November 5, 2023

What a difference a week makes - gratitude thoughts.

Since the twins were born on Monday it appears that today is the last day of our first week as a family of 6.  It's definitely not been the easiest or most restful week, but it's still exciting and I am being careful to remind myself that I will never have this moment again.  I will never have a 6 day old baby again.  When they stayed up ALL NIGHT on day 2 I reminded myself that I would never stay up all night with a 2 day old baby again.  

After both Isaac and Lilah were born I knew we wanted one more, so I don't remember this feeling of appreciating the moments.  Also, they were 22 months apart and Isaac was a fairly needy non-verbal 2 year old at the time, which is wholly different than the incredibly self sufficient 5 year old he is now.  Lilah is a highly verbal 3 year old who is too clever for me in my sleep deprived state, but can also be very sweet and helpful when so inclined.  I can see why 3 years may be a better age gap for ones sanity (twins aside). 

I am also glad I am not in so much pain anymore - I didn't realize the constant low level pain of carrying twins to 38 weeks combined with the acute pains of trying to roll over or stand up or sit down.  Chronic pain would be really hard to cope with and stay normal/nice.  I will need to do some physical therapy/rehab to sort out whatever my core/pelvis/back situation is... carrying around 16lbs of baby & baby stuff (plus all the other pregnancy weight) has definitely misaligned some things. 

Other gratitude:
I am glad I can wear my normal pajamas again.  I love soft pajamas bottoms.

I am glad I can get rid of my maternity clothes - I have piles to sort through when I can but right now I'm happy it's out of my drawers.  Goodbye maternity clothes!

I am glad that we have friends who have dropped food presents to us. We don't need anything for the babies but oh my do I love food.

And I am glad it's NaBloPoMo!  

There is so much good blogging around the internet and it's awesome for me to have reading material for all hours of night and day.  I am using feedly to follow all your blogs so apologies I cannot comment, but I am already loving so many of the posts.  It's nice to follow the wider world of blogging from the startlingly condensed world of newborns.  


  1. Happy first week as a family of 6! I'm loving the NaBloPo goods as well.

  2. Oh goodness, your post makes me squishy for those early days. So exhausting, and I can only imagine more so with twins and 2 others as well. But SO sweet. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

  3. Congrats on your new babies!!! 💕💕💕

  4. Yay for the new babies!! It's good to hear that you're feeling better and back in soft pajamas!! You got this, momma!

  5. I am so glad that you (1) survived your first week and (2) are savoring those special moments! I am sure that many days you are just trying to get through the day, so good on you for taking the time to stop and smell the roses, or the babies heads!

  6. Aww, I love this so much. I love that you're enjoying and treasuring these long nights with your new babies and that you have all our company while being up in the middle of the night. Who knew a blogging community could be so supportive in such a way?

  7. The fact that you took the time to write the above is so wonderful. TWO new babies and you are still blogging? Amazing, you are amazing!

  8. Awww, this is so lovely! I'm glad you're not in pain and I'm glad you are finding a way to appreciate those incredibly hard moments of early infancy.