Well, I have decided to start blogging.
Will this turn out to be a positive endeavor, I sure do hope so. I have happened upon some blogs lately that have been inspiring, funny, touching, moving and just plain ole fascinating.
It's amazing what is out there in cyberspace. Boy have times changed....now with just the click of your computer you can connect, find other people in your same demographic that might even be experiencing similar situations in life, write to them, find your own space in cyberland and realize that you are really not as alone as you sometimes feel.
For those of you who are interested, here are a few of the blogs/sites that were of interest to me.
Lesbian Family.org (has many blogs and resources for all different journeys including conception, expecting, multiples, adoption, etc...)
The Other Mother (written by a non-bio mom of two)
Are You My Mothers?
(I know, long URL to cut and paste, but it's a blog through parenting.com written by a lesbian mom that is very funny and touching)
Weebles Wobble (a journey of conception)
I know there are hundreds more and some of you might already be pro bloggers and have found your own set of top 5 blogs/sites and please, feel free to share with this newcomer.
Alright, so this is my first posting...well, I have to warn you all, it's going to be real and raw...because after all, that's me. Why even waste the energy on anything other than the real deal. I don't have time for anything less, especially not these days.
My partner (T) and I have twins (boy/girl) who are approaching 18 months old. I can't believe it. Where has the time gone?
Oh, I know...it has been spent changing a billion diapers, getting up in the middle of the night for the last year and a half, reading goodnight moon 4 times a day because your son is in LOVE with the moon and can't stop saying "mmoooooooooona, moooooooooona" while pointing up to the sky the moment the sun seems to be making it's exit. Oh yea, and don't forget the bottles, the meds, the teething, the playground, the crawling and walking and now exploring and climbing, the chasing around the house, the "no, no, no" and "please sit down on that chair...."
But most of all, the kisses, the hugs, the "Mimi" as my daughter began saying the word Mommy...the "mom-may" as my son shouted out his version, the smiles and giggles and first words, the silly little nicknames they give to a certain stuffed animal (like Mr. Bananas or Raw-Raw for Raffy the Giraffee), the yelling of your name across the room when you walk in from work (Yes, I am the working mom and T stays home full time with the twins), the sweet smell of their skin, the deep sense of fullness in your heart when they cuddle up to you and let it all go, surrendering in your arms and fall off to sleep, held safe in your embrace. And the special treats of having multiples...how they call one another and enjoy life a little bit more when the other is with them enjoying it along side of them, the names they have developed for each other, how they hug, embrace, and even give each other a kiss, how they cry when the other is hurt or upset and how all they know is being 1 of 2...a twinfant, that is all they know.
All of this and more make the above seem like a cake walk...I would do it all over again and then some!
Life with multiples...is it multiple the work, and multiple the effort? Yes....but it's multiple, triple, quadruple the delight, fun, joy and most of all love!