Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Thought?

I'm having trouble finishing a thought today so try to stay with me as you read this blog!

Madeline and Leah were up a lot last night, they must be going through a growth spurt because they're up every two hours eating - but then go right back to sleep. That means that I'm only sleeping an hour at a time since it takes about an hour to change their diapers, feed them, burp them and then pump after I'm done. I'm exhausted - but really happy!

Today is Grace's 3rd birthday!! I cannot believe it! She's getting so big and I'm so proud of her! She's so smart, and remembers EVERYTHING! Her favorite things to do right now are puzzles. She is doing harder puzzles everyday - it's so awesome to watch her concentrating so much on something. Today Grammie, PopPop, Grandma and MomMom stopped by to give her her birthday gifts ~ and she loved all of them! She is wearing the princess dress that Grammie and PopPop gave to her and it looks adorable! We're waiting for my grandparents to get here and she'll get even more gifts! She's so spoiled! Yesterday was her birthday party and she had a blast! It was just a little kids party with Evan, Ellie and Reese! My parents gave her two baby dolls and she just had to take them to bed with her last night! Megan made reward charts for both Grace and Evan, there are 15 squares and each day if they are good they can put a star in one of the squares and when all are filled they get a 'treat'. Grace is very into it! I hope it gives her incentive to be a good listener and behave well. Megan says that it's working for Ellie.

Matt is off until Friday night work so we're going to "try" to get some things done this week. Tomorrow he's working on the twins room trying to get it ready for electric to be installed. I need to figure out what color carpet we want to have installed. I'm looking for something durable yet soft and that can hide stains well!! ;) Tuesday I'm planning on going out shopping for Christmas gifts. I have ideas for most people but am at a loss for others. It's like that every year. The past few years I have made a lot of my gifts but this year I just don't have the time. We're also hoping to take the kids to see Santa and to get their pictures taken. I have been going to JCPenney to have their pictures done but am considering spending a little more and going to The Picture People. I want really nice pictures of all the kids together and Penney's doesn't seem to be good at group shots. I have a coupon so hopefully it won't be too too too expensive.

Maddie and Leah are hungry...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Small update

I don't even know where to begin...

Things are going pretty well considering. Grace is having some jealousy issues, which I expected. I'm sure she will get over them - I hope that it's soon. I have actually seen improvement this morning with her attitude. It's easier when Matt is home since he can pay attention to Grace and Evan if I need to feed the babies or the other way around, when it's just me it's a little harder. I'm not AS stressed as I thought that I would be, still stressed none the less but I'm managing it pretty well so far...however the twins are only 10/11 days old! Maddie still sleeps a lot but when she's awake she is very alert and interested in what's happening around her. Leah is awake a little more often than Maddie and is just mesmerized by the chaos of our house! I'm taking the girls to the doctor this afternoon for a weight check - I have been feeding them every 2-3 hours around the clock so they HAVE to have gained something.
I'm trying to get ready for Grace's birthday this weekend. Thankfully my Mom is coming to the rescue yet again and is picking up the few toys that I wanted to get her at Target since she was going there anyway! I cannot seem to find the adapter to my double stroller to hold the second car seat so we're pretty much prisoners here until I can find it!
I can't wait to have Grace's birthday party on Saturday. It's extremely small with just my parents and meg, Seth and Ellie but I want so much for Grace to be in the spotlight and have all of the attention on her! I try to give each of the kids their own time each day but just need to figure out how to do it better so that they still feel special and that they're important. I have such guilt all the time about neglecting someone. Like I said, I just need to figure this whole Mom of 4 thing out! I'm trying to be patient - that's just not my strong suit!!!
I want to post by "delivery" story but just can't seem to find the time -- I wonder why?!! lol It was just so chaotic and amazing at the same time. I'm sure I find it more interesting than everyone else but I want to write it all down while it's still somewhat fresh in my mind.
I better go finishing getting everyone ready to head to the doctor!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Nothing really to say. Matt is back to work now after two weeks vacation. I'm hating it. I can't leave the house alone with the kids so we're pretty much stuck here until Tuesday around lunch when Matt wakes up. Then he's off until Friday when he goes back on daywork for Friday, Sat and Sunday. I pray the girls are here by the end of that rack. If not then he goes back on nightshift when it's a whole lot harder to find people to help me if I go into labor in the middle of the night. Long story. I'll also be crazy by that point, I'm nearing crazy now.
Today I'm going to attempt to clean. And maybe go to the grocery store after Matt wakes up and can watch the kids while I grab a few things since we have nothing in the house right now.
I have two doctor appointments next week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday. It will be like this until the girls are here. I really hate seeing the doctor's office and hospital at this point.I'm so glad these are our last kids. I should be posting about my appointment yesterday in my twin blog but I'm still too angry about it. Maybe later.
Happy Saturday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today is the big day...Get out there and VOTE! I'm so excited about today, a little nervous too! I just want this election to be over and hopefully have this country move on in a GOOD direction! No matter who wins, I think it will have to be better than what it is now! I am trying to choose a time to vote where I don't have to stand in line because standing doesn't come easily to me right now!

We're trying to figure out something kind of fun to do today with the kids but we're coming up with nothing. I'm not really able to do much walking and can't be more than an hour from the hospital so we're pretty limited. But we're hoping to do 'something'...

I'm also starting to think about Grace's birthday party and what we're going to do. I wanted to have her party at a place like Bounce U in Exton/Downingtown but now I'm not sure since I may not end up having the babies until closer to her birthday than I thought. I'll have to think on it a little more.