It is currently past 10 o'clock on Thursday night and I've been trying to nurse one or both babies to sleep for over 3 hours (Mary Claire learned how to blow raspberries today, so she woke Elizabeth up to demonstrate her talent and she JUST went down...), so I decided my Quick Takes theme this week will be 7 awesome things about twins.
Edit: Almost 11 o'clock. Still nursing Elizabeth. I'll finish this tomorrow.
When people stare at your enormous pregnant belly and say, "Are you sure it's not twins?" you can very smugly reply, "Oh yes, it is!"
|33 weeks and getting a whole lot of, "Any day now!" remarks from strangers. No, I hope NOT any day now, I'd rather avoid the NICU!|
I always got a kick out of that one and the looks on their faces. What I REALLY wanted was to be having a boy or a girl so that when people asked, "is it a boy or a girl?" I could say, "Yes!"
Girl twins? Girl clothes!
When we had Cecilia, I was SO excited to be able to browse the racks of girly clothing - all you moms with boys know how it is to see three lonely racks of boy clothing in an entire store filled with things for girls.
But the thing is, it's HARD to choose clothing when you have so many options! How can you choose just one Easter dress when there are 7 others that are SO CUTE???
Well, when you have twins you have a little more license to buy extra cute clothing because it's going to get used! And those little sets with coordinating outfits that don't match exactly? Perfect for twins!
And speaking of clothes, you'll end up with so many, your toddler might start sharing with the babies:
Maybe the classiest picture ever taken of Cecilia... Those are 3-6 month pants, which fit her teeny little booty perfectly as bermuda shorts. As do a LOT of the babies' pants.
More babies to snuggle!
John Paul and Cecilia never have to fight over who gets to hold/play with the baby because there are TWO of them! And we almost never have the issue of them wanting to wake up a baby to play because one of them is almost always awake!
No trouble filling up that laundry basket for a full load!
Two toddlers generate a fair amount of dirty laundry. Add two spit-up-prone babies and their 4-10 outfits per day (in the early days), and you've got a full load of kids' laundry every day! Your 2-year-old never has to wait for than a day for the beloved ballerina dress to be clean and ready to wear again!
Two babies. One hospital stay.
If I ever have twins again and we've got a homebirth under our belt, maybe I'll try at home since this delivery was blessedly uncomplicated. But you know what was awesome about this delivery?
Two babies. One copay.
Of course, we still have double copays at the pediatrician. But the babies were so small in comparison to my singletons that it was a breeze pushing them out, and I got two for the price of one!
Because what's cuter than one baby?
Check out more Quick Takes at Grace's this week!