Saturday, November 22, 2014

How to lose 30 pounds in 3 days

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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 :)

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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.


  1. Your weight loss method might be a bit extreme for me :) The look lovely, relax and enjoy them and try not to stress too much

  2. Once again Congrats to you!!! Hope you find some way to get the sleep you SO NEED!!!!

  3. Oh, what a wonderful, terribly hard time. It will get better as you know, but the wait is hard in the meantime. With my first child, my milk didn't come in for more that a week. However, it didn't effect anything in the long run. I have advice on the whole breastfeeding issue and advice for special helps that are out there. But you're probably too tired to listen right now. I'll just say that nurses at the hospital (even for weeks after I was at home) and the La Leache League were great resources. In the meantime, you do whatever is right for you and your family and enjoy those adorable newborn faces. :)

  4. You are a strong & blessed woman! :) Funny about "taking them back"... lol! Before you know it you'll have a perfect routine in place! Looking forward to your updates! Rest up!! xox

  5. AWE!!!!!! They are amazing! Super huge congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!

    I had the same problem with my little guy, not being able to sleep even when he was sleeping. All I can say is you will survive/ get through it :)

  6. Bless you Lena!! Just hang in there!! What a good mama you are! Just remember, nothing has to be perfect and I am sure you are doing great. If you do a post a week you are doing awesome. I love hearing about your sweet family. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!

  7. Look! two gorgeous little angels!!! Congratulations Lena so very pleased to hear babes are well and you too. I'm sure you'll get into the rhythm of things pretty sure although I can well imagine you have you hands very full.

    keep well

    Amanda xx

  8. Now how did I miss that you had your babies? lol
    Congrats and here's to them growing and thriving well and them sleeping through the night very shortly!

    And the wanting to send them back thing? Very common. My middle child went through that same thing with the youngest. 8-)

  9. So sweet...I know you are busy. Stay well and enjoy those babies!

  10. congrats, your family is amazing!! God is so good!! I look forward to your posts when you are able to " get back" to them.. :)

  11. Beautiful babies! LOL at middle son's comment. Glad you are going well but hope that your sleeping gets better. Take care of yourself!


  12. Congrats Lena! Your twins are gorgeous!

  13. Lena, you've been in my thoughts and prayers for weeks now as this birth day came nearer. So glad to see you are handling this as well as you can. I am gramma of twins and I am always amazed at how well my daughter in law and son did with them. Now they are 3! It's a little more 'normal' but that too is busy in a different way. Congratulations!

  14. Bless you darling, I need an address, you may contact me at I did the same thong with my first, lost 47 lbs in the hospital, she weighed 9.3.


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