Friday, November 7, 2008

Home At Last

We are home at last. Well, yesterday we were home at last. Today I'm trying to figure out how to take care of 2 kids at the same time. I now have a realistic respect for moms of twins.
Yesterday I took the kids to Sam's (with my friend of course). Prasun had his first ride in a shopping cart. At first he was scared but just took it in stride and went with it. Ananya reached over real nice and easy. I was thinking she was being sweet and then...
She pulled his hair. I don't think she got a good grip because he didn't scream. He looked so confused though. I told her she wasn't supposed to do that. He later returned the favor. I let him pull one time before I stopped him. I'm so glad that he doesn't seem to be willing to be bullied.
One thing that I've discovered is that Ananya isn't the only jealous one. I put Ananya in the sling for a few minutes and once I took her out he threw a fit and kept reaching for the sling. He wanted in it.
He went to bed early last night so Ananya got me all to herself for dinner. She would not let anyone else get near her with food.
Oh yeah. Prasun finally started eating. The last meal on the flight he decided he would eat some yogurt. I was so happy. Although I got him in a headlock and pried his mouth open to get the first bite in. After that though, he ate 1 1/2 cups of it. When we got home, Teena was able to get some food in him. This morning he ate a good breakfast.
Which brings me to this morning. Prasun woke up several times last night. At 5:30 I just let him be up. I got a shower and dressed myself while he played with the remote. Then I dressed him. I put him in his highchair with some lucky charms and went to get Ananya up. I got her dressed and fixed her hair. Then I got everyone's breakfast ready. Let me just say that was an interesting experience. Prasun tried to feed himself but it was just enough distraction for me to get the food in. Ananya tried to refuse breakfast because I was feeding her brother. We had to have alittle discussion about that. I got the kids and the dishes cleaned up and put them in the floor to play. I've discovered a couple things:
-Some toys we might need to buy 2 of. They both went after the same toy. There was no hitting, but I wasn't sure the toy would remain in 1 piece if I didn't intervene.
-I can't sit on the couch. If I do I quickly one of them putting on my leg to pick them up. If one is up then the other wants up. That is kind of interesting because Ananya weighs in at about 21 pounds. I'm thinking Prasun is at least 25 pounds. Quite a load.
Well I have to get the other child up and pack a diaper bag so we can go to Ananya's therapy this morning.
I'll try to post alittle more later about our trip home. It may be a short post because it was a pretty uneventful trip. I do have a couple of gripes and 1 very interesting story but it can wait until we get settled down some.
Oh yeah. I almost forgot to eat breakfast this morning. And I almost gave Ananya's medicine to Prasun. Got to be careful (it probably wouldn't hurt and I won't be surprised if he ends up one the medicine too. It's related to her CP which he has.)


Julie & Patrick said...

Let the fun begin, huh? Glad you are home and things are beginning to find their normal pace...if there is such a thing as normal.

It is good to see them together. Did they recognize each other?

Julie R

The Labontes said...

So good to see them together. How is Anthony doing with another kiddo in the mix?

Can't wait to hear the interesting story.

Candice said...

So glad you are home safely! It does get crazy when you add another one to the mix. :) Enjoy! It is so neat seeing a picture of them together!


Mimi said...

Your children are beautiful. Congratulations!
Mimi ( Switzerland )

Kathy said...

Hi Amanda -
I found your blog on a link from Amisha's moms and had to comment on your post :). I also have 2 3 yr olds, although mine are 1 day apart - my son is bio and my daughter Ani was brought home from India at 22 months of age - I, too, could not sit down without an immediate double lap :), and we nicknamed our daughter "Me,too" as anything I did for Joshua I had to do for her as well for several months. It does pass, so enjoy the double lap and hug them tightly :). My 2 are finally becomming fast friends and now happily play with each other as well as my older children without the intense jealousy (and hair pulling, etc, which you are now privy to!) Many blessings as you begin your time as mommy to 'virtual twins'! Kathy (mom to 4 including 2 daughters born in India)

CindyO. said...

YAY!! I'm so happy you guys are home and the real bonding can begin and the fighting and the jealousy....HA!

Best wishes for a quick and easy transition...


Peter and Nancy said...

Whew! You must feel like you're being pulled in a million directions at once (or at least 2!). I'm thinking of you and praying for you often! Thanks for posting and keeping us onlookers up to speed.

Ironically, my middle son just said, "Anya Rashi is hitting me with a spoon!" I feel your pain. :o)

Kristi said...

Glad you are home safe! I'll call you soon for details... ;)

Such a Big Boy!!

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