What is it, to become a parent? It is a riotous journey, the first year. Highs and lows. Extreme exhaustion. Emotional growth. A loss of self, but also finding your strength. All of the cliches are true, it turns out, every single last one of them.
We’ve achieved one year, the culmination of a whirlwind series of months during which we grew into parenthood. We’ve managed to keep two little beings alive and cared for, though it came complete with one bleeding mouth, and one bleeding head injury. Twins bash into each other a lot, it turns out. It also included a selection of vaccination needles, one trip to the emergency room, one to the walk-in clinic, and a few trips to the children’s hospital (nothing serious, thank goodness.)