#transformationtuesday. Where did my tiny babies go? .
I looked at my boys today and couldn’t believe how big they’ve grown. They’ll be 8 months in 15 days time but it feels like just yesterday that I was in hospital delivering them. It’s been an extremely hard journey, full of ups and downs but I’m already dreading my return to work in June, because it means that I won’t be with them everyday. They change so quickly and I’m scared that I’ll miss so much and that they’ll forget me. .
The early days were so hard and I often feel guilty for not enjoying or appreciating them like I thought I would. If I could I would go back and do it all again, even the hardest days, but remind myself to breathe through it because it all goes by in the blink of an eye.
Our baby boys today turned twelve. TWELVE! This photo is of them when they were seven, dressing up as little Dutchies. Imagine their height today, if you will? Imagine the surprise of discovering, half way through my pregnancy, I was getting two for the price of one? To Our Darling Darling Boys: you have been both our surprise, and our delight. If it is true that we do, indeed, choose our parents and siblings, then we are bloody wrapped you chose us. Good work!!! You have been the MaKING of our family!!! Your questions are LEGION and the energy and love and ferocity and love again that you show towards each other is difficult for us singletons to truly comprehend. The fact that you started as one, split in two and still have such ENORMOUS personalities is... well... you blow our minds. Truly! Happy Birthday O and E, E and O. Can’t wait ‘till you’re old enough to use Instagram (I said THIRTEEN, not TWELVE!). And to you our Squad, thank you so so much for supporting our family all these years and letting Marty and I run a family business and be home with our kids as much as we are. We are absolutely blown away with how you got us here and we will spend the rest of our lives saying thank you. CB and MB Xoxox #identicaltwins#twinboys#dutch#dutchkids#clarebearovershare
Twins! A pal asked about twins & natal charts. It's an oft asked question: shouldn't twins always be exactly the same if they share a chart? I've looked at this topic a bit due to my mom being a twin (pic), but twins and more versed astrologers please pipe in!
First, astrology would (generally) say it covers 50% of the person— their framework. How the person is built & functions can be seen. The themes of the person's life & family can be seen. Signposts, points of fate can be seen. Skeptics often use twins to show how astrology must be bunk, but saying this misunderstands astrology, and twins.
First, being born even a few minutes apart can sometimes mean a different sign for a planet, the moon, or a rising sign. This alone changes the toolbox the twins have to work with. That aside, a person has a whole natal chart available to them from which to express personality, will, and emotions. Thus, twins with identical charts share the same range of expressions from which to draw, and most of their natal planets certainly have multiple expressions. I'm thinking of someone, okay me, with 7 aspects made to my Saturn alone. That's a tremendous range of Saturnian expression. Apply that to twins and they could use and exhibit different functions of Saturn at the same time.
Researchers have observed that one twin is often more dominant. Similarly, astrologers observe twins essentially splitting a chart, theorizing that they regularly push to differentiate and individualize off each other even though they are using the same tools. So an example might be one twin maximizes their Sun expression, while the other maximizes their Moon. And, these individualizing expressions can wax and wane and swap places throughout their lives.
We also need look at nurture and occurrence. If one twin is offered a piece of birthday cake and eats it right before a travesty occurs and the other never has a chance to eat the cake but sees it in the trash a day later after the cataclysm, they have had a point of differentiation, not one so large as the travesty itself, but they add up, creating individual character textures over time. This can impact how they employ and express natal energies.
Someone decided to get up early to work with Dad while sissy slept in! #identicaltwins
0 14 hours ago
One year ago today! You both make us smile everyday! Your little personalities and the way you have started to play/pull each other’s hair 🙈 is lovely to watch! When we were first told we was having twins I was in shock and daddy nearly fainted 😂 Sophia was so happy when you arrived because she had sisters ( she didn’t want smelly boys 😂 ) 😅 Your smiley faces when your sister comes home from school 💗 We have been blessed with twins! We are so grateful to have you both, our precious babies 👶🏻👶🏻 Happy 1st Birthday Hallie & Ellie 🎈🎂 #happy1stbirthday#identicaltwins#twins#birthdaygirls#mummysemotional#hallie#ellie#1today
3 84 hours ago
While sissy sleeps in it’s not all office work. Also need to get in pre-game warmup. #identicaltwins
Today marks the girls corrected first birthday. For those who don’t know what that means, it’s the day they would have turned One. The girls were seven weeks early and spent 1 week in NICU and 2 weeks in special care. Today you would never even know they had a rough start to life. Lyla is such a mummies girl and very independent, she knows exactly what she wants, and how to get it 😂 Esther is the biggest smooch, always coming in for a cuddle and a kiss. Esther is also independent and weary of new things and animals. Staying home with them for this past year has had been amazing and challenging at times, I can’t wait to see what this next 12 months brings 😍 #premmietwins#33weekers#one#correctedbirthday#twins#identicaltwins#twingirls#happybirthday#LylaandEsther
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTIES 👶🏼👶🏼🥳 Heute, vor ganz genau 2 Jahren, wurden wir stolze Eltern von Zwillingen. Unsere Liebe und Gefühle für euch lassen sich einfach nicht in Worte fassen. 🥰 Auch wenn manche Tage richtig anstrengend sein können, ihr dann noch eure Grenzen und unsere Nerven austestet, schafft ihr es trotzdem jedes Mal alles so zu drehen, dass wir euch nie lange böse sein können. 🤗 Ihr habt unsere Welt komplett auf den Kopf gestellt aber ihr bereichert unser Leben täglich aufs Neue. 🙌🏻 Ich bin für jeden Tag dankbar, den ich mit euch verbringen darf und weiss mein Glück zu schätzen. Wir lieben euch. 👩🏻👱🏼♂️💗💞💘 #happybirthdaytwinboys
Let me introduce you to the three best sisters ever!! 💗 They also tie for best babies ever, as I swear we become more and more obsessed with them everyday. To anyone out there in the weeds with teeny tiny babies, it gets SO much better! Their little personalities are developing more and more everyday, and it’s truly amazing seeing them turn into little humans! Shout out to our awesome aunt/uncle/cousins for gifting us these adorable personalized shirts!!