Monday, August 18, 2008

I got some rest!

Mems has taken the babies the last couple of weekends to allow Billy and I to have some time to ourselves. Last weekend, she took them most of the day Saturday. I got my hair cut that day and also got a manicure and pedicure. My hair had not been cut since I was about 4 or 5 months pregnant! I was way overdue. I also had not had a pedicure in months because rubbing your feet a certain way can trigger contractions and premature labor. Therefore, the doctors warned me not to get a pedicure.

When I was getting my manicure, the lady who was working on my nails asked when I was having a baby. Yes, I still have a little pooch that annoys the hell out of me, but what do you expect, I stretched beyond anything I could ever imagine! Anyway, I informed her that I already had my babies, but she didn't quite get it. She asked if I was having a boy or a girl, and I said I had 2 girls and a boy a couple of weeks before. She was still confused. She looked at the lady who was working on my feet, and they spoke in Vietnamese, or whatever they were speaking, and then she looked back at me, and said, "OH! You have 3 baby all at same time?" She finally got it!

This past weekend, Mems took the babies overnight so that Billy and I could get a good night of sleep. Teri came to town and spent Friday night with us and Saturday night with Mems, helping with the babies. Bill also went by and helped Mems out for a while on Saturday night. It was so strange to be home without the babies. Winnie seemed to really enjoy being our only child again.

We ran some errands on Saturday after dropping the kids off. Then, I went to sleep at 11 and slept until 9 a.m. It felt great. I had to get up a couple of times to pump, but 10-15 minutes of pumping each time beats being up for an hour and half for a feeding and changing.

We were a little concerned about Mems having them overnight because one time, Winnie spent the night with her, and she had a really hard time with it. When we went to her house to pick Winnie up, Mems was still in her pajamas, had not brushed her hair, had on no makeup, and just looked completely overwhelmed. I guess 1 Winnie is more of a handful than 3 babies because Mems did very well with threesome.

Okay, I've got more pictures. Here are some recent shots:

Here is Will snuggling with his frog binky that Mems has for him at her house.

Abby is fast asleep in her car seat after a long lunch at Papa's house on Sunday. A girl has to get her beauty rest!

Will and Marie are holding hands in this picture. I didn't stage this. They just grabbed hands. It was too cute not to take a picture.

All 3 swaddled bundles on the couch. Billy set their heads all up together to get this shot.

Marie's little face has gotten really fat in the last week. She's a chunkster!


Katie said... & Billy are amazing! I was exhausted after I was at your house on Friday & I only was there for a couple of hours! I don't know how you do were made to be a mommy! I loved seeing all of you the other day...I hated to put Marie down...what a snuggle-bunny! So much fun! Love the latest pictures...but is Abby already flicking off the camera in that picture of all 3 of them snuggled on the sofa? You're so lucky to have such a great support have a night off must have been amazing...good for y'all! xoxo

Amanda said...

I am SO SO SO glad you got some sleep. I know all to well how no sleep can make a girl crazy. If you stopped breastfeeding, you'd get even more sleep. I am just saying...

Seriously though, it is 'wicked' awesome (as Matt would say in high school) how well you guys are doing and that you've breastfed for so long already.

Amanda said...

all too well...i meant

Becky said...

Can Mems take Rowan for a night??? She is incredibly brave and it seems to me that Teri needs to move back! She is far to helpful to live so far away!

Kari said...

We hated to miss them, but the Drewman was too sick. We loved the pictures from Teri's camera that we got to see. Also, Drew did a good toddler test of Mems' house for you. IT IS NOT READY! (not one inch...)