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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catching up

I can't believe it has been 7 months since the boys were born. SEVEN MONTHS!

There are so many blog posts that I thought that I would get to sooner. It seems that I have been in a fog. A sleepless, fun, exasperating fog.

I absolutely love my kids. And it has taken me nearly 7 months to say that: MY kids. Not just "the boys." It has taken me 7 months not to want to "correct" people when they say that J has my nose, or A has my hair. I still don't really feel like a parent. At least not what I thought a parent should feel like. Somehow I thought I would be smarter, a better nurturer, or that I would suddenly be endowed with a sense of what I should and shouldn't be doing for these boys.

As it turns out, I'm still just me. Messy, insecure, second-guessing me, except now I have two little ones that make me laugh when I'm in a bad mood and can remind me why "a mother's work is never done."

Good Lord I love these kids, but I may never sleep again.

A with his flirty smile



Happy J


Brothers

9 comments:

WiseGuy said...

Hey B, Welcome back to bloggyland. I missed you...

Look at how cute those two have become. I love the contemplative look on A's face in the third pic.

You know, we all carry perceptions of what kind of parents we would be when we turn into one. Well, even if the reality is different, look at how good you are doing....

Sending love, luck and good health to the family...:-)

Mermaid said...

It's those beautiful smiles that get you through the days and nights. Your babies are beautiful and they look so happy.

I did get 6 straight hours of sleep last night! Thanks for sending the positive vibes. Sending you the same vibes!

We still haven't separated our babies, not that either sleep in their nice cribs. N sleeps in the pack n play next to our bed and G sleeps in her chair on our floor. She will not sleep flat. I could have saved so much money on cribs. Soon, we will probably move G to her own room.

IVF 40+ said...

Oh wow, how lovely. they are so totally adorable. I was reading something that most women are surprised they are not the eternal mother earth type after they give birth. All part of the nonsense we are spun I think.

You're sure doing something right coz they are ADORABLE!!!

musicmakermomma said...

They are lovely - thanks for posting pix! And thank you so much for your support - I'm sure it is a drag keeping up with my blog when it is such a downer. But thank God IVF is not my whole life (even though it feels like it sometimes).

You are a terrific mom and I'm glad you are getting into the mommy "groove" - I felt the same way with my little guy (who was all naturally occuring!).

BB said...

OMG how cute are they!! I can't believe it has been 7 months. I've been following you forever but it does seem like yesterday that you had them. I'm already anxious about the time flying- I want the world to stop while I enjoy my two beans (and they aren't even here yet!).
Wishing you continued health!
Beth

BB said...

Thanks so much for your post! I forgot how big your babes were. I'm so glad they are the weight they are and thankful everything has been going smoothly. Still don't have a confirmation for inducing on the 6th but I'll keep everyone posted. I hope you are doing well!!
BB

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Peeveme said...

I just say thank you the few times people told me she has my eyes. Most of the time people say she looks nothing like me and I declare, "What are you talking about? She totally has my eyes! Everybody says so!" And then I laugh and laugh and they have no idea what's so funny.

BTW...they are the most adorable babies! I could just scoop them up and kiss them until they squirmed away!

WiseGuy said...

Wake up, Sleeping Beauty! Spring is here....