So, I'm gonna post about the labor and delivery very soon, but first just a quick post with too many pictures!
Also, I'm on day two of being a mom of four all by myself and just had to write about it really quick so that if things go south, I'll know I did it for a while and it was great! And that sounds totally crazy, but the babies are only 2.5 weeks old, all they do is sleep and eat and be super cute, so the last two days by myself I have managed to have a normal(ish) life and feel really great about it! It's amazing how having kids can make the smallest accomplishments seem incredibly major!
(Also, maybe I've chilled out a lot, but going from two to four has so far been WAY easier that going from one to two for me. Who knew! Maybe what I needed to relax was to be outnumbered. Like, I have no choice but to just make it work now, so that's what's gonna happen. No need to freak out about it, freaking out will not help a lick! Life's a tricky little game!)
In the past two days I have SUCESSFULLY gotten all four kids up and dressed and fed, gotten Addie to school, nursed two kids in tandem about twenty times, fed two toddlers about eight meals, took my youngest three to Target and got everything on my list, read Hop On Pop about a billion times to Tula, gave two baths, took two showers, baked cookies, ate about double what my lover eats (which is a major feat as the guy is a human eating machine)(yay nursing appetite!), took all four to a friend's house for a play date, did three loads of laundry, put away endless amounts of dishes, and managed to read two whole chapters of my book! Uninterrupted! (That's because it was at midnight when everyone was asleep but still! Books!)
That may seem like a silly list to be happy about, but I am so happy about it I don't care about people thinking it's silly because clearly they don't know what being happy means! Happiness is enjoying the little teeny things you accomplish in a day! Happiness is snuggling two tiny babies at once! Happiness is watching the father of your children love his kids so much he immediately smiles the minute he sees them, even if they are throwing his iPad into the trash can for fun! Happiness is being able to have a four minute conversation with your best friend before your one and a half year old demands your attention by putting the Windex bottle in her mouth!
Happiness is the chaos of getting four kids into a car all by yourself, and having no one be crying by the time it takes you to close their door and get into the driver's seat. That my friends is pure joy.
And I am so blessed.
Sorry for the sap, I can't help it. Hormones.
My heart with this picture. Exploding.
While my mom was here she made everyone hats!
Give the woman a glass of wine and she'll make anything!
Sisters holding hands, because they're darling.
Nap time boys. So sweet.
I get a lot of company on the couch.
Holding both with one arm so I can pour wine with the other.
Relaxing with Dad.
Sisters holding brothers!
How I spend a huge part of the day. I love it so much. When they're eighteen I'm gonna be holding them to my neck like that and they're gonna be all, "Ugh Mom! Stop I can't breathe! You're embarrassing us." And I'm gonna be all, "LET ME LOVE YOU!"
First family picture of all six.
So in love with all of them I want to puke.
I mean, really.