Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An eventful day!

Today has been an eventful day.  Last night I picked up a shift at the hospital to help out.  I didn't get home til 1am.  I was hoping for a calm morning, boy was I wrong!

It wasn't a bad morning, but a fun morning!  We pretty much had a dance party all morning!  The girls hate the television, which I have stated in the past, but today Sesame street was a musical episode (probably my favorite episode!), instead of them watching it for only 5 minutes, they watched it for 10 minutes! After that we listened to the radio and some of their C.D's and danced til lunch time!

I was so tired from work and from not getting a good night's rest that I was hoping I could lay down after I cleaned the kitchen up from lunch.  Well, I was wrong.  Harly only took an hour nap (I dislike pooping during nap time!) and I couldn't get her to go back to sleep. So we hung out until Zoey got up from her 3 hour nap!

I made chicken quesadillas for dinner tonight.  The girls have been getting over being sick, so their systems have been all out of whack.  I hid some spinach in their quesadillas to help them out (they are not big fans of spinach, but they had no idea! such a sneaky mommy!)

After dinner, we took a ride to the outlets (daddy was going to be late tonight).  I figured that if I was going to get out of the house this winter, I guess I should start practicing (the girls hate being inside all day).  I had them strapped to me, but once they figured out where we were and that the duckies were here, they were trying to climb off me.  I knew I needed to have ground rules, and that I need to follow through with them.  Since I have two the same age, I can't be chasing them in two different directions.  They need to learn to stay by each other and mommy.  They are their own buddy system!  These are my rules:

*Have to hold mommy's hand the entire time when walking in public places. (will be rare, I will either have the stroller or have the wrap and carrier and attach them to me. (yes one on front, and one on back)
*Teach them to always stay by each other and together (that will probably take a couple years til they understand)
* If they refused to hold my hand or throw a tantrum, then I would carry them or put them back in the stroller.

* I am debating over getting them those backpacks with harnesses.  If anyone has suggestions on this, it would be greatly appreciated.  there is so much debate over this, I don't know what do to.

I am lucky that they are very good listeners, they did so good today.  Zoey, my little pistol, just likes to test mommy out!  But she knew today, mommy was not playing around.

We fed the ducks some crackers and they were so excited!  Next to us, were 17month old boy/girl twins.  They were so cute.  All four of them were chatting together in baby language, while their dad and I talked about raising twins!  The girls were flirting with the little boy. Oh, I am in sooo much trouble!!

Here are some pics from today!

Their quesadilla with some corn on the top!

Harly loving her quesadilla

zoey acting shy in front of the camera (came out a lil dark, sorry!)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

15 month checkup!

Yesterday we went to the doctors.  It was a good day there, no one was in the waiting room and we were called in while I was still paying the copay!  Once we got in to the room and got weighed, and measured, the girls pediatrician was already in and ready to go!


           Harly                                                                                Zoey

Weight- 22.04                                                                   Weight- 22.02

Height- 29 1/2 inches                                                         Height- 30 inches

Head circumference- 18 1/4                                              Head circumference- 18 1/2

With their age uncorrected they are falling in the 30th percentile!

They got 2 shots and did so well!!  I am so proud of them!

Then today came and Harly is sick. I feel so bad for her.  She has a runny nose and a fever, but has been so happy all day!  As I am typing this, Zoey is stirring and does not sound very good.  I will probably have two sick babies by this weekend.  ( All you mommies with one baby, I envy you right now!!)  The only good thing is the girls are so good when they are sick, we have a lot of cuddle time together!

Hope everyone has a great night!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Five for Friday!

1.) the girls are dancing so much lately!  Now they shake their tushies and bounce their knees!  It cracks me up

2) utensils- They are getting better with them! 

3.) mommy got a night out with nani (my mom), cousins, and aunt!  It was so nice.  The girls got some daddy time and mommy got to spend time with adults, no baby talk!  We went and got some drinks, then saw "The Help",  great movie!

