Hearing my mom softly cry in the bathroom after taking a home pregnancy test was always the worst. I never wanted her to know that I could hear so I would try to comfort her in different ways. Making sure she didn’t have to ask twice if my homework was done and doing the dishes after dinner was my way of letting her know I loved her.
Three weeks after my 17th birthday my parents took me out to dinner because they had a big
surprise. I was excited because the last big surprise was as trip to New York. When the words,
“we’re having twins” came out of my mom’s mouth I was overwhelmed. I was scared because
I’ve never had to share my parents with any other child. I felt bad for myself because I thought
I wasn’t enough for my parents—they needed more. Once I got over the selfishness, I was
excited to talk about the upcoming bundles of joy. Helping my mom prepare for Gwen & Robert
(or lovingly referred to as Twinnies) has been so much fun. Shopping for baby clothes online has
been my favorite past time. I stumbled across Little Me and was pleasantly surprised to see that
they offer free gifts to parents of multiples. After the children are born, parents can register for
the Little Me Multiple Birth Program.
As my family grows from three to five, I am excited to be a big sister. I thought sharing my mom
and dad would be hard but, I know they have enough love for all of us.