>> Sunday, August 16, 2009
First of all, I just want to thank my mom (Mimi) and Joe (Papa) for coming in last weekend/week. Papa took Hollie to THE ZONE on Saturday night, and they played video games and bounced in the bounce houses all night. Then, when he left to go back to Austin on Sunday, my mom stayed here and helped out with the twins all week. She helped me put them down in the evenings and then got up with them in the mornings to let me sleep. That was sleep that I am so thankful for. Because now, I'm missing it. Shawn and I both are!
The girls are sleeping a lot during the day, and are really hard to get down at night. We literally start at 9:00pm, and have gone all the way until 1:30am. Last night, Shawn was up until 3:00am with Brooke trying to get her down. Their eating habits are so different, b/c Kamryn is still adjusting to being home, rather than being in the NICU. I think once her tummy grows a little more and she can eat more, then she will be easier. Thankfully, we have a doctor's appt. with the pediatrician on Thursday for their 2 month check up. We started to document when they eat, how much they eat, and their sleeping habits, so that we can ask the doc what gives. Needless to say, Shawn and I are both EXHAUSTED! I must say though, I'm truly thankful for my husband. He is helping me both in the evenings and in the middle of the night. I don't think I could do this without him. He has been so wonderful through all of the frustrating times, and is my rock when I need him most. I love you Bubba!
The other thing that is weighing on my mind is this stay at home mom thing. I'm not going back to work at Dr Pepper, so I'm going to be a full time stay at home mom. And we all know what that means... I have to cook. I know, the horror! I have one cook book, and that's because it's pretty and I have it on display in my kitchen, to give the facade of me knowing how to cook. I understand the basics, and can make a mean Lasagna. But, I want to be one of those moms that can do it all. Supermom! I have a lot of work to do. My mom keeps telling me not to try to be a super hero. I don't think that's what I'm going for. I'm just trying to do what I have always wanted to do, and that's to stay at home and take care of my family. It's hard work, and I'm up for the challenge. I just have a lot of learning (cooking) to do. Yesterday, at the grocery store, I think I bought every single cooking magazine on the rack. I flipped through one quickly to find a recipe that I thought Shawn and I would both like. He's a picky eater, so it's hard to find something that he would like. But, I found a beef stew that I think he would like, and I'm going to attempt to make it tomorrow. I figure that if he's not here to laugh at me as I'm chopping up vegetables, or spilling stuff all over the stove, it will be a little easier. I'll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck. If anyone out there has any good recipes, send them my way. Oh, by the way... Allison Anderson - I keep forgetting to ask you for the poppy seed chicken recipe. Can you give it to me?
That's all for now. My friend Jackie is coming in on Tuesday to visit. She's always a huge help for me, so I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
Love to all,