The featured blogger this week is Lissa of Love, Learn, Play! Lissa is the proud MoM of 2 1/2 year old identical twin boys Caleb and Matthew.
What made you decide to start a blog?
I have always loved to write and I always seem to make people laugh when I do. Just based on the little snip-its I post on Facebook, my friends and family have been encouraging me to write a blog or a book about our adventures with our twins. A blog seemed like an easier place to start, so here I am!
How did you react when you found out you were pregnant with twins? How did your families react?
I was just glad I was laying down on the ultrasound table and that my husband was sitting down in a chair next to me- because if we weren’t already laying or seated, I think at least one of us would have ended up on the floor! We had no reason to suspect twins so it was a true surprise! Our family just laughed and teased us that we deserved twins because my husband and I are both over-achievers
How was your pregnancy?
The first trimester was really rough- I was working a very stressful job and that along with the hormones caused a mild depressive episode. I lost 20 pounds and couldn’t sleep at all. But I quit my job right when I started my second trimester and it was like BAM- I felt PERFECT! The rest of my pregnancy was amazing and I loved it!
I saw on your blog that you are currently potty training, how is that going? Any tips and tricks to share?
Well- it was going really well when my husband was home from work for a week! The man to man defense really helped! Now that I’m going at it alone for most of the day, its tough, but we’re getting it!. We’re not doing any reward system- we just think its something the boys need to learn to do as part of growing up and there isn’t always a prize or treat for growing up!
What is your favorite thing to do as a family?
As long as we’re all together, it doesn’t matter what we’re doing! But we love to be outside- playing at the park, taking walks, working in our vegetable garden- if we’re outside, we’re ALL happy!
What question(s) do you have for the other families in the community?
How on EARTH has anyone successfully transitioned to big kid beds?!?! We tried it last summer and it was a nightmare- it was like party time every night and NO ONE slept for two weeks. We went back to cribs with crib tents but I know we’ll have to try it again some time before our boys start college… I’m just terrified that when we do it, we’ll never sleep again!
Be sure to leave your answer to Lissa’s question in the comment section and then head over to Love, Learn, Play to leave some bloggy love!