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November 9, 2010

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Pure Genius

One hour and 45 minutes later. Saved. It’s all good.


A few months ago when I started running out of space while downloading photos, I (finally) bought an external hard drive and started backing things up. It had been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time and am I ever lucky I finally ‘did’ it when I did. It’s the only thing that saved me.
Back it up ladies!

They are all there and with the exception of the last 2 weeks, all organized, categorized and just as I left them. Whew. 11, 528 photos. 30 countries. Countless weddings. And let’s not forget the first 9.5 months of the twins.
Whew and whew.

I celebrated by going around the corner to the Chelsea Market. I adore this place–a true foodie’s dream. I’m actually glad I don’t live anywhere near here because if I did I’d be fat and broke. The Lobster Place lured me in with their lunchbox special and I sat down, ALONE and unhurried and savored my lunch. I don’t think I’ve done that since the boys were born.
Then I got really crazy and bought 2 pastries at Sarabeth bakery which I plan to savor tonight with a glass of ice cold milk.

The sun is shining. Grunter is babbling in his crib (he should be asleep). It’s a good day.

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Ack!

I’m at the Genius Bar where I’ve declared myself an idiot and begged for help. She brightened when I said I can see my photos in Finder but darkened when I said I was getting a message that my start up disk was full. Got a ‘good girl’ when I told her I last did a back up on Oct. 17.

Let’s hope they can help me.

In other news, all of our preparing the babies for Daylight Savings Time was…WORTHLESS!
They laughed in the face of our plans and went to bed earlier than ever on Saturday night.
Sunday morning was a 4:22am kind of day and this morning was 5am, with their morning nap at 7:40am. Oh Dear GOD.
Chicken had to go to the office today, so I’ve been up since then surviving on a double espresso latte.
I would love to start going to bed earlier, but I’m so scared clogged milk ducts again. What to do what to do….

In a very bad mothering moment, Whoop Whoop woke up from his nap with a poopy diaper and I waited 15 minutes until HN came to work so she’d have to change it.
In another bad mothering moment, Chicken forgot to put up the baby gate yesterday and I came out to find Grunter covered in cat food AND a mango yogurt smoothie that she’d left on the ottoman. Hee. At least the cat food is organic and holistic (and the smoothie). If he eats it, well….it won’t be the first time a baby has eaten cat food.

OK, wish me luck! I’m very anxious for the Apple Doctors to fix me. Please, please, please.
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Fun Firsts

This past weekend, Chicken’s gaybro was in town from Paris and he got to spend some quality time with his nephews. It was really nice. He took some photos and since I’m on Chicken’s PC, I can share them with you.

Whoop Whoop ready to eat!

Grunter is making some funny faces these days!

Playing with their new Zany Zoo toy. We’ve tried to have as much wood and cloth toys as possible, but we have broken down and bought some plastic and electronic as well. I never though I would but they love them.

W2 playing with the new wooden ABC blocks–a big hit!

Laughing Grunter

The boys are highly mobile these days and they are so much fun!

Grunter started doing the army crawl at 7 months but W2 was at least a month behind. Finally Grunter did a full on belly off the floor crawl at 8 months, but Whoop Whoop was just starting the army crawl.
Now, just past the 9 month mark, they are both crawling (and creating chaos!). However, oddly enough W2 starting crawling before he could get himself into a sitting position. Much squawking ensued as he was frequently stuck on his back or belly.
Finally, on October 26th, we watched him carefully and slowly get himself from being on his belly to getting himself seated. He didn’t do it again for a few days, but has spend the last week perfecting it, the crawl AND pulling himself up on things! All at once it seems, he just “got it”.

It’s so nice now that they are both mobile. I know some people say it’s more work, but I personally think this is easier and WAY more fun!

Last week I bought them some balls to encourage W2 to crawl and it totally worked. So cute! I’d post a video, but I can’t post anything from my phone right now…and well, I’m petrified of touching my Mac until I get in the Genius bar tomorrow.

We have moved on to a lot of finger-type food and more chunks. I still have a freezer full of homemade purees, but we are mixing it up now. It’s so much easier! I can’t wait til they can eat everything we do. We’ve made them split pea soup, califlower with cheese sauce, pasta, string cheese, squash, veggie burger, salmon and puffs.

Saturday, we tossed the baby tub as bathtime on the kitchen counter was getting a little out of control. We put them both in the big bathtub together and it went….pretty well. Chicken had to strip down and get in with them at the last minute as Grunter was a little scared while W2 was almost immediately smiling and splashing about. The next night he was perfectly OK and we were able to stay outside the tub! It’s a little tricky and a little slippery, but I can’t think of another way to do it (we have a skid mat). Although I must say, I couldn’t do this alone and I’m glad Chicken is here for bathtime.

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Grunter is more cautious than W2. This could change, of course, but it’s interesting to watch for now.
Overall, the days are busy, busy, busy. I’ve never been this tired or busy in my entire life. But, I’ve also never been more in love or fulfilled as I am right this moment.
Everyday these boys bring a smile to my face and we are just having so much fun!