Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mommy Meme

Nancy tagged me for another meme. Cute photos of the kids to be posted tomorrow, along with some exciting new technology that the Esq's have become addicted to.

First: Post a picture of you and your kids. Believe it or not I only have this one where I am still loving the spinal tap in the hospital. The kids are just about 3 weeks old and I don't have any other mom plus both tykes photos.

Second: Answer the questions.
1. How many children do you have? Two. I still can't believe I went from zero to two 3 weeks ago (as of tomorrow).
2. What are their ages? See above.
3. What time of day do you start your day? Depends on when they wake up - sometimes they wake up for their morning feeding at 6 am, sometimes as late as 7:30 am. I always need to go back to bed after that feeding - which usually takes about 2 hours since they are fussy and don't eat well. So really I get up around 10:30 am.
4. What do you eat for breakfast? First breakfast is usually Golden Grahams. Second breakfast is usually whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter. I wake up hungry but want to go back to bed after first feeding so I end up having 2 breakfasts and a late lunch (around 2 pm).
5. Do they watch TV? I don't think they can see that far - otherwise I would say they do. They watch what I do - usually whatever is on SoapNet (The OC and One Tree Hill are restarting this week) during the day and Law & Order or House episodes in the evening on TNT or USA. Baby Nurse won't let me watch the L&O episodes that involve death of kids - I swear I've seen 3 episodes about infants dying in the last few weeks - and one was a baby who starved to death from breastfeeding. I can just imagine what the BF people said about that! [Backstory was the lactation consultant said "no bottles" so the mom didn't...]
6. What are their favorite activities? Pooping and eating. Ned likes to look around a lot and squeak. Penny says "eh, eh" a lot.
7. Do you get a break during the day from them? Not until we get this breastfeeding thing worked out - right now I'm on call during the day. But Baby Nurse is on call from about 10:30 pm to 6 am so that is my "break" (aka sleep) time (except a 2 am pumping session).
8. How do you end your day? Husband makes dinner and we watch TV before the kids 9 pm feeding and bedtime. Then some more TV (if I'm not ready to pass out) while I pump and maybe a glass of wine after that and about 5 mins of reading before lights out.
9. What is your best parenting tip? Ask me in a month...For now I'd say have patience and optimism and watch as much crap TV as you need to.
Tag 5 people: I'll tag Allie and Monica. It had better not be bad luck that I couldn't come up with 5.
This will be fun to do again in about 3 months to see how the kids (and I) have evolved.


Liz Jimenez said...

Yeah, I had almost no pictures of me and the kids together. I could probably count on one hand the number I have from the entire first year, especially since I'm always the one holding the camera.

Monica Marino said...

Do I win because I did it first?!

Nancy said...

Thanks for playing along. :)

From what I've seen of this meme, seems most moms are behind the camera and don't have many pictures of themselves with their kids!

Nancy said...

Left a little something for you on my blog. :)