As Callie posted last month, writing (or better yet, the time for writing) has been very hard to come by. I had hoped when I transitioned the twins from breast milk to formula in October, this would magically give me all the other time I had lost by devoting myself to breastfeeding. Somehow, our time just got eaten up some other way.
Since September, Marcus had a minor surgical procedure, but it required general anesthetic and was way more worrisome than I expected it to be. He did great, and even after the procedure he hardly was affected during the recovery period. We just got over some sick, croupy kids in the house and are now back to some semblance of normal.
Tristan just turned 3 (going on 13 I swear) and we’re getting ready for the babies big #1 in two weeks. December will be rough, due to 4 birthdays in addition to Christmas, and its never going to change, ha. Tristan luckily is far enough to the front of the month that his birthday is less hectic, the twins on the 17th, lead into my step-daughter’s birthday on the 23rd, and Christmas for 4 kids on the 24th/25th. Lay-away, we are going to become great friends in the near, near future.
The boys have developed such individual personalities, its funny. Kieran is a stout, happy toddler. He’s been walking since September, and for the most part he goes to bed early, sleeps pretty much through the night, and wake late. He takes a “bappy” (Tristan’s word for a pacifier), we don’t mind, as long as he sleeps we are A-ok with it. He’s our “tank” and tends to be a little bully to his brother, but he’s too young to understand he’s too rough. Marcus is my sensitive little guy. He definitely looks to me for approval, recognition, acceptance. He’s a momma’s boy all the way, and he will do anything to have someone pick him up and hold him. Marcus and Kieran both have the cutest smiles, and ham it up all the time.
Well, I had hoped for more time to write, but Kieran has decided he’s finally tired and needs attending to. I will try to post again by their birthday, babies and their first cakes are always a great picture