Sunday, November 23, 2008

The thrill of twins

I know and feel that this an amazingly fabulous thing that has happened to us. Twins! That's frickin' special man! And I'm excited for that. But the next year - it's going to be hard.

These are the things rushing through my head:

- I am more afraid of carrying these babies than of having them. My body didn't deal that well with one (although birth was good) and I'm afraid of my body not holding up well through this.
- There's a lot of pressure involved in eating well (especially when I feel gross a lot of the time) for TWO growing babies. The pressure makes me nervous.
- Even in the bigger of our two vehicles, two babies, a kiernan, and a stroller big enough for all three of them will not fit.
- Overall, the jump from having 2 kids to 3 kids had a fair impact on things since we have a 3 bedroom house, we don't have a van and as it was, I was hoping we wouldn't have to be in the house we're in for long with just TWO kids. We're going to be crammed in like sardines.
- I need to expect not to be able to work after my second trimester if necessary - talk about a difference in planning financially for the girl who just quit her full-time permanent job!

So again, don't get me wrong. I'm happy. But there's a whole lot of nervous and scared mixed in there. ;)

Oh, and also. Still doesn't REALLY feel real ;)

8 comments:

Lindsey said...

These are normal HEALTHY things to be thinking about and feeling m'dear...but all things you will get through with your husband and the support of your friends and family - and many questions to your doctor. ;) 1 baby added to the mix is different, so two is even more so of an adjustment - but it'll be SO FUN too! =D HUGS

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

I'm sure it will all work out. And there are carseats that can fit 3 across, no minivan needed!

And congratulations, by the way!

shona said...

I know that you are nervous, but you will figure out how to manage things when you get there... For now, just take good care of yourself and those little ones in there!

Erin said...

You'll get through it.

More important, that is a super cute widget.

mamatulip said...

HOLY CRAP, LARA!!

Sorry I'm so late to the game here, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Some kind of Wondermom said...

I've been thinking about how much different it will be this time around on "mat leave". How are we going to go to the movies for mommies? Who are we going to have mommy lunches with?

Tuesday Girl said...

I had twins as my first kids. I heard "be prepared to have them early, prepare for preemies" ect.
I worked until I was 36 weeks and I had them at 39 weeks huge and healthy. You can do it and your body can do it.

Take care of yourself and remember the mental part is the hardest. The rest will fall into place.
Good luck us moms of twins have to stick together!

(slightly) less cynical said...

Clicking the widget pokes the twins, just like in real life!