So reading other blogs of twinners I am so happy that I am sometimes not alone in feeling overwhelmed at times. I put on a happy face and say “oh, twins aren’t so bad. I guess I got lucky”.
It is true that I got lucky. I got incredibly lucky with Dylan and Riley. I couldn’t have chosen better babies if I had the choice to make. They are amazing, wonderful, overall easy babies, and I am so happy to have them in my life.
Which is why when they both get upset at the same time, I sometimes lose it. Sometimes it’s just too much for me to take. Probably because it is so rare that it happens, I’m not prepared for it.
Today I have had a nasty cold, I’m tired, achey, my head hurts, etc etc. Josh has been so great today taking the babies and handling it all, but the mom in me comes out and I have to take control (or try to). So I start playing with them and they are fine until they are done with playing and start crying. So I am trying to console one while the other is getting jealous (seems to happen a lot lately). All I want to do is take a bath and relax, but I can’t if they are both upset.
Josh offered to take them for a walk, which he did, and so I took a long soak while they were out. I hear them come home, I get out of the tub, get my jammies on, and come out to flowers and a card.