Today the twins are 2weeks old. We have been home for 4 glorious days and I’m slowly starting to move on from the trauma which was the birth. I’m trying to find the time to blog about my experience but any spare time I have, I find myself just gazing lovingly at our 2 precious little miracles. I am so in love with them that I find it hard to believe they are really mine!
My mum came to stay for a few days to give me moral support and practical help at home. It’s been wonderful having her and I miss her already. She gave me the confidence to leave the house with the twins and to stop panicking about every little thing. She made me feel like I can do this, like being a mum of twins can come as naturally as being a mum to one baby.
So in the days since leaving hospital, we have ventured into town twice, on the school run twice (much to Bunnys delight), to the pub we manage twice, to a funfair and to the local whetherspoons (sorry about that!) while Bunny was at a birthday party.
I’m not quite used to being a tourist attraction but its quite flattering when every 5 seconds you hear passers by saying “aaaaaaaghh how cute”. And the ones who dare, looking over my shoulder to see in the pram. Not surprisingly, in the two chavviest places we went to (Primark and Whetherspoons) people actually asked “are they twins?”. Well part of me thought about making a witty reply about stealing the second from hospital or one being 2 years older than the other, but I realized people daft enough to ask, probably wouldn’t understand or appreciate my humour.
I’d like to defend my actions of buying clothes in primark, simply by saying… I’m short on cash, I needed tops that would unbutton enough to whip my tits out (for breastfeeding, not flashing!) And I needed some skirts that would comfortably go with the paunch that I believe is my uterus? (I still look prego!).
Talking of tits… I am thoroughly enjoying breastfeeding the twins. I seem to have the hang of it so much better than I did with Bunny and I’m getting tandem feeding down to a fine art. The novelty of having newborns means that I even love changing nappies! I wonder how long that will last?
I am just unbelievably happy right now. I never dreamt quite how wonderful caring for twins would feel and where this insane amount of love came from. I can’t take my eyes off them. They are so beautiful and already have so many different expressions. I’m going to go stare at them some more now and hope to fill you in on the birth story very soon!