Monday, May 7, 2012

Things You Shouldn't Do With One Month Old Twins

Things you shouldn't do with one month old twins:

- Feed them cow's milk
- Expect to shower before noon
- Eat dinner while it's still hot
- Get your hopes up you'll sleep more than 4 hours a night
- Move to a new apartment

Yep...I highly recommend you don't move when you have one month old twins.  Take it from a man who knows firsthand.  If you do have to move, definitely hire movers.  I don't care how expensive they are, they are worth every penny.

In the long run it was the right thing to do.  The place where we were living wasn't good for a lot of reasons.  It was a duplex and the master bedroom was on the top floor and the twins would eventually have slept downstairs.  The place had some dangerous, open, slippery stairs.  It was old and couldn't get clean even if you scrubbed it.  The top floor was hot and the bottom floor was cold.  The laundry room was in a dirty basement.

Our new place is closer to work for both Derek and me and is all on one floor.  No more carrying babies up and down the stairs (except for trips outside).  Whew.  We also have laundry in our unit!  Baby clothes are tiny so the laundry hasn't really piled up yet, but as the boys get older, start eating solid food, spit up aforementioned solid food, have bigger and nastier poops, play outside in the dirt, etc. I'm sure we'll be so very, very, very grateful we have laundry in our place.  No hoarding quarters this year.  The best thing, though, is that we get to set up a nursery.  As I was unpacking a bunch of books for my little ones I got overwhelmed feeling like a real dad.  Everything was so makeshift the first month because we knew we were moving.  Now, we have a library of children's books, a dresser with their clothes and blankets, room decorations, cribs and everything else that makes it feel like we are providing a home for these babies.  It was pretty exciting to have that feeling. I'm also getting to play my "Schoolhouse Rock" CDs and dance around the kitchen with my boys today.  Finally starting to do the things I had dreamed about doing with my kids. 

Also, in my last posting I talked about how it takes a village to raise kids.  I just didn't know that movers were part of that village too.


  1. CONGRATS on your move!! Your new place sounds amazeballs! And I can totally picture you dancing around the kitchen with your boys! Thanks for making me smile today! :)

  2. The new place sounds perfect! Congratulations!

    I cannot believe you did it without movers!

    1. Oh...maybe I wasn't clear. We DID hire movers and they were worth every penny.

  3. I love the thought of you dancing with your boys. Congrats on the new pad.

  4. "And the Preamble goes like this: We the people, in order to form a more per-fect yoo-yun, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquiliteeeeeeee..."

  5. We need LOTS of pics of the boys!!!

  6. So very happy for you all, Michael!