4.) The girls are pretending a lot more!  I watched them this week playing with their doggies and baby dolls, feeding them with a pretend spoon!

5.) Goofy, goofy, goofy!  The girls have been chasing each other around and laughing hysterically!  They now play hide and seek with each other and it is sooo cute!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cloth Diapering

I have always wanted to cloth diaper, but never thought I would until we found out we were having twins. When it was decided that I would be a stay at home mom, disposable diapers on one income just didn't seem possible.  Ian was not a big fan when I told him about it, but said if I really wanted to, I could.

When you first buy them, they are expensive, but you save money in the long run.  You use them til your children are potty trained and you will continue to use them with the other children you may have.  Also when you are done with them you can sell them back, yes I said sell them back.  You will get some money back and once again you save money!

When I started researching, it was expensive until I discovered a couple websites that always had sales, discontinued items, and clearances.  There were also blogs that always had giveaways.  I saved a lot of money by doing that.

We got a lot of disposables at our shower and when they were born.  We didn't start cloth diapering til they were six months old.  My husband loves it so much now (Thank goodness!).  We will do disposables when they have viruses and when we go out of town, but 95% of the time, we use cloth.  We really enjoy them!  They also get less diaper rashes, due to what the cloth diapers are made of that helps pull the pee away from their skin.

We have noticed that we saved a lot of money using these and they are super easy!

Here are some great websites:

this is where you can get all your questions answered (such as the big poop in washer answer!): - where I got some of my diapers on clearance and on sale.

Those are the three main ones I haved used, but here are a couple other people who use cloth have recommended:                     

This website has great info, got it from my cousin when I was inquiring about cloth diapers:

If your looking for inexpensive disposable diapers we use Target brand, they are cheap and work great.  We also use Target wipes (we have not tried cloth wipes yet, not sure if we want to or not yet).  I know a ton of families who use these too and love them.

If you have questions or want more info, you can leave a comment or email me.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Speak our language mommy!

Like the past post, we had a great weekend.  We had Ian's mom up for the weekend. It was very nice!  The past couple days the girls have been trying extra hard to communicate with us.  We just don't understand them!  Sunday night, harly was upset about something and trying to tell us.  She was literally yelling at us in babble, we couldn't help but smile at her because it was just so cute!  She did not like that though, and would yell louder!  Here are some pictures from this past weekend at the park!

Harly thinking she can run now that she can walk!

Zoey being goofy!

Zoey taking a break from walking!

harly playing with daddy!

Zoey playing with daddy!

The girls in the soccer net!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


It was a very nice and relaxing weekend.  My mother in law came in town this weekend to visit with the girls.  I am very tired though, so I will blog a post tomorrow and some of the pics we took at the park!

Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mia and Emma...wait?!?!

You always have your dream family growing up.  Ian and I talked a lot about children.  We both wanted 3 boys and 1 girl, but obviously this did not happen.  That is ok because I wouldn't change it, I love my life and we love our girls!
We always said if we have a girl, we would name it Mia.  When we found out we were having twin girls, we picked Emma for one of them.  My whole pregnancy we were set on Mia and Emma until two weeks before I delivered them.
Ian came home and said both names were on the top 10 charts for popular names.  We both wanted names that were not popular.  Ian came up with Zoey and I fell in love with it.  We could not think of another name that we both agreed on.  One night I opened the name book, closed my eyes, and pointed to a name.  It was Harly and we both loved it.

Who gets what name?
Baby B was so active my whole pregnancy.  She beat my ribs up and her sister.  She could never sit still.  To this day, she is still my energizer bunny!
Zoey Paige means "young life"- that was definitely baby B and when we saw her, that name just looked like her.
Baby A is our mellow, laid back child.  She is very chill, especially when she sucks her thumb.  She was calm during the whole pregnancy because her sister would be sprawled out!
Harly Mae means "may meadow"- A meadow reminds Ian and I of a peaceful place.  That name fit baby A.

