Category Archives: Twins

jake

I cannot believe that we used to call this little boy ‘the saddest baby in the world’. His first few weeks earthside were filled with sorrow – stemming, I am certain, from his very traumatic entry into our world and … Continue reading

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what nobody tells you about having twins

Last week, I went round to visit a friend who has recently had twins. “I’ve been wanting to ask you,” she said almost immediately. “What do you do when they are both crying at the same time?” It’s a question … Continue reading

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3 months: aurora and jake

Continuing the tradition I started with Lucas, I grabbed my camera last weekend while the babies were in good moods, and took their three-month photos.

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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you three

When I look at you three, I want to stop time. I am all too aware of how quickly it passes, and what it can cost to take moments for granted. I want to take a mental picture, to freeze … Continue reading

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“stop! we’ve forgotten one of the babies!”

Words from a really fantastic, affectionate, patient, loving big brother. “I really love them.” “He’s trying to touch me!” “Aww. They are gorgeous.” “Where are my babies?” “Mummy, you have got a baby on your arm.” “Where is Jake? Where … Continue reading

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sh*t people say to twin parents

Ever since I found out I was pregnant with twins, people have said some bizarre, ill thought-out and downright offensive things to us. I’ve consulted with some other twin parents and this appears to be the norm, unfortunately – along … Continue reading

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where did our newborns go?

Aurora and Jake were four weeks old yesterday. They’ve almost completely lost the newborn, furled up look and I can’t quite believe they’ve been here for nearly a month. They are spending more time awake and alert now, and I … Continue reading

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twelve days

You are reaching milestones already: Aurora is unfurling, and Jake has outgrown ‘tiny baby’ size clothes. Your favourite place is on my chest, squashed together, and I love having you lie there, making your snuffly noises. You are alert for … Continue reading

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aurora and jake’s birth story

  On the morning of Friday 14th November 2014, I woke up feeling uncomfortable but excited. I was 38 weeks and 1 day pregnant with twins and I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions for many weeks. The night before, … Continue reading

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