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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hillary Clinton Was Right

Did you know that it takes a village to raise more than one baby? Holy moly it takes three or four villages. Really big ones.

Before you dive into twins, you can somewhat imagine what it is going to be like. Take what you know about caring for one baby and double it. Right? Oh, so very wrong. It's like taking caring of a small army that poops and eats a lot. You look at them and realize that their combined weight is only 17 pounds. How could something that weighs less than a big wheel require so much work? We are working ourselves silly over here, but look at what we get to see every day:


We have created quite the baby sweatshop. My girls now know how to feed, change, and jiggle just the right way to make a baby fall asleep. I'm thinking about hiring them out to build up their college funds.


Here is what I have realized over the last several weeks--I need to smell them. It's like crack. Babies just smell divine. Someone should figure out how to bottle and sell it. Babies also force you to slow your life down. They make you take time to sit and feed and just stare. And then you snuggle them while they sleep. Simple joy. Babies are magical. Especially those that require a village.

10 comments :

Suburban Hippie said...

Maybe you should go into nursing so you can work in the newborn nursery.

Edwin and Rebecca said...

Ohh I've been wanting an update on these little angels. How are they doing, beside getting lots and lots of love?

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

How absolutely perfect!! Can't beat babies- especially such darling ones:) It is so wonderful to see them together! We are keeping them in our prayers, and are glad that a system has been worked out to help the chaos- our one is even chaos, I cannot imagine 2!! :) Love you all!

Becky Leland said...

thank you for the update! Keagan and Riley are precious. Love how your girls take care of and love their little cousins.

love y'all

Amy Bell said...

I envy you so much right now. I seriously feel that babies make life so delicious! Everyone that has a baby runs from me. I love to love babies. I wish I could be part of your village. I think of you so often and wonder how you are and what you are up to. Now I know ;) Sounds like you are busy!!!! Enjoy.

Simpson Family said...

I want to be a part of the village!

Ash & Tim said...

The last picture is priceless. I think you should send the girls back to Utah they can live with me and we can all play with Ian all day long. Glad the twins are doing well I love the updates!

Straight Fancy said...

Your lucky daughters. What great memories they're making!

Kerri said...

They're just precious!

and when you figure out how to bottle that smell send me a bottle!

rummage family said...

Oh my gosh...those babies are adorable! They are gorgeous! It's not as hard to care for cute babies, when they're ugly.......that's a whole different story! Emily is so lucky to have you all there to help her at this time, I couldn't imagine all that she is going through right now!