I have 5 minutes. Maybe. The twins have had their bath and the sun makes a rare appearance out there. ‘Out there’ is a place I don’t see as often as I used to. With premature twins, we’ve had to cocoon inside for weeks. But now, slowly slowly, I’m taking them with me. Little by little. Just to the shop and back. A little bit further every time. So I have 5 minutes. I’m thinking of abandoning this blog and starting another one. But I haven’t slept since December 19th, so I won’t think about it right now. Just letting you know that I haven’t fallen off the planet completely. All is well though. I can’t believe they are almost 9 weeks, and that spring is just around the corner. Surreal.
Two very special little people chose to arrive on the 19th of December, giving us a special Christmas that we will never forget. They were 31 weeks and 4 days, so they have spent a long month in neonatal unit, under the best care from the most wonderful staff. On Wednesday we got to take them home. Finally. What an emotional roller coaster. Everyone is happy and healthy and we are completely sleep deprived and blissed out. There is so much to write and so much to tell, but one thing is very easy to express; This is the most wonderful, life changing thing in the world and nothing can prepare you for the wall of love that hits you, and you realise that this is what life is about. It’s as simple as that.
Welcome to the world Christopher and Molly.
Getting the garden ready for winter by clearing up, pruning bits and tucking in flowerbeds. Getting ready for Christmas by wrapping up presents and shipping them off to three different countries of the world. The twins should be here in 7 weeks. It feels like we’re just walking in circles, waiting. Preparing.
As of tomorrow I will be in my third trimester. Yikes. Sleeping is becoming a challenge and there are more aches and pains, but I can’t complain. I’m having a good pregnancy and for that I am grateful. I’m also grateful for the new burrito place we found downtown. November has been a good month. New things for the house, finishing the guest room, fairy lights in the bathroom – small changes. The city is filled with christmas lights, german bratwursts and hot chocolate. Here we go. Last stretch before the twins arrive. Breathe.