This afternoon we’ve told my four oldest nieces about our twins. They were all hugely excited, and Jaime and Olivia, twins themselves, were great at telling us what it’s actually like to be one of a twosome.
The funniest response came from 16 year old Claire: “you’ll finally become a proper grown-up!” to 37 year old me. She also said, “man, your house is going to be CRAZY!” – I guess the days of having a tranquil and tidy house will soon end!
We’ve realised that the girls will be in Auckland to spend this Christmas with their father and may well be here when the babies arrive, which would be fantastic. With four younger siblings 20 year old Katie, in particular, probably knows far more about babies than Tristan and me put together!