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The trip to the gym was great!  The kids did great…except for Melissa bonking Daniel in the head with a toy.  But that is kind of par for the course.

Yoga last night was great too.  I felt great when I got home.  The hubby had fed and bathed and bedded the kids.  Wow!  What a great surprise!

This morning, I got up and went to a Mommy Market and the hubby got the kids up and fed and changed them and was playing with them when I got home.

Since the weather is so nice, we are planning on taking the kids on a walk over to the park a little later and then out to eat at, where kids under 2 eat free…..(tee hee hee…if it’s free….it’s for me!)

Everyone is napping right now, the hubby is enjoying his rare Saturday off but sawing logs on the couch.  I think I may try to catch a few winks myself.

I am, for the first time in a while, feeling rather contented.  Maybe it’s the yoga, maybe it’s the endorphins, maybe it is the fact that it is in the 60’s here…..who knows….and I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.  By the way, who came up with that little gem?  What is “a gift horse” and why exactly shouldn’t I look in it’s mouth?  Someone tell me please!!!


So they kids had their 15 month check up (and yes, I am aware that they are 16 months old).  They got two shots and were little champs about it.  They walked all over the office and at the end, Melissa took my hand and walked out and Daniel took the hubby’s hand and did the same thing.  I think they were showing off….just a little.

So, brace yourselves….I have their stats!!!

Daniel…my little tiny man…who weighed a mere 4.2lbs when he came home from the NICU….

Weight:     29lbs 6oz  (92nd percentile)    Height: 33 inches (90th percentile)

Melissa…my little mouse….who was always just a little bigger than her brother….

Weight: 26 lbs 13oz (90th percentile)      Height: 34 inches (greater than the 97th percentile)

Yeah, so we grow them big here in the Philly suburbs.

Daniel does have to go and get some more blood drawn to rule out food allergies…(gee wouldn’t it have been nice if the pediatrician told me there was a blood test available….I cancelled the allergist appointment anyway….) and she also gave him some new antihistamines and cream from crotch rot…and the office visit was F R E E!  Yes, I love the new insurance that the kids have……so worth $80 per month!!!!

I have heard that if you measure a little girl’s height when she is two, and then double it, it will give you an estimate of how tall she will be full grown……yeah…..she’s almost 3 feet tall now……looks like she and I need to sit down and start discussing basketball…….

Oh….and they both slept the ENTIRE night…no middle of the night bottle.  WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!  And it is going to be 60 here today….so guess who is loading up her giant children and getting the heck out of the house today!


(sorry….I am a little excited)

Mama = having a good day for once!  Yippee for Me!

Yeah, so I neglected to mention that I bought shoes for the monsters yesterday.  Size 5 shoes.  Giant shoes.

Daniel has these square, wide, brick shaped, Fred Flint-stone feet.  So, he ended up with these navy blue (bo-bo’s…sorry, not spending a ton of money on shoes for the kids…no freakin’ way…$10 is the limit!!!) sneakers with 2 Velcro straps.  Daniel always stands on his toes and I really need him to stop doing that…It just looks like it hurts.  So I put them on him while he was in the jumper and he managed to get one of them off.  He then proceeded to jump on the unshod foot.  And screamed.  He now knows that it hurts.  Some lessons, Mommy has to let the little man learn on his own.

Melissa ended up with little white high top boots.  She loves them.  She is “practicing” walking with help.  I am a little concerned about her feet as well as it seems she is turning her feet inwards.  I was a pigeon toed kid and they ended up putting this device on me with a bar across it to “straighten” my feet out.  To this day, I blame that thing on my multiple knee and ankle issues (and I am sure that all the sports I played had something to do with it).

My parents and 94 year old grandmother are currently on their way here.  They are house hunting over the next few days for their retirement home.  This should be an adventure…

The kids had me up a bunch of times in the night.  But I wasn’t really sleeping.  I made the mistake of watching “Ins.ide the Tow.ers” on D.iscovery channel.  That is not something to go to sleep to.  So, I eventually shut it off and put the old ipod on.  That didn’t work either.  By 3 am, when I was up with Melissa, I just decided to go down on the couch and watch TV.  I couldn’t very well vacuum or anything.  I suppose I could have done laundry, but that is hard in the dark too.  So, I watched TV.  Hubby got up and ready and was out the door to work.  He called a few minutes ago and is not sure hwat time he will be getting home tonight.  Funny how “crazy things are” at work whenever my family is around.  They should be arriving at supper time so I have taken a nice roast out and will “attempt” to make dinner for everyone.  That is going to be up to the kids…..

and the kids were great. Yeah, believe it or not, I had to return 2 or 3 things that I didn’t have a chance to try on.

I did some more shopping and just like yesterday, they freaked in the dressing room. I was smart today… I brought bottles and bottle genies with me.

HAHAHAHA on you, kiddie poos! You might have won the battle yesterday, but Mommy won the war today.

Oh, and we got our “stimulus check” in the mail today. Man, would that have come in handy when I was buying my meds and going through all the IUI’s and both IVF cycles.

I also finally broke down and put tomatoes on my sandwich. I am the biggest fan of Roma tomatoes and have been seriously jonesing for them. Hey, I had salmonella poisoning once (chicken soft taco from taco bell in 92…and it nearly killed me), if I get it again, at least I’ll get some sleep…..

“Ma’am, is there a problem in there?”

“No, they are tired and teething, thank you.”

“Are you sure?”

“No, I am poking them with pins and I’ll be ripping their toenails and eyelashes out in another minute! Really. They are fine. It is their nap time and they are just being fussy. Really. Everything is fine.”


So, out trip to Kohls today was a bit of a nightmare.

They did great. They were complete angels.


We got into the dressing room so mommy could try on a couple of tops.

Then it happened.

All hell broke loose.

Melissa melted down.

Red faced, breath holding, blood curdling screams. Loud screams. Inconsolable screams. The binky didn’t work. Mommy’s sunglasses didn’t work. Mommy’s keys didn’t work. Even Mommy’s cell phone didn’t work. She was having none of it. She just decided that she would meltdown and that was that. And it was nice enough to be one of the fitting rooms that are rather empty so her screams had a really nice echo to them.

Daniel just joined in because Melissa was doing in. We know who the Alpha is now. (HAHAHAHAHA)

I finally relented and just grabbed the shirts and left the fitting room. I walked up to a register with both babies completely freaking out. “Don’t you have any help with them?” “Oh yeah, the au pair is off this week…..she and the maid are on a cruise”. No, I don’t have any friggin’ help. Oh yeah, my husband, who works 10 + hours a day. “Don’t you have any family?” “Yeah, they are 6 hours away….do you think if I called my mom, she’d come?”. Just let me get out of the store so no one else has to go deaf.

Into the parking lot and into the car….and yes, they were asleep before we got out of the lot. Came home, and they slept for another 90 minutes.

Two of the shirts are WAY too low cut, even for me (and I am not exactly a shy person when it comes to cleavage). So, we shall have to return and revisit the fine people at Kohls and maybe be lucky enough to have to stand in line to return the shirts.


I made out like a bandit on kids clothes…jeans for $3….levis……I got 12 and 18 month sizes becuase God only knows how big these kids are going to be in the fall.