Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rainy Day

Today it was so rainy, cold and yucky that we decided to just not do anything at all. I did have to go tot he grocery store since we were low on food, and decided that it was the perfect day for some comfort foods. I made homemade chicken and rice soup and a loaf of honey mustard bread. I wanted to make a pumpkin bread too, but the stupid store was out of pumpkin. It was so nice to just do nothing together all 4 of us. It is so rare that we have nothing to do. Ok we could be packing since we close on Monday but whatever.
Here is a pictue of Brian and the girls today. They love to crawl up on the couch and sit now. Translated: they like to crawl up on the couch and jump like maniacs, but give them a bottle and you have half a shot at a quck cuddle.
If you are wondering who the strange looking guy in the photo is, it is Brian. I came home from work last night to find he had shaved off his beard. Anyone who knows him, know that this is such a rare thing. In the 6yrs that we have been together, I have only seen him 4 times without it. He shaves it and then lets it grow back in. It looks so weird to me and I feel like there is a stranger living in my house. Luckily the girls have no stranger anxiety and didn't even seem to notice a difference.
It was so hot here last week, I made the girls popscicles. Logan would put in in her mouth then make a weird face since it was so cold. After a few minutes though she was loving it and got so mad when it was all gone. Bailey in true Bailey fashion just sucked th whole thing down. She is such a little vaccuum.
This last picture is already a few weeks old. When the girls were about 6wks old I joined a Mother's Circle group at the hospital that I had them. It is mostly for nursing moms to check in with the lactation consultant and get your baby weighed every 2 weeks to see how they were growing. I met a great group of women there and continued to take the girls long after I had stopped nursing. Actually I only stopped going when the girls barely fit on the mobil scale anymore! A few of the girls from the group and I started doing our own playgroup. Now that the kids are older it is so much fun to see them interact. The picture below was taken in the park right before Kris and Bear moved to New York. We are so sad to see them go. Bear left behind 3 little girlfriends, that I know would have all fought for his attention in the future!
Me with Logan and Bailey, Tonya and Emma, Nicole and Chloe, Kris and Bear

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Life Can Be So Unfair

As some of you may know, I belong to an online community of Multiple Mamas. I have been "friends" with some of these girls since I was pregnant with the girls, and although I have not met any of them in real life, I have become very close to some of them as we move through this unique journey of being moms to multiples. It is a close knit community on a private board and there is always someone to lend an ear or offer their expertise or looking for their own advice. This weekend of the the moms lost their little girl. Her triplets were born 8wks ago at 25wks 5d. The were so tiny and at that age it was going to be a long and hard fight. But they were all fighters. As of Thursday they were all doing excellent. Annaleigh had even graduated to coming off all breathing help. 48hrs later she is gone. How is that even possible? She had a bacteria in her bowel that basically ate it away and it was too late. She died Sat afternoon in her mother's arms.
I look at the girls and can't even imagine what Brooke is going though. I was somehow blessed to have an easy pregnancy with 2 little girls that had no intentions of even coming out at 38wks. They never went to the NICU and came home with us at 4 days old. You cannot believe how lucky I am that that is how things turned out for us. It is so not the norm. Babies are born early all the time and face such uphill battles. It is so unfair, to both the innocent little baby and the families that have to live their lives in the constant fear that they will lose their child. I thank God everyday that we were/are so lucky to have what seems to be 2 happy and healthy babies. I will never take this for granted though. Life can change in an instant. Please say a prayer for Annaleigh, and her family, Brooke, Joe, Charlie and Lilly. You can read their story here:
And please do not take life for granted. Kiss your babies and realize how lucky you are. No matter how bad things may seem to be today, somewhere, somebody is going through something you cannot even imagine.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Busy, Busy

Life in the Towny household has been busy to say the least. We finished all the inspections on the house and everything looks great. Only 10 more days until we close! Now the fun part of packing begins. In the midst of all the fun house stuff we threw together a quick Baptism for the girls. Brian's brother wanted to come up for a visit sometime in August after not coming to Maine for 2 years. I called the church they gave us a date and that was that. I apologize to all the family that was not invited but I know would have probably wanted to have come. We wanted to keep it very small since the house we are living in now is tiny and we had no clue what we would even do if it rained.
It was so nice to see all our family. My dad flew in from Florida and stayed Thursday until Monday. He got to babysit the girls on Friday night while Brian and I went to work. He had not changed a diaper in almost 30yrs and the girls graced him with 2 poopy diapers. Dan came in from Maryland on Saturday. Unfortunately Laura could not make it this trip and we miss having her here. Bailey who is usually miss independent kept going to sit in Dan's lap which is something she rarely even does with us! Dustin, Karen, Jaryd and Jordyn also came in on Saturday and we got to have a short visit with them. Wendy, Blake, Brooklin, Callahan and Grayson came in on Sunday and our visit with them was even shorter, but we look forward to the Lobster Bake on Labor Day weekend and more time to spend with them. Dan is coming back tomorrow as he makes his way back to Maryland and it will be nice to have a bit more time with him. I will try to be better about keeping things updated, but I know the next month will be crazy. There are a few pictures below from the Baptism. Enjoy!



The family