April 16, 2009

Choose your own TMI!

Thanx everybody for your e-mails and prayers and lurve and awesomeness and positive thinking!!

YES it is hard being this darling and
YES it is way tough having newborn twins and a hubby about-to-be-in-the-bishopric {probably} and
YES my third degree tear is heeling nicely (check the ticker for updates! --->) and
YES our finals for law/biz/med/dental school are coming up
{
I don't TAKE the finals per say, since "technically" i'm "not" actually "in school" but they are still OURS bc of all the cupcakes I have to ask the wive's club to make}!

But despite of all that, we're going to be fine bc we are seriously, so blessed.

And honestly, holy literal cow, I can't believe all the questions my darling e-BFFs have:

"TAMNers, are you engorged?"

"TAMNers, is your mom and your MIL still at your McMansion helping out?"


"TAMNers, do you ever pay for diapers or do you get them all for free from obsessive couponing?"


"TAMNers, are the twinsies sleeping thru the nite?"

"TAMNers, is Tridger's fohawk as ginorm as I imagine?"



In order to serve, I decided it's time for another e-heart-to-heart Q & A! So ask away in the comments {about my childbirthing, my extinsive parenting skillz, or anything you want!} and then soon I'll give you all like thirty times the TMI you were hoping for and you can all be so greatful to have heard about how far Tridgy pees, how much Alivyiah likes to play w/ my makeup and everybody's percentiles in everything and all of the "Helping your gifted child" books I've been skimming!

61 comments:

Mom said...

Here is my questions:

How soon after delivery did you snuggle with your stud muffin?

Becky said...

You're hilarious. This blog is good therapy for me.

Kristi said...

Have you gotten the twinsies on the waiting list for THE perfect preschool yet? You don't want to ruin their chances for Harvard. Or are you going to homeschool them?

The Boob Nazi said...

I want to know how close you are to your pre-birth weight. Or is that a DUH answer?

Rach said...

Pictures! Pictures!

And just wondering what you decided about breastfeeding and if you insist on only wooden toys.

Also what's the latest with Ruth? She's one of my favorites to hear about.

kris said...

Do you read the twins's horoscopes every day or is zodiac like witchcraft?

Annie C said...

Good luck with YOUR {as in both of you} finals!

TopHat said...

How many baby signs do your twinsies know?

'Cause you know, if they don't have at least 10 by now, you might consider getting them some help (special needs).

Anonymous said...

I want to know if you finally buckled down and decided to use "medicaid" for insurance since your husband isn't really earning any money yet!?!?

Token Asian Friend said...

Now that you are a mom, I bet you have so much valuable advice for the rest of us who dont know what we are doing. If you were to write a NY Times Best Selling parenting book, what would some of the chapters be?

Token Asian Friend said...

And, ew! Is your lactating ticker mommy seriously lactating for an infant AND a toddler? Why is the toddler there? WHY?!?

clan of the cave hair said...

Is Alivyah cooing in tune yet? I'm sure all the music she listened too in the womb has made her so amazingly talented. Does Tridger "read" along with his favorite bedtime story?
And did JJWT bring you a Rio Salad while you were recovering, and did you eat the WHOLE thing?

Trent!? said...

nothing to do with childbirth:

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FOR AMERICAN IDOL!?

MidCityGal said...

When are you going to have another baby? Please tell us all about the anticipated '6 week' checkup at the doctor's office. And then how things went that night.

Tell us about your mother-in-law, we never hear about her. You guys are probably besties and you call her everyday, right?

Oh and you are going to document every single milestone for us, right? First blink, first blowout, first coo-- I need to know these things so I can compare my daughter to your babies and validate how smart or intimidated I feel reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to have your angelbabies immunized, or not? Big, controvershal decision.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26291109?GT1=43001

Heidi said...

TAMNers! Are you going to vax-in-ate?

Mhana said...

What are a few "Its apparent you're a parent" moments you've had? What are some things that I just wouldn't understand, not being a mother? How much love am I incapable of experiencing, never having gazed into the wide eyes of an adorable cherub I squeezed out of my dainty pelvis? And most of all, what could I be doing right now to prepare myself for the complete fulfillment of motherhood?

Melissa Stringham said...

I can't believe you haven't already been posting about the twins and what new things they can do and what milestones they are hitting. Seriously, this is your journal so how are you going to remember how many times a day they poop and when they smile for the first time and stuff?

Melissa Stringham said...

TAMN, did you wax, you know, down there before you gave birth?

Candace said...

How many pairs of Spanx do you wear when you're out of the house? In the house?

Charlene said...

Do the sweet twinsies have hair?

Have you been limiting Alivyiah's milk consumption so she doesn't turn into a fatty?

Did JJWT buy you an expensive piece of jewelry (or two) to celebrate the birth of the twins, and if yes, what was it?

Disposables or cloth?

