I have totally fallen for a new blog. I love reading this blog because it is so relevant to my current life, being a Mama of Multiples. I love the fact that there are a plethora of women contributing to the writing (no men, yet) and they all are going through some form of my life right now. I know first time motherhood can be a trip, but to do it with two sometimes feels so isolating and it helps to have somewhere to go where 'everybody knows your name' so to speak.
There are great recommendations, hilarious discussions on 'twin skin' (you do not want to know), and posts that illustrate all the frustrations and rewards of parenting two at a time. I do not often write here of our day to day world, it is too much to try to fit in, and though I love it, sometimes I do not want to share the harder aspects, the times I fall apart, the things I think when the going is rough. I do not know if I even will want to recall this stuff down the line. But when I read that blog, well, I know we all have the same experiences. Our children may not be the same and I know we all parent differently, but in the world of multiples there are some constants that I am realizing most of these Mamas employ.
I hope that if there are any other MOMs reading, or even interested 'other folks' you will check it out. It may not be as interesting to you as it is to me, but you may learn a few things....like, do not ask a Mama if her babies are identical if they are a boy and a girl. And it really is none of your business how we got twins and how they came into the world. But you know what....sometimes I do not mind because I know it is special to have twins, special and lucky and precious. I do not know what it is like to be a parent of a singleton or a parent of more than one at different ages. But I am daily heartened and happy to know I am so far from alone in this multiples thing.
Wishing all parents, of one or many, a really great day with your blessings, however they have come to you.
The picture of Mace in the almost finished Hoodie is a soon to be One year old's present (the other in being manufactured right now). Wish me luck as it entails zipper sewing and lots of seaming to complete Hoodie Deux. And Canon is fixing the lens as we speak so I will likely try the 30 days picture project in April. What better way to commemorate their 12th month than with endless pictures of my beautiful Beans and maybe a few self portraits and quite possibly a few shots of subject matter other than babies and knitting. What do you think?