Hi friends! Just like that, it’s Thursday again! We are one day closer to the weekend and I am so very excited for this one. My best friend bought her own condo last year and we are finally getting together for a couples dinner at her new place. This will be our first time out alone, without babies, in nine months! I’m truly looking forward to some adult time with my hubby, my childhood friends and their significant others.
And now it’s time for another ‘Thoughts on Thursday’ post! The random, and sometimes important, things I’m currently thinking about..
As I’ve already mentioned above, I’m very excited to have a night out with my hubby and other adults this weekend. I haven’t seen my friends in quite a while and it’s going to be really nice to just focus on US without worrying about looking after the babies. I’m also looking forward to a REAL dinner that I will be able to eat while it’s still hot! Lately, dinner has consisted of quick leftovers or eggs. The weekdays are always rush, rush, rush and the little time I have with the babies I like to actually spend WITH the babies, not in the kitchen rushing to cook dinner. I love my babies to death and I love spending all of my free time with them but I think this night is definitely needed!
Being in the Christmas Spirit
I owe this one all to my babies. I normally don’t get too involved in Christmas. I’ve stated before, I love the holiday but I hate the chaos and the stress of it. This year, I am all about it! My decorations and tree went up on Thanksgiving morning this year and I’ve also been listening to Christmas music on my way to work in the morning. I think when children come along, it’s like a light bulb goes off in your head and you almost NEED to make a big deal about it and even though their still very young, I feel like I am setting the tone for our future as a family. Additionally, my shopping is almost completely finished, now I just need to find the time to wrap everything. I’m so very proud of myself this year, considering I have nine month old twins and managed to buy all my Christmas presents before December even hit, I’m patting myself on the back for that one.
I’m Hating Sleep Regression
So, I’ve been reading a lot about sleep regression lately and how it usually occurs in children between the ages of eight and ten months. It’s actually pretty interesting as to why this happens and it has a lot to do with how a babies brain cognitively develops at this age. They also start learning to sleep like adults and not in the deep, infant-like state anymore. Their brains becomes so stimulated at this age and the slightest noise or light would most likely wake them up. It seems that Thomas and Skyler are experiencing this right now and it’s certainly not fun at all so we are trying different things to make it better. We put white noise teddy bears in their cribs and also switched from a lamp to only a night light to keep the room as dark as possible. I want to say the past couple of nights have been a little better so I can only pray that our approach is working!