Friday, December 9, 2011

Didn't See That Coming!

Apparently, my husband, mother-in-law, and best friends are incredibly good at keeping a secret.

Yesterday afternoon, I stumbled into the kitchen to get a batch of clean bottles. Before I could make it to the sink, I saw two people walk into the living room out of the corner of my eye. I turned and saw two of my dearest friends, Ashley and Becca, standing in my living room.

I had no thoughts other than "what!??!?" and was stunned into silence as I stared at them in disbelief and awe.

I then had a minor panic attack (of excitement) as they came over to hug me. It had been a long night and morning, and seeing them brought immediate feelings of comfort and peace. I felt incredibly loved knowing these two girls had driven 12 hours to see a friend and offer their assistance. All feelings of exhaustion were replaced with utter giddiness. My friends, who I love like family, were here to help.

The last 24 hours, I have felt like a normal woman. Sure, I am pumping 14-15 times a day, but Nathan and I have help with tending to the twins and entertaining Eliza. Ashley and Becca have fed, burped, and changed babies.

They have sung songs with Eliza and watched her as she tried on various outfits.
Ashley gave me a manicure and pedicure, and Becca painted Eliza's nails hot pink.
They brought amazingly thoughtful gifts, like a princess nightgown for Eliza and Christmas sleepers for Ezra and Elliott. 

Ashley also made two adorable blankets for the boys.

And even though we've only sat around together with babies and watched hours of television, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I feel like a sane, functioning person and not just a sleep deprived, milk-producing machine. The boys are amazingly well-behaved, but I was definitely missing human interaction!

Having good friends is a blessing. I am so lucky to know so many wonderful people. 

As a side note, thank you all for the the encouraging comments and love. All of the kind words have meant so much the last few months and especially the past couple of weeks.

And lastly, thank you Kyle and Ruby for encouraging Becca to come!


  1. They must all really know that your love language is Acts of Service. I'm so happy for you that you have such AMAZING friends. What a wonderful Christmas miracle and blessing!

  2. This made me so happy. I'm so glad they were able to come help you out! That Becca is a good egg (as it Ashley, I'm sure).

  3. I am so happy you finally got some sleep and some much needed girl time:) You're doing great!


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