Well i'm sure many of you are wondering how life is treating us with T W I N B O Y S (I would sure be wondering if it wasn't my life) - well i'm happy to report ... we are all alive and the 'brothers' as we call them ...Otis + Finn are growing like happy lil weeds!
So I got to thinking, well ... new beginnings is a good reason to start over in a new space - one that I can putz away at in my spare few minutes! A place to hide out in, that is fresh n' light, creative + hopefully inspiring instead of perfect! But anyways ramble ramble ... onto the twin factor ::
I have to be honest, I really did spend about 8 months freaking out and I never really rocked the excitement emotion, it was more ...how would I cope?, was it just going to be complete chaos?, am I going to get any sleep?.....+ what if we ended up having pesky bratty lil boys :: YIKES! It all seemed a bit insane + surreal and definitely came from LEFT FIELD!!!
Well ... it ain't that bad - maybe we lucked out with some good ones, maybe we are a bit more relaxed because its our second time around at being parents or maybe there is a different appreciation for all the small stuff as this will the last time at having our own little babes in our arms (weep). The crazy thing was, as soon as they were born I felt an instant calm... probably because I'D DONE IT, all 3 of us had made it to 38 weeks : like what a huge feat... they were healthy + good god they were HUGE (over 6lbs each! - there was a bit of astonishment in the delivery room over that factor for sure!). It kinda seemed natural to be squishing 2 not 1 little babe + they weren't little hairless rat looking things that I had envisioned they would be...they were handsome and seemed like cool cats right from the start!
So now that we are 3 months into the job, what do i think?? Babies are easy...2 year olds on the other hand - not so much!!! Far out are those things frustratingly cute - the reasoning, the why's + no's and the constant pushing buttons are exhausting n' such a waste of time!!!! . But I love that our lil Beatrix Betsy has some spark to her (a gene that has been inherently passed down through the females i'm thinking) + a lil thing called karma I suppose - wink! But all in all, the fact that we have 3 under 3 now has taught me a couple of things - to take each day as is comes (do not think of the teething, crawling or teenage years, ever!!) and to realize that 'it doesn't really matter'. A lot of stuff just doesn't matter and maybe it takes happy chaos for that to kick in!