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March 8, 2010

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Our good friends and their two kids came over today to help us out. This is my friend who offered to do the assessment for PPD. I’m happy to say she found me non-crazy, just normal new parent, sleep-deprived crazy. Whew.

These friends are so fabulous they drove in from New Jersey with their 6 year old and 15 month old to watch our twins. The were willing to take on all four!
They insisted we go do something–even if that something was go take a nap–and they would handle things. Chicken and I needed this break so badly, thank you!!

We went to get a massage! It was the first time I’ve been back to my favorite Chinese massage den in over nine months. The ladies who work there were so cute because they had always wondered where I disappeared to and I got to tell them I’d had twins. The massage was great as always and the ladies insisted I bring the boys by so they can see them. So cute.
I didn’t know how I would feel about leaving the boys with someone else after only 6.5 weeks, but surprisingly I felt very calm. My friends are awesome and I know how capable they are, my boys were in good hands and I was able to relax and enjoy myself.

Tonight, after sleeping on the couch for almost 2 weeks, I’m coming back to the bedroom. I’m done being sick and Chicken and I are going to try out a new sleep shift tonight. I have to admit, I’ve been pretty lucky to have someone willing to let me sleep through 2 feedings (she’s been giving them breast milk bottles) while she takes the entire night shift.
But it’s starting to really catch up with Chicken, she can’t keep up this pace forever and as much as I’m going to miss that long stretch of uninterrupted sleep–it’s time for me to step back up now that I can.
We’ll see how this new schedule goes and I’ll let you know…