It's been 6 days since my mom left. I knew she was a huge help, but I didn't realize just how much I was going to miss her. In the days since she has left we have battled influenza with Tyler and a sinus infection with Dan. (Please say a little prayer that the boys don't get sick. I really don't think I can handle another hospital stay. So far, so good.)
My biggest adjustment, in addition to just the daily care of twins by myself, is setting new standards for myself. Oh, let's just say it: I've had to lower my standards. See, pre-twin days I would make a daily to-do list, sometimes in my head, sometimes written down, and delight as I checked off each item. If I would attempt to complete one of those to-do lists now, I would be sorely disappointed. I've found that if I can keep bottles washed, some clean clothes in everyone's closet, and the main areas of my house picked up, I consider my day a success. If I can clean a bathroom or vacuum the floor--why I must be superwoman.
Because when you are spending about 5 hours a day feeding babies, you just don't quite get to downloading those adorable pics for you blog. And when you take to the time to cuddle a baby, you might not get the nursery put quite together.
In other words, I will try to do better at updating my blog. And I do think my mom might kill me if I don't get some new pictures up. But then again, if I don't she just might have to come back sooner.