Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What it's like

One of the most common questions a mother of multiples is asked (besides, "How do you do it?") is, "What is it like?"  I thought I'd post a few pictures to give you a peek into what it is like.

It's loading and unloading four carseats when you want to get out of the house.

It's saving space anyway you can.  Even if that means that you go with the stackable crips that when the gates are down, look like monkey cages.
Four of everything!
It's turning your dining room into a functional space for babies...filled with a changing table, feeding table, rocking chair, baby seats, baby toys.

It's knowing that there are so many people that will help out whenever, wherever they can.  Having so much love coming in from so many different people.

It's knowing that crying is normal, and there are going to be times that not everyone is happy.  It's ok for them to cry.

It's finding ways to still get out and let the older sister have fun.  Again, it involves being surrounded by so many people who love us!

It's finding stores with big enough aisles that our stroller can fit down.  Knowing that it is going to draw attention wherever we go.

It's having furniture that you would usually only see in a daycare, but it looks much cuter in your house because it is filled with the cutest faces you have ever seen.

It's being contacted by complete strangers who have seen you in the newspaper or on the local news, and have been inspired by your story.  It's feeling like you personally know other moms who are in the same or similar situations even if you have never met them personally.

It's taking turns...getting shots, taking baths, eating, changing diapers, snuggling with Mommy, and the list goes on and on.

Best of all, it's the love, smiles, and giggles that our house is filled with everyday!

Is it hard work?  Of course it is.  Raising one child is hard work.  Would I trade it for anything in the world?  Absolutely NOT!  I am in love with these beautiful children, and I wouldn't want it any other way!

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