Last week, my boys went to stay with their grandparents for five nights as I went into hospital for an operation. It was only day surgery to have my gallbladder removed (which has been a long time coming, if you’ve read my post about gallstones in pregnancy) but I needed some time off to recover afterwards.
Before they went, I got Husband to take a photo of us having a cuddle so I could look at it when I was missing them.
Having twins is really tough sometimes; it’s exhausting, it’s emotionally draining and physically tiring. But what people often forget to mention is how incredible it is too. I missed them so much. I missed my morning double cuddles in bed, I missed the giant double hugs I get when I collect them from preschool, I missed listening to their hilarious banter, I missed seeing them share their sweets without being asked, I missed seeing them making up comedy sketches together to make their baby sister giggle, I missed snuggling up on the sofa with one under each arm to watch a movie, I missed reading them their bedtime story with one sitting on each knee (they still fit, just!). Having twins is such a blessing, and every time I look at this photo I’m reminded how lucky I am.
Abby Boid says
‘Just a gall bladder being removed’ !!! Hope you are recovering well. Gorgeous photo. Lovely boys.
Thanks! I’m all better now. Unlike after a C-section, at least with a gallbladder op you’re expected to rest afterwards for a few days. xx
Such a lovely post Karen – its made me want twins, you need to post something negative next time to counteract this
Hope you are feeling much better now xx
Ah there are lots of negatives too but I get bored of being reminded of them by random people I meet (double trouble, oh twins – rather you than me, I’d rather die than have twins etc.) that it’s lovely being able to show off the best bits on here! x
And thanks for the get well wishes. I’m much better now, thanks. x
Awww so sweet!! Lovely photo little cuties!
Thanks, I think so! x
This is so so lovely Karen, and I hope you are feeling better now. I always thought I would love twins, I am just fascinated by the bond between them. This photo is so sweet. x
Thanks, I’m feeling much better now. It is amazing seeing their bond. I never thought about having twins before finding out we were expecting them. I won’t pretend it’s not challenging but it is pretty special. x
Le Coin de Mel says
Hope you are recovering well. What a gorgeous shot of you and your boys! Mel
Thanks, I’m all better now. I don’t get nearly enough shots of us together, so I need to remind myself to get in front of the camera with them for a change. x
Gorgeous photo & the post really captures the magic of being a twin mummy x
Thanks, it is pretty special isn’t it? xx
I love having my twin boys! Every smile I do comes back double!!! 🙂
There is definitely a certain energy with twin boys! Double cuddles are just the best aren’t they? xx
DJ Kirkby says
Lovely photo, and glad you are recovering so quickly! That will make it worth having to give up time with your two boys.
Thanks, I’m all recovered now. Within five minutes of the boys being home they were turning the house upside down and it was as if they’d never left! xx