I really need to figure out a way to nurse two babies and use my laptop. I know some would say I should just gaze lovingly down at my twins while they take part in the beautiful art of breastfeeding but those people don’t have 600 emails in their inbox.
Someone sent me this book on raising twins but of course, I never have time to read it. I hope I’m not missing something huge like the chapter on how to ensure your twins go to Ivy League schools or how to breastfeed and use your laptop at the same time.
We’ve been spending most of these crazy hot days at the pool club. Trying to get to the pool club continues to be a ridiculous effort and everyone has to do their part.
One morning, I think we asked 3 year-old Summer to keep an eye on the twins while we ran upstairs to take care of a few things. I’m not entirely sure a 3 year-old should be watching 6 week-old babies but heck, she’s the one who offered to help.
Rick did insist on dressing the twins in long sleeve onesies and pants before we headed over to the pool. I mentioned once or twice (well, four times) that I thought they would be more comfortable in something a bit cooler.
“Honey, it’s 91 degrees outside with like 100 percent humidity. We really should change them.”
But Rick countered. “This fabric is very light and it will keep their skin covered in the sun.” I think that meant, “I don’t feel like changing them.”
But since my husband was suddenly an expert on breathable fabrics and my knowledge of cotton blends is a bit weak, I finally caved. Of course, Chase and Harlowe sweated their tushes off and we finally had to strip them down but no one promised them perfect parents.
As for me, it’s not so great being postpartum in the summer because I can’t really cover up the extra weight. I hate choosing between ill fitting maternity clothes and hooker tight regular clothes. And all my baby weight makes everyone else look insanely model thin. And the world look so rested. And clean. With shiny perfect hair.
But whenever twins seems overwhelming, I just imagine what it would be like to have quadruplets.