Saturday, January 25, 2014

Having Twins

In the last few months I've come to realize how profoundly different my life is.

On Saturday, May 12th, at 6:15pm, my husband and I found out we were expecting twins. I'll never forget the rush of emotion I felt in that very moment. It felt like my heart was actually going to explode! In the days and months ahead, I sought out advice on how to best prepare for their arrival. I initially spoke to friends with multiples. These were their responses:

Having twins is...
"SO much fun," "hard work," "complicated," "a nightmare," "a blessing."

I wasn't sure who to believe. I had a feeling it would be like throwing Daniel in with the Lions. When we were able to bring our babies home, I was right about one thing: I had no clue what I was doing. I thought because I'd already had a baby, I was "prepared." I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for twin life. Life as we knew it would never be the same. It was redefined that day. Twin life is like a roller coaster. There are days when I feel if I were any happier my cheeks would fall off; however, there are other days when all the blood rushes to my head and I feel like I'm hanging up-side-down. 

The truth is...

Having twins is SO much fun, but it's hard work. Taking care of them is complicated and can feel like a nightmare. But, watching them grow is a blessing. I feel just like Daniel. Those lions could eat me up, but my life is spared as I watch over them with love and care. Che gioia!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, I love how you compare yourself to Daniel. And having children in general is so much fun, complicated, hard work, a nightmare and a blessing...but add twins and its all that times two!