Danielle-A&A are doing amazing. And can I say that you were inspiration for me to continue bfing. I didnt think I'd make it to a year and seeing your post in the breastfeeding forum made me realize it can happen and we still happily going strong! Well, you and Rachel were my inspiration! And yes, one is so much easier...you'll be a pro at it after having twins!
Tiffany-I cant believe you have to return to work so soon. I've said it before, I dont know how you ladies do it. I know just how blessed I am to be able to be off of work for 1 year. I couldnt imagine going back so early. And yes our babes are close. I enjoyed the 4 yr age gap because she was a big help (ie getting diapers, blankets, whatever I needed that I was too busy to get) and it made her feel more apart of things. Plus, we started kindergarden and it gave Mommy a little break when she was school.
Erica-you're so lucky you have someone who will take the babes at such a young age. Most of my family is too scared to take the babes. Hell, DH is terrified to have them over night by himself!
I know! My mom is great - she will take them whenever she doesn't have to work. It's nice to know I have her around to do it!
gosh, I know. I wanted help SO BAD especially when they were "new". My mom was the only one that would help out, and a good thing too or I think I would have gone crazy. Robb was able to take a month off work, so that was great, but after he went back it was really hard, especially because he was doing shift work and had to sleep at different times every week!
In other news... I'm still here! The twins will be 3 in April and Silas has some more testing being done in March that will determine if they think he has ASD or not, and if he doesn't, what they think he does have problems with, etc. And then on to the help we need!
I'm worried about Spark because, for almost 3 years old, she can't talk very well at all. She knows a LOT of words, but still only uses one or two at a time. She will sit down and spew out a sentence or two, but it just sounds like gibberish to me lol Poor thing. I try to understand her but I just can't! And she gets so frustrated sometimes because she can't get her point across. I know Silas is going to need speech therapy, but I think Spark would benefit from it too. Can't hurt, that's for sure!
I'm also trying to get them out more. I purchased a membership to a cafe that has a big area that kids can play around in, so we can go there whenever we want. Though last time we went we got pretty sick, but I think that's a given with places like that...
3 years!! I can't even believe it!