BG Area Mothers of Multiples

a small glimpse in our unique journey…our real-life journey

Turning One! January 7, 2010

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I think it was only a few days after we saw not one – but two! – heartbeats on our ultrasound that my mind wandered over to a seemingly trite subject.  I hadn’t yet done any research on twin nursing pillows, or put any thought into whether I wanted matching or coordinating bedding sets.  But it suddenly occurred to me, out of the blue, that I always wanted my twin babies to have separate birthday cakes.

With our twin girls’ first birthday fast approaching, that’s one decision that was long ago made.  Twins have to share so much….toys, bedrooms, snuggles with Mom and Dad….that I try to give them individualized attention as much as possible.  So they’ll each have their own cakes to eat (or smear all over themselves, as the case will probably be).  And our party guests will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” twice, while each girl has her own moment to enjoy.  And while it’s occurred to me to space the singing of the songs and the blowing out of the birthday candles exactly two minutes apart – to mimic the girls’ births – I’m going to resist the urge to pull out my stop watch at the party.

Share your thoughts about your multiples turning one…whether it’s already happened or yet to come!

Mandy is a SAHM of one year old fraternal girl twins, A & B.


Traditions January 2, 2010

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We just finished celebrating Christmas. (Four Christmases in four days, but who’s counting?) And for my b/g twins that were born 4 days AFTER Christmas, this was their first one.  They are our only babies, so I have been spending the last month (okay, twelve months) thinking about what kind of traditions I want to start as a family.  I still don’t know what else we will add.  We did 3 gifts (something to read, something to wear, and something to play with).  We read the Christmas story from our Jesus Storybook Bible on Christmas Eve before bed.  We went to Christmas Eve service as a family.  We made crescent cheesecake breakfast Christmas morning (okay…so that was for mom and dad and not babies).  Each baby had their own wrapping paper.  But that’s it!  And I want something special and unique!
So share, what types of traditions do you have with your multiples?