Friday, May 30, 2008

Just a quick post for Friday!

Just wanted to post a few things that I am grateful for today.....

*baby grins...nothing tops that!
*Help from my mother-in-law with the kids!
*Sunshine outside and a chance to take Kyndall out to play.
*The weekend, which means a few days for Jordan to relax.
*A clean house!
*Being almost caught up on laundry, until someone spills, showers, or messes again!

That is all for now, just wanted to remember later what I was grateful for right now.

Hope you all have a great Friday!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm back...

Well after a weekend chock full of sickness and then the first half of the week in the hospital with Keaton I am back. And I am glad to say that everyone is on the mend! On Friday I took the twins to Dr. Simmons since they both had a coughes and overall just acted like they felt crummy. Claire was diagnosed with an ear infection ( a first for her ) and poor Mr. Keaton was put through the paces, including a chest x-ray.....all to find out that he had pnuemonia. We left her office with two prescriptions and hope that they would both feel better soon. Claire improved really right away, but Keaton got worse by Friday night. After a long night we headed to the dr on call first thing saturday morning. He sent us home with breathing treatments and oral steriods and told us to call him sunday to update him on Keaton's condition. By Sunday Keaton had almost completely quit eating and was feeling just rotten. So after several more calls to the dr we ended up back at Dr. Simmon's office first thing monday morning. She sent us to the hospital immediately. We had to wait in Private Referral for awhile were they attempted to start Keaton's i.v. which ended up taking almost two hours!!!! Finally they had a room available for us in pediatrics and so we made our way up there. Everyone in the hospital were very good to us and we ended up having some of my old scrappin' buddies for nurses. So overall it was an okay experience. I kind of knew what to expect since Kyndall had been in the hospital with RSV and pnuemonia when she was 3 1/2 months old. The worst part of the whole stay was when Keaton's i.v. infiltrated his arm. It was horrible cause I knew he must have been in so much pain and I felt like a bad momma for not keeping my eye on it. Then right before discharge was a little hectic with several nurses and respitory therapists preparing us to leave. We were all glad to be in our own beds last night. Well that is all for now, I think I know of two little babies who are ready to eat!

Friday, May 9, 2008

you know you are knee deep in mommyhood when....

A few things have come to mind since the twins arrived and I have realized that I am smack dab in the middle of being a mommy. Some of the signs I noticed have been cute or funny, some are down right disgusting, and at times a little sad. So I thought I would write down some things I have observed to look back and reflect on one day far from now when my babies are grown. So you know you are knee deep in mommy hood when.......

*you can run through a diaper bag checklist faster than you can run the 100 meter dash.

*half of your day is spent with a wipe and diaper in hand.

*When you tell your husband "I am going to pump" you don't mean iron you mean breast milk for the babies!

*the thought of having just one child with you on a trip to the grocery store sounds like a tropical vacation.

*you say multiple names before you pick the proper name for the child you are talking about.

*Pacifier hunts are endless and never seem as fun as hunting for easter eggs!

and finally you know you are knee deep in mommyhood when you have to quit blogging to tend to a crying baby! TTYL!

So Excited~~~

I am so excited for this weekend and for a very crazy reason! Not becuase it is mother's day, and not because I might get a great card from my kids...but because Jordan and I are finally going to get a chance to organize our basement!!!!!!!!!! I know sounds weird, but I am hoping it will be one more step to a completely organized existence. I decided that when I was going to stay at home with the kids full-time that I needed a clutter free and completely organized environment to live in. So the basement cleaning is all part of that plan. It has been such a catch-all since we moved to this new house last year. And it will be such a weight to have everything down there organized and in it's own place, including my scrapbook area! I think it will help me to carve out more time to get into my scrappin' area and complete projects more quickly. Plus as I try to change out clothes from size to size for the girls it will be easier to find things and put things back away. So all in all it is going to be a great accomplishment for us and a wonderful change for the household! Cindy is coming over after we have our annual mother's breakfast at church and she is going to watch Kyndall, Claire and Keaton while Jordan and I tackle the task. Wish us luck, and if I don't blog again by Monday then you know we are stuck in the basement in a pile of yard sale stuff!

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, I hope it is great!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

time flies!

I can't believe that Keaton and Claire are already two months old. It feels like just a minute ago that I was big and miserably pregnant! This Friday we go for their first round of immunizations at doctor simmon's office. I dread it. I am not sure how I will handle trying to comfort both babies after their respective turns at the needle. I guess I will let Claire go first since she is the oldest (ha, ha) and the nurse will just have to wait until I get her happy again to do Keaton's shots. That is one of the hardest parts I have found so far of having twins, deciding whose needs are the most urgent when I am home with them by myself during the day. It is a constant balancing act. But all so worth it. It is so nice to see Keaton getting bigger and stronger everyday. I get so much joy out of experiencing their emerging personalities. Claire is definetely the strong willed, scream-til-I-get-it, headstrong one. Keaton on the other hand is my laid back, strong-but-silent, easy boy. Funny how two babies who shared a womb for 33 weeks could be so different physically and personality wise. It is going to be so fun to see how they grow....Stay Tuned!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Today's to-do's!

Well, here it is Friday and I still have a whole weeks worth of chores to catch up on. These are the things I hope to accomplish by Sunday evening-

*three to four loads of laundry--washed,dryed, folded and put away
*empty dishwasher and reload and run
*clean both bathrooms including the tubs
*vacuum our bedroom and Kyndall's room
*put away gifts still sitting in the floor of Keaton's room

I know it may not seem like much, but with three kids running amock it can seem like a challenge! I will try to get as much of this done today as I can in between taking care of the babies and general daily stuff. But more importantly today I get to prepare diaper bags and the babies to go to Relay for life tonight. It is an annual thing for the Clay family. We have gone every year since Jordan and I have been married. We enjoy getting out and helping a great cause, some years it rains and we get stuck in the gym at the high school. Most years it at least threatens rain, and today is no exception. I am hoping that it holds off since we will be hauling out our doubler stroller or the limousine as we call it, plus all Kyndall's stuff. That is a lot of junk to have to pack up in a hurry if the heaven's open up on us! But I don't care if I am alone or have ten kids, this is an event that I don't ever want to miss. So bottom line is if the house doesn't get clean it isn't the end of the world, but I do want to go out tonight and show support for all those battling cancer.

Well a babies cry tells me it is time to wrap it up.
Blog ya later!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Is it Friday yet?

Well folks it is official...I am a stay at home which point Fridays take on a whole new meaning. Although I have been home with the twins for the past two months, I only officially let them know at the bank that I wasn't returning this past monday. So at this point Friday becomes only just another day of the week to me. I am excited to spend my days at home with my kids. But I would be lying if I didn't say that I am also scared. So many fears...Will Kyndall be sad to leave her friends at daycare? I hope she isn't bored at home all day with us, while I care for the twins most of the day. Can I find the patience to make it through the day with two babies and a 20 month old? Will I lose myself and my friends now that I am not at work everyday at the bank? Right now the answers are all a mystery but I know that things will work out for the best. It took a lot of prayers and thought to make this decision and I feel that for now it is the right one. I plan on using this blog to keep up with everyone and also to feel semi-connected to the outside world. I just keep telling myself to enjoy this time. I know first hand that they don't stay little forever, so I better soak up every minute. Well naptime is over and this SAHM better get back to work! :)