To this day Zoey is our active child and Harly is our reserved child.  They do switch roles every couple weeks when we just get accustomed to the previous roles, but they pretty much are the meanings of their names!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

National Breastfeeding Month!

Let me just start off by saying that this is about my personal experience.  This is also my opinion!  I understand there is a lot of people who don't believe in this and a lot who do.  Please don't judge me because of my opinion.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinions!  Thank you!!

As a nurse, do I think everyone should try it when the baby is born?  Yes, but if they hate it then don't do it.  If you are going to be miserable than it is not worth it.  Medically some people are not able to breastfeed, it is not your fault. In some instances the baby can also be allergic to breast milk (I know two people who went through this situation.)  There are formulas now that try to do their best to mimick breast milk.  God did not give us breasts for sexual reasons, they were given to us to nurture our children (Sexologist spoke about all the misleading things regarding breastfeeding that are in this society today on the Today show.). 

I was blessed to be able to nurse.  Was it a struggle, OMG yes!  It was very difficult for the first few weeks.  The girls had to be finger/tube fed because they could not figure out how to suck from me or a bottle for about a week.  then when they figured out how to suck, they would go to fast and choke.  They did great nursing because it didn't come out fast and they were on premie bottle nipples for almost 6 months(We used Dr. Browns bottles, since the girls had a lot of reflux issues.).  I had amazing lactation consultants at the hospital (they did not hassle me, they were my life savers.)  Some of the best advice came from them and many a lot of my coworkers who had already gone through the nursing stage with their children.  Let me just let you know now that I did nurse til the girls were 13 months, but they did have to have a bottle of formula (they were put on enfamil) a day for the whole first year.  They nursed all other feedings, except bedtime when we gave them a bottle and sometimes at 3am (bottle of breastmilk).

I will give you some advice and words of wisdom from my experience:

Work- Yes it is a lot of work!! Does it pay off in the long run and is it worth it?  TOTALLY!!  I lost all my baby weight within the first month of nursing the girls!  I gave birth to the girls on May 23rd.  June 26th was my sister's bachelorette party and I was already down to my pre-pregnancy weight and fit into all my old clothes!  Yes, I lost all my weight, but for those who have twins would understand that I did not lose the fab, it was there and is still there slightly.  Because my stomach stretched so much I have a little excess skin that I just tuck into my pants (It is not bad, just really wrinkly skin that in under my belly button.).  I do work out but, those of you with kids know that sometimes your unable to be consistent.  I need a personal trainer like Angelina Jolie's for about 6 weeks then I would be good, but then when I have more I am screwed again!

Support-  You have to have the support from day 1.  My husband was the most supportive person in the world (yes I am sure everyone says that about their husbands :) ). But he truly was.  Without him, there was no way I would have made it past the first few weeks.  I would get so discouraged.  The girls weren't doing great latching on, my milk was not coming in or there was not enough to satisfy them, and I was so upset that I couldn't nurture them the way I was meant to.  He was unbelieveable, he talked to me, gave me the words of strength and encouragemet I needed.  He was at my side and helped the girls latch on.  With twins it is a little more difficult when you nurse them together because you don't have that free hand.  It was so great to have a extra set of hands.  The only people I had help me was my husband, sister, and mom. I am a very private person and didn't feel comfortable having other people help me. You need to discuss it with whoever will be with you and make sure they are on board.  My bond with the girls has been amazing( I do give some credit for this to breastfeeding)! Ian would give them their bedtime bottle and then if he did not have to go out of town on that day, the 3am bottle of breastmilk while I pumped.  I wanted to make sure he got bonding time with the girls also.  Looking back, I can see that he appreciated having that time with them!

