Saturday, October 24, 2009

Circlehell Pumpkin Parade

My friend who has twins tried to take her kids to the Circlehell Pumpkin Festival. According to my mom about 100,000 people go down each day of the four day festival. I understand there is some good people watching and a majority of the crowd is lit up the whole time. Anyways, back to my friend. She drove down to Circlehell to meet her husband and friends and to participate in a parade. Traffic sucked the whole way down. Trying to find a parking spot sucked even more. After parking in an illegal spot and getting the twins out she proceeded to the festival. It was a warm October night. The place was so crowded. Luckily my friend was smart enough to send herself a text of every block she passed so that she could find her way back to her car. Immediately entering the festival she found her friends. Her husband was on his way. It was complete wall to wall people. Smoking people, kids, strollers, a complete zoo. They proceeded to find her husband. At this point her friend said, isn't it strange that everyone is coughing. As I, I mean my friend took a deep breath she coughed and immediately had a flashback to the time she decided to try out some pepper spray in her kitchen. Oh crap, pepper spray at the festival by her babies. She told her friend adios and pushed forward to find her husband. At this point she is sweating like a cow. She left her map in the car, so she is completely lost. Even though the thing is small, they have to put a ferris wheel on every corner, so you feel like you are going in circles, even though you are not. She was pretty sure someone dropped ashes on her babies. Through the break in the crowd she sees the information desk. At this point she is lost, sweating and crying. She cannot find her husband. A voicemail, which her husband would later hear, was left on her husbands phone with quite a few f bombs. Finally she sees her husband standing there smiling. She is in tears and cannot wait to get the heck out of there. At this point she has been unable to pee (which she does a lot and every twin mom knows it is hard to do in public when you are alone) and is considering just peeing her pants. Her husband found her a port a john, which she visited. After peeing on her leg she decided next time she will just pee her pants. Her and her husband feed the babies quickly. Then she proceeds back (crying babies in tow) to the car as she cannot wait to get the hell out of Circlehell. She later learns there is only one street in and out of Circlehell. I forgot to mention, my friends babies sleep quietly in the car if it is moving. Well, considering there are 100,000 people at the festival, there are about 1,000 trying to get out of the festival on the one available route out. Unfortunately her husband took the GPS, so she could not navigate a new route. Babies crying, mommy crying, disaster. 30 minutes later when the babies are sleeping, my friend is calm and wishes she would have got ahold of herself and stayed in Circlehell for the parade after driving the hour to get there. Oh well, live and learn.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Annoying things people say....

We get a lot of attention with our twins. Many people try to stop us in public. At first I did not mind it. Now I typically keep my head down and act like I do not hear them. I do not want to be rude, but I do not want them touching my kids, it is flu season after all! Some people say some really dumb things, others say what I believe to be very rude. If some people keep it up, I may just have rude responses.

Q: Are they twins?
A: No sh@! sherlock. You are a genius. Of course they are twins.

Comment (I just got this one at Carter's this weekend): I would hate to be around for the terrible twos.
Response: I would hate to be around your negative attitude all of the time. I feel bad for you and your children. I cannot wait for the terrible twos. I love watching my children grow and learn.

Comment: You have your hands full.
Response: Yes I do with two beautiful babies and I am very happy, thank you for noticing.

Q: Are they natural?
A: Is that any of your business? I could also resort back to my previous answer--> I could also say, why are you having problems getting pregnant?

Q: How do you do it?
A: Well, when they are hungry, I make them a bottle. When they are wet, I change their diapers. When they are tired I put them to sleep. Basically they require the same care as any other baby.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Life is Good

Less than a year ago, I was at the Schott very pregnant, throwing up in the bathroom during an OSU basketball game. Tonight I was at the Schott watching LeBron, drinking a beer while my little ones were at home sleeping. Life is good. Oh and just so you know, my mom and Mike were at the house watching the babies, they were not alone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is she high?

Perhaps in my past posts you have asked yourself, is she high? I am a law abiding citizen, so no I am not high. I am about to share a picture that will make you ask yourself this question again. I have to say though, I am having fun in this picture, so I guess I am high on life! I decided to squeeze my big butt between the two babies on the play mat. I wanted to know what it felt like to be down there. Let's just say it was amusing. Both babies were hitting me and pulling my hair. Basically, they beat me until I gave them their space back. 3 months old and they are already wanting to push their mommy away! Perhaps it was my creepy face that scared them. Mental note, do not make this crazy face again.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flat Head

I deserve a paycheck for this blog. If I had just known this prior to giving birth to my babies, I would have saved myself from a lot of mommy guilt. Grady, prefers looking to the right. We are not quite sure why, could be the way he was in the womb, could be the fact that he slept 3 weeks in a pack and play, who knows. What I do know is that looking to the right has led to a flat head. Apparently this is fairly common in newborns now that it is reccomended that babies sleep on their backs. Well, I wish I had know this sooner. By the time we realized it, it was very difficult to correct. Grady is just now starting to look both ways. Someone made a comment to me this weekend that Grady is always looking for mom. My honest response wanted to be, "yeah he is always looking for his mom as long as she is to his right". So ladies, try to be observant about your baby looking and especially sleeping with their heads in both directions. It will save you the stress I have had researching flat heads.

Only a mother can really see this on a daily basis. Just trust me, having to constantly make him look left is not easy. After much research, it seems as though this will correctly slowly over time with repositioning. Let's just hope he grows a full head of hair. Perhaps this would be a good time for me to start my baby wig business.