Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We've Moved

H Squared has moved!  If you would like to continue to follow our family, please check us here!

Wordless Wednesday

More next week.  My photo uploader and I had a fight, so this is all you get.

Monday, April 23, 2012



I don't... Why can't.... I just need... *Slam head into wall*

Yeah, so naps are going great! (Where is that sarcasm button when I need it?)

We were doing so well okay with naps for a while and now I am lucky if I get them down for 30 minutes which would totally fine if they weren't the biggest crank monsters in the world when they woke up.  For Haley to be a happy girl, she needs at least an hour.  And let me tell you, Miss Thing WILL NOT EAT if she is sleepy/cranky.  Which then leads into meltdown city until she either passes out for two+ hours or eats like a gabillion ounces.  I think it's safe to say that I do not like meltdown city.

Hazel, on the other hand, can rock the 30 - 45 minute nap and wake up happy and cooing and looking at me like, come on, mom, let's play!  Until I put her down and then we're in fussy ville (I don't really care for fussy ville either).

So, we play this stinker nap game until I feel like my brain is going to explode and then I throw them in the stroller and we go for an hour walk and they sleep (and yes, they do wake up as soon as we get back inside, thanks for asking).

My inner debate is do I start a gentle method of sleep training?  Are they starting to start to teethe and that is what is making me want to pull out my just-cut hair? If I just wait this out will they revert back to "normal"?  Why don't twins come with an instruction manual?  Or a Rosey? You know, the robot on the Jetsons? 

I NEED a Rosey!  Early birthday present, people!  Lets make this happen!

I will try and post cute pictures tomorrow.  I know there's no fun in reading a twin blog if it doesn't have pictures.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


*So embarressed by my typo.  The woman who writes the blog I mentioned is named Julia.*

There's a blog I follow about a mom who has two-year-old twin girls. I started following her during my pregnancy and I find a lot of comfort and inspiration in her posts.  Julia does this thing were she lists what she is thankful for.  Her initial goal was 1,000 things, but she has gone past that number.  I find in the days that I am most frustrated with the girls/myself/my husband/our tiny apartment/the world that I desperately need to remember the things I should be thankful for.  (these are in no particular order of importance)

1. infant sundresses

2. cherry blossoms

3. the freedom of running

4. my baby sling

5. that the girls only wake up twice at night (instead of the four times they use to do)

6. coffee with a teaspoon of raw sugar and a guzzle of vanilla almond milk

7. overhearing mass today as I jogged passed the catholic church

8. midnight cuddles with the cat

9. having two bumbos

10. spring

Haley at 11 weeks old

Hazel at 11 weeks old

Saturday, April 21, 2012


My heart is aching for one of my dearest friends.

Simply said, and without spewing her personal information onto the internet, she is going through a MAJOR life change right now.  A good one, but a major one. 

I want so badly to be able to hug her and do something more than just talk her through it.  I know she will find her way, but I wish I could DO something to make it easier for her.  To make it less hard, even though I know that is not possible.

I'm a firm believer in that God does not give us more than we can handle, even though at the time it feels like too much.  It will resolve itself through time and hard work and she will come out on the other side stronger, happier, and wiser.  But I just wish I could take some of that hard work for her.