Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I am doing everything possible including taking soy lecithin.
Bravely, I have taken a needle to my nipple and pierced the skin so the trapped milk will flow freely.
Everytime it seems like I've gotten all the lumps out--I wake up to start it all over again.
I've kept mastitis away, BUT last night felt a chill coming on. Sure enough, within the hour my temperature had spiken and I was freezing. I went to bed early and burrowed down under my comforter but couldn't get warm despite the fact it was 70 degrees.
It was exactly like the last time I got mastitis--coming on fast and furious.
But, I didn't have the rock hard breast, the red rash and when I pumped milk came out.
Maybe I was getting the flu??
All night long I tossed and turned alternating between freezing and so-hot-I-have-to-take-off-all-my-clothes.
God bless Chicken who took over this morning after I fed the boys.
I conked out, sweated my ass off, then the fever broke, drenching my clothes and sheets. The whole morning and afternoon is a blur.
By 4pm I was ready for some fresh air, felt weak, but fine.
However, tonight, I've still got this red rash on my breast--usually a tell-tale sign of mastisis.
Sigh. I just don't know. I'm so ready for this to be over.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Funny, when I started this blog I certainly never saw THAT post coming!!
There were some good ideas....BUT...I soon realized my readers have MUCH bigger bathrooms than the typical NYC bathroom. So, I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of the space issues we are dealing with here in Manhattan.
You can't sit on the toilet AND close the door at the same time. Unless you turn sideways. And then your legs hit the kitty litter box.
Impossible to fit any kind of exersaucer through the door nevermind where to put it!
We retired the bouncy seats almost 2 months ago when they started flinging themselves over the side. They wouldn't have fit anyway.
Also, not a possibility of putting 2 crawling/cruising boys in a bathroom with a litter box and granite floors.
Oh, and the door doesn't shut all the way!
Yes, we 'could' move the litter box to this small hallway each time but what a pain in the ass. Plus, I still have the floor and door to deal with. Not worth the risk or work.
The hallway is also too small to fit 2 baby jail-type toys.
View from the toilet out to the living room. Look! We remembered to feed Poor Cat!
We had to get a kid/kat gate (note the cut out cat head to the lower left). This keeps the twins out of the bedroom/bathroom/hallway (and litter box/cat food) while allowing the cat to get through. Unfortunately, it's not a swing gate and we have to step OVER it. And we are short!
But it does what we need it to do. We got it through Safet.y Fir.St.
Perhaps you caught a glimpse of this....Behold the ultimate baby jail! We have 2 Little Play.zones interconnected.
Here it is in the evening after I've tidied it up for the next day.
By the way, I consider Boppy's completely useless!!! The only thing I've used them for is the very first month or two. Now, they are recliners for the stuffed animals.
And.....the baby jail at 6:30am! See how they've already tried to push the wall down and Whoop Whoop's head is on the hardwood floor?! Nice!
These kids are crazy.
However, they are fairly calm in the playzone when they first go in. I usually take that time to go around the corner to the kitchen and make a latte, my breakfast, their breakfast and get my pump on. I can poke my head out from time to time if if sounds like they are killing each other.
MOST of the time, they don't start getting really rowdy for a good 20 minutes.
This week, I decided to take that time to SHOWER!!
I managed 4 out of 5 for the weekdays, one weekday evening and Chicken and I tag teamed on the weekend.***
It's the cleanest I've been in over 9 months. But I still smell like a maple syrup dipped curry puff;)
I don't wash my hair everyday. Never have. Probably never will unless I swim everyday or find myself living in the tropics.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The twins just turned nine months old and I'm still able to use the double bf-ing pillow, but it's becoming a bit of a battle zone. They are so aware of each other--pulling hair, poking eyes, reaching over and grabbing the breast out of the other's mouth, twisting my nipple. Good Times.
Also, one is crawling and the other one just starting, so I find when I am playing with them and they decide they want to eat/snack, they start pulling at my shirt, climbing on me and yelling. If I try to feed them separately and one sees the other getting the magic booby--all hell breaks loose.
I have recently begun feeding them sitting on the floor, Indian style with both of them straddling my legs facing towards me. It's not very comfortable, but it seems to work OK.
I've also put them on their backs on the floor and leaned over them (also to work on getting the clogged milk ducts unclogged). Sort of a primal-yoga-pilates type move. Again, not the most comfortable, but it worked.
Suggestions needed! I'm trying to make it to a year.
I know I've got some twin mommies readers out there.....surely someone knows what I'm talking about.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
- I wonder if we have an empty tupperware container in the room? (We do not. Completely irrational, but wistful thinking.)
- Dogs pee on the rug. I have a throw rug.
- I wonder how much pee a size 3 P.ampers can hold?
Monday, October 18, 2010
Today, they both took off their left sock. Repeatedly. I would put it on (it was chilly out today) and they'd take it off immediately.
Today was the first time I've seen them holding hands except for when nursing. I can't believe I got a picture of it in time!!
Just 3 days ago they started really interacting/noticing/playing with each other.
It is SO freaking adorable to watch them look at each other, smile and laugh. What a great age. What wonderful babies.
I am so lucky.
Yes, my son is wearing fuchsia striped and polka dotted socks. Because I like it.
P.S. I showered today!!! And early this evening Chicken kissed me on the neck and said, "you still smell like a curry puff".
Hey, at least I'm still a Puff.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is all happening too fast.
Every twin mom I talk to says the first year is a blur. No kidding. Thank god I'm finding time to write down bits and pieces, I don't think I'd remember a thing.
Whoop Whoop is balancing on his hands and knees now and sitting up for longer periods...won't be long before he's crawling, too!
Everyday we find something else to babyproof. They are always changing it up on us!
This stage is challenging but my god they are so stinking cute!! It's a lot of fun watching them discover new things every day. I am so lucky.
We've been using sippy cups for more than a month now and the boys LOVE them. Total water addicts just like their mommies.
My next trick will be putting breast milk in their cups at dinner and reducing the size of their night time bottle in the hopes of weaning them from the bottle in the next couple of months. We'll see how that goes...
We've got our first ever professional photo shoot scheduled for this Sunday. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. I've been having panic attacks at night feeling like a horrible mother for not doing one when they were itty bitty. I just could never fathom a time period in the day where everyone (including the mommies) could be happy, rested, fed, clean and get somewhere and THEN take photos!! I should've just done it. I'll always regret it.
I take OK photos, but trying to grab the camera with twins and get great shots....uh...very difficult.
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