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You’re Not Tired of Babies, Right?

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Because by the end of this post, your ovaries will have borrowed the car, taken it for a joy ride, hit some mailboxes with baseball bats, stolen a cat, smoked cigarettes, gotten a tattoo, seen the very face of God, repented its sins, gone home to safety, taken a shower with The Crying Game playing in the background, and cuddled under fifteen handmade woven turquoise and rust-orange blankets with a mug of hot chocolate and feathers in its hair.

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Unless you’re not into babies.

So, my amazingly talented and hilarious friend Jenny came over the other day to take some photos of the babies. But she wanted me in the shots as well, so I had to shower, wash my hair, put on makeup, put on a bra, get out of my yoga pants and put on deodorant. Talk about a workout!

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I couldn’t decide which photo I liked best of them barfing on me. I MEAN me cuddling them. So I’m showing you all of them. It’s like a flip book! A very short flip book. With very little that happens.

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See all that hair that Will has? Natalie doesn’t have that just yet. And she’s rightly upset about it. I keep telling her it’s not her fault she looks like Doug Stamper from House of Cards.

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Natalie wants to show you her booger that her mom forgot to tweeze out of her nose before these photos were taken.

That’s right, I tweeze the boogs out. Don’t send me hate mail.

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Little hands, little yawns, little faces, little armpits, little heads, “EVERYTHING AROUND ME IS . . . little.” (name that movie.)

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Then we moved to my bedroom to sit on the bed and act all Pinteresty.

At least I know it.

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This was when Will was explaining the laws of ecogravitational subatomic means of the pluralistic nincompoopular effects on the zixthafribble decrees in the third dimension. Obviously.

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I want to blow this next photo up to life size it and place it next to my bed. On Aaron’s side.

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The truth is, I actually do sing and play the guitar for them. And daily. I make up cute little happy songs about cutting tiny feet off and eating them in soups, the national debt that they’ll have to pay someday, how the sun is going down because it’s sloppy drunk and the moon has to take over because the sun can no longer stand up. It’s adorable!

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If you ask me to play Skynyrd I will deny ever knowing you.

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Will, you should probably try and get comfortable once in a while.

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I want to drink that drool on their faces. That’s how psycho I am.

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Natalie loooooves this little game we play called “Mommy eats baby’s face.”

I do realize I should probably not in fact be a mother.

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They’re a little too close to the edge of the bed, aren’t they? OH MY GAWD THEY ARE. It’s all Aaron’s fault!

(But he wasn’t even there, Bev.)

DOESN’T MATTER.

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Too bad my nose looks like the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Look at him looking at you. And her little hands clasped. Don’t you just want to punch yourself? GAH.

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Also, Charlie wanted to make sure you hadn’t forgotten about her. She had her first spring kill today since getting sick five months ago. We’ve never been so proud. (and completely grossed out)

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Alrighty, go give your ovaries an ice bath, skillet fries.

*HUGE thanks to Jenny Wheat for capturing such incredible images. I’m so glad I didn’t scare you away with my songs about diaper rash and Dijon mustard squirts.

Jenny?

. . . Jenny?

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69 Responses to You’re Not Tired of Babies, Right?

  1. Mel G April 3, 2014 at 5:25 am #

    Gah! The cuteness! You are one lucky Mama xx

  2. Becky @ Olives n Wine April 3, 2014 at 6:05 am #

    You have the most gorgeous babies I have ever seen. And yep, you’re right… the ol’ ovaries are out on a joy ride right about now!

  3. Julia @Vikalinka April 3, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    I follow you on Instagram and no, not tired of babies yet! Look at you, raising twins, blogging and playing guitar while looking gorgeous! I did not look like that after I had mine! :-) What a sweet family you’ve got, sending lots of love and blessings!

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl April 3, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    You are stunning. I want to eat your babies. The end.

  5. Julie April 3, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Oh they’re getting so big. Will looks so wise and thoughtful.

