I think it was only a few days after we saw not one – but two! – heartbeats on our ultrasound that my mind wandered over to a seemingly trite subject. I hadn’t yet done any research on twin nursing pillows, or put any thought into whether I wanted matching or coordinating bedding sets. But it suddenly occurred to me, out of the blue, that I always wanted my twin babies to have separate birthday cakes.
With our girls’ first birthday party fast approaching, that’s one decision that was long ago made. Twins have to share so much….toys, bedrooms, snuggles with Mom and Dad….that I try to give them individualized attention as much as possible. So they’ll each have their own cakes to eat (or smear all over themselves, as the case will probably be). And our party guests will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” twice, while each girl has her own moment to enjoy. And while it’s occurred to me to space the singing of the songs and the blowing out of the birthday candles exactly two minutes apart – to mimic the girls’ births – I’m going to resist the urge to pull out my stop watch at the party.