There’s something about the peacefulness of this maternity photo that I love. Especially since as a mama (four years in) I’m very aware the moments of peace are sometimes few and far between. When they come though... those are the moments that make all of the craziness 100% manageable. The twins were SO crazy at tonight’s photo shoot that I got frustrated and threw Chloe’s lollipop (it was in her sisters hair moments before that). Then we went to ball and every onlooker got to hear, “I said stay off the bleachers,” 472929 times. They splashed so much in the bubble bath once we got home that my bathroom floors are officially mopped. Then they snuggled up in their footie pajamas to watch The Grinch & after asked me if I could carry them “like babies” to bed. I took a minute to walk each one around the apartment and then laid them in bed. They fell asleep before I finished brushing my teeth and when I got in between them just now and Brooklynn threw her arm over me and fell back asleep. I’m laying between them now and going to bed “early” instead of at 4am because we have one appointment in the morning and then I have an evening off (my first in a long time) and my last until Halloween: so I’m planning to soak up some or the stillness and quiet while I can tonight and then again tomorrow. Honestly, I am already looking forward to napping with them tomorrow. We haven’t done naps in almost two weeks... so I am EXTRA ready for those moments of peace-fullness & snuggles.