On February 17th, 2009, my husband Shawn and I welcomed our twin daughters, Eliana and Bracha, into this world. Till that point this blog had been used to share pregnancy updates with friends and family and now it is used to share news and pictures of our budding family.
The girls have been sick for a while now. First one gets a fever, runny nose, and very cranky, then the other, then the first again, etc. Fortunately it hasn't been too bad but it's still lots of unpleasant nastiness.
I have a bunch of pictures and videos to share but my computer has decided to die so it may be a while before I can get them uploaded. As soon as I can get laptop CPR my computer fixed, or find another computer I can do it from, I will upload those many pictures (which include a great shot of this month's lunar eclipse as taken through binoculars held up to my phone camera).
The next big hurdle on my ongoing list of motherhood "to-do's" is the big P: potty training. I'm not going to push the kids, I've heard too many horror stories. But I am going to gently nudge them. They already have potties and they enjoy sitting on them. Eli has even sat on it naked which I'd love to encourage more of since if an "accident" happens I can make a big deal about how proud I am. Since they love stories now, I mean LOVE (they enjoy stories more than drawing or even their water table! So that's a lot of book love, which Shawn and I are of course thrilled about), I figure it's time to start really pushing the potty books. We've borrowed some from friends but I see these books may get lots of loving so I think it's best if we get some of our own. So on that note I have made an Amazon wishlist of potty training books I'd love to get the kids and, just in case someone was wondering, I'd have no problem whatsoever being gifted these books (what's better, they're on a 4 for 3 sale and there's four books listed so buy all four and it'll only cost the price of three of them).
With any luck, but the end of the summer we can get to the point where we can take a naked week and get potty training over with. Well, daytime training, at least. I don't know if they'll be ready but I can hope they will (and these books will only help, *wink*wink*nudge*nudge*!) We'll roll up the carpet, stock up on paper towels, and let the girls figure out for themselves that it's either the floor or the potty, and only one of them leads to sticker rewards.