Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why babies are cute

A nurse who cared for my baby sister used to say, “G-d made babies cute so we would be willing to take care of them.” And my mom would respond, “Then G-d made Palomita extra cute, so we’d be willing to take extra care of her.”

Luckily it seems that twins come with that dose of extra cuteness too.

My, what cute babies you have. The better to care for them, my dear…

Friday, July 19, 2013

It gets better – a twins project

We now have 2-month-old twins, and have come to discover that there is a sort of informal parent-of-multiples It Gets Better Project. When other people (not parents of multiples) see families with a cute new baby, or in our case babies, they most often say something generic about how you should just treasure every precious moment cause they’re not small for long. I think in part these people are in denial about how hard it is having a newborn, but they also just have no clue how hard it is with two. In any case, every single time we talk to other parents of twins they always say “Just hang in there. It gets better. So much better! …” And while we love our children, we are hanging on to that thread of hope, because caring for two infants simultaneously is incredibly exhausting.