Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The end...but not really!

So, guys this is it, my last blog!  Maybe it won’t be forever, but at least for now.  I’d like to start by thanking all of you for reading my blog and showing me love and support throughout these last 2 wild and crazy years.  It has definitely been quite a trip and without you guys I don’t think I would have made it!  I hope that I’ve made you laugh and cry, smile and understand that life can’t always be taken too seriously!  While I am ending this blog, my door is still always open so feel free to contact me at cjgroch@gmail.com  with questions, comments, advice, anything!

Deciding what to write today is actually a little more difficult that I thought it would be.  I figured I should end things on a good note and also with some big philosophical question answered.  But, that’s just not really me, nor has it really been the point of this blog.  I think I just want to say that I feel very lucky to have 2 deliciously adorable twin girls, but there are absolutely days I would like to trade them in for the newer shiner models!  I love being a mom, especially after the difficulties I went through to make it.  But, of course there are days I miss the carefreeness of my pre-baby days.  Sometimes I just want to trade places with my 25 year old self, go out in Manhattan, sleep in all day, and not have to do laundry, take out poop diapers and put away the dishes from the dishwasher!  When I’m feeling that way though, Kayla will ask me to, “Watch this,” or Zoey will tell me Kayla is her best friend and I remember that while being a mom is the hardest job there is, it’s also the most rewarding.  And I think I can double that for having twins! 

Thanks again and I hope to see you all again soon……

Monday, August 13, 2012

One of Those Days...

I’m sorry I haven’t posted a blog in a few weeks, but I’m excited to say it’s for good reasons….no I’m not pregnant!  I’m working on starting some things for myself actually!  For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you might have seen that a friend and I started a photography business called, “A Thousand Words Photography.”  I am loving this!  We’ve been booking a bunch of different shoots, including newborns, family shots and even birthday parties!  So, please spread the word and hire us for all your photography needs!

I’m also going back to my psychology roots and starting a private counseling practice in September.  Therefore, I will sadly be ending my blog within the next 2-3 weeks.  But, before that happens, let me tell you about yesterday….

I feel like, luckily, my past few blogs have been fun and delicious stories about my girls and highlight the amazingness of having twins!  Well, yesterday, having twins felt anything but amazing!  Granted, Zoey is getting her 2 year molars and Kayla seems to have caught a little summer virus, so to be fair, they were not operating at full capacity.  But, OH MY GD!!!  Whatever Kayla was playing with, Zoey wanted to play with.  It didn’t matter that we have an identical second toy to the one Kayla had, Zoey only wanted the one Kayla had.  And, of course, Kayla didn’t want to give it up.  Then, Kayla would pull the same stunt with Zoey when Zoey finally calmed down and picked something else to play with.  The screaming and crying from these two girls made me think they were being seriously hurt, but no, it was just over who played with which of the exact same 2 Dora phones we bought them the day before!  It was really ridiculous!!  Nothing my husband or I did helped at all.  On the bright side, the girls definitely started figuring out how to settle things themselves.  On the not so bright side, that involved A LOT of crying and screaming.  It was just one of those days, when the clock said 4 pm and I could not wait for 7 pm and bedtime!!  But, we survived and today I took the girls for a walk outside and they held hands the whole time!

Anyway, I will of course write again with all my Thank yous, but I just wanted to quickly say it today – THANK YOU for all your support in this last year.  Writing about life as a mom and as a mom of twins has really helped me and I hope its helped you too!  Stay tuned for another few posts and then that’s it….