  6. marla April 3, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    OMG ~ Bev this is all AMAZING!! Love the photos & I laughed till I cried :)

  7. Amy @ Fearless Homemaker April 3, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Oh, these are fabulous! The picture of you playing the guitar for them makes me want to break out my own guitar and serenade my baby. But I DON’T OWN A GUITAR. Crisis!

  8. Melissa April 3, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Absolutely love the pictures!

  9. DessertForTwo April 3, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Two ice packs sticking out of my pants right now. One for left ovary, one for right ovary. I die. Gimme them babies!

  10. Heather || Heather's Dish April 3, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Girl, the ovaries were already in bad shape from your instagram feed – they may have just exploded now!

  11. kelly @ livelovepasta April 3, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Love these pictures! All 3 of you look great!!

  12. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 3, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Gorgeous babies and gorgeous photos! :)

  13. Julie @ Table for Two April 3, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Yeah so, I want to come snuggle your babies. And I totally want babies now. All because of YOU. <3

  14. Brian @ A Thought For Food April 3, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Totally adorable! And I love that look on the pup’s face. That’s the same look Maki gives us when she wants to make sure we’re still paying attention to her.

  15. sandy a la mode April 3, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    love love love this! and jenny wheat is amazing!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  16. nicole b. April 3, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    You are gorgeous! And dem babies are sooo precious. Sweet lil family. Too bad Aaron didn’t make the cut when it came to family portraits. :)

  17. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door April 3, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Sick of babies? NEVER! Your babies are beautiful. And you are gorgeous. Love the pics!

  18. Caitlin April 3, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    The photo of you playing guitar with them watching is just about the cutest thing I have EVER seen!

  19. Victoria Bakrdjian April 3, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I love this! And I never get sick of your baby photos! And your captions are just hilarious. You and your babies are so beautiful… I’m sure you and your husband are over the moon with happiness these days. :)

  20. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Healthd April 3, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    oh gosh – you guys are toooooo cute, hard to handle cute and yes totally pin worthy :)

  21. Julie April 3, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    GAH, gorgeous photos!

  22. tammy b April 3, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    My ovaries thank you. My twins are 10 and oh how I miss babies! Not because 10 is hard or anything, I. Just. Miss. Babies. Le sigh.

  23. Shaina April 3, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    These are just stunning. I love how soft and comfortable they feel.

  24. Heather @ French Press April 3, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    I don’t think we could ever get tired of looking at those babies

  25. Amanda April 3, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    So cute! Can’t take it!

  26. Ashley | CenterCutCook April 3, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Oh my cuteness…… this is just too much for this pregnant mama to handle!

  27. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 3, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Holy Lord lady, you are just gorgeous. And these babes. I really can’t get over them. So many heart eye emojis.

  28. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps April 3, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Oheemmmgggg. These are so incredibly beautiful. You just radiate happiness, and those babies are just too precious for words. So.much.love.

  29. donna shearrer April 3, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    omg they are so cute. i’m sure glad i didn’t have two at one time. twice though i had a baby when the older sibling was 2. i remember one day when noon rolled around and i realized i had not brushed my teeth. i was grossed out. but that was the least of my worries!
    the food always looks awesome and makes me hungry.
    love Donna

  30. Erica @ Fulfillment From Scratch April 3, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Congratulations on having such a talented photographer to capture your joy and the personalities of your babies! You have a gorgeous family.

  31. Alyssa April 3, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Your songs sound like Phoebe Buffay songs!

  32. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 3, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    PLAYING GUITAR TO YOUR BABIES. my ovaries just back-flipped man.

  33. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist April 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    You absolutely KILL me! I feel like I have to read every post twice just because I love them so much and you’re so darn hilarious. Plus, my uterus just dropped. I hate you.

  34. Rachel Cooks April 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    love, love, love! You are just gorgeous and your babies are perfect, as you already know.