What is the vinyl lettering over their cribs say?

kris and judd said...

Have you had Yvette over to see the babies? She needs all the encouragement she can get. Not to judge or anything, but she's so behind on The Plan...
And when are you going to tell us about your other fiance you had before JJWT? SO off topic, but SO JUICY!!!

Talina said...

Mhana, your comment cracked me up!
TAMN, are you still getting meals from your ward/anonymous gift baskets of diapers on your doorstep every week?

Cheryl said...

Are you preggo again yet?

SB said...

Did you circumcise Tridger? If so why? (I'm sure you gave it a lot of thought.)

Public Artist said...

O-M-G! I am soo glad you did this Q&A Tamn. I want to ask your advise on something and it would be way best if you culd tell me what you do!

So you know low fat/low carb/low sugar mills? I'm tryin' to loose like five pounds to get back into some way modest skin tight pants and I was wonderin' what you used for your post pardon diet???

p.s. When are you going to get Alivyiah her first mani/pedi?

Grays said...

TAMN we all know that being a mom means sacrifice. What is the biggest sacrifice you have had to make since your twinses were born?

The Roberts' Report said...

How many kids are you going to have? A McDugger Family?

Have you mastered the art of double breast feeding twins?

Have you thought about going "all-natural" next time? Like a mid-wife? Underwater birth?

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

I also am DYEING to no if you got little Tridgy circumsized!! bc seriously that is the mostest important decision youve had to make so far.

Kimberly said...

Some of these have been asked again, but I just HALF to know!

-Did you circumsize Tridg? Was it your choice or JJWT's?
-How's "breastfeeding" going?
-Are you vaccinating the kids?
-When you do go back to church, will Tridg be wearing a white button up shirt? Or do you think babies can get away with wearing play clothes at church. Is that a sin?
-Can the babies roll over yet?
-Are they watching Baby Einstein?

ABrunettesLife said...

Are the mia maids changing cloth or disposable diapers?

Janice & Don said...

So I know that you didn't get like huge or anything, but exactly how much did you gain with your stinkerbottoms? Have you lost it already? I'm sure you have so I have to know exactly how you did it... was it yoga, pilates, sweating to the tunes for AI, jogging with the ladies from your wives club, or did it all just melt off when you started lactating?

Allison said...

What ever happened to Yvette?!?!?

Heart Mommy said...

I want to know if you already took Livy to get her ears peirced.. Did you go with some outrageously HUGE. Bling? GO big or go home right... Oh and I do need to tell you one little thing. You prob already know. Last year was tutu's this year it is pettiskirts... Just want to clear that up... I bet L.....'s girls are wearing last years tutu's... Also have you looked into the early potty training. I heard you can potty train at six months. Your twinsies are so advanced that they could totally do it. Do the twinsies have super snuggly somethings... If so what are they so I can go get one too?

The Powells said...

Are you guyz co-sleepers? if so when will they sleep in their own bedz. Gotta cut that cord sometime!;)

Anonymous said...

Ok i really don't understand this blog!! I find it hilarious and enjoy reading it, but how much of it is true and how much is made up?? What made you start it? Forgive me, but I just don't get it!!

Smarty Pants said...

Are you now the president of your local play group?


Have you put your cuties on the waiting list for advanced preschool yet?

ukyankoz said...

I want to know more about Yvette and Ruth! What are they doing? What do they think of the stinkerbottoms? Did Yvette have a good time on the cruise? And when is Ruth going to get pregnant? You should tell her to hurry up stat, or she's totally messing up the plan!

renae said...

i want to know EVRTHNG about your cutie babyz and how you axcesorize them so that they are the cutest on the block.

when will you pierce alivyia's ears? or have you already?!?!? and how big are the flowers on her head-- satelite dish or BIGGER?

and poor tridger, getting the shaft, axcesory wize, i mean! how do you plan to keep your SMIT (stud muffin in training, natch!) on the hip tip???

Lindy said...

Hmm.. you know how on those shows they say that putting the twins back together helps them? like they are more healthy when they sleep in the same bed? Do you do that? or do they each have their own nursery!?

Are you going to sign them up to be gap babies? or in pageants? Whoa. I would tot do that.. plus it would probably help pay off that investment in your marriage that JJWT made a while ago.. *heheh*

Carolyn said...

We never got an update on Yvette's cruise!! Have you see her? is she so jealous of your beautiful children that she's decided to finally find a man of her own?

Mellifera said...

Dear TAMN,

I am SO GLAD you're doing a Q&A because I seriously need your help. My body is just the teensiest bit post-preggo, and I'm having the killerest time finding cute clothes and I need your expert advise.

Here's the dilemm: Skinny + huge (droopity) boobs (and teensy post-preggo tummy pooch) = so hard to find clothes that fit! Nobody feels bad for me but this is seriously such a HUGE TRILE and I JUST KNOW that you can help me figger out some cute clothes so I don't look like an icky frump.

