Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tough Day

Children are a blessing, and I know I am blessed beyond belief that I have two healthy, thriving twin boys.

As much as I love my boys, there are times I get frustrated (as I am sure all parents do).

When both boys (or even just one boy) is happy/content, all is well in the household. But, when both babies are upset, it is hard on me (emotionally and physically) to calm them both down.

Yesterday was just such a day. The boys were on a nap strike (2 of their naps were only 20 minutes long), and thus they were cranky and wanting to be held much of the afternoon. Well you may have guessed from my tiny arms that my bench pressing max in my glory days was 45 pounds. My triceps are non existent, and the boys have already wrecked their destruction on my back. So... not a lot to work with as far as holding two squirming 13+ pound infants together. (My arms get tired very fast.) Then with the short naps, I didn't get much of a break either.

So, needless to say, I was a tad grumpy when Alan got home. Poor guy didn't even get in the house before I handed him a baby (Adam I believe).

Alan had 10 days off of work during the holidays, and it was so so nice having him around to help with the babies. (Again, poor guy. He didn't get much of a vacation. :P) But it also may have spoiled me just a bit, because yesterday it was hard to go back to just me.

So far this morning things have been going well though. Here is a picture of the little trouble makers, taken yesterday morning (before the nap strike). They are grabbing everything (and inserting into mouth when possible). Matthew is looking at the camera:


Helene said...

Oh wow, this post totally takes me back to when my kids were this little! I remember sitting on the floor in the laundry room and just bawling my eyes out one day when they were about 5 months old and refused to take their AM nap. I literally thought I was going to claw my eyes out. It was the ONE time I looked forward to all day because that was their 2 hours nap.

Hang in there!

Krystal said...

Helene, you are a strong woman for doing this twice in 2 years!! I know you definitely understand!