I’m thankful for my mama everyday, but I especially want to tell you tonight, @tdomke how much I appreciate you. Of all the great qualities you gave me, I’m especially grateful that you taught me to be a strong, independent woman. The downside of that is both of us like to pretend we are always strong and don’t want anyone to know when we struggle. But tonight, and for the last few weeks, I have been struggling and I’ve felt really alone in that struggle. But you sat on FaceTime with me for three hours while I went from bawling my eyes out, to blaming others, to realizing how much I have to work on myself to be a better person. Thank you for your patience and your constant support and love. Today, but also, every day ❤️ #lovemymom#twins#myrock#thankful#phdproblems#family#love#icantwaittolookthisgoodwhenim58
Dia 18/03 é comemorado o Dia do Múltiplo!
Eu poderia escrever mil coisas, mas nada chegaria perto de descrever o que é a louca e surreal experiência de gerar mais de um bebê. Ao contrário da grande maioria das pessoas que falam comigo, eu nunca sonhei mãe de gêmeos e confesso que o susto só não foi maior por que eu já esperava por isso.
Como sou grata ao pai por ter essa oportunidade e principalmente por serem vocês os meus múltiplos.
Ser mãe de múltiplos é ter anos multiplicado todos os dias. É enlouquecer e morrer de amores ao mesmo tempo... #multiplos#twins#Gêmeos#lds#sud#Kids#eternalfamily#Kamaleãocolor#colorfulhair
Leftover homemade hamburger rolls with hearty chicken, corn and brown rice soup/risotto!
The kids love this dish, it’s a stovetop spin on @jowhitton ‘s dairy free creamy brown rice and chicken soup!
The kids don’t like peas, so corn works! And because I do it on the stove I use 6L of homemade stock and 1kg of brown rice! It cooks for hours :D
We never wanted a second set of twins. I know that’s a harsh thing to say, but it’s true. “Twins are once in a lifetime,” Sam and I would joke. “Once you have twins, you don’t need any more twins for your whole lifetime.”
When I found out I was pregnant with twins again, I sat in my car after the ultrasound bawling. 😭 Stress. Overwhelm. Exhaustion. Fear. I battled all those feelings for the duration of my second really hard twin pregnancy.
And then the twins came - and I’ve felt nothing but joy since the moment I met them. It was the most unexpected surprise. These two little boys have been the sweetest experience of my life. 💞
I attribute this to a few different things. We were so much more well-prepared this time around. We knew how to survive newborn twins and what help we’d need. Our life circumstances were much more stable (No PPD! Sam’s not in the middle of two grad school programs! We didn’t have to move this time! We didn’t have to buy a bigger car this time! We had tons of help!). Also, I swear I got the two most perfect newborns on the planet. They eat well. They sleep well. They’re soft and snuggly and smiley and their little spirits are exactly what I never knew our family needed.
This is by far the most I’ve ever enjoyed motherhood. (Can you see my tears of joy when I first met them in these pictures? 👆🏼) My love for these little boys came on faster and stronger than I knew was possible. They make us tired, and so happy, and complete. They are my redemption song. 💙💙