Saturday, November 04, 2006

What It Is Like to Have Twins - 10 1/2 Weeks

It feels like I have been hit by a truck.

All the time.

I eat things like salt and vinegar chips and Vienna Fingers because I am always hungry and cannot have; dairy, chocolate, spicy food, beans, gas-producing vegetables, too much caffeine.

I stink. Haven't bathed in days. Hair becoming like dreadlocks.

See my husband only on occassion, on which we yell at each other about things like; types of formula, adequate burping practices, poop diapers, vomit, showers, baths, dinner...

Have ungroomed eyebrows that are starting to look as bushy as they did in 1984.

Hairy legs.

Unmade bed.

No sex.

Jelly belly.

Dust bunnies, toilet bowl rings, dirty countertops, full litter box, dusty TV screen.

Stuffy nose, constipation, headache, backache, sore boobs.

General feeling of being overwhelmed and out of sorts.

Just when we think we are getting the hang of things and it is starting to get "easier", something happens like "uh ha! Gotcha mom and dad!! You thought you were soooo smart, now what are you going to do about this?"


I wouldn't give up my boys for the world. I am oh so glad that they came to join our family. However, I wouldn't wish this on anyone else. Unless they could afford a baby nurse, a nanny and a housekeeper. On most days there is at least a moment of amazement when I look at each of them and melt - that makes it all worthwhile. It's the days when I have had no more than 3 hours of disjointed sleep that make it difficult to see the forest for the trees.


rubbergob said...

I came across your blog via the NaBloPoMo and had to leave a comment as it just made me laugh. I have a 11mth old daughter- but only ONE!- I dont know how you do it! When she was small like your boys I used to think that I have no idea how people with multiples do it! Still even though I only have the one I still really identified with your comments regarding the state of the house and of yourself, so true of having little ones and I just wanted to let you know you are not alone!

Gook Luck on NaBloMoPo!

Jozet said...

That sounds about right.

I'm going in to work tonight and am about to pluck my eyebrows for the first time in 14 weeks.

It should take about 3 hours.

You're doing great! Someone told me that it gets better when they turn about 11 years old. Then they hit puberty and it's all over. ;-)

Happy Belated Anniversary!

stephanie said...

Hang in there -- big box stores and minivans and babies don't make you any less of a rock star!!! I can't imagine how hard it all is!! BUt hang in!

Paula the Surf Mom said...

OMG this is me... I have twin girls born on Halloween. I so related to what you were writing here.
You should check out my blog, in a moment of sleep deprived sillyness I rewrote the lyrics to 'Living on Tulsa Time'. I think you would enjoy it.