PS: The twinsies bustin' out of the splitting-wide-open peapod on your 3rd-degree-tear-healing ticker makes me pee my pants every time. Yay Kagels!

Wells said...

(My niece was potty trained at 7 months but my sister says you're really supposed to start right away, so hope that's going well.)

I'm curious about their blessing outfits--did you sew them, or are they heirloom? Have you planned the big post-blessing family reunion dinner for eighty people at your house? Are you serving color-coordinated pink and blue foods? And what are you wearing for the blessing Sunday?--I've noticed some Utah moms wear pink for their girls and blue for boys, but will you compromise with lavender or just be pastel floral? I hope JJWT is preparing some awesome blessings!

Casey and Jeannie said...

Tamn,

We know each other. I mean we go back like...weeks now. It's time to get real personal with me.

*deep breathe* Here goes.

Didn't the tiniest part of you want Bella to kiss Jacob's chest in her truck in front of her house? I mean, I really really love Edward. I'm just so...conflicted. I know I shouldn't feel this way. It's wrong. It's so wrong.

b.liz said...

Two words: Push Presents! I'm on pins and needles DYING to know what your AngelBiscuit bought for you.

whyimstillsingle said...

TAMN, you need to tell us about the darling outfits you're dressing the babies in!

Catie said...

hee hee hee hee. TAMN, you can always make me smile.

Mishqueen said...

TAMNers, TAMNers, TAMNers! Why are these sweet but frumpy girls wasting time discussing cloth vs. disposable? What I REALLY want to know is this: is our TAMN, our foreward-thinking, open-minded, best-mom-in-the-world TAMN, who only wants nothing less than the ABSOLUTE best in the world for her twinsies...is our TAMN using diapers for her babies (bad for their psyche) or going diaperless (uh-oh, spaghetti-o)?

http://www.mamaroobabysling.com/newsite/Diaper-Free.html

http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=2&MMN_position=3:2

Kristin said...

Umm, when do we git to see the photoshopped pics of the twinsies?!

Anne said...

Here's my question:
Will you PLEASE take that Brooke White song off of your blog?
It's an ok song, but for rills, I may have to stop blog stalking you if I hear it one more time. Come to think of it, your awesomeness shines through way more if we are able to ponder in silence. And pausing the playlist is just too much work.
Lurve you.

Dianna said...

What is your parenting philosophy? How are you going to deal with your children when they decide to make an unrighteous choice? (I know that's blasphemy to even mention the thought.) Some moms believe they should never say the word, "no" to their children. What do you think? What are your opinions on time outs or spankings or natural consequences?

Sorry, I couldn't bring myself to misspell any of those words, even to fit in with the crowd, because honestly, it actually hurts my head to decipher some of the abbreviations and blog talk! I guess my age and education level are showing.

Amelia said...

tamn please tell me you are already training for your triathlon or marathon......fattie lazy posd pardums are totally saaaaad.

eliwire said...

You said skimming instead of scanning! You are SO PROPER! I am super proud of you!!! Have you been reading grammar books lately, too?

Meredith and Jason said...

TAMN-
First, I heart your blog. It has helped me be SO much more adorable than I already was. With that said, my question is this: I know you are TOTALLY humble already, but how do you keep the adoration people have for you from going to your dArLiNg little head?

Rendy Tucker said...

Two questions:

What was/were your "push presents"? (What did JJWT reward you with for all your pain and long-suffring?)

and

Did you get Aliviya's (holy crud, I forgot how to spell that. . .) ears pierced?

Amy said...

TAMN - With summer coming up, it is time to get into modest-bikini shape. Do you have any tips for slimming down FAST and looking amazing on the beach? What are your thoughts on tanning? Fake 'n bake? Spray? Is vampire pale still chic?

Kayleigh said...

How did you know that JJWT was the one? You talk about just knowing, but with as righteous as you are, I bet you had like, a divine revelation that he was IT.

Motion DeSmiths said...

TAMNS I've been married literally months and haven't even had ONE baby yet--much less TWO!!! Tell us how to make our love gardens as fertile as yours.

JessalynKate said...

So I think I ready that you and fertilebuns weren't trying when you got prego with the twinses, but do you have advice for those of us who are trying to plant seeds in our (less than righteous) wombs??????

liliblogs said...

TAMN, No o'fence, but how come you haven't posted thousands of amazing pics of your oh-so-preshus twinsies? Are you protecting them from the limelite? Oh how I wish you would embellish your blog with more pics of your gorgeous family. (The other day I was looking for inspirashun for what to do with my hair, and I thought, "I know! I'll see what TAMN's looks like--only to discover you haven't posted pics of yourself in ages!)

Katia said...

When are you going to change the music on your player?????? It's been there for more than a month!
YOU'RE OUT OF DATE!!!!!