Saturday, September 24, 2011

Getting Stronger...Living Longer...

It is time to get serious about losing this baby weight. Really considering that I had twins I didn't gain all that much. However, considering I had to do fertility treatments first, I am much heavier than I want to be. I need to drop about 50 lbs to be where I want to be.

Today, it starts. I am off to kickboxing class in an hour and I am pumped. I haven't been since before my miscarriage. I always loved going to class so much. I know that I will be sore this afternoon but it will be a good sore. At least, that is what I will tell myself. I am trying to go to the gym every morning before work and am planning on trying to work in a Zumba class on Weds. nights as well. We will see if the babies will cooperate enough not to kill my husband.

I figure having to write about my journey in the blog will help keep me honest. I will post an update every Saturday morning whether I made all my workouts, how its going, and how much weight I have gained or lost. I will not however be posting my actual weight that would be horrifying:-D

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bad Mom

Yes, I am afraid that it is true, I am a bad Mom. Why, you ask? I put my two defenseless children in their bumbo's yesterday well before their time. The box says they should be good to go at 8 weeks. Well, my babies are a good two weeks past that time. I thought it would be fine. Clearly, it was not fine.

Zoe, hunched over from the get go. I am ashamed to admit, I laughed and I laughed hard. She stayed in there for a good minute before letting me know of her displeasure. Zachary fits in the chair good, that chunky monkey. He does not mince words though, he alerted me to his displeasure immediately. Proof, of my bad deeds are attached.

In other news, yesterday was my 42nd birthday. My Mom and Niece came over to babysit the babies so that Bill and I could have a date night. We went to Maggiano's Little Italy. Oh my goodness, I ate long after I should have stopped. It was so good! Even more than that, it was so nice to have a quiet evening with Bill just to catch up. Everything has been such a whirlwind since the babies arrived.

Everyone kept asking what I wanted for my birthday. There is nothing else that I need, I got all I ever wanted on July 8th of this year.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How Amazing was that....

I think last night was the most amazing night of my entire life. Not one but two babies slept all night long. I kept hearing stirring here and there but no one woke up until 5:30 this morning. I am not crazy enough to think it will happen again for a long while but it was at least a glimpse of hope for the future.

I have to stop into work tomorrow and talk to them about my return from maternity leave. Yep, my turn at the stay at home Mom thing is over and I have to go back reality now. Fun while it lasted.

I'll let you know how things go tomorrow.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daycare is Crazy....

Let me start this post by saying, I know I am lucky. My Mother did daycare either in our home or centers all of my life. She not only has offered to watch the babies for us but really wants to do it. If she goes 12 hours without seeing the babies withdrawl starts to set in.

I stopped by The Primrose School today just to see what they had to offer. For a daycare center, I loved it. Sign language, spanish, teacher to child ratio. All great. The grand total, not so great. $2400 a month, but they would give us a 10% twins discount bringing it down to $2160. My goodness, that is a lot of money.

We will keep them with my Mom until preschool. I would like to find a way to put them in Primrose for that. Believe it or not, I have already started looking into school options for them. I am not a big fan of the public school system. I would really like to get them either into a good Charter School or a Private School when it is time. Private Schools in Colorado run $20,000 a year though. These babies are the best and I just want the very best for them. I don't want to procrastinate and have their options be limited.

Like I said, I am lucky and the babies will be staying with their Grandma for the forseeable future. What about the Moms that aren't so lucky? I wanted to be a stay at home Mom but we have made the decision to go another route. How many Moms want to work and are forced through daycare costs to stay at home? This is a crazy world! We should all be able to make the choices that we want to make not have them made for us.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Okay, that wasn't so bad....

Okay, I made a bigger thing out of the shots than I needed to.

We went in for our appointment, the babies are growing great! Zach is almost 11 lbs and Zoe is 10.5. When they brought in all the needles for the shots I was a little nervous. Bill went first with Zach. He cried from the first injection, and so did I. Quietly, but still I cried. Zoe and I were next. I was stronger for her, because she could see me. She is one tough chick. There were a total of 4 injections and she did not cry until the 3rd. The nurse and I were both impressed.

I thought the babies would both be miserable tonight. Surprisingly not, Zach has been sleeping all night. Zoe has been cranky but I suspect it is her tummy and not the injections at all.

First of many traumatic motherhood experiences, check.....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Need All my Strength......

Tomorrow is the big day.

Zoe and Zachary have their 8 week appointment. Yes, this is the one where they both will get their first shots. I have been nervous about it for weeks and now it is here. I have been contemplating making a run for it. Mexico or Canada....either will do. I am fairly certain that I will cry more than they do.

On the other hand, happily I am in awe of these babies. It is astounding to me how quickly they are growing and changing. Zoe is starting to chatter a little and we have discovered that Zach has the biggest smile of any toothless person we have ever known. They are the most amazing babies on the planet ,of course and my favorite pastime is just sitting in my chair watching them.

I love to put them in their bouncy chairs and watch them play with their toys. Their attention span is all of two minutes currently but that is plenty for all of us. Neither of them has completely accepted their swing as a pastime that they enjoy but I have high hopes for the future!

Hoping that tomorrow is not nearly as traumatic as I think it will be. Wish us all luck......

Friday, September 2, 2011

8 Weeks Today

I cannot believe that these babies are 8 weeks old today.

I am getting a little stressed out. They have their 2 month checkup on Weds and they will be getting their first shots. I know I will cry as much as they do. I just know it.

As a new Mom, I have a whole laundry list of things to go over with the Dr. One really weird thing is that it looks like Zoe is losing the skin from her thumb. I don't know if that is from trying to suck it so much, but it seems really strange to me.

We are still trying to figure out this whole baby colic thing without much success. I am remain positive that I will find something to make these babies feel better!

We will be having our first family barbeque with the babies this weekend. I hope everyone has a Happy Labor Day!