Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Being a M.O.M.

Being a mothers of multiples is different than being a mom to singletons. I don't think anyone would dispute that. I always love talking to other moms with twins and relating to their stories. Don't we all feel a bit better knowing someone else has been through a version of what we're going through, both amazing and challenging? I came across this blog post yesterday and wanted to give the author a hug. I have so been there. Holding a sleeping baby over the holidays I realized I hardly have any memories of doing that with my boys. I don't really remember much of that early newborn phase at all. On the rare occasion that I do get to hold one of them while they sleep, it melts me. I missed that. I traded it in for a routine that kept me somewhat sane and babies who could sleep on their own. I wouldn't change it. I did what I had to do to survive having two babies, but I know I missed out and sometimes that makes me sad. The amazing things about having twins far outweighs the hard stuff, but it's good to acknowledge and feel normal.

On a much lighter note, I posted this video probably over a year ago on Facebook and Joel and I were talking about it again last night. I think it's hilarious.


Loranda said...

I'm the author of that blog post and I'd gladly accept your virtual hug! Thank you for your empathy. There's nothing like another twin mom saying "I know". It looks as though we had our twins around the same time - mine were born August 2010. I've enjoyed reading your blog!

Julianne said...

Aw, thanks for your comment. My boys were born June 2010 so very close. This toddler stage is a whole new adventure!!