Highly recommend giving infants a bottle a day.  It can be pumped milk or formula, but if you don't introduce a bottle and you try and do it later, it is likely the baby will not adapt to it and have a hard time.  I recommend this because if you don't, then you get no free time, and your husband doesn't get that special bond with the baby.  We rarely left our girls, we probably went out to dinner three times since they were born last May, but those three times our parents were able to give the girls a bottle and we were able to enjoy ourselves instead of looking at our watches to see the time and worrying if we were going to make it home or not.

Growth spurts- There are growth spurts, if I remember the girls were 6weeks, 3-4 months, sometime around 6-7 months and 9 months. ( they were delayed a little, I think that it is usually around 6 weeks, 3months, 6months, 9months.)  I think the hardest two were the 3-4 month one because that is their big growth spurt to get ready for starting solids and the 9 month one.  I was ready to give up.  I wasn't producing much, they were eating every hour and still fussing.  It was extremely disappointing.  Our pediatrician was great and gave me a lot of advice on how to boost my supply naturally and my cousin Carli was breastfeeding also who was a big help too.  I tried blessed thistle, mothers milk tea, fenugreek, red raspberry leaves, and steel cut oats.  I was not a fan of the blessed thistle or the oats (you really have to spice them up to get a yummy taste!).  the rest I used.  I drank about two bottles of water every nursing session which helped too.  After about two weeks, I started removing the herbs and it went real well.  It was a rough go at first but we got over the hump and it was smooth sailing from there! Also recommended by my pediatrician at 3months was to not pump at the 3am feeding and to let Ian feed them a bottle because when they wake up at 7am for the day they are the most hungriest (sp? don't even know if that is a word!) and I would have more milk to help get through the day.

Hospital grade pump-  I rented the pump from the hospital for 3 months and it was awesome!  No pump can compare to the ones in the hospital ( I mean some are close but not that these!)  It really got my milk in.  Also in the hospital the lactationist gave me some great advice, unfortunately it was no til the last day.  Right after you eat, if you are able to, you should pump for 15minutes, then wait 15 minutes for an hour cause it helps the milk come through. Try and do it after every meal.  But let me add, I did not produce any milk during my whole pregnancy, you might be good and have already produced some!  After the three months of using the hospital grade pump, I did buy a medela backpack pump.  It worked and did the job, but a little slower than the hospital grade one.

public- I tried not to nurse in public.  I would feed them and then we would run out and do our errands, I always had a bottle with me in case.  If I knew we would be out all day, I had the moby wrap and my cover up and nursed them in the moby wrap with the cover up over just for more privacy.  I mostly tried to just nurse in the car.  There also were times that I nursed at our playgroups- once again I did my best because I am such a private person.  I tried to just do one at a time.  The ladies in the playgroup are awesome people though and understood because they had gone through it nursing or bottle-feeding.  It was nice to be around people who understood! 

I enjoyed every minute of it, but I did have my moments and it did take a toll on me because I had two to nurse.  It was a lot easier to just nurse both together instead of one at a time since it was double the time. 

I know I am forgetting a lot but if you have any questions, email me or leave a comment and I would be more than happy to answer them for you!

there will be another post in the future about weaning from nursing, if you are going through that!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Infant to toddler transition

     It has been so crazy to see this transition.  The girls went from being infants, needing me to take care of everything for them to toddlers who want to be independent and do everything themselves.  Now its like "forget you mommy, we have so much to explore now that we know how to walk.  We only need you to feed us, change our diapers, and during fussy periods!"  They play a lot more together, not with the same toy, but they sit with each other. Its all fun til someone steals the toy the other one is playing with.  They babble with each other and laugh at one another, it is too cute (hopefully I can upload a video of it to here.) 
     Here are some things that have stood out during this transition:

