Hi Everyone :)
It has been a looooong time since I last posted, which probably shows how busy things have been. Family and friends have been asking me what it has been like raising Ben and the twins. The twins will be turning one soon and I must say that despite being overwhelmed and tired, I would not have it any other way. It is a joy seeing Ben adjust to being a big brother. There are days when I am proud that he seems to have matured, which makes the frustrating days worth it. It amazes me to watch the twins grow and show how different they are from each other. Bree seems to be the more talkative and clingy of the two. Bea is more mobile, serious and independent. They even prefer different kinds of toys. I still do not get as much sleep as I'd like but I'm praying we'll eventually get there. There are tiring nights and quiet nights. I find myself praying in the middle of the night, thankful for all the support I have received and hopeful that I have the energy to take care of the kids the following day.
Our house is always a "mess", haha! We have changing stations at each part of the house. There is always something to be done. At the end of each day, I'd ask myself if what I did was enough. I try to hold to what a "fellow-mom" of twins said during a support group meeting last month. "All the kids want is for us to be happy. So when we are happy, they're happy. too!"
I appreciate Bry even more now that we have 3 kids. He takes the challenge of having more mouths to feed with such optimism and grace. He does his best to help out with the kids even if it means losing some sleep at night. He is very supportive in my breastfeeding journey. Most of all, he's my souding board whenever I am challenged as to how to juggle
the three kids. We still try to spend some time just the two of us and I'm glad he understands that this is not as easy as it was before.
We would like to say thank you to family and friends for their words of encouragement and for their love and concern for the kids. As our family of 5 enters its second year, please continue to pray for us. On my part I promise to try to blog more so that I can share what I have learned.