1-4 weeks postpartum
As you slowly make your way back to yourself after the outrageous challenge that is a twin pregnancy, the early fourth trimester is all about firsts.
The first time you:
Hold both babies at once.
See your husband as the father of four.
Arrive home with your new babies.
Start back at the beginning.
Realize that your mother may love them just as much as you do.
Are left in charge of your new number of children, and the panic you feel.
Finally submit to the only to-do list you should be following.
Invite friends over to hang out in your bedroom, and feel totally normal about that.
Venture out with your new family.
Get behind the wheel, all by yourself.
Breastfeed your babies in a dressing room.
Witness the love.
Have two minutes alone to sit with your spouse, even if it’s while taking out the trash.
Accept that there is not enough water on the world to quench your breastfeeding mama thirst.
Experience, for the handful of times in your life, what love at first sight feels like. Times two.
What were your firsts?
Stay tuned for The fourth trimester part 2, where the theme is S l o w l y.