* Walking, there is no crawling in our house anymore!  They are little toddlers now.  They have made it, no infant anymore!
*Wanting to do everything themselves.  they are not very good with their spoons and forks yet. When it is something messy, we try to feed them.  It does not turn out well and it usually turns into a tantrum. 
                    -Advice = They will let us hold the food and put it on the spoon to give to them each time.  Yes, it may take an hour to feed them this way, but it saves us time from cleaning the mess up!
*Bumps, bruises, and fat lips.  We need helmets for them!  They think now that they can walk and that they automatically have to run.  Well, they run and can't stop so what happens?  Bumps, bruises, and fat lips!
*Playtime, but don't touch mommy and daddy.  They don't want to play alone, they want to play with us.  We always play with them (hence the reason I get nothing done around the house, but I don't mind because someday they won't want me to play with them.)  Well when we play with them and it involves a toy, we can't touch it unless they get very frustrated.  If we try to touch it, they push our hand away!  They crack me up during play time!!!
* Whoa, cupboards!  Their new favorite thing.  Lets empty all the cupboards and bang on pots and pans.  When we are done, we leave the mess for mommy and daddy to clean up!
*One nap. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but I kind of do.  They sleep for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in the afternoon, so I can't complain.
*Lovies.  They are more attached to their lovies then ever before.  When they were babies, we would just leave them in the crib.  Now when we take the girls out of the cribs, their lovies have to come too.  But this is ok because they are very sensitive children so when we are not around or vaccuming (yes they hate the vaccum!), their lovies comfort them!
* Lets drop or throw our toys!  This is their new game.  But according to the specialists, this is a social skill and that we should not tell them no.  They usually do it about 10 times and then they are done.  That is good with us!
I am sure there is a lot more that I can't think of right now, but I will keep you posted on this transition.

It is bittersweet.  I am so sad that my baby girls want to be independent, I want my infants back!  But then again, I like this stage, they follow me around walking and it is just so cute.  They are also more interactive with each other and I absolutely love that!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Twins Day

This weekend we went to twins day.  We only stayed for a little bit because it was so unbearably HOT!  We went for the first time last year when the girls were only 10 weeks old, we did not stay long then either and had the girls covered so no one could touch them. 

Its crazy the amount of twins that are there.  Every where we turned, everyone would stop us to take a picture with the girls. We didn't let strangers hold or touch them the first time we went.  But this time they wanted to walk and be out of the stroller.  Everyone wanted to hold them.  Ian and I had a hard time with this.  The good thing is the girls wouldn't go to anyone due to stranger anxiety, we held them in the pictures with the other twins.  We get a ton of attention when we are out in public, which makes it hard to get things done; but nothing like we got at twins day.  It was unbelieveable!

We entered the girls into a contest expecting them not to win compared to the other children that looked exatly alike.  It was the female a-like 1-2yrs old contest.  Well we didn't expect it, but we won 2nd place!  I have a fear of talking in front of large crowds, and stage fright and I still have it.  I didn't know what child I was holding on stage!  At that moment I couldn't tell them apart!  (There will be a post soon about whether they are identical or fraternal)

Here are some pics from the festival!

Right before the contest, we were up against 10 sets of twins

Pic of the four of us.  We are drenched in sweat, it was literally a faucet running down our face. 
Zoey and Daddy 

Harly and Mommy

the two little girls in the yellow outfit were the first place winners, tried gettting a pic of all 4 girls (1st and 2nd place winners) obviously not possible!  The girls in the yellow were adorable, especially their curly hair!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Five for Friday!

It is five for Friday, something new that I will try and do every Friday.  I got this idea from a friend who does it on her blog! this week it is all about the changes we are experiencing in our household!

1.) Monday- Infant to toddler transition, scary, sad, and excited! ( will have a post on this transition for those who will be going through it shortly!)

2.) Tuesday- Trying to give up one of their naps, and drop down to only 1 nap (Not sure how I feel about this yet)

3.) Wednesday-  The girls were chatterboxes and talking to each other all day! (they kept looking at me like mommy don't you understand what we are talking about?  Umm, no baby girls have no idea what you two are saying to each other!)

4.)Thursday- New favorite toy, our huge blanket, playing peek a boo with each other!

