Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A - B - C - DDDDDDDDDDD (my new favorite letter)

Say hello to my little friend............. I had to buy more 9 volt batteries for our smoke detectors the other day so while I was at it I picked up another pack of D batteries because EVERYTHING related to babies that moves, vibrates or makes noise requires D batteries. For those of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that my babies LOVE to be held -- CONSTANTLY!!! They also love "night night" drives in the car but with gas over $4.00/gallon -- well that gets pricey. So needless to say mommy does not get much done around the house (but my biceps are bitchin). They have not been fond of their bouncy seat/swing combo for longer than 5-10 minutes before ---- well that was before the extra D battery came into play. So each swing needed 4 D batteries just to make it swing -- so right from the get go I used up all of the Ds that I had and just never made it a priority to get more. Well the LOVELY swing/bouncy combo has a MIRACLE feature called "vibrate" which requires a D battery -- so since I picked up this extra pack thought "what the heck" -- popped in a couple Ds and OH MY GOD -- we went from

THIS TO
And THIS
TO THIS
They will sit in those swings for hours now -- I don't leave them in for hours but feel confident that if need be it could work!!! It's a miracle -- I have been able to vacuum not only the floors but the furniture. I have washed dishes, laundry, 2 bathrooms, sheets, thrown the frisbee for poor Rubi 2 days in a row, updated my blog 2 days in a row, etc........... I swore not to give unwarranted advice to pregnant women after all that I got during my pregnancy BUT as an exception I have to tell anyone who reads this that is pregnant, may become pregnant or knows anyone who is pregnant --- STOCK UP ON YOUR Ds!!!!!!!!!!!
And just for good measure isn't she cute...................






8 comments:

The Dunn Family said...

Oh man, if I had only found your blog prior to you getting your swings!! We bought the rainforest swings that take D batteries or PLUG IN! Yup, we plugged them in, and they went for hours ... that is now the one thing I tell any of my friends that register, "Get the swings that plug in!!"

Marianne said...

That is also part of my new parent advice too. Make a list of all the battery sizes you need for all that stuff and buy three times as many. It is a lifesaver, but more importantly, it is a sanity saver.

Erin said...

I am running out to get D batteries! I remember needing them a lot when I nannied. The girls are too cute!

sara said...

Thanks for the well wishes, I truly appreciate them :-) Your pictures are too cute (as always). I'll make sure to get some of those D batteries!

Cece said...

OMG. Those pictures crack me up. Hurrah for D batteries!

E said...

this post reminds me that we need to stock up on batteries. everytime i plop one of them into a bouncy chair i fear that it will be dead.

i love all your photos, too!!

Amanda said...

OK, I gotta leave a 2nd NCLM comment! Your girls are too cute! When were they born? It looks like they are about my daughter's age, she was born March 10.

becky_handsfull said...

Yeah, the bouncy seats take those too. There were times my girls slept in those things. (They wore out two of them.) And, dude. I could change those batteries in the dark and in my sleep ... with a screwdriver! Rock on, D! ;-)