Posted on August 2, 2013
Given that Parker and Cooper are 1 month old tomorrow and it’s international twin day or something (?!) I thought I’d write a little post.
This has been the quickest and slowest month of my life. Our days no longer run by day/night but rather 2-3 hour increments of when the boys wake up to eat and then (hopefully) go back to sleep. All day. Everyday. For.the.last.month. From what I’m gathering, having twins isn’t actually double the work- it’s probably more than that. We are immensely blessed and thankful to have so much family helping out otherwise Wilson and I would be completely miserable.
Because days are such a blur, I’ve been trying to take lots of photos to document these times since I’m pretty sure we will barely remember in hindsight. The truth is, I’m a terrible photographer. I mean, I can take a decent photo but I don’t have the desire or urge to take photos outside of my job requirements. I’m not one of those shutter bugs who always brings their camera around and has the urge to take photos of everyone and everything. So this means that usually there’s little documentation of of my life. When we first started dating, Wilson was a little confused as to why I wouldn’t bring a camera along to trips we’d take or take any photos at all actually. Luckily, he’s a great photo-taker and through his influence, I’ve gotten into a better habit of taking photos of our life. Hopefully that means our kids actually have photos of their childhood lol
This month has been… challenging. There have been many days I’ve been brought to tears. Some have been out of frustration; some out of delusion/lack if sleep; and some because simply, life is amazing (despite the prior two). I’ve also been brought to the ground a couple of times. That is, blacking out/fainting (probably because of exhaustion). And yet, we somehow survived.
Here’s to the next 31 days.