Note from Naomi: Today's post is a guest post from Beth, a fellow mummy blogger who writes about her parenting experience over at Twinderelmo. She has written a guest post for me today, about having identical twins. Make sure you check out her blog over at Twinderelmo.
I still cannot believe I have twins. They are three and a half years old and almost four years to the day since we found out, you'd think it'd have sunk in by now – it hasn't. It still amazes me. I was from the school of thinking that to have twins you had to be a twin or have twins in your family – nope. Identical twins are completely random occurrences.
Having already had a baby, in a way I felt a bit prepared to have them but when they actually came it was a bit crazy. It's bloody hard work having two tiny newborns but quite honestly the most amazing experience you can have. Seeing how two little girls who are identical genetically are so different personality wise. How they have their own quirky little traits. Watching each day their bond growing. The day we found out, I secretly hoped they'd be girls not because I already had a son or that I didn't want more boys but I thought that for when they're older. I have a sister and absolutely love our bond so I feel they're so lucky that they will have each other.
Having twins on occasions can make you feel like a minor celebrity! You rarely can go somewhere without someone stopping you and asking you all about them. Then there's people who smile from afar or wave at them and tell me I've got my hands full and I've even people who stop and point mouths gaping like they have 3 heads!!
These two girls have certainly had a huge impact on our family and despite having almost doubled our family in size, resulted in us having to move house and buy a different car - they have brought so much happiness, laughter and love to our lives – but also absolute chaos! Each day I am completely winging it. I am really keen for them to be treated as individuals instead of being known as “the twins” Since they started nursery in September, this has become something that I really feel strongly about. I have to admit – I don't know if it's right or wrong. As with parenting all kids, you are definitely winging it and hoping for the best!
If ever in the future we decided to have another baby - I'd love it to be twins again! It's amazing to be part of a very elite club where there's two (or three or maybe more!) of everyone and in twins, multiples and more week - hats off up all mamas pregnant with multiples, with newborn multiples, toddler multiples or grown up multiples - I think we all are doing a pretty awesome job!