Life over the last few weeks has been less than ideal. I finally resolved to have a bit of a breakdown the other day... it was strangely amazing.It's been over two weeks since Jacob's assault and life has only just started to look somewhat normal again. After all of the emotion, the stress, the constant… Continue reading Hitting Restart.
I received a call after 3am last Sunday morning. The worst kind. From the hospital. From the ED. Jacob was there. He didn't know what happened, but was able to recall our phone number. "He's in and out of consciousness and has a lot of swelling to the side of his face." the nurse told me.… Continue reading So when the horrible happens…
Ok. Totally crying. This past week, one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world came to visit us in NZ. It has been a whirlwind trip for them, visiting so many places in such a little amount of time. But I feel so lucky that they spent a week with us here in Wellington.… Continue reading Such a beautiful week…
And by that, I mean - Mom, here are the latest photos of your grandsons! Yeah. Seriously. Oh and I'm also catching up on the hundreds of photos I've taken over the past week, with a NEW CAMERA! (My heart swells) xxSo much climbing. And running. And chasing each other and poor Timmy-Dog. They are… Continue reading Yes. It’s time to play catch-up!
I hear a lot from other (usually young) mums how they would love to have twins. I laugh. I snicker. Because, I know what they're thinking... Two babies, how sweet! Two cute little bums, awwww! Dressing them alike, how adorable! But, I know the reality... Two babies, crying in the night. Two little bums, that… Continue reading A Few New Rules for Interacting with a Twin Caregiver
Lucky they are all so cute! X
After struggling with the idea of managing my twins boys with paint, I finally was able to get the boys painting! I may have cried a wee bit :)My goodness. I was amazed. They LOVED IT! Really LOVED IT! Hendrik was so upset when the session was over. LOVE IT! Seriously, they took to it… Continue reading My future Edward Hopper and René Magritte
Some time last year, when the boys and I went to a regular learning playgroup, they had their first go with paints. I was so excited! I imagined them being fascinated, still, natural artists. I watched the other new mums with their 9 month old babies having these beautiful bonding moments over the one thing… Continue reading Suffering for their Art
Depression sucks. On and off for years, I have dealt with depression. I think it began around puberty and was probably triggered by the divorce of my folks. Eventually, I was able to get the support I needed, therapy, meds, support groups, the church I grew up with.. It was manageable. When I found out… Continue reading Post Natal Depression. Or maybe not…
What a lovely holiday we have had here in Wellington! Christmas Eve day was spent waiting for Jacob to finish a short work day, listening to christmas songs, and reading The Night Before Christmas! Christmas Eve was pretty icky weather, rainy most of the day, gusting winds, but Jacob being a brave cook, headed out… Continue reading Merry Merry Christmas one and all!