[dropcaps] L[/dropcaps]ike many people, I’ve always loved twins. I often daydreamed I’d marry a twin, or find my own twin out there in the world. I almost found her, too. On TV when I was about 8 years old. There was a childrens’ show on with kids on a pirate ship and I saw my exact twin on board – right down to the tanned skin, wide grin, long braids and straight bangs. She was even missing her front tooth, just like me. Then a split second later, she was gone. So much for wishful thinking.
Never in a thousand years did I imagine myself having twins, but God has interesting ways in making dreams come true. My husband and I will never forget the moment when the ultrasound technician joked “Let’s see if there’s another one in there…. Oh wait… there is..!” We were 13 weeks along, and had no idea what we were looking at.
We didn’t believe her at first. I mean, how could I have twins? I’m petite and weighed 100 lbs pre-babies. There aren’t any twins within my immediate family, only on my husband’s. I didn’t even get confirmation that we were pregnant until 5 weeks in. We had just got back from a trip to the Colorado Rockies, complete with hiking on top of canyons and a visit to the hot springs… stuff that we never would’ve done had my first pregnancy test come back positive from the doctor’s office. How could I have twins? Well let me tell you, our bodies can do amazing things. After carrying, delivering and now raising twins, I’ve resolved that nobody can ever tell me what I can or can’t do, and that is one thing I will instill in my children.
Our Little M&Ms
Little Mister and Little Missy came kicking and screaming into our lives at close to full term (more on that later). They didn’t have names until the third day, when we had to fill out their health insurance papers. Until then, we called them “him/her” or “the boy/the girl”. I think we were still in shock.
Fast forward to now: Our lil M&Ms are over a year and a half old (close to 20 months, to be exact) and are as busy as toddlers can get. We’re still as busy as parents of twins can get.
I’ve been fortunate enough to stay home with them all this time – carefully recording their adventures. My portable hard drive is full of photos and videos to share with family and friends. My mind is full of advice for first-time parents expecting multiples or singletons. And my notepad is full of anecdotes and stories to share with you.
[blockquote] Double the love, double the fun, double the trouble. These days, we are seeing double everywhere![/blockquote]