Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Bath and Thoughts on Mommyhood

 Well, here I am (almost) 3 weeks into motherhood. As you can imagine, I'm tired. But in the best way possible. If I'm going to be so deliriously tired that I forget my social security number when the doctor's office receptionist asks me for it, it might as well be because I am taking care of the sweetest little blessings imaginable. Here are just a few thoughts on my first few weeks of being a mom:

1. I never thought I could love the little bundle of sweetness that screams/fusses from 3-6 am every night so dang much (yes, Sophie, I'm talking about you!)
2. Being a mom of twins is harder in some ways, and easier in other ways than I had imagined.
3. I must get out of my house every 2-3 days or I start to go crazy. And by crazy, I mean I start fixating on the craziest things, forcing my husband to believe I am really losing it.
4. Hormones take you on the rollercoaster of your life post-pregnancy (see #3).
5. I never thought I would cry tears of joy, love, exhaustion, guilt as much as I have these last 3 weeks.
6. What is it about being a mom that makes you feel guilty about everything
7. I wish more than anything that breast feeding could have worked out with the girls. For a myriad of reasons, it would have been extremely difficult and beyond exhausting for me to make it work. I am still pumping, so the girls are getting some, but it has been much more difficult resigning myself to the reality that they won't be getting it much longer than I ever thought it would be (see #6 on guilt).
8. It has been so much fun watching these little girls grow right before our very eyes. It seems they change on a daily basis. This is rewarding to know that those middle of the night feedings are helping them to become big, strong girls!

I'm sure there are a million other little things I have realized about being a mom, but I'm too tired to remember them all. I'll leave you with some pictures of the girls' first bath at home. What an adventure!

Sophie Kay:
"What are you people doing to me?!"
Campbell Jane:
"Mmmm...that was nice. Can we do it again tomorrow?"
And I just thought this was a humorous portrayal of how many bottles we make/warm/give in one night from 9 pm to 6 am.

I love you, S & C!



  1. I love S & C so much too! They are precious in every single way. You are a great Mom to them.

  2. Love the post! Those things ring true with every mama! Stop the guilt, you are amazing with those girls and they are blessed to have you as their mama!