A Week in My Life: Day 3

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I’ve been keeping track of my week, day by day, and participating in Adventuroo’s Week in the Life series. I’m afraid that Monday and Tuesday were more interesting, photo wise, although I took more photos today (473!!) than any other day this week.

As soon as I got the kids to school this morning, I ran home and got myself ready to drive down to a friend’s house for a photo shoot. As hard as a one year old toddler is to keep still, newborns are even MORE tough to photograph. I tell every single new parent that the peaceful, sweet photos of newborns that they see are a misconception. Newborn photo shoots are never peaceful and quiet. Those angelic photos come after 400+ pictures and a couple of hours of patience.

Multiply that by two today for Newborn TWINS!

If it’s hard to keep one baby happy during a photo shoot, its doubly tricky to keep two babies happy at the same time. Either one was fussing…

Or the other one was.

Every once in a while I caught some pictures that I fell in love with.

Really, as much as I might complain about how hard it is, I LOVE spending time with new babies and I love taking their pictures. And, of course, the simple fact that I got to hold two week old twins today was enough to make my ENTIRE DAY.

Things that did NOT make my day:

  • Getting hit by a flying rock on the freeway and needing to get my windshield repaired.
  • Seeing the Service Engine light come on right after the windshield was cracked.
  • Getting a call from Reese’s school saying that she received a head injury during PE this afternoon. The school nurse said that she was just fine (she had collided with another student in her class).
  • Discovering, after Reese came home from school 20 minutes later, that her hair was crusted over with blood. The nurse missed the fact that the other student’s TOOTH broke skin…
  • Calling the Pediatrician, only to have the office tell me that I should call the office back when there would be nurses available for me to chat with. When I asked when that would be, the receptionist told me that they should be around on Friday.
  • Being so numb and tired and blah that I got no work done.

Other things that happened today that were not so bad:

  • Finding out that Reese’s soccer practice was cancelled because of rain (don’t worry – I wouldn’t have sent her on account of her head injury)
  • Having my pregnancy post featured on the front page of ABC News’ Million Moms Challenge blog.
  • Picking KitKat up after she was gone for 2 1/2 days as a counselor at Outdoor Ed.
  • Talking to my mom on the phone.

My bed has been calling me for hours…

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. Oh those babies! So sweet. My twins are 3.5 and I kinda miss those days. Ok not really, they were pure hell. but the photos make it look so amazing! Loved the bullet point break down. A nice alternative to a photo documentation.
    Leigh Ann´s last blog post ..Week in My Life: Thursday

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  2. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I love these photos–thanks for sharing!

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  3. These pictures are precious. LOVE. So sorry about your windshield!
    Angie´s last blog post ..Jury Duty

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  4. Those baby photos are so cute!! And how awesome having your pregnancy story featured, too! Definitely not cool about the bloody head/tooth knocking incident, though. I hope her head’s feeling better.
    Jocelyn´s last blog post ..Week in My Life – Day 3: Wednesday

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  5. Oh those babies are so stinkin sweet! I love you how bulleted out things that did NOT make your day. LOL
    Melissa {adventuroo}´s last blog post ..Week in My Life: Wednesday

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    Lolli Reply:

    LOL! Some days are just like that. :)

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  6. omgoodness! Those babies!!!! So remind me of my twin baby days. I so miss them <3

    Sorry about your daughter and your windshield. ugh
    Hope Reese is feeling better.
    debi9kids´s last blog post ..at a strange crossroad

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  7. Just had to say that I LOVE the pictures! The twins are adorable and you did an awesome job capturing them!
    Milcah´s last blog post ..My Birth Story… Meet the Newest Member of Our Team

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