Here’s the run down after six weeks; having twin boys equals no sleep for daddy and even less for mommy since she is the source of food. Honestly, she felt like she had them strapped to her chest for the first few weeks until we could get them on a schedule and alternating some bottles in there. Even now they don’t always follow the schedule. We have been peed, pooped, and puked on, sometimes all at once. We have gone through a hundred of loads of laundry, a thousand diapers, and cleaned so many bottles that I could do it with my eyes closed, which I’m sure I do at 4am anyway. Our lives now revolve around these two little poop factories. We have no alone time, no time to collect our thoughts, just when we think we get to sit down and relax, maybe have a beer, glass of wine or scotch, a blood curdling scream comes from the nursery and the process starts all over. And that’s just the times I am home. Amber gets an extra nine hours with the twins of terror while I am at work. IT IS EXHAUSTING. There is nothing I’d rather be doing. As I write this I glimpse over at the little 3 inch monitor that shows Theodore sound asleep in his little Rock and Play (we call their space ships) while Amber and Oliver are snuggled up on the bed and I couldn’t be happier. They have this way that frustrates you so much when they don’t want to sleep or won’t stop crying then all of the sudden they smile or give a little sigh that just makes your heart melt and you forget not only that you are frustrated or even why but any concern you had, it’s gone. Poor Penny pup stares at us waiting for just the slightest bit of attention even though she likes to get in the way sometimes and makes the frustration worse. “Patience,” I tell here. “Soon you will have a pair of young bucks chasing and tugging on you, soon pup.” She doesn’t understand, she just wants to play with here ball. Just looked over, yep still sleeping as I should be but hey like they say, “I’ll get enough sleep when I’m dead.”
Speaking of Scotch, from above, I need to update you on the bottles I’ve put down and let you know what I think. So my list will is soon to come with three scotches, a bourbon and a irish whiskey.