Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gracious Guests and Sick Spouse

My friend Lori was in town this weekend. She cooked for us! And sang to Ned! In fact, she was such a great guest that she even washed her own sheets from the bed. Future guests at the Esq's take note. :)



Lori is also an avid fitness enthusiast and she showed me some stroller exercises. We tried out the Bob stroller I bought to fit in with other MOTs like Goddess - just kidding, but it is INCREDIBLE. I hopped the stroller right up over the curbs and hardly noticed how crappy the sidewalks are around here. I'm never taking the Double Snap N Go on another walk again.

Husband's flu last weekend morphed into a cold and now bronchitis. I really hope that our kids get my constitution - maybe this breastfeeding will help. I did take Ned's temperature rectally for the first time. Ugh - a part of parenting I had been hoping to avoid. Husband went to the walk in clinic at Lahey Clinic on Sunday morning. He mentioned he had newborn twins and they recommended he not cough on them, wash his hands and wear a mask when feeding them. Penny was not frightened by Daddy's new look at all.


Unfortunately until Husband is better I'm on tap with our kids and their sleep issues. My mom, a survivor of raising triplets, told me that soon this will be a distant memory. I sure hope so! Husband says I have unrealistic expectations for my kids. I prefer to think of it as a goal for them to shoot for. Too bad they don't seem to understand when I explain how I want things to go when I'm putting them to bed!


8 comments:

G. said...

Wow, no pressure or anything. Thanks a lot, Lori! Glad you girls had a nice weekend. Hope Husband feels better soon.

Jane said...

Lori-

Quick question - I have six week old twins. We met briefly at a COPE meeting when we were both pregnant. Amazing what a few months will do! Anyway, the BOB? Do you have a special fitting for them to put their car seats in or are they okay in just the regular seats now that they are 10+ weeks? Trying to figure out our next stroller plan . . .

Take care,
Jane

Cynthia said...

So when are we meeting at the mall so that you can show me the stroller exercises!???

Goddess in Progress said...

Don't you just love the BOB?! Love that friggin stroller.

And yeah... I suppose the sleep stuff becomes a more distant memory, but you sure never forget. ;-)

Nancy said...

Sleep stuff? I don't remember sleep stuff with the twins. I think I was so deprived that it's been blocked ;)

Honestly ... I remember having sleep ISSUES, but I really don't remember much about them.

Hope Husband feels better soon :(

a crapshack in nova said...

Yikes, I look SCARY in that photo with Neddy Bear! (But I'm glad he appreciated my renditions of "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Under the Sea" LOL!) I had a great weekend with you and the babes... Hope we get to do it again soon! Feel better soon, Husband!

Natalie said...

they just get more and beautiful every time i see a picture of them! I can't believe how full and plump their little faces are. You are doing so great, keep it up!

Mary said...

Be sure to check out the stroller contest at BOBGear.com. Also the "Which BOB Stroller is Right for Me" link helped me a ton.