Today a colleague/friend came over. It was the first time she came to see our apartment and our girls, and I suddenly realized how my prioroties have changed:
1) Make sure the girls are happy and look presentable - bottles clean and ready to go, food prepared, that they are clean and wear clean clothes
2) Make sure the apartment is presentable - get rid of the dirty dishes in the kitchen (with our dishwasher I don't understand why there even were dirty dishes!), get rid of the clothes lying all around the house, and tidy up a bit
3) Make sure I look presentable - shower, get dressed, put on make-up if there's time (there was)
4) Clean the house a bit if there's time (there was, I managed to vacuum the floor)
Not that the person who came over would have cared at all, but it was a good motivation for me to get our apartment looking decent again.
After she had left I went looking for Tatanka, our black cat. As I did so, I banged my toe against a chair and now can't walk properly on my left foot. On top of that I have the flu with fever and everything...:(
Yesterday we decided to finally start a bed-time routine for the girls. We bathed them, put on their pyjama, fed them and put them to bed. Laia fell asleep right away, Liva cried and eventually screamed hysterically. Normally she would win in the end, and we'd bring her into the livingroom and let her fall asleep on 1 of us or on the couch. Last night we stayed with her in the bedroom, she was in bed while we held her hand, stroked her head etc for the 30-45 minutes it took for her to realize she wasn't going to get her way this time. Eventually she fell asleep, and slept until we woke her up around midnight to feed her.
Tonight I didn't bathe them put I did put on their pyjama, feed them and put them to bed. Liva lay there and looked around a bit, got comfortable and went to sleep. Laia tried crying for a couple of minutes, but soon realized it wasn't getting her anywhere, so went to sleep as well. Albert and I could actually have dinner together, talk about our day and cuddle on the couch. I hope this is how it'll be every evening from now on!