Oops, I thought I published this last night. I guess not....
On a multiples message board I go to, it was asked if having twins was easier or harder than expected.
I guess while I was pregnant I couldn't imagine how I was going to do it. I expected the worst, thus the reason for frequenting multiples message boards. What did people do before the internet??? I guess they read books or talked to someone they knew IRL.
Motherhood in general is the hardest thing I have experienced and I don't think that would change if I had one child or six. It's hard. Now throw in the twin factor and yes the hardness factor doubles but it is also becoming rewarding as they get older. The first 4-5 months were the hardest so far, but now our routine is established and it is great to see them growing from babies to almost (dare I say) toddlers.
I just had to rock Kaylie to sleep in the middle of writing this. Well, I didn't HAVE TO but I did and I loved it. (She had a diaper leak.) I don't get to hold them while they are sleeping anymore. They can fall asleep without it. I fully admit it felt good, and I miss it.
Anyway, since I went into this whole experience expecting the worst, it has proven so far to be a bit easier than expected, but still hard. Make sense???