September 17, 2008

-did you know that about 3% of all births are twins? and only 1.7% of those lucky people conceived them 100% naturally with nothing helping their odds?? that means that you are NOT 30+ years old, you do NOT have family history of twins, you are NOT African American, you have NOT had several pregnancies, and of course you are NOT of fertility treatments. i guess sometimes i just forget how rare and blessed i am. i can still remember the day i found out i was carrying two little bundles of joy. its almost as if it were yesterday. looking back makes me realize how much things have changed and how much i have grown as a mother, wife and human being. i laugh when i think about how scared and nervous i was to have TWO! obviously over the last year i have adjusted and become familiar with being a mother of twins.

here is the very first picture taken of the twins
together in the NICU
alyssa(left) & allison(right) Multiples can smell trouble, it's true...
They cry, they smash, they scare.
They break and spill and bite and scratch
And pull each other's hair.
They practice art upon the walls
And yank electric cords.
And cookies, milk and other "things"
Are ground into the floors.
They drive their mothers crazy,
Their fathers go berserk.
Dad's glad when Monday rolls around
So he escapes to work.
The diaper pails are full again!
The laundry's piled high.
The doctor's bills (and others, too!)
Are mounting to the sky.
So when you are all stressed out
And don't know what to do
Please remember me...
For I have TWO!

i love being a mother of twins. it is truly something special to watch your children learn and grow with each other daily. i get to see their friendship blossom into something amazing and wonderful. yes, there are a lot of diapers and sleepless nights, but there are also a lot of hugs, kisses, "i love you"s, and "good nights"s! there is something to be said about mothers and their ability to multitask. here is a little something i came across...
You know you’re really a TWINS mom When
1. You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.
2. You worry about the color of things and whether there are two.
3. You have time to shave only one leg a week.
4. You know better than to try to nap during the day.
5. Your child throws up and you catch it.
6. Someone else's kid throws up at a party and you keep eating.
7. You consider finger paint to be a controlled substance.
8. You mastered the art of cooking, feeding, eating, cleaning and bathing in 30 minutes flat.
9. Your child insists that you do the hokey pokey in the middle of Wal-Mart and you do as told to keep the peace.
10. Your child screams for 5 minutes straight and you don't even flinch while carrying on a conversation.
11. You hope ketchup is a vegetable because it's the only one your child eats.
12. You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into unusual shapes.
13. You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth daily.
14. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
15. You read that the average 5-year-old asks 437 questions a day and realize that means 874 a day for you to answer.
16. You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job," but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything!”
God Bless

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