5.) Refusing to crawl today, will only walk!  they are officially toddlers!

Have a great weekend!  We will be spending our weekend at the Twins Festival!

my loves part 2!

May 23, 2010 is the day our girls were brought into our lives!  I went in Friday at 1pm.  I was in labor for 35 1/2 hours.  I got my epidural placed on friday, incase I had a emergency c-section.  When I asked to use my epidural on Saturday evening, they gave me the test dose, and then the pump broke.  By the time they fixed it, it was to late to get the medicine, I was 10cm and ready to push.  I was wheeled into the operating room at 10:30pm.  I pushed and pushed and pushed.  I delivered Baby A at 1:08am.  I was not allowed to have her placed on my chest, she was sent to the nicu doctor behind me.  My husband had tears in his eyes!  He got to cut the cord.  He asked me if I was ok and then asked if he could go see her.  He would come back and tell me how beautiful she was, make sure I was ok, and then go back to see her.  He has never been comfortable holding newborns, but once they were done checking her out, they picked her up and handed her to him.  He looked like a natural, like he did this a million times!  He brought her to me and I got to hold her (with help because I had some complications after she was delivered).  They then whisked her off for some more testing.  After I delivered her, I went back down to 7cm. Baby B was still high so I had to wait, and this is where th back labor started.  It was probably the most painful thing I have ever experienced.  I only pushed for an hour.  At 2:40am Baby B was born.  Chaos took over the room, our baby girl was not breathing.  Being a nurse, you know what they are doing and I was a mess.  Ian was so scared, but didn't show it because he was keeping me calm.  Once they got her breathing, he got to go over there and cut her cord.  Ian got to hold her for a couple seconds and I got to stroke her head and give her a kiss, then she was taken to get checked out and be with her sister.
We didn't want to name them without seeing them together.  We got to see baby A at 5am, they brought baby B to us at 8am.  From that point on they stayed with us the entire time! 
I was stuck on bedrest due to some complications for the next 3 days, during that time Ian was "mommy and daddy" to all three of us.  He was amazing.  He changed their diapers, got me set up every time to nurse, and made sure all the tubings were ready to finger/tube feed.  We couldn't have asked for a better daddy/husband!!!

1:08am *Harly Mae* 5lb 10oz 19 1/4 inches long

2:40am *Zoey Paige* 6lb 3oz 19 inches long

We left the hospital Wednesday afternoon, girls were jaundice and only weighing 4lbs, this would be the beginning of going to the doctors every week for the next 4 weeks for weight checks!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

my loves!

Ian and I have been together for almost 7 years!  We will be married for 2 years on September 19th.  We wanted to wait at least a year before we got pregnant.  Well, obviously that did not happen.  We got pregnant on our honeymoon.  We found out at the beginning October that we were pregnant.  I found out a couple days before I got my menstrual cycle, because I was so sick.  I wanted to make sure that I wasn't pregnant and just had the flu.  Well four + pregnancy tests later said I was pregnant.  Ian was so excited, I was very scared.  November 8th, Ian could not make it to the doctor's appointment so it was a little nerve wrecking to go by myself. 
Once all information was answered, an ultrasound was done.  I got to see our little miracle!  After about 10 minutes, my midwife was about to remove the probe when, out popped the second baby.  And at that point I lost it.  I was shocked and so scared, but happy.  Then I got the news that I needed a more detailed ultrasound because baby B didn't look like it was going to make it. I cried for about an hour, and my midwife wouldn't let me drive til it sank in.  I called Ian and told him that I needed to see him asap.  So I met him at work.  I showed him the ultrasound pictures than told him there were two.  Ian always wanted twins, so his reaction was expected- he was sooo excited!!!  Then to inform him of the other news :(. 
The next day I went to the hospital for a more detailed ultrasound.  Everything looked great.  Baby B was pretty far behind on growing.  So I would be going to the doctors every week to week and a half.  I really liked going not just because I got to hear their heartbeats, but because I got an ultrasound every appointment!  Once baby B caught up around the 16th week, I started going to the doctor's every 2 weeks (still getting an ultrasound at every one, til the end of my pregnancy!)
We found out we were having two girls at the end of February.  We both were in shock, Ian knew they were girls, but I was so sure they were boys.
At 25 weeks, I was in a serious car accident, ( I will post my note at another time)  I was at Metro for a night, and of course the next day was my baby shower.  I was so blessed I was able to keep them in, even though at one point during the night they wanted to come out.
36 weeks, I went in for a detailed ultrasound to find out baby B's placenta stopped working and that, it was the day I would be entering the hospital to deliver our girls.

