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Friday, June 5, 2009

While They Sleep



I'm sitting here with Annabelle supposedly asleep on me. But I know better then that. So does Bobby, who's roaming between rooms aimlessly, wearing Ainsleigh in the sling in hopes of the same end.

Life with newborn twins; definitely a reality check this week. Bobby's back to work which leaves me to figure out how to feed two hungry babies at a time while tending to the older girls. I don't know what to think of myself. Part of the day I'm happily tickling Caroline on the floor and the other I'm emotional over nursing struggles, exhaustion, and understanding my new life.

"What are you putting off out of fear? Usually what we most fear doing is what we most need to do...it is fear of the unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it, and do it...

...What are you waiting for? If you cannot answer this without resorting to the previously rejected concept of good timing, the answer is simple: You're afraid, just like the rest of the world. Measure the cost of inaction, realize the unlikelihood and repairability of the missteps, and develop the most important habit of those who excel and enjoy doing so: action."


(Timothy Ferriss, author of a compelling book Travis suggested)

I knew from the day we found out I was carrying twins that our lives wouldn't be the same. I was right. But this new life compels me to make changes, act instead of fear, and hold myself responsible for making myself and my family's lives extraordinary, despite my initial fears. I am as strong as I choose to be.

5 comments:

Ann said...

It must be so tremendously exhausting. But I do know that you can do it. You are such an incredibly strong person, and you will be so blessed to figure it all out, somehow. I know you will. :)

Matt really liked talking to Bobby, he just felt bad he was in traffic and he hoped he was helpful in some way. Did he mention w3 schools? Maybe Bobby already knows about that one...just thought I'd mention it in case.

Love you :)

Lorrie Nulton said...

Hey Nicole! Another update, YAH!
Each day gets better...the girls are soon 6 weeks. You are doing great. Enjoy the journey, for as you know when today is over, it's over.
Get in touch with me and let me know what I can do...I need your address so I can bring you treats!!!

allisonlaurel said...

I can tell that you are doing such a great job already- and don't forget- you've got FOUR KIDS! Give yourself a break, you are doing just fine! You are a great Mom!

Jonathan & Laura said...

Other than being tired, it sounds like you guys are doing great. You're both such good parents. Keep up the good work!

Ryan and Evelyn said...

You are truly amazing! What a wonderful example you are of maintaining an eternal perspective. You two are wonderful parents and all your beautiful girls are so blessed to have you both :)