Yes readers, that's right I was pregnant with twins. Totally unexpected and wonderously awesome. Originally we called the baby "Baby MAC" for Mysteriously Awesome Conception but just around month four our doctor found a hidden baby! A friend of ours told me this was God's way of giving us the big family we always wanted, and assumed we would never have due to our infertility problem. So fast forward through the sickness (everyday, all day, especially when I did too much), napping (everyday, 3 or 4 hours plus towards the end I'd fall asleep just about anywhere), pain (horrible, crazy pain from the pelvic girdle) and giant tummy that didn't fit in restaurant booths; Sunshine and Lollipop came at 34w5d by C-section. Recovery from the c-section has been a lot longer, four months later and I still get sore when I do too much.
Lollipop stayed in the hospital for four days and Sunshine for seven. They did have Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) that went undetected but thankfully both were okay. Lollipop was bright red from all the extra blood cells and it took a good two months for his color to normalize; Sunshine was a little pale for a couple of weeks.
So life with twins is, uh . . . fun? No, no, messy, like this blog! Tiring, totally going with tiring. Despite all I've seen about identical twins, mine do not keep the same schedule. They do sleep through the night, but during the day one tends to be awake in the morning and the other in the afternoon with a nap sandwiched in there somewhere. They don't do too many cute "twin" things, but they do tend to be mirror images of each other.
I can not go shopping. No, not because people to stop and ask if they are twins or exclaim that there are two babies "over there"; there is just no room in the shopping cart. Our Costco has new shopping carts and I hate them. The part where your kid sits does not fold up and only one infant seat will fit flat in the basket (one twin always ends up tilted). I went to Target by myself with all three kids because we ran out of formula and the hubby and I were too tired and lazy to go the night before. That was a comical sight! I had one baby in his seat sideways in the top part and the other baby below, then the four year old stood in the little space that was left between the babies. While people stared I just tossed stuff in the little space under the baby that was in the top and like cousin Kurt would say, "git 'er done".
I want to start a new blog. Not that I'm great at this one by any stretch of the imagination. It would be focused on travelling with kids. Something at which we do a lot of, in fact the twins are going on their first trip next week. A family reunion (which we learned about 6 weeks ago) that we are going to drive to. We'll visit with family, check out some local scenery, and do a lot of driving. I have faith my car will make it there and back in one piece, my mind however I might lose somewhere on I-5.