Monday, November 24, 2008

A crazy Day with the twins!

So I thought I had done well booking the twins' 6 month appointment when I did. In the past not thinking about it I had scheduled it at 3 PM on a day when I had to pick up Avery from school, or at 10 when my bible study is. This time I booked it at 11:20 which is after my bible study and on a Tuesday when Avery was in school. Well as things seem to go around here... My bible study is now over and Avery is having a party and gets out early on Tuesday! Anyhow... I called and rescheduled my appointment for Monday at 1 instead. So about 12:00 I gave Avery her lunch and heated up something for me. I then got the babies and my big nursing pillow and sat down with my hot pasta and was about to feed them and myself at the same time. I do this often, but it wasn't in the cards for today. Just as I sat down and got each baby in position the chaos started.
The pasta (hot pasta) tumped (yes that's a word in my Texas language tumped = toss/dump) over right onto Eden! I GASP and freak out. I jumped up SLINGing pasta across the room in attempt to keep it from burning him. In the process of jumping up I knock Jillian off my pillow and off the couch and into the floor on her head! I see her fall and GASP again. So Eden is not burned, but highly upset that he is not eating and has been dipped in pasta sauce. Jillian is not hurt, but extremely offended that she's been tumped on the floor! I am still freaking out and Avery thinks I am mad at her. There is pasta SMEARED down the whole arm of my couch and down in the cusion. This is the couch I paid $45 to have steam cleaned a week and a half ago. My brand new rug has some pasta and chicken on it. Avery is running around trying to help me... but like I said I was freaking out. Guess I don't work well under pressure!
So I close my eyes and calm myself. I take Eden's clothes off, wipe the couch, spray the couch with upholstry cleaner and remove the cover off my nursing pillow. Once everyone is cleaned up I sit on the other couch and feed the babies. I then set Jillian on a Boppy Pillow on the couch and go get a new outfit for Eden. I come back and Jillian is chocking and spits up a TON of milk on my other couch. I clean her up and change her clothes and spray and clean the other couch. Finally I grab stuff and run out the door late to the doctor appointment.
The appointment is going well at first...
The babies check out well and Avery is being helpful. While asking the doctor some questions I get up holding both babies and my shoe comes off and trips me. I fumble BOTH babies, GASP and just barely catch Jillian from SLAMMing her into the hard floor! I scrape my knee, but at least Jilly is okay.
The doctor leaves and I am waiting on the nurse to come give the babies shots. Eden didn't eat very well and Jillian spit up all her food and I didn't get to eat cause my food spilled all over the couch, Eden and my new rug. They are getting very fussy and I started getting hypoglycemic meaning I am sweating, dizzy, and about to faint at the doctor office. The nurse comes in, so I hand Jillian to Avery to hold (which she usually does very carefully and very well). She for some reason stands Jillian up and quickly looses balance. Jillian conks her head on the carseat and then the floor. Avery caught her well and she didn't hit hard luckliy.
The nurse then realizes I am about to pass out from lack of food and gets some help. They check my blood sugar and it's okay, but I am not. I have a Dr. Pepper they give me and attempt to help with shots. The nurse was AWESOME! She gave each baby 4 pokes, but did it so quick it was over in a flash.
So the babies get their shots and the nurse helps me to my car!
It's usually hectic at the doctor office, but this was CRAZY and over the top, so I felt I needed to share! Life with twins!


Jackie LeFevre said...

WOW, you are AWESOME!!!!


The Geijsel Family said...

Oh Marla! Honey.... All i can say is Monday! Monday! Hope your Tuesday is better.

The Milfords said...

Holy Cow. I am stunned. A part of me is laughing at you...and your pasta...and the kids...with the pasta. And a part of me is holding my breath waiting for you to catch yours. Did you ever catch it?

Traca said...

I'm so sorry!!!
Don't you hate it when days go like that?!

Straight from the pits of Dwell said...

Ok...first I was laughing out loud at this story, then I realized I'm your bad friend that could have helped had I been able to watch Avery that day! Dang it! I'm so sorry...but this story is a classic. Total classic.