But this morning I found out that my SIL Katie is expecting TWINS! I'm so excited for her!!! So I thought that it was the perfect day to write this post.
My favorite thing about having twins: when they are hungry they suck on each other. Seriously it makes me giggle EVERY TIME. Here's a little video, not the best, but the only one that I have. And I love saying, "Don't eat your sister!"
My least favorite thing about having twins: equality. favoritism. If they aren't dressed alike (which is most of the time, since I only have a few matchy-matchy outfits), then who gets the outfit that I think is cuter? They're both crying, who do I pick up if it can't be both? etc. There are a lot of these little questions that crop up throughout the day, and it drives me crazy that I have to analyze whether I'm showing favoritism (which would just be superficial, since I don't have a favorite child at all).
What I'm undecided about: being a celebrity wherever I go. Seriously, EVERYONE is interested in twin babies. Sometimes I like the attention. It also helps restore my faith in people-- like when some grumpy-looking man comes over and is in awe of them and is cooing. That's pretty neat. But sometimes I just want to buy my groceries and get out of the store, rather than chatting with strangers.
|They were pretty interested in the camera...Owl (R) is always especially captivated by it.|
And since I mentioned Owl specifically, I need to also say that Otter went CRAZY for my sister's cat (as did I...it's an especially awesome cat).
ME as a mama of twins: if I'm out and about with just one of the babies, and someone is admiring her, I almost always feel the need to say that she is a twin. Somehow it's not ok to let her be admired just for their own cuteness, but also for the fact that there's another cute one at home. (4 more cute ones, actually, but not all babies).
Now that I've written that, I realize that it is wrong to not let that baby shine by herself for a moment...so I'll try to stop doing it.
And as far as baby updates go: they've grown out of the small newborn clothes that they've been wearing, and are into 0-3 month clothes now. I'll find out weights next week. They are smiling and cooing a lot more, and like to look around and stand (assisted of course) and try to do sit-ups. They sleep pretty well--sometimes Owl sleeps through the night, but most of the time they each wake up once in the night.