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Monday, January 5, 2009

Adjusting to life with twins, plus one

Emma and Sophia are 4 weeks old now. Both girls are doing very well and continuing to grow and gain weight. I am amazed at how they keep feeling heavier to me than just a week ago. It takes a lot of effort to slow myself down and remember that I need to stop being so anxious to get back into doing all the normal stuff, and just enjoy my babies while they are still small. I won't have these first days and weeks back again ever. These babies will just keep on growing, and I don't want to miss it.

We are adjusting little by little to life with three little ones. All of a sudden I feel so much older now that I have 3 children. It's like I have entered a new league of moms...not just a new mom of one, but a mom of three. Somehow it seems noteworthy. :-) It's not often that you think of the possibility of jumping from a family of three to a family of five in one day. I know I never imagined that it would happen to me! But it has been an unexpected blessing.

I am reconciling myself more and more to the fact that I won't feel totally rested for quite a while, and I am learning to cope with it. I am so thankful for my sweet husband who gets our 14 month old up every morning and lets me sleep in for another hour or so. An hour means SO much these days!

I am beginning to get back into the swing of things. Cooking, cleaning up around the house, paying the bills, etc. It feels so good. Today I went out to run a couple errands and left all the babies at home with my mom. It was strange to be away from them, but it was nice to have a few moments to myself and to get out for a little while. Because I was on bedrest for a while before the twins' birth, this is the first time I have actually driven in a few months. It was so much fun!! :-) Funny how such a little thing can mean so much when you are deprived of it for so long.

I am trying to be patient about taking the babies out. I want to make sure they stay well and don't get sick. It has been a few months since I have been able to go normal places, and I haven't even been to church in the last few months. I also can't wait for Springtime weather and being able to take all the girls to the park and fun things like that. But, for now I will wait. The time will come soon.


Kimberly said...

Sarah, it seems you are adjusting well to a family of 5.God always seems to surprise me with the energy He gives me as a mother. May He give you triple the strength!=)Aren't good husbands the best?! I am so happy Matt is serving you so you can get extra rest. I know you are feeling good, but don't push yourself too much.=)Give your babies a hug from their cousins in CA.

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Sarah, You look so great! God is so good. I am so glad you are taking it easy and resting lots. I can´t imagine how you do it!!??!! Though I know it is only by his strenght.

Joyful Wife said...


I love to get to hear about your days and how you are doing with things on the "inside". Thanks for taking time to share since we can't sit down and talk often enough right now.

I see God expanding you and growing you in so many ways I am delighted. Look to Him in and don't push ahead trying to do too much too fast! :) That would be my struggle too.

Matt definitely gets the Daddy of the year award in my book for his care of you and the wee ones!

I am thankful for your wisdom in see and taking the time to soak up this special time with your little ones that will never be quite the same again. How precious.

We need to see more pictures of Emma and Sophia soon! :)

Love you sis,