Sunday, October 27, 2013

Morning Musings & WIWS

- You'd think that after a veeeeeery long day with two parties, one of which involved a 2-hour round trip car ride, both babies would sleep well at night.  Right?  Not so.  Elizabeth was up at LEAST 5 times last night.  Ugh.  At least Mary Claire slept. 

-  I think that if you added up the hours and hours that parents spend obsessing over baby sleep (or lack thereof), we could probably use those hours to solve world hunger or cure cancer or something...

-  To make up for not sleeping last night, Elizabeth decided to shorten her morning nap to approximately 10 minutes.  So cool, right?  Yeah.

-  Oh, and want to know one of the best parts of having twins?  When one of them wakes up in the morning, you really need to wake up the other one soon or else their schedules will be off for the rest of the day.  So Elizabeth, who would sleep in pretty much every day if she could, has to be woken within 30 minutes or so of Mary Claire.  But then she decides to forgo naptime anyway, so the schedules are off no matter what.  Ugh.

-  In order to make up for Elizabeth's anti-sleep, Mary Claire is taking the world's longest nap.  Currently at 2 hours 15 minutes and counting.  I'm considering just making this her only nap of the day...

-  Of course. internet law prevailed, and minutes after I typed the above statement she woke up.  When will I learn?  Thankfully the long nap made her insanely cheerful and she and Elizabeth had a lot of frantically happy playing in their tent before Elizabeth had to go down for her nap.

Here's what I wore.  And Mary Claire, because she wasn't asleep yet, even though she stayed home from Mass.  I told Andrew he could use the flash, forgetting that a flash ALWAYS yields terrible pictures.  When will I learn?
 
Mostly I'm including that picture because Cecilia's outfit was fabulous.  She had already removed the purple boots, and she was VERY excited to show Father the rose on her dress after Mass.  He's awesome with kids, and was appropriately impressed with her "rose."

 
They both looked pretty great before they took their shoes off, even though John Paul was very upset that I paired his suit vest with a pair of pants that were NOT his suit pants.  He got over it.
 
Mass behavior was eh...  I refused to let them sit in the front row, and they did a little bit worse than usual, perhaps for that reason.  But we were more in the priest's line of sight, and every time I reminded them that maybe Father was looking at them, they shaped up right away! 
 
And now it's probably time to get the big kids down for naps - they've been playing outside most of the morning and they know that as long as they stay outside I usually won't call them in for naps!  When they finally came inside I told them it was naptime and John Paul said, "Wait!  Can Cecilia please come downstairs and play with me???"
 
Soooo I allowed it because how sweet are they?  As long as I don't have to break up fights, I'm fine with them playing instead of "napping" because they're not going to sleep anyway...
 
Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple - have a great Sunday!

12 comments :

  1. Some days everything magically flows and others I feel I've barely escaped a zombie attack of the little people variety. I loved reading the whole sleeping, napping twin woes. I feel ya!

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    1. Thank goodness for the magical days - the zombie days have been more and more prevalent and it's really wearing on me!

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  2. I think that picture looks fine..you look great. Is that a tweed skirt? I love the straight skirt with blazer look.

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    1. It's a wrap dress - impossible to see with the scarf and blazer hiding it!

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  3. I totally empathize with nap schedules. Miss Court may be 21 but developmentally she is about 9 months of age and keeping her on a nap schedule has always been a challenge. Some days are good, others not so much.
    Loved the outfits today, especially Miss Cecelia. She looks fabulous! Love the red rose! Love it!!

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    1. Oh goodness I hadn't even thought about that with Courtney - it must be so tough caught in that phase with a 21-year-old!

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  4. Ugh. I totally hear you on the naps. Grace wouldn't nap today, and went from ornery to horrible, and Sophie took a long enough first nap that there wasn't a second so lots of whining from her. Early bedtimes for all!

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  5. Naps have become a little harder around here too...I'm blaming the season change. Your scarf is beautiful!

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    1. I think you're right, the change in seasons has been throwing us off, especially with our heat broken! The poor babies end up in the coldest rooms...

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  6. Haha! Oh schedules. I was just thinking this morning about how IMPORTANT they are when you have twins! I think I could veer a little off the schedule course with one, but not two. Nope.

    Anyway, you look fantastic. I'm so jealous of all you people that aren't sweating in your boots because it's actually fall outside and not the sweltering end of summer... ;)

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    1. Yeah, the flexibility to veer off the schedule with just one is really nice. But ohhhh twins... Such a different story!

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