How about by giving birth to twins? wink wink :)
Thank you all for your kind words, wishes and messages. I sure wish I could reply to all of you but, as you can imagine, my hands are pretty full right now :)
We survived through the first week of their life. To say it's a challenging journey is an understatement. On top of being majorly tired and sleep-deprived, I also deal with hormones and it's not easy. One of the problems I'm facing right now is that I can't sleep even when the babies do. I found myself staring at the ceiling way too many times in the past couple of days, and it's really taking it's toll on me. Also my milk never really came in, so, even though I'm relieved to always know how much our little ones are eating, I have a bit of mama's guilt, for sure. I'm trying not to dwell on it too much though because I am a Mom of four now, and all of my kids need attention and love.
The boys seemed to transition OK to the babies. The middle one struggled a bit at first (and even asked when we are going to take them back to wherever they came from) but is now enjoying talking to them. I'm really looking forward to the time when babies will start smiling back, so they can all interact. But that's still far away...
The biggest milestone I personally achieved (other than the one in the title. I didn't do much for it but I'm happy to be at my pre-pregnancy weight already even though I still have a small soccer ball to lose on my belly...) is putting away all of my maternity clothes for good. It's nice to know that our family is complete now and, honestly, I'm not going to miss being pregnant. Even though this pregnancy with twins was fairly uncomplicated, I was still constantly exhausted and missing being active and mobile. But this body gave birth to two (or four) healthy little ones, and I'm grateful for it.
I will try to do at least weekly updates and I promise I will bounce back to writing all kinds of money-related and frugal posts (just wait until all the bills will start rolling in...). In the meantime, I hope you all are doing wonderful and enjoying all of the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation (only 32 days until Christmas!!) and gearing up for the end of the year in just a few short weeks.