Sunday, April 11, 2010

Where Does the Time Go?

Change diapers, feed babies, and sleep when they sleep, wash clothes, wash bottles, change diapers, feed babies, and try to sleep when babies sleep. That pretty much sums up my days and nights! I honestly don't know where the time goes.

Since I last updated my blog a lot has gone on.  I was audited by the IRS for 2007. I filed late because I was to sick with cancer and kidney infections.  I must say the gentleman that got my case was extremely helpful.  I ended up owing but only to social security but then I was penalized and charged interest for being late.  I am currently fighting the penalty fee since I have a valid excuse and we did try to contact them for an additional extension.

While I was scrambling to get everything together for the audit I was then summoned for Jury Duty!  No I am not joking . . . I was summoned.  Thank goodness I have twins who are nursing and I am the sole care giver so I was able to get out of that.  Then there is the problem of me not being able to sit for long periods of time.  I don't think the court would allow me to lie down in the middle of proceedings!

With those two big things happening I was waiting for my third thing to hit but it didn't seem to . . . at least not yet!  I could be in for something wild to come!

The twins are growing like weeds.  Christian is already 10lbs and 6oz and his older brother Ryder is 10lbs!  I'm still not getting much sleep since Christian likes to stay up late and Ryder likes to get up early. The only time at night they both sleep is from 2-5am.  Thank goodness my Dad is still helping out with the night shift so that I can catch a quick 4hrs! 

Christian saw the specialist again for his shoulder and everything looks great.  The doctor was surprised at how well he was lifting and holding up his head.  This is quite an accomplishment for a preemie since they start out behind the curve.  We don't have to go back to this doctor until September to make sure he is gaining strength in the arm and not favoring it!  I will be praying every day that he continues to make progress.

I decided to have their tongues clipped to prevent future problems like speech and to make it easier for them to nurse.  It was such a quick procedure and they recovered in 5 min.  I was so excited to see them stick their tongues out (I may not like this later on!) It was funny to watch because they were never able to do this before and they just kept sticking their tongues out!

April 6th marked their 3 month birthday.  I was hoping it would mean they would sleep a little longer since that is what everyone keeps telling me but then I realized I probably have to go by their gestational age which means I have another 5 and a half weeks.  With preemies, for the first 2 years, you have to go by their gestational age for all the milestones. (Gestational age is when they were supposed to be born!)

I have been working (in what little spare time I have) with one of my athletes on getting my coaching website up and running.  Right now it is just a home page until I put together all the info for it.  I have to work on package pricing, sponsors, training tips, athlete testimonials and so much more. If you have any suggestions please send them my way.  You can check it out at!

Training has been impossible to do with no sleep.  I haven't had physical therapy or lifted weights since I was hospitalized back in November.  Hopefully I will be able to start doing SOMETHING soon because my leg is incredibly weak and these boys are getting big.  They are going to be crawling and walking before I know it.  I need to get a jump on them so I can catch them if I have to.  Right now they would run circles around me!

I am hoping to get started on my book this summer.  Everyone keeps urging me to write so I figure I better do it while people are still interested in reading it!  I know I have a story here . . . one that I couldn't make up if I wanted to!

Christian is awake and needing my attention (at 12:30am) so I have to go!  As soon as I get a chance I will update again!  In the meantime you can find me on facebook for my daily updates!

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Steven Wright said...


Hang in there... Was just watching the Xterra World Championships on TV and heard and announcement about your battle with cancer. So sorry to hear about it but through all of your struggles it has bread the live of your two children. May God be with you and your family as you overcome this "bump" in the road.

Blessings to you and your family,

Steve Wright

Meredith said...

As a mom of 2 kids (aged 3 and 1) and former Ironman racer I really enjoy your blog - you're an inspiration! What a journey you have taken and continue to travel. Hang in there through the sleepless does eventually get easier. :-)