Thursday, July 05, 2007

when will it end

i was convinced all my life all i ever wanted to do was be a mom... now i am not so sure.. days seem to get harder and harder than life will throw you a few good days just enough so you can start to convince yourself you can deal and then BANG more hard days... it seems endless..
both boys are getting teeth which doesn't help and both now have bad summer colds which makes the congestion and runny noses difficult to allow sleep... and you know what just to top it off there is TWO of them... when one is screaming after waking up after only a 20 minute nap it wakes the other one up who would have been peacefully in dream land but nope now you have TWO screaming kids who are so painfully tired and covered in snot.... when will it end?

7 comments:

Dixie said...

Heather, I feel your pain, adn I've only ever had to deal with one at a time. My friend just had twins (a boy and a girl) last Monday, and I haven't even ventured a call yet. I wrote her a note telling her I"ll bring her some meals once she's a bit more settled. I don't know how you've survived the baby phase!!

What I've realized in myself recently is that if I have a really good day with the kids/house/etc then the next day is bad. And I wish I could figure out why. I honestly don't know. But this week, I'm going on three "good days" in a row. I think my hormones are settling out and I'm less tired (I finally don't have to take naps everyday now!). Life must be getting back to normal and I'm relaxing a bit after having Olivia and the move, etc.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I"m thinking of you and I'll say a prayer for you today!

PS. Do you know of any good books/novels about childbirth, etc. I've read that BabyCatcher book, but would like some summer reading in that genre. I thought there was a book at Superstore a while back about midwives or something. Any ideas?

Eva said...

"hang in there" sounds lame. We just went through another round of summer colds. But I found coming to work and bringing the kids to daycare a bit of a relief during that, so I don't know how you do it. You're amazing! I hope you have another good day very, very soon.

Christy said...

I have been doing a whole lot of complaining about my daughter not sleeping and then I read your post and realized that it could be worse. I need to suck it up! I am praying for you! If it makes you feel any better eventually they have all their teeth,they are walking, talking, eating by themselves, getting into their carseats by themselves and are very independant!! And if they have a cold then can just wipe it on there sleeve's!

Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

I know that overwhelmed, frustrated feeling well, Heather. I hope it passes soon. What you/we are doing is very hard sometimes.

tammy said...

I'm so sorry that you're having such a hard time. But it does get easier as they get older. You're a very good mother and I'm praying for you!

heather said...

I'm sorry you are struggling too! I also have 2 teething twins and 4 kids with summer colds. It's awful, exhausting, and yucky in our house. Hopefully it passes soon for both of us! And from what I've seen/heard, the hardest part of twins is not the newborn stage, but when they start walking...

Anonymous said...

I must say, age 1 was the hardest! And I am only at age 2 now. But, as they get even a couple months older it will only get better!!!! Stay strong and keep your patience!!!