Ups and Downs

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This picture was one of the few things that kept me keepin' on this week! Sounds dramatic, I know. But quite honestly it has been a ROUGH few weeks. But we survived.

Russ has been traveling with work. I've been on dual baby duty day and night, which is nothing short of exhausting by myself. I got really sick. The babies got really sick. Max had an ear infection. Sleep has been lacking (ha... understatement).

Despite the whining above (hey, it's my blog, right?), I also had some really cool experiences. Last Sunday Russ left town at 3 pm and by 3:30 both babies were screaming and I could not get them to calm down. After 3 or 4 hours of struggling, I finally called my neighbor and good friend to ask if she could come hold a baby. She was over in 2 minutes. After we got them both to sleep, she then told me she was coming back and was spending the night and taking care of all of the shifts. Seriously?! She wouldn't back down. I decided to accept the help. It's something I'm working on. I know people want to help, and I know I need it. Like when another friend brought me old fashioned doughnuts and Diet Coke. Ummm, thank you.

So yes, it's been a bit rough lately. But it's also been so incredibly humbling and heart-warming to know that so many people care. I am blessed!


tiffharston said...


Anonymous said...

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Laura said...

You're doing a great job! Babies are hard hard work. Way to go to your friend for helping out, and way to go to you for letting her, that is hard!

And, they are soo adorable.

B said...

You're super mom - for sure. call me sometime. I can help too.

Brianne said...

I will hold your babies anytime!!!! I mean it, it is a pleasure.

Sofia L said...

I came across your blog through Kayla Smith and I have twins too. It's a hard job! Trust me the sooner you give into accepting help the happier you'll be. I had a hard time accepting help too until I realized I couldn't do it on my own. You are super mom for taking on twins while your husband travelled! Your twins are super cute!