Monday, January 25, 2010


So, I am contemplating going back to work.  Ok, just part time.  It's quite crazy to try to raise 3 kids on a teacher's salary.  I am not looking forward to this, but I figure I'll feel better helping to contribute financially to the family.  So far, I have only applied for 1 job.  MWH has an opening M-F 4:30-7:30pm for a psychiatric intake worker.  I have had a little experience with this and I have worked on 2 geriatric psych units.  I have also make multiple referrals to psych units so I have an idea of the process.  These are perfect hours.  The job only requires a bachelors degree and I have a masters.  It should be interesting since I haven't worked for over a year and haven't had to interview for anything since 2006.  It's certainly going to be hard to leave the kids to go to work, but it may be nice to get back to working a little.  We'll see how it goes.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Way back When-esday

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In honor of the twins first birthday on Saturday, I thought I would post pictures from their birth.  The twins were born January 23, 2009 at 11:44 pm and 11:45 pm after going for a routine non-stress test.  We kind of knew that they would probably be born sometime that weekend from what my OB said at my appointment that morning.  After my afternoon appointment and my blood pressure went up to 188/111 and my lab work was off, the on call OB decided that it was time for the twins to be born.  We were all set to have some assistance with moving things along until a last minute ultra sound showed that Baby B (Thomas) was breech (he had been vertex just 2 days prior) and we went for the c-section since i had already had a c-section and Baby B was larger.

Happy Birthday soon my babies!

My Labor and delivery room set up before the ultrasound

Happy Birthday Ms. Eva Rose

Happy Birthday Mr. Thomas

Daddy and Eva Rose

Thomas' head in daddy's hand

The twins snuggled up together

The twins 12/22/09

What a year this has been!  We made it!  Last year we had 3 under 1.  Now we have 3 under 2.

Crazy life, but how awesome!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Adult Connections

I have been thinking about this for sometime now and Sotorrific Twins recent blog made me want to write about this.  So, I have been a SAHM for over a year now counting the time that I was out of work on bed rest.  I have absolutely loved being a SAHM, but I have truly missed other adult contact.  I am so lucky to have Tom be a teacher, he is home at a very reasonable time and has a good amount of time off.  Even with this, I still feel like I have limited time with other adults and especially now with the winter here, I am stuck more in the house than I was before.  I posted to my twins group about activities to do with the kids in the winter and got some really good ideas.  I joined The Klubhouse in Woburn today and I think that may help things.  I hope that the kids get to enjoy being with other kids and I hope that I get to be around some other adults.

The other thing that I have been thinking about is my career.  I got my MSW 2 months before I found out I was pregnant with Michael.  I stayed at my place of work through my pregnancy with him then was pregnant with the twins 3 months after I had Michael.  Now it seems I am re-evaluating if I truly want to be a social worker.  It's pretty crazy to think that I spent all that time and money and am now thinking about changing careers.  What would I do instead though?  I have to admit, that even when I was getting my MSW I wasn't totally sure that it was what I really wanted to do, I just knew that I needed to at least get my MSW so that I could have more option within my profession at the time.  I guess I have some time to think about what I really want to do.

Some how I really need to find other adult connections.  At this point I'm not exactly sure how to do that.  I hope some day I really figure it out!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

1st haircut

We took Michael for his 1st real haircut today.  I had cut his hair a little last summer just to neaten it up and it was not a fun experience.  Michael cried and twisted and turned the whole time, so the thought of bringing him to get a real haircut was not so appealing.  But, he really needed a haircut.  the back of his hair looked horrible no matter what I did.  So, I asked the other mom's in my twins group since they have so much experience between them.  I got a lot of great suggestions, but we decided to go with a barber shop in Cambridge that was supposedly fast and good with kids and best of all only $10.  We went this afternoon and were pleasantly surprised.  Fast Phil's is a little whole in the wall and as I hoped was quick and really great with Michael.  We got there and there was probably 5 people ahead of us.  The other customers were very friendly and didn't seem to mind having 3 little kids in a very small place.  When it was Michael's turn, he immediately started crying and cried through the whole haircut.  The hairdresser was great.  She reassured us that she has had kids cry worse than Michael was and who also fought worse than Michael.  He ended up with a very cute haircut and looks adorable.  Tom said that if he knew that Michael would look this cute with his haircut, he would have done it weeks ago.  I think we both held off because we were afraid of how Michael would react and I know I was reluctant to cut off the few curls that he had.  We will definitely be going back when it is time for another haircut!

