Dear New Twin Mama,
Dear overwhelmed, frightened, excited, new twin mama.
Congratulations, you survived!
As you embark on the journey of parenting twins, take a minute to recognize the STRENGTH in yourself.
You endured a twin pregnancy, and maybe had pregnancy complications or weeks and months with your babies living in the NICU.
Regardless of your particular circumstances in getting to this point, YOU SURVIVED, YOU ARE STRONG!
And now that you are home, the exhaustion might be setting in and reality has hit.
Your hormones are out of whack and life is an emotional rollercoaster.
You are hoping that one day that you will feel like you have your act together.
Before you begin spiraling into a state of panic, know this…
NEW TWIN MOM, YOU ARE STRONG and YOU WILL FIND A WAY.
Believe it not, your instincts will carry you through. Give yourself some grace and trust us, it will get easier.
Even on the days when you feel like you can’t make it through one more second, you will, and those moments will become glimpses of the past.
You are creative and resourceful.
You are enough, you are what your kids need today, tomorrow and forever! It will be one of the hardest things you have ever done, but it is by far the most rewarding journey.
You will learn and grow as you tackle each day. Through your struggles you will gain incredible strength and learn to enjoy each and every moment, as it’s true: TIME GOES BY FAST!
Pretty soon, you will be the one giving advice to a new twin mom.
So, new twin mama, hang in there. Ask for help, take a moment to breathe, and believe in YOURSELF. Don’t be afraid to jump in the shower with a Solo cup full of wine for some peace and quiet either! You deserve it.
You can’t do it! We are on your side!