A day to celebrate the cleverness of the human body to create two little beings. Whether they are identical and your egg miraculously split, or non-identical and you fired out two little eggs that month and your hubby’s super sperm managed to fertilised them both, or that they were created through the brilliance of IVF and you have managed to grow two beautiful beings after a long wait and massive ordeal of hospital appointments and hormone treatment, twins are just a blessing and incredibly special!
Here are my top reasons why I find my two little twins super special!
A baby Each!
I still remember the in jest bickers after I had my first-born as to whose turn it was to hold the baby. My husband and I were so besotted that we both want to hold him all the time. So when the twins were born we were delighted to be able to get one each, and swap!
Two in a bed
It still melts me now that at even two and half I will often go up to check on the twins at night and find them in the same bed all cuddled up together but still top and tail, just how they were inside me. It makes the hair on my arms stand on end, and my heart thump that bit harder. I know there will be a point where we have to discourage this, but not yet!
I love getting stopped and chatted to. I will never get upset that people want to compliment my children and marvel at their brilliance. As a biased Mummy of course I think they are great. With twins I am always late anyway, so have come to the conclusion that five more minutes will not make the slightest bit of difference if someone holds me up to say nice things about them.
I am such a big kid so birthday’s for the twins are brilliant as I get to help them open double the quantity but of course for my birthday it is an automatic two presents and of course for Mother’s Day too! Bonus!
The fact that they have an ability to communicate even without words. They know if each other is sad, they want to know where each other is all the time, and they have a wicked sense of humour and find the strangest things funny and we don’t have a clue what it is. They somehow seem to understand each other and it is amazing to witness!
The twin community
When you have twins you get the opportunity to meet a whole groups of Mums that just get it. It is not that having twins is necessarily harder, definitely more quantity but not necessarily more difficult but it is different and it is (like knowing other people with anything in common with you) nice to have that support of someone who understands.
My two have this innate sense of fairness and sharing. It is bizarre to watch. If I am in the kitchen and I give BB a biscuit and say ‘Shhh don’t tell the twins’ he thinks it is great to keep the secret. If I were to say that to one of the twins, there is no way one would have a biscuit without the other and they would demand it at the top of their voices until it is definitely no longer a secret!
They plot, scheme and totally work out each others strengths to get what they want. It is pure teamwork and I feel like they could take on the world at times!
Twice the love
More cuddles, more kisses and more love! You can’t argue with that!
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