Out and About with the Twins

It was one of those days where everything felt perfect.  As we walked, my footsteps fell to the beat of Wendy Cope’s The Orange.  The lines echoed in my head.  I love you.  I’m glad I exist. 

We are so happy.  We are so in love with each other, with these children.  With my small grey shadow, who sleeps tucked into the crook of my knees and wakes me with kisses in the morning.  This last bit of maternity leave, my final two weeks, are so precious.  We are determined to make the most of them.

I am very fortunate to have a partner who is not only willing but eager to stay home when I return to work at the beginning of February.  We knew going in to IVF that childcare costs meant that if we had multiples, there would be simply no point in Kirsty continuing to work and whilst we have had to cut back a bit – no more morning Starbucks for Amber! – it’s well worth the sacrifice to know that I won’t be leaving my baby with strangers but with their mother.  That first morning is certainly going to sting, but imagining the fun that they are having at home will numb the ache a little.

And we’re going to have plenty of weekends like this one still, with long glorious walks through the setting sun.

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  1. Gemma Wordsworth
    January 17, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    Hi, we love your reading your blog and seeing the beautiful photos of your boys (and Posy too!). We are expecting twins this year and I just wondered which sling you were using as it looks great?

    Many thanks!

    • January 17, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Gemma! This is a Diamond Weave Rainbow Girasol in a light gold weft. We love it. Many congratulations on your twins – twins are the best and we’ve loved every minute.

  2. January 17, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    I love them both in their wrap! I have a similar one and love the autumny tones. The boys look so alert now and you all look so perfectly happy x

  3. January 17, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos as always and I love the light. Enjoy the remainder of your maternity leave. x

  4. January 18, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    What beautiful photographs, I always wondered how you baby carry with twins and now I know 🙂 I hope your return to works goes smoothly, I remember it distinctly with my first. X

  5. January 18, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Lovely photos!
    It’s great that you two have such a fab understanding of how things will work best for you
    Xxxx

  6. January 22, 2015 / 12:08 am

    Aww what a cute way to carry twins, had no idea that was possible! 🙂 Love the colour of the wrap too, very pretty.

    Childcare is so expensive in London, we had a similar problem with just one baby. So my husband stayed home, it would not have made financial sense for him to work. It of course does make it easier for me, knowing my baby is with her dad, and that I don’t have to rush off to nursery, so better for my career too.

  7. January 22, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    What a divine sling! Such a lovely family! I’m so pleased I’ve stumbled across your blog.

  8. January 26, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Loving the slings! My daughter is 18 months and just outgrowing the mei tie. I think this will likely be the end of baby wearing for us, since she seems to want to run everywhere. Your photos make me feel like doing it all over again! Love your photos!

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