If I'm being brutally honest, I'll admit that we really don't love the newborn stage. We sort of see it as something to get through. I know, that's probably terrible and may elicit gasps from all of you baby lovers, but it's just the way we feel. Maybe it's because we are serious sleepers around here. We LOVE sleeping. We LOVE that our toddler goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps until 8 or 9am without interruption and then takes a 2 hour nap in the middle of the day. We would gladly be asleep that whole time with him.
Having said that, if you feel bad for me and all my issues dealing with newborn twins right now, the one you really should feel bad for is Ryan. Seriously. In the first place, I'm not the superwoman like many of you. I don't do all the child care single-handedly. I'm just not that capable. I know some women take care of everything, including all night-time stuff with the babies from day 1. Pretty much, when Ryan is off work, or home without studying or other things he has to do, we split it 50/50. Currently he's taking far more than his share. He did, however remind me that once we're in Miami and he's doing his ophthalmology residency - it will be a totally different story.
But honestly, he is currently doing everything right. Don't get me wrong, he's always been very helpful - when he's asked. It's usually something like this around here -
"Ryan will you do some laundry?"
Hours later: "Ryan, will you change the laundry?"
Hours later: "Ryan, will you bring up the clean laundry?"
Days later: "Ryan, will you fold the clean laundry that is spread out all over our living room?"
Even more days later: "Ryan, will you put away the folded laundry that is sitting in piles all over the living room?"
So I've been in total shock that he's just doing everything right now. No nagging, no asking. I woke up from a nap yesterday to find neatly folded piles of laundry stacked on the couch. I haven't had to ask him to take out the garbage for weeks. He actually picks up the house spontaneously. He always gives Cash a bath and gets him ready for bed. He takes one of the night feedings with the babies. He changes diapers. LOTS of them. He even offers to give me backrubs once in a while.
WHERE DID MR. PERFECT HUSBAND COME FROM AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY RYAN?!?!?!?
Actually, nevermind. I'll keep whoever this guy is.