Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Four months




Tomorrow the babies will be four months old. They are a lot of fun and tons of work. I don't know if I've ever been busier in my life. But, the little guys go to bed around 7:00 or 7:30 every night and they sleep almost 12 hours. It's just fantastic. It's truly a lifesaver to have time with just Grace and Lillie and find time to get stuff DONE. And sleep has never been more important to me - it's the difference between being able to handle almost anything and falling apart over nothing.

We also have a nice nap schedule that gives me time (although never enough time!) and keeps the babies rested and happy. They are giggling and smiling now and a lot more interactive. I know how babies are though and as soon as you get into a routine, they change on you. The first year is one big whirlwind of activity. Crawling is just around the corner (I don't even want to think about walking and running yet) and I'm just trying to enjoy my roly poly babies who aren't mobile yet!

My big girls have adjusted to the new chaos really well. Now that David and I aren't walking around sleep deprived and shell shocked, life is getting to a new normal that's good. They are a little more busy with school and ballet than I'd like them to be, but overall it's a good busy.

I haven't quite figured out what I want to do with this blog yet. I've considered starting over and I've considered scrapping it. For now, I'll just keep updating whenever I can find a minute. I'm not sure if I'm smart to include photos or not. I've kept this fairly anonymous until now, but can't seem to resist posting photos of the little trio. Most of the folks I know who blog are not anonymous at all and post photos all the time, so perhaps I have no reason to be paranoid.

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and the new year brings many wonderful surprises your way!
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