Monday, March 11, 2013

The Big 3-0

Yep, it has finally happened.  Today I turned 30!

The day didn't start out all that great... I took the late shift with the boys which ended up being until about 6 a.m. When Brian got up I pumped and tried to go back to bed for a bit, but was fairly unsuccessful.  Brian had to leave early for class today.. he usually is gone from about 1-5, but had to leave at 11 today to go to an additional class that his professor wanted him to attend.  I put the girls down for a nap around 10, fed the boys, and finally took a short nap myself from 12-1.  The girls' schedule is so screwed up from the time change, so they ended up napping until 1pm.  I got the girls up, got lunch going, and then the boys needed to eat.    Its great that all of the kiddos will sleep at the same time! But then that means they are all up at the same time and need diapers and food.

While the girls ate lunch I fed the boys.  The thing about newborns is that they eat and fall back asleep... thank goodness!!  After lunch I locked the kitchen gate and let the girls run loose in the kitchen while I did the dishes and washed the bottles.  By the time all of that was done it was about 2:30pm. The girls needed a bath and I wasn't going to be around at bedtime, so I gave them one before their nap while the boys were still sleeping.

Brian was going to take me out for dinner, so a friend came over to watch all of the kids.  She got to the house around 3:15 which was nice because we got to chat for a while before I had to get ready to go. She brought her two daughters over too to help watch all of the kids.  It takes an army these days to watch this many kids!!

Brian picked me up around 5:00 to go out to dinner.  We went to this place called the White Chocolate Grill.  It was pretty tasty!  Afterwards we did a little shopping... but I realized very quickly that I'm not ready to buy new clothes yet.  I think I need to give my body a little while longer to go back to somewhat normal before I attempt to try things on again.... I'm still wearing maternity clothes for the time being because
everything else just doesn't fit quite right yet.  :)

I ended up buying some make-up, hair products and a couple shirts for the girls... I found a t-shirt that said, "Dear Diary, I asked for a puppy not a brother."  I couldn't resist!!

I'd say it was a pretty good birthday :) Turning 30 wasn't as bad as I thought it might be...


AletaObrien said...

Happy birthday! Thirties are great years! Even better than twenties :). You are an awesome mom. Love reading how you manage four children.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are so young to have such a big ( and unique) family.

Jessica said...

Thanks! I figure if I don't write down how I handled it all, I will never believe that it actually happened later down the road! :)

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a beautiful day. =)