–Strawberry fruit bars are good. So are lime fruit bars.
–My boys are officially TOTAL fussers. They are rarely awake and content. Maybe this is normal, but today, I got my first 1/2 hour taste of complete meltdown mode while on my own (Mom was late coming over), and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to handle it. How do you do it? I mean, seriously: Logistically, how is it done? If you have two children who SCREAMSCREAMSCREAM if they aren’t being held or fed, how do you make it through the day? I get the idea that mine are going to be porkers, because I’ll just shove a boob in their mouth to make them stop screaming…
–Newest nicknames for the boys are Barfy and Bang Bang (He.nry’s our big barfer, and J.ack likes to slam his head into our chests when frustrated, i.e. ALL THE FRICKIN’ TIME). I expect this to be the name of their first garage band.
–My mom bought me a massage, and I spent the entire time worrying about whether or not I was going to be able to relax enough to enjoy it. Yes, I spent a full hour being rubbed and pummeled and all I could do was fret over whether or not I was going to be able to relax. Stupid. However, when I got home, the boys stayed asleep in their car seats for 30-45 minutes, and those were the most productive 45 minutes I’ve had in forever. I got laundry sorted, and I fixed our wireless internet, and hooked up our new printer (went to get printer cartridges, and found that it would cost almost $70 to get new ones for the old printer OR it would cost $25.50 to buy the new version of our printer WITH cartridges… so we bought a new printer. Totally wasteful, but saved so dang much money it’s absurd.) and got some cleaning done, too. WHY I didn’t snooze is beyond me, but I think it almost felt better just to get some random chores done. WTF happened to me choosing chores over sleep? Sigh.
–We are considering getting an inflatable nursing pillow, because I cannot nurse without my special nursing pillow (again, MAJOR thanks, Tracy!), and I would like to possibly travel at some point. At what stage would I expect that a nursing pillow will no longer be as big of a benefit as it is right now? I mean, at what point will they start being a little more helpful in their participation in the nursing relationship? When would they likely be too big to keep using the nursing pillow? I ask only because I don’t know if we will have a need to travel before then. Truthfully, we just need a second cover for the pillow we have, but I thought I might kill two birds with one stone and buy the travel pillow (so that I can wash the cover for the other pillow and still have a functioning pillow to use).
–Man, HOW is it possible to nurse twins without tandem nursing them? I would have completely given up nursing by now if I had to nurse one and then the other, especially as they generally get hungry at the same time. It’s not the easiest thing to pick up on, and luckily, Jac.k is a champion feeder (Hen.ry’s a little tougher to latch and stay latched), but it’s almost become second nature to me to feed them at the same time.
–Henr.y is heading towards ten pounds (per bathroom scale– (Me + He)-Me= something between 9.5 and 10 lbs). Jack is heading toward nine (between 8.5 and 9). My boys are getting so big! No wonder my back is killing me. Someday, I’ll build the strength to hold them, I hope.
–I had more to say, but Screamer the Second just realized that I was not giving my full and undivided attention to him while he was sleeping, so we are again in full meltdown mode. Sigh. I know it gets better, but I just wonder when, and whether we’ll make it that long.