October 25, 2014

Oh, my gosh. I feel like I'm going to cry. Know all those delightful things "well-meaning" people tell new parents about how they're never going to sleep again? Guess what. With twins, I'm beginning to believe it's true. I'm a sleep-deprived, short-tempered, mean, demanding basket case. We're pushing 5 months of horrible sleep. When I have people ask what I need and respond simply with "a nap" I AM NOT KIDDING!! Craig does a lot of the getting out of bed at night but being awake and feeding is still killer. I am so ready to put them in their cribs tonight and leave them there all night. It won't happen, but I'm enjoying day dreaming about the long sleep.

I'm pretty nervous about going to band today. I'm not a nice person after several particularly rough nights in a row. AAAAAAAAAH!!

October 23, 2014

Thursday again :-)

It has been a week and its only Thursday. Fun how that works!

Tuesday was a fast & furious competition at Davis HS. SFHS placed 3rd again! Many people would be disappointed in a 3rd place finish but our division is huge (9-11 groups, depending on the competition) and SF hasnt placed or won any awards in at least 4 years. Clint is doing a great job with the band program. We have another comp Saturday at Pleasant Grove and then we'll be in St. George for state championships next Thursday-Saturday. It has been the best season yet and has gone really fast and slow all at the same time.

Who in the world thought producing 68 oz of milk each day would be easy? Probably only people who've never tried. Breastfeeding and producing milk for one is rough- for two? Extremely difficult and currently impossible.

Evie has discovered and fallen in love with her feet! Its pretty adorable to see her grab on and rock back and forth with them. We still dont have night sleepers. I'm still in a perpetual state of exhaustion. I really feel like i haven't had a night of decent sleep in a year. Obviously the worst of it has been in the last 5 months but wow. Sophie really spoiled us sleeping long stretches so early! I'm likely going on the band trip without children next week so maybe I can get some sleep then. (I don't think many people would consider a field trip with a bunch of teenagers a place to get some rest!) Craig left for 4 days and 3 nights, I'll be gone for less than 2 days. I'm not feeling badly about it at all! :-)

After breakfast, Sophie announced she wanted to read and wanted to know when she would learn. After lunch, she pointed out the words "go" and "dog" in a book. I guess sight words are going to be reintroduced before her 4th birthday. If she keeps going like this, I'm going to be extremely disappointed if we can't find a school that will take her next year. (She'll be 4 until December).

Olivia has become aware of letters and is loving pointing out "O" for Olivia everywhere. She's quite the little sponge who likes to ask "why" and do things all by herself. I really need to be better about encouraging the potty training since she doesn't have accidents when we're home and she doesn't have pants on. She's good about using her "practice potty" away from home, too. Maybe lazy mommy should get back on that before Olivia decides she doesn't want to use the potty.

In my act-of-defiance for the week, I decided to skip housework and sit down and rest. Too bad I waited so long! It's 2:03 and I need to get all of the girls up and to band in the next 55 minutes. I suppose I should pump for a few more minutes then get everyone going.

October 18, 2014


I'm sure someday I'll get on here through my computer and add pictures but that day likely won't come until I have a fully functional charger. For now, it's still quick posts while I'm sitting in bed feeding or pumping.

The good news: as far as I remember, the babies only woke up once between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am. The bad news: they may have been up more but only got fed and their diapers changed once. Really, though, I'd love for this to stick so we can start "sleep training" soon. Nearly 5 months in a row of extremely interrupted sleep is grinding. Especially since each awake period is twice as long with the twins.

Craig took yesterday, Friday, off with the intention of working on his class, spending time with the girls and seeing the Brent & Jen Petersons. Even though the day didn't go quite as planned, it did go!
We started at the pumpkin patch in Springville in the AM, home for lunch and then MUCH needed naps. Just not for the adults. I wish. After everyone woke up and was less grumpy, we headed to thanksgiving point to see "the girl cousins" and the farm. There were lots of Halloween type activities going on that the kids loved. We adults stood in line for the pony rides while the older kids went and did all of the other activities. Sophie & Olivia loved the animals, particularly riding the horses. I'm sure we'll be hearing about that for a long time!

Up next:
Ripping carpet out of our closet (thanks, nasty cats), Craig submitting the last assignments for his class, taking the "boy cousins" to the pumpkin patch in Springville, taking inventory of food storage and planning our meals accordingly. What can I say, it's a glamorous life ;-)

October 16, 2014

4 Week Quick Update

I haven't posted here since September 24th. I HAVE been taking and backing up pictures so that does count towards my daily journaling. A few quick higights about the last few weeks:

- I turned 27. Wow.
- SFHS band placed third at BYU- heck yes!
- Babies are rolling!
- Life desicions made
- Subbed for a "week" at the high school for Clint while Becca had baby #2. You may think you know how hard band directors work but until you do it on your own for awhile, you have no idea. 3 days of classes, two full rehearsals, a performance and pep band at the football game and I need sseveral days to recover. Thank goodness it's fall break now and I should get that rest.
- Craig went to San Francisco for a conference, leaving me with all 4 girls, life & work for 4 days. That was fun.
- babies are rolling, grabbing toes, batting at toys and being cute.
- Babies are also not sleeping well at night. I hope that changes soon. We're tired.
- Andrew turned 12!
- Started working on winter guard. I'm super excited.
- Olivia is still pretty much self potty training. She's awesome.
- Sophie is doing very well in preschool. Ms Ann, the assistant teacher, didn't know Sophie was 3. (She's in the pre k class). She's more than keeping up. I really should be doing more with her at home to encourage the learning. We're still looking at schools for starting kindergarten a few months before she's 5 but there are very few that might take her simply because of her age.
- Heading to play with the cousins and have a picnic lunch. Go, Thursday!