Tom also got a haircut and they did a really good job on him also.

Michael was so not thrilled to be getting his hair cut!

Now home, Michael is once again the happy little boy we all know and love!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Me!

2 1/2 years and 3 kids (2 pregnancies) later, I am finding myself about 10 pounds heavier than I was when I got married.  I am also way too much of a couch potato.  Years ago, I would walk all the time.  My weight has fluctuated up and down over the last 16 years, from about 40 punds less than I am now to 15 pounds heavier than I currently am.  Another twin mom mentioned that she is doing the couch to 5K program and after looking at it, I figured it was a very doable program.  I have always wanted to start running, but never have.  I decided that I would start this program and at least it would give me something to follow.  I am hopeful that by the end of 9 weeks (according to this program) I will be able to run a 5K.

Today was my 1st day of my CT5K program.  I followed it exactly and found it pushiing my limits a little, but not so bad that I couldn't handle it.  My goal is to either do this program before the kids get up in the morning or while they are napping.  It's only 3 times a week so I should be able to get to it.

Wish me luck with getting a little healthier!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our 2009 In Review

I got this idea from  couple of other blogs that I follow (Goddess in Progress and reanbean).  In Jan 2009 we welcomed our twins into the family.  With three kids under two, 2009 was a crazy but fun year!  Here are a few of our favorite moments.

Eva Rose 1/24/2009

Thomas 1/24/2009

2/6/2009 before RSV hospitalization

3/3/2009 1 day home from the hospital after RSV

Michael Easter 2009

Eva Rose Easter 2009

Thomas Easter 2009

May 2009

July 2009

August 2009

September 2009

Halloween 2009

November 2009

Eva Rose Christmas 2009

Thomas Christmas 2009

Michael Christmas 2009

I tried to make it even with pictures of all 3 kids every month.  I know I have them, but I'm not exactly sure where.  Probably on the other computer.  So, here you have our year in review in pictures the best I can right now.  I will attempt to get pictures to fill in the ones that are missing so that there is a balance of every moth with all 3 kids!


Friday, January 1, 2010

What we did While Daddy Was On Vacation

Tom's Christmas vacation was spent taking care of the kids and trying to get out of the house at least once during the day every day.  We spent a lot of time at the mall just walking around, then we decided to try out the little play areas that they have.  We were at the North Shore Mall on Wednesday, and decided to let Michael play to get rid of some of his energy.  Michael and Thomas loved playing while Eva Rose slept the whole time!

Thomas playing at the mall!

Michael having fun at the mall!

Eva Rose sleeping through it all!

The other big adventure was taking the kids for Chinese food tonight!  We weren't sure how things would go, but it went great!  The twins ate hot and sour soup, fried rice, chicken fingers, and lo mien.  Eva Rose couldn't be fed fast enough, so while Tom helped Michael and I helped Eva Rose, our friend Mo helped to feed Thomas.  At one point, the twins were actually attempting to feed themselves.  Most of the food ended up on the floor, but it was impressive that they actually attempted.  Michael actually ate pretty well tonight which is actually really good!  Also, Michael actually drank from a sippy cup that had a hard spout vs a soft one.  He still doesn't do well when it is a no spill cup, but did great when he could spill it easily.

Today is January 1, 2010,  a new decade is starting.  The twins are almost 1 (January 23rd) and Michael will be 2 in another 2 months.  We have almost made a year with the twins and 3 kids under 2 (at one point 3 kids under 1).  The last couple of years have been nothing short of a whirl wind: MSW May 2007 and married in June 2007, baby March 2008, and twins January 2009, very sick twins February 2009.  Life is still going to be crazy, but hopefully it will settle a little and we won't have as many crazy things happen, jut normal stages with the kids.

Happy New Year All,