- I have decided that there are two camps of girl moms that put bows on their daughters: (1) those that center the bow on the baby’s head and (2) those that place the bow off to the side. I sit very firmly in the second camp. Where do you stand on this important issue?
- That little side-bow-wearing muffin and her twin brother will be 6 months old on Saturday! Brian has promised me a reward for making it to my goal of nursing/pumping for 6 months (translation: we haven't had to buy formula yet). I'm thinking about something really extravagant and exciting like a pedicure. Fancy, I know, but that's how I roll these days.
- In addition to not having to buy formula yet, thanks to the generosity of friends and family members, we have also gone 6 months without having to buy diapers! However, we are just about out so we'll have to buy some this weekend. Still pretty impressive!
- My newest niece, Avery, will be making her debut one month from today! That is almost as hard to believe as the fact that the twins will be 6 months old, because I'm pretty sure Allison just found out she was pregnant, like, yesterday.
- I have recently decided that I like almonds. I am ok with admitting that I have a bad habit of deciding I don’t like certain foods without actually trying them. Then something eventually happens that pressures me into giving them a try and believe it or not, sometimes I actually end up enjoying them! In this case, the trail mix I have been consuming in large quantities from Costco contains almonds, and although I was tempted to pick them out at first, it was easier just to shovel them in my mouth along with the rest of the mix. After eating approximately 8 million of them of them, I can now say that they aren’t as bad as I once thought. Other foods that have surprised me by turning out to be tasty in embarrassingly recent years: avocados/guacamole, sweet potatoes, spinach, and hummus.
- Speaking of food, I have developed a very dysfunctional relationship with it since having the babies. I find myself eating anything and everything in sight in the name of keeping up with the extra calories required to nurse twins, and often to reward myself for surviving some of the more stressful moments (30 minutes to get the babies down for a nap? I deserve another handful (or ten) of those peanut butter pretzels!). At the same time, I am not really enjoying the fluffiness of my stomach or flabbiness of my arms, so I would like to get back in the habit of eating responsibly. Based on the abundance of Oreos and ice cream currently in my kitchen, I think it’s safe to say that isn’t happening quite yet.
- On the plus side, someone complimented me recently on the amount of water I drink. It is sad how proud I felt in that moment.
And that's all I've got. Happy October!