I just put the babies down for a nap after doing a feeding solo. Klane’s at work and my parents went for a run, so I had them all to myself. After I fed them, I burped them both at the same time and they both fell sweetly asleep on my chest, little smiles playing across their faces. I nuzzled and kissed their soft little heads and breathed in their sweet baby scent and felt their warm little bodies breathing in and out. After changing each of them I swaddled them up and sang them a lullaby, and suddenly I had tears streaming down my face because I felt so much gratitude and so much love for these babies and I want so much for their happiness and success in life. I am just so, so grateful to be their mother, to get to raise them at the same time, to be experiencing all of this. I wanted this for so long and now I’m here, and it’s better than I ever could have hoped or imagined it would be. I was overwhelmed and a little nervous when I found out I was having twins, but now I can see that I shouldn’t have been worried. These two babies are the best thing that has ever happened to me and raising them at the same time is more fun and joyful and amazing than I ever thought it would be. I’m just overwhelmed right now with how happy I am and how great this is. I love these babies! This is the best thing in the whole world.
(photos from a similar moment last week)