I’ve always been a super organized person (although some would argue that I’m actually borderline ocd😂) but to be honest, my organization didn’t kick into overdrive until I had my twins. I was prepared and ready with all of the double baby items before having the twins, but I don’t think I realized, at the time, how much my “Mommy mode” would double. I think that started to sink in around 7:30 AM, on September 3rd, 2014, when I was at my job, in dispatch, when those Braxton Hicks didn’t seem like Braxton Hicks anymore! This time it was the real thing; and at 10:30 AM and 10:31 AM on that same day, my sweet twins, Ayden and Ireland were born. They were about a month early, they were tiny and I only got a chance to glance at them before they were taken to a completely different hospital. Born weighing 3 lbs 10 ounces and 4 lbs 2 ounces, they’re lungs were not fully developed and Ayden was having breathing difficulty. Here I am, left to recover alone; and at that point, my marriage was completely falling apart, but still having to hold it together and keep my sanity for the child that I already had at home (Marley who was only 9 months old at the time), left me exhausted, lost and vulnerable. Seeing my babies in the NICU for 34 days and knowing that I couldn’t take them home with me, took a major toll but my faith and my family kept me encouraged. Fast forward to 34 days later when I have both of my twins finally home with me and all of my babies are now all under one roof with me. I was ecstatic, but still couldn’t help but to wonder “NOW WHAT??!!”. I was changing diapers around the clock, preparing 6 bottles at a time, and I was drained. But I will say that during that first month of having the twins home, I learned how to make a strict schedule for myself and everything that I had to do when it came to caring for my children. I learned that when you change one twin, you go ahead and change the other, when you feed one, you feed the other, when one napped, they all needed to nap. I was seeing a window of opportunity for a bit of time for myself, even if it was only 10 to 15 minutes; in Mommy world, those breaks are a godsend. Now here I am 3 years later and looking back, this (motherhood/twin Mommy thing) SOMETIMES (big emphasis on SOMETIMES😂) feels like a breeze because of routines. I’ve grown quite used to people commenting and saying, “Well, better you than me”. And although I used to be offended, my reply now is “yep you’re right, God won’t put any more on us than we can bare”. He knew He could entrust such a precious package with me and I cherish our little chaotic, rarely perfect, mixed up, loving little world with everything in me. So yes, I GOT THIS💪🏾❤️

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