Six Months and Counting

The babies are six months old now. I can hardly believe it’s already been six months. I can hardly believe it’s only been six months. They’re sleeping better at night. They’re more interactive during the day – smiling, laughing, reaching...

Sleep Training

Our family doc called on Thursday to see how I was doing with my new happy meds. When I told her I’d slept ten hours in the past three nights, she was appalled. These drugs were, among other things, supposed to help me sleep. I assured her it wasn’t the...

Longing

Today’s post is adapted from an article I wrote last month for my church newsletter. I had twins in July. Five months into this adventure, I am very, very tired. I feel like I am wandering around in a fog; there’s a sort of haze around my brain that makes me...

Running on Empty

On Monday night, the boys slept nine hours. I did not. I woke up puking at one a.m. The only night in six months that I could have slept a normal, healthy amount, and I missed it. That’s just cruel. About a week ago, my feet started tingling. Sometimes my hands...

Best Laid Plans

It’s Advent, the season of the Christian year when we prepare for the birth of Jesus. It’s one of my favorite of church seasons. I had grand plans to go down to the basement yesterday morning and drag up the boxes of Advent and Christmas books and...

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