Everything has changed in that last six months – I can spend hours watching little fingers grasp little noses as they try and get their thumbs in their mouths. Or in each other’s mouth. My world fits in the palms of those little hands and I’m wrapped around each of their little fingers. Often literally – they’re both very good at clutching my fingers, shirt, and hair.
|The frog, not the baby – that’s Brad.|
|Hippo = Winston, Baby= Asher|
Almost equally exciting – my cousin-in-law told me about the wash-in-a-pillowcase secret (thanks, Melissa!) now St.Matt can continue laundry-duties without fear!
With writing I honor the start of each new project by buying a set of my favorite pens – Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. And don’t forget about Revision Skittles — they’re a tiny celebration for every page completed.
- Two bassinets perched at the end of my bed.
- Two binks to locate when they drop from two little mouths.
- Two bottoms to diaper and two million loads of laundry to keep them covered.
- Two distinctly different cries that correspond to two very different personalities.
- Two downy heads to kiss and two sets of ears to fill with whispers of your mommy loves you so very much.
Baby A & Baby B – aka Acorn & Bean Sprout – aka Asher & Brad, arrived on November 16th.
Back before there were Schmidtlets, we used to refer to their room as the NTB: Nursery To Be. It was my favorite writing room — how can you beat whiteboard walls?
But they’re not my whiteboards anymore — and I’ve spent the past few weeks fussing over every other detail of the NTI. You’d be surprised that it’s possible to spend 12 hours researching knobs, but when you’re Bed RestLess, why not?
So, mayhaps finishing the twins room became a minor obsession. Thank God for the internet, which made assembling the room a snap… well, a snap for ME.
St. Matt and my in-laws had to do all of the hard labor I lay on the daybed and supervised – while my bed rest bodyguard went into stealth mode and scrutinized every move I made.
Without further ado, I present the Schmidtlets’ room!
But just because the room is ready, doesn’t mean the twins are. Stay put, Schmidtlets!