I'm having twins. Yes, I have a toddler and I'm having twins. Yes, I have thought every thought under the sun...
* I won't get much sleep
* I will have my hands full
* Life will be crazy
* Wow...can I do this?!
* Etc. Etc. Etc.................................................................
So, when I tell you I'm having twins and you say any of the following things. You are not being helpful. You are not being encouraging. You are just annoying me. Do you think I haven't thought that before? Do you think it hasn't crossed my mind? Do you not have anything better to say?
"Twins?! Oh my gosh, what are you going to do?!"
"Wow...twins! Man, you think your life is busy now!"
"You're going to have YOUR hands full!!"
"Twins, and a toddler? Wow...you're gonna need help!"
YES. My hands will be full. They are full anyways, kids keep your hands full. It doesn't matter how many you have. My life is busy. LIFE in general is busy....but MY busy will be spend snuggling, reading, loving, crafting, playing with my kids. What kind of busy is YOUR life?
What am I going to do? The same thing I do now...pray that God gives us what we need to be the best parents we can be and raise our kids with His help. Yes, I will need help. Good thing I'm married and have both sets of in-laws in town, one of which lives a mere 1 minute away AND we have lots of extended family, our friends who love us and want to be a part of helping!
These babies are an amazing blessing. We are SOOOO thrilled and I can't believe God chose me, chose us to have them. I know there will be hard days, there are hard days with any kids and even if you don't have kids. Sleep will be at a minimum....but those days don't last.
Thankfully this isn't the majority of the response people give. Mostly it's been:
"What an amazing blessing!" "I am so happy for you!" "God has doubly blessed your life" "You are going to do great!" Thankfully this is what I (we) hear most!!! These other comments mostly come from random people, "acquaintances" people who for some reason feel they have a right to speak their mind.
I just felt like venting. For some reason when you're pregnant people feel like they can say whatever they want...like it's a free pass. When in reality, you should just not say anything :)
Anyone else here have an experience like this? Or has someone said something during your pregnancy that your jaw just dropped open? Please tell me I'm not the only one! :)