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I don’t want you all to think this is going to become some boring baby blog where I only post pictures of my new twins constantly and don’t talk about real stuff like Jenny Humphrey’s never ending ridiculous eye makeup on “Gossip Girl” or Tipper and Al Gore calling it quits after 40 years of marriage.

I heard Tipper kept mixing up the paper recycles with the cans and frankly, he couldn’t take it anymore. I understand. You can only forgive that kind of thing so many times.

My marriage is luckily very strong (Check back with us in 40 years or in a few weeks when we’re living under one roof with 4 kids). Rick has been such a superstar while I try to recover from this c-section. He’s been running around like a madman sterilizing my pumping equipment, going to Whole Foods constantly and doing lots of laundry.

Last night he came upstairs a bit exasperated and said,

“Does ANYTHING of yours go in the dryer other than your underwear?”

And I said something like…

“Yes. All the sweatpants and the yoga pants go in the dryer. Except for my black yoga pants that are made out of that lighter cotton. Don’t put those in. And the shirts get hung to dry too. Except the t-shirts. Those can go in the dryer. But don’t put the bras in. And not my sweatshirts either.”

He looked a bit defeated when he headed back downstairs. Laundry is not for the weak.

The big mystery in our home these days has been the location of my nursing bras. I haven’t been able to find them since the move and unfortunately a few weeks ago, I dedicated an entire day to “trampoline obsession” instead of  “Find those nursing bras in case the twins come 6 weeks early.”

But I finally found them in the basement and you would have thought I had discovered a way to plug that oil spill, I was so damn excited.

By the way, now that director James Cameron is involved in trying to fix that never ending, horrible leak, I can only imagine that Leonardo DiCaprio will soon be called in as well. Because nothing puts a stop to a major environmental disaster like a handsome actor. I hope he gets nominated for an Oscar this time.

Ok enough about oil leaks, let’s talk about my cute twins! Looks like Chase will likely come home on Sunday. Harlowe needs to stay in the NICU for a bit longer. I keep telling her how great it is out here in the suburbs but apparently she wants to enjoy her spot across from Central Park for just a bit longer.

32 Responses to it’s not just about babies. i swear.

  • Kathy says:

    Harlowe is a city girl like her Mom! Too funny about laundry my husband just hangs everything….even underwear. Pisses me off no effort there! Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Agree, clearly a city girl. In order to feel like a true blogger, I caught a few (okay 20) minutes of toddlers & tiaras, hope you can get back to your TV blogging soon. Leonardo, Kevin Costner, anything but the latest idea I read of sending a nuke down there, please no.

  • Svroom says:

    Congratulations! And welcome home. Maybe I will bring Harlowe a pound cake to welcome her to our town! Does she eat cake yet?

  • Jennifer says:

    With laundry service like that, you might want to milk that C-section recovery for as long as possible. Just don’t let Rick in the exam room when the doctor says it’s safe for you to lift heavy things like laundry baskets. Rookie mistake.

  • Diane says:

    What’s the adage – you can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl? Prayers for Chase and Harlowe from Austin, Texas!

  • kim says:

    Sounds like everything is getting back to normal, and your sense of humor is still in intact! Sending well wishes your way, and hoping the twins are home, happy, and healthy soon!

  • red pen mama says:

    Oh My Gosh, I would pay my husband to do a bloody load of laundry. sometimes you would think he’s got a broken limb the way he treats housework. With another one on the way (baby, not husband), he’s going to have to step up his game.

    He will grocery shop for us. So there’s that. But they serve beer at the grocery store, so I suspect ulterior motives.

    Glad to hear Chase is on his way home. I’m sure Harlowe will be right along. *hugs*

  • Liesl says:

    A therapist once told me that the way I did laundry was what allowed me to be so mellow with the rest of my life (I do at least 7 different washes based on color). Tell Rick he’s a brave man for me.

  • Valerie says:

    I laughed through every paragraph of this post! I’m glad you found your bras and thrilled Chase will soon be home. Here is to Harlowe joining him soon! BTW, I do laundry just like you — I have three drying racks set up in the laundry room for all my clothes that involve the dressed “line dry.” Plus an extra one for sweaty gym clothes and wet swim suits.

  • Peta says:

    You’ve got it! Let’s use all our uncomfortable nursing bras to strangulate the oil leak. You are a genius!
    So glad you will be 5/6 intact, hope you can convince Harlowe to give up her tony UES address soon.

  • ErinB says:

    yeah where are the baby pics in this post???!! :-} Mark would sooner go buy me an entire new wardrobe before attempting my laundry. Rick is BRAVE! oh and I am so over Jenny’s eye makeup..and her. Glad the babes are making their way home! xo

  • magpie says:

    Here’s hoping Harlowe comes home soon! And yeah, the laundry. I too issue those kinds of edicts. And groan when I find that he did put a bra in the dryer.

  • Karen E says:


    i haven’t been keeping up on mama birds since lily was born, but today, as i am proctoring an exam i did… and WOW!!!! congratulations!!! how amazing. i am so happy for you and rick. the girls are so beautiful and Chase and Harlowe are just precious. congratulations, mazel tov, and all our best from san diego!!!

  • Listen, anyone who carries twins gets to talk about them for as long as she wants. Anybody complains and you send them to me–I’ll fill a nursing bra with anvils and take it upside their head.

  • Emily says:

    Ugh, my husband is the same with laundry. I am sure you can’t wait to get all of your family under one roof. They are adorable!

  • So glad they’re making their way home! And to be honest – it’s kind of a nice way to ease in – having one come home first. We did that with George who came home with me. It was pretty funny – that first night. After a year of getting up 3-5 times a night with my first son, the first night of 3 George feedings left me thinking, “and exactly why was this such a big deal….?” Then Eleanor came home….

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    I think you should simplify Rick’s laundry chores as I have mine. One wash, colors and whites; don’t really care. All my whites are now pink (happened when I put in red shirt in laundry) and I dry everything on a line in my sunroom. Would your neighbors object to a clothes line in your yard? Our ancestors went down to the river with a rock for the laundry….so I figure I’ve improved on that. Don’t need to do separate washes.

  • ~Laura says:

    I can’t even think of having my hubby do the laundry. We’re talking total carnage. So happy that Chase is on his way to coming home! Yay! Harlowe will be there soon. Hope all is well with her and she is growing strong!

  • Rosemary says:

    I’m totally impressed you have time to think about Al, Tipper and massive natural disasters when you’re managing four kids, lost nursing bras, constant pumping and trips to the NICU. You are an awesome mom! And them’s some mighty lucky kids.

  • maria from nj says:

    She knows it’s all about ‘location, location, location!’. I agree with the others, MORE baby pics.

  • Perhaps, instead of sacrificing a virgin, we could sacrifice sexy movie stars like Leo in order to stop the oil leak?

    Hey, if James Cameron has some expertise on underwater submersibles, at this point, us Gulf Coasters are ALL ears.

    P.S. Harlowe, girlfriend, you don’t know what your missing at home. Get there soon!

  • Denise says:

    So you’ve got a city girl on your hands already? Congrats on Chase coming home, I hope Harlowe is soon to follow. For the record, I like the twin posts, I territory I will never experience.

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