Thursday, April 10, 2008

Easier or Harder?

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???


the schirano triplets said...

it makes absolutely perfect sense to me! i agree, it is so much more complex than i imagined. and though it is difficult it is definitely easier than i thought it would be. i love it when one wakes up before i head off to bed and i get to rock or nurse them back to sleep. it is just heavenly!

Joanne (Jo-Jo) said...

I know how you felt when you were rocking Kaylie. I rocked AnneMarie and Joey (everybody told me not to do it) but I am glad I did. It was time between you and them and it was a wonderful feeling. I missed it alot when they got to big to keep on rocking them. It was so peaceful and never wanted it to end!!