Jessica Hinkle, a Policy and Procedures Coordinator from Kentucky, wants to share her “twin experience” with moms everywhere through the mom blog.
I’m Having What?
Fall of 2008, I discovered I was 6 weeks pregnant with twins. The thought of getting pregnant with twins never crossed my mind. I would be pregnant with twins! I knew I was pregnant and expected to go to the doctor and verify my “singleton” pregnancy. My world suddenly changed. The day I was told I was pregnant with twins, I spent 4 hours in the mall just walking around in a complete daze accomplishing absolutely nothing not even a purchase. The few people I told I was pregnant with twins, made comments like, “Bless your heart” and “Oh my.” These words were not much encouragement, more so the words horrified me. I had never been pregnant, never had any kids, and when I did get pregnant after a full week of trying, I was pregnant with twins.
After having a wonderful twin pregnancy without any complications, I had two healthy identical twin girls. When my girls were two months of age, I walked a 5K. This was not an easy task, but I made it. During the 5k, I talked to a lady that was pushing a twin stroller. I asked about her twins and told her a few of my struggles with having twins, like sleep deprivation. She said something to me that has stuck with me everyday. She said, “Every three months it gets easier.” The twins will get stronger and more independent every three months and so will you.
Two years later, I can say that lady, I don’t recall her name, was right. I am so glad I met her, because every time I was having a bad day, I knew that in 3 months it would get easier. Now, when people see me with the twins and they say “Bless your heart,” I say, “I am blessed!”
Share your thoughts with Jessica through the comment section on this mom blog post. She is eager to hear from you and ready to answer any questions about raising twins that you may have for her.