Stay tuned, the rest tomorrow night!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

chatter boxes today!

The girls were full of energy today!  Today they carried on a full conversation with each other!  It was to cute!

They have been doing this for a couple months, they started around 9 months, but it was just a 5 second thing and then they would walk away.

While today they carried on a convo in their high chairs while I was getting lunch ready.  They would talk to each other in babble and then laugh hysterically!  I tried so hard to get it on camera and they would see it and stop.  I got about 10 seconds of one but you can't really hear them.  they did this a couple days ago too, but they will stop if they see I am watching them or have the camcorder (and yes I have tried hiding, but somehow they know I am still watching them.)  Then this afternoon they were playing in their playhouse that we got from my aunt and uncle (which they absolutely love!)  They were sitting in there and were just talking to each other, then one would leave, then come back and ring the doorbell and go in. 

I am in awe and completely amazed!!  I knew that they would have their own little language with each other but when you see it in person it is unbelievable. 

Once again I got teary-eyed because they are getting so big, I wish I could stop time :(... Mommy loves you girls so much!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

doctors appointments

I hate taking the girls to the doctors.  It has nothing to do with the doctor, or shots; it has to do with other parents in the waiting room.  Some times I envy the parents because I wish I was able to have Ian at all the doctor appointments, and some times I just don't like them or their comments.

I have been taking the girls to the doctor's by myself since they were born.  Ian has only been able to make it to one, and I had help two days after we got home from the hospital because I was not allowed to drive.  Unfortunately, my husband does not have the luxury to work at home or take time off, and his job requires him to travel.  You see those moms with only one child and their husbands with them.  The last couple visits I have had a few comments from those people such as:

How do you do it with twins and shots?  Once the doctor gives one her shots I take that one and have a minute to comfort her and let her know that it is ok, then the second one gets her shots and I hold both of them  and comfort them, since at this point they hate the doctor and won't go to her like they do when they first see her.

Then they usually say, I still don't know how you do it, I can't even do it with one.  ARE YOU SERIOUS.  It takes two seconds for shots, it is beneficial to the child how can you not do it?

Last they ask where my husband is-  (In my mind I am thinking, it is none of your business where my husband is, you don't know me)  But what comes out very nicely is he is at work or he is traveling. 

But then there are some really nice people.  They treat you like a human being and they don't judge you or they praise you for being able to handle twins on your own.

the funny thing is, I have such a strict schedule and routine that it is easier for me to do it on my own than with help.  I have a routine when I go to the stores, doctors, bank; and it works for me and the girls.  I may only have 20 minutes in a store, but I have my list and know the store inside and out.

there are some really cruel people in this world today and it is unbelievable.  In a later post I will tell you some comments I got that were not so nice.  I just want to know who raised these people, where they got their manners, and who made them god to just come up to me and criticize me.

I do the best job I can with my girls and my husband and I are raising them in a christian home, will raise them when they are old enough to understand to be repectful, and to not judge people because you don't know what kind of situation they are in.

I am a very shy and nice person; I don't have a mean bone in my body.  I don't ever throw out mean comments to people even though I would love to, to the mom who is beating her child in the other aisle.  I will never give a mean response back even though there are times where I would love to.  God is the only one who can do that and he will have his time with those people.