  35. Victoria April 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Oh the cuteness. My ovaries can’t even stand it right now!

  36. Jenn @ Mother Thyme April 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    OMG I love these! The picture of you playing the guitar on the bed with the babes watching is priceless!

  37. Leslie April 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Movie reference=Annie. Excellent choice. Adorable photos!

  38. Trisha (Stew or a Story) April 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Why, ovaries, why??? Will and Natalie are the cutest!

  39. Annie Kruse April 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Hi Bev, let me start by saying that I love your babies, your blog, your writing, your sense of humour, your creativity and I think we could be best friends. So far so creepy, where’s she going with all this!?

    So… as much as I LOVE your blog I admit that I’m not a regular reader. Just dipping in and out when I find time so apologies if you have already answered my totally selfish question in a previous post. Don’t worry, it’s coming. Let me just say I was in tears when I read your post about finally getting pregnant, thrilled to read updates on the pregnancy and once again in tears when you held the little guys in your arms. They are little miracles and I couldn’t be happier for you and your hubby.

    I too am a blogger and a mum to two little ones (boys, 16m apart, so almost twins) and have to say that it’s been THE hardest job in my life. They both had digestive problems as babies, would only sleep upright on my chest for the first 2 months, the house was a constant mess, we ate the same meals over and over and I think I once went 10 straight days without washing my hair. Yuk! I was in bits! The kids (or baby at the time) had gotten the better of me. It felt as if they were crying non-stop for the first year. I was ready to surrender and hand them over to somebody, anybody, just to trade in for a good nights sleep. There was absolutely no way that I would have been able to string a clever sentence together and a year later I’m still recovering.

    Hence from my perspective reading your posts and updates I can’t help wondering: How does she do it all?[Terrible movie BTW] How does she keep it together? How can she be so funny and witty and up-to-date with everything? Does she have an army of nannies and cleaners and PAs and shoppers and accountants and advisers and psychotherapists and child-psychologists around her that she’s just not mentioning? Or is she a real-life super-mom that can write witty blog posts, whip up delicious meals, take gorgeous photographs, keep the home in order, washing, laundry AND look after not one but TWO tiny little gorgeous babies with all their needs?

    I’m trying not to be intimidated (though I am) if indeed you are super-mom. Good on ya! But on the tiny minuscule off-chance that you’re not please, please, please will you share some insights so to make me (and I’m sure there are others out there) feel better. Too many column inches have already been filled with celebrity super-moms like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney et al. Please give us, me (!), a little reality check and please anybody, don’t send me hate mail.

    • Bev Weidner April 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      Oh my gosh you are SO sweet. No nannies, cleaners, PAs, shoppers, accountants, advisers, psychotherapists and child-psychologists here! Besides my husband. And dog. Does she count? I have no secrets really. Other than having a LOT of energy and really good babies. We have them on a (flexible) schedule, so that keeps our sanity in check, and allows me to loosely plan my day around naps and feeds. That’s it really! A little wine from time to time is never a bad idea either. Or maybe a wine bra? OMG I HAVE TO GET ONE.

  40. Cindy Martin April 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Love,love,love!! ❤️❤️❤️

  41. Rachel @thedessertchronicles April 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Absolute perfection! The pictures of them watching you pay guitar may be the best photos ever. They are totally just chilling! Never enough baby pictures even if you posted them every day!

  42. Cookin Canuck April 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Just when I thought my baby pangs were kaput, you go and post these pictures. I just want to snuggle those adorable little creatures of yours. And by the way, you look fabulous!

  43. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    SO much cuteness!!! LOVE!

  44. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer April 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Love the pics, the babies, and you. Love how your bring it all together in a lovely post for us to enjoy. Thank you! xo

  45. Heather April 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Fantastic pictures! I am in first trimester with twins, eek! I love all your pictures and humor, and it makes me look forward to this little adventure even more.

