Twin Tuesday: Would I Do it Again?
The other evening on Twitter, I learned that a fellow blogger, Zoie, is about 29 weeks pregnant with twin girls. I was super excited for her. After having twins, it is always fun to welcome someone new to the “club”. It was also fun to tweet with her about the ups and downs of twin pregnancy, and then to assure her that a natural birth and ease in breastfeeding is indeed possible.
Then she asked me:
@dakotapam think you’ll ever do it again?
— Zoie (@TouchstoneZ) July 28, 2012
And I chuckled a little. Do a twin pregnancy again? Do twin labor again? Live in a recliner for four months while twins breastfeed all day and night back to back? And then I answered:
@touchstonez I’m old! And man, it was so hard, but I think I would. I really love mothering twins!
— Pam Thompson (@Dakotapam) July 28, 2012
Because, I’m not going to lie, it was not easy at all! But, I guess I would not trade these two blessings for the world!
I love watching them grow, watching for similarities, enjoying their differences. I love seeing them lean on each other and learn from each other. I love the warm, comforting weight of two 2 year-olds on my lap.
There is something about mothering twins that is both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
If I could do this again, I’d worry less and relish more.
I’d throw out all of the schedules and just accept a few months of exhaustion in return for less stress.
I’d rush things less.
I’d take even more photos!
Chime in! If you have twins, would you want another set? Do you have another set? What would you have done differently? I’d love to hear from you!