The maintenance level of the twins has gone up, WAY up lately. They cry more, they are awake more, they make each other cry more and are all in all just more demanding. The good news is that in the last few days they are sleeping more at night, so that's a decent trade off.
The bad news is that we are confined to the house a little more. We ended up not taking the babies with us to dinner and they were babysat for the first time for three whole hours while we went to eat. We didn't want to be that annoying couple/parent that brings their little kids and ruins plans for everyone around them when their kid is screaming or running around. Not to mention it's not fair to the little monkeys to have to be snuggled in the carseat that long because we would miss them, or let's face it, because we love to be with them and show them off (hence the hundreds of photos you've seen on this blog just in the last 6 weeks). I took Ever to the store with me yesterday because Ocean and hubby were sleeping but she started screaming so I pulled her out and carried her while pushing the cart. She started crying again so I left the store with only a third of the groceries I needed. Yikes.
At my OB appointment the other day she asked what type of birth control I was interested in. HA! Have you seen my history to the right? I reaaly don't think that will be an issue. Besides, birth control is only 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, but I would say having twin infants is 110% effective at that. We figured we could start a program for at risk teens and they could come spend the night with the twins and teen pregnancy rates would plummet.
UNTIL . . . we get them calm and look into their little faces and realize they are the most gorgeous babies that were ever born. They have started making the cutest faces and noises and being very observant. They are little snuggle bugs. They are also getting some sweet little baby fat on them and it is super cute. And did I mention that they are gorgeous? So there will be no teen pregnancy prevention program going on around here, or we will single handedly be responsible for an entire season of "16 and Pregnant" and we don't want that.
So we will keep our high maintenance monkeys all to ourselves: