weight that I can't seem to shake.  It's pissing me off, but truth be told I have no time to work out so I am not going to beat myself up.

Work has been going well.  Sadly, I enjoy the little bit of "me" time that it provides during the day.

That is a brief synopsis of what's been going on in our Household.


  1. Whew! That makes me tired! So envious of your all night sleepers! I have just accepted that I will never sleep through the night again. So glad to hear you are doing good! Your girls are precious!

  2. It is good to hear that all is going well. I am crazy busy with just one and I am a SAHM. I can't imagine how busy you must be with two!!!

  3. They are absolutely precious! And I'm jealous too of your through-the-night sleepers. My Vivi is 11 months and still wakes up at night - though I'm working hard with her ;).

  4. Can I ditto Jess? Because, seriously, I think SAHM is really short for "I can get nothing done."

    My lactation consultant suggested a straw cup instead of a sippy cup. My girl picked it up much more easily than she had the sippy cups I'd tried. In fact, sometimes it seems like she'd prefer a straw instead of a bottle nipple so she wouldn't have to lean back to drink.

  5. Look at those girls!!!!!!!! They're gorgeous! I've missed you - so good to catch up. Your day is definitely full, but it sounds like you've got a nice routine that all four of you can depend on.
    What's a big girl bed?? The crib?
    Blogging is so hard with all that's going on (I tend to only read and write at work, which I probably shouldn't do, but...) so don't feel guilty about not writing, although I personally miss hearing about you and the girls. =)

  6. Thanks for the update even if we won't get one for another few months.

    Your girls are so cute I can understand why your so in love.

  7. Those pictures are so incredibly cute! And your schedule sounds exhausting!!!

  8. They are ADORABLE!!!! I don't get much "me" time either and I only have one. In fact, my little person is yelling at me right now to pay attention to her... It's great to hear from you!

  9. So cute! You are truly blessed! Question for you: Do you think you'll ever try again?

    We start our first IVF cycle in April/May.


  10. your an amazing mom! i love love the new pics of the girls! they are getting so big!!

  11. Ohmygosh, your comment about Lauren taking all of her bottles on the shitter was hysterical! Thanks for that!!!

    My girls hate peas also. And I hate that there isn't much choice in the gerber veggie department. Why is that? There are 5,000 different kinds of fruits but like 5 veggies.

    LOVE the pictures! I can't believe I missed this post. Soooo adorable!

    So, my schedule is a lot like yours (crazy tiring, isn't it?) except our girls go to bed around 7-7:30. I read somewhere that they need like 14 hours of sleep, so we put them down around then and they sleep a few hours during the day. Plus, they are usually kind of cranky around 7, rubbing their eyes and such.