  46. Katie | The Surly Housewife April 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    So squishy!!! Babies not you. Maybe that isn’t any better. Annnnyway, this makes me miss my nephews! My sister had twins right about the same time you did. Great photos and I love seeing your pics on Instagram :)

  47. Tieghan April 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Cuteness overload! Love these photos, the babies and you!!

  48. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Anybody that gets sick of these babies is not someone I want to know! CAN’T. EVEN. DEAL.

  49. Claire Gallam April 4, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    DUDE BABIES. Can i come over and shake the maracas while you sing? I didn’t mean for that to come out creepy. I”m just good at shaking them.

    In other words, you are such a radiant, beautiful and incredible mother :) I love seeing how happy you are in this role, knowing all it took to get you there. These babies are the luckiest little ones in the world with a mother as beautiful, as spunky and as fun as you are.

  50. megan April 4, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    You are the funniest person I haven’t met. Seriously, I read other blogs that I swear try to copy your style and there’s just no coming close to what you have going. I love this blog of yours and the food is awesome too. Those babies have me googling ‘vasectomy reversal’.

  51. Gina April 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Well, I think is just impossible to get tired of babies, specially yours. They stoled my heart and kidnapped my ovaries. I loved so much the picture of you playing the guitar and them looking at you… Also, I LOVE your Instagram captions. I wait every single photo like I was waiting for Santa (but they’re always so much better than Santa presents!)

  52. Emily @ Life on Food April 5, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Your sweet little ones are so precious. I cannot get enough of their pictures.

  53. Barbara April 5, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    My ovaries don’t do those things anymore, but I hope my daughter-in-law’s do, LOL! The photos are gorgeous, and I’m hoping you’re a scrapbooking mama. Or at least print and frame ‘em mama. And make copies to put in a big, big album. And send extra copies to Grandparents, pleeeeeeze?

    My DIL has a camera I’d die for and only takes phone pics. Of the only granddaughter I’ll ever have. (Boy number 3 is on the way, and Dad says he’s getting clipped.) I’m crying inside for photos like these. You’re SO lucky to have a friend who does this for you. Hug her often, and feed her good food.

  54. Molly @Doughvelopment April 5, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    The babes are so adorable! You look gorgeous! These pictures are incredible! Love love love

  55. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg April 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    I want to eat their little feet. So cute. You are stunning!

  56. Amy @Very Culinary April 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    Not be a mother, you kidding me? You’re the best freaking kind of mother ever. Any mom who plays guitar is cool. So cute. All of it.

  57. Ree April 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    You are gol darn killin’ me.

  58. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) April 6, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    I am seriously obsessed with these babies. And your sarcasm.

  59. Jelli April 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Yep, Bev, that intro was spot on. Loved every single one. Gorgeous kiddos and beautiful pictures!

  60. Paula - bell'alimento April 7, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Pure happiness! xoxo

  61. Josie April 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Gahhhhhhh! I have my own baby twins, and somehow I’m wishing for another set. I’m crazy. these pics are amazing, I know you will always treasure them.

  62. Megan {Country Cleaver} April 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Ohhh c’mon this isn’t even FAIR how cute these two are. Oh yeah, you look purdy good there too mama.

  63. Jennie @themessybakerblog April 8, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    Such cuteness. I’m on cuteness overload right now. Gah, my ovaries.

  64. Corinne April 8, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    absolutely beautiful pictures! And you look beautiful, too :)

  65. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes April 9, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    I can’t stop laughing at your humour!! Your babies are ADORABLE.

  66. Julie April 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    OMG SOOO adorable!! LOVE the ones where they’re sitting on the bed listening to you play guitar!

  67. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen April 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I so want to hear those songs!! My husband has an eclectic mix he likes to sing with our kids including “Psycho Killer,” “Redneck Mother,” and “Unwed Fathers.” I swear they’re not autobiographical.

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