Life with Coco and Gigi... and Jack-Jack too!

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First Night Away

Last night Brian and I were "sent off" to Atlantic City for the night by my parents. I guess they could see that Bry and I could use some reconnecting and sleep so they got us a room in Atlantic City and kept the girls. We took off at 3 in the afternoon and checked into our hotel. I hated to leave the girls but I knew between my parents, the boys and Genna they were in good hands. We hit the outlet stores and I got a couple shirts. We ate dinner and then headed to the casino. I played slots and won about $15. Bry played slots and lost about $10 but ended up winning about $40 at the blackjack tables so we managed to come out ahead. After our hour of gambling we found a lounge that had the Patriots vs. NY game and the Penn State bowl game on side-by-side so we got a drink and watched for a quarter. I almost remembered what it was like to be young and cool. I have to say I felt completely out of place though. I just feel so much older and different now. I am the same person just a "mommed" version of myself... if that makes any sense. Every where I looked were young people all dressed up with makeup and shoes and jewelry. It just made me feel more like a Mom than ever before. On a positive note it did inspire me to try to make more of an effort to dress like my old self instead of a slob. :>)

It was great to be just us for a while but we were both anxious to get back to the girls.




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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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