Holy cow, I'm actually writing before Jude and Sloane's 3-month post. Who knew it was possible??
I don't have much time so I'll just start writing and if I stop in the middle of a sentence, please forgive me. I'll pick it up later. :)
I'm not sure if Instagram led some of you to my blog or my blog led some of you to Instagram, but there are several new followers (hello!!) and a lot of you are expecting twins or just had them (yahooo)! I've received a few emails asking for tips and must-haves so I thought I'd share a few on here. Before I do that, however, I wanted to discuss something else.
From the very beginning, Michael and I have been told we make this whole twin thing look easy. People have commented on Facebook that our babies can sleep anywhere, that they both look perfectly put together, and that Michael and I are "naturals." While these are all flattering comments, I have to remind everyone that Instagram and Facebook (and this blog) are only a part of our lives--the part I choose to share. I don't take pictures when the kids are screaming their adorable heads off (though I do take videos and share them with friends--hehe). I cut myself out of pictures when I'm still wearing pajamas and yesterday's makeup at 5p. I've also made a point to post pictures of Jude and Sloane in outfits our friends and family give them so that is where people get the (silly) idea that they're always dressed up and fresh-faced. 95% of the time they are in their jammies with spit-up on their shirts and milk in their hair. And so is their mom. :)
It's messy. It's beautiful. It's life.
Also, I only know life with twins but I have a difficult time believing it's twice as hard. A lot of women vent to me about their baby situation and then immediately apologize, but whether it's one baby or four, everyone has extremely difficult moments. Every single day. My only frustration is when people complain to me about how many diapers they have to change. That? Makes me laugh. :)
What I want is for new moms and future moms to realize social media can be quite deceptive, even when it's not intended. Do I ever plan to post pictures of Sloane screaming or Jude with spit-up in his ear? Probably not. But does it happen? Every single day.
I think I'm on borrowed time so I'm going to end this and save the must-have purchases for a future post. Hopefully that will occur sometime in January.
And ps. I miss you guys.