28 de jul. 2011

When 'holiday' does not mean 'rest' any longer

24 hours and I will be on holiday. For several days I constantly hear: "You see, soon you will be on holidays, now get some rest". Who says that, has no children. Because now holidays are many new things, fun and exciting ... but there is no time to rest. With two children of two and a half years ... less.

We spent our first summer in the Pyrenees. One of the girls did not want to eat the vegetable porridge. Also we did not had too clear how to organize ourselves nor the time... it was a summer that could be described as disastrous. We were exhausted. The second summer was better. Following the timetable of the school everything worked on time. Now we are ready to start a new one. With the project of doing many more activities and have a great time with our little two ones… It will be fun, but I already know I will not have the time to rest. Every day I will have to think about the menus or I will miss nap times. Now I can not think of organizing those trips made ​​before being a mother. How I miss them! A few years ago, summer meant travel, languages, aircraft and meeting many people. I know they will come that back.

Like the first, second and next, this will be a different summer. Friday will be their last day at nursery school. A great story left behind… and new adventures to come. I am off, but will not forget the twin invasion updates.

Happy holidays, and especially ... take some rest! ;)

25 de jul. 2011

"You can sit down". "No thanks, I can see the screen well from here"

One of the most shocking moments in the whole twin process is right the moment when you are told that "you expect two". And they tell you as if it were the most natural thing in the world while you wonder whether you'll collapse or what the hell will happen to you next. In fact, I was frightened enough just to think that I was pregnant (I was terrified of pregnancy). To top it all, you always have a "fairy" friend  who jokingly asks you "Can imagine if it was twins?". "No, of course not! What on earth are you saying?".

Looking back in time, I can clearly remember myself lying down at the gynaecologist's office. That she asked my husband to come in...

-You may sit down.
-No, thanks, I can see the screen well from here- he answers-
-You'd better sit down.
-Well... is it going to take long?- he asks a bit stunned-
-Please have a seat, your wife is already lying down- she  says pretty annoyed-

Poor thing- the gynaecologist, I mean. She pictured him unconscious on the floor after pronouncing the word twins.  "Yes, you are pregnant, that is for sure... and can you see this?" (A question that I still consider absurd after the nine-month pregnancy just like I did during the whole process, because I've hardly ever seen or understood anything on a scan). "These are two bags.. it's twins. Well wait, let me check it again...". I've got to admit that I did stop breathing at this point. "Yes, there's ony two of them  ". If it had been three of them, then I might have fainted.                                                                                   
"Everything's going well so far". And that's all. Fifteen minutes after arriving to the office, we leave carrying  two scans in a bundle of nerves. I get together with the "fairy" friend and I break the news to her. And yes, I still remember her bursting into laughter. I go back to work... it is hard for me to focus. Me, who wasn't sure about having children... twins! In the middle of the afternoon I receive an SMS from my husband. How strange, I think. "How are you? I'm freaking out". I'm more freaking out than you are, I think.
I am one of those people who had never believed in those categorical phrases such as "my life totally changed the day that I started college... or got married.. or divorced". Until the 16th May 2008. The day when I learned that I was expecting twins.

And you? Tell us about your experience!

19 de jul. 2011

Do we form part of the invasion?

The first time that we came up with the conspiracy idea... we were just kidding around. "I think that they must put something in our food... otherwise we can't explain why there are so many twins. Someone obviously wanted the birth rate to increase". And we laughed. But day in day out, when we go out in the streets and we go past ten double baby trolleys, we gaze at each other with worried expressions. We are more and more convinced of the real existence of the conspiracy.

No government has dared to denounce it, they don't even speak openly about it. Few experts and researchers have even dared to consider it. We don't even have any evidence ourselves. We don't know who orchestrates it, why or for whose interests. However, the conspiracy exists. Twins want to rule the world and they are getting to every corner in the world. "Oh, how cute, so you are expecting twins? My neighbour as well". "Guys, you'll give some advice to my cousin, who also expects twins". "At school there are 4 pairs of twins... in the same class". Haven't you noticed? They arrived everywhere... and this has just started out. The twin invasion is a reality. Don't say it's not. You just have to open up your eyes when you go for a walk in any village or town.

Without knowing quite why, we have also become part of the conspiracy.  I'm a mom of twin girls. Yes, it happened to me. Through these chronicles, we would like to list all the elements that have made us think of the invasion. We would like to tell you how the twins have changed our lives. And how our lives would not be the same without them.