A big part of being a mom is trusting God with our kids. From the time they are growing in our bellies to the time they are grown up moving out of our house into the real world, we are trusting God to take care of them. I used to be a worry wart (I am still working on trusting God instead of worrying but I used to be much worse). Then, I became pregnant with twins.
For me, it was rough at first not to worry. I just wanted everything to work out perfectly. It was my first pregnancy and I was already a nervous nelly and I had people telling me all of the things that could go wrong with twins, plus some friends that had some serious troubles with their pregnancies.
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It all changed when I made a point to be positive about my twins. I prayed for peace in ending my worrying ways. This was my first big step in faith to trusting God.
Here are some steps I took for a POSITIVE (TWIN) PREGNANCY:
I looked at happy pictures of twins. Here’s one for you:)
I taped my ultra sound pictures of their faces up on a lamp next to where I was laying down and looked at them often.
Once we knew they were both girls, I named each of them and talked to them throughout the day.
The only things I researched online were happy twin, pregnancy stories. I saved medical questions for my doctor to answer instead of worrying about what I found online.
I made songs and sang to them all the time, especially before an NST or ultra sound or right before I went into my C-section. The best part was the same songs comforted them when they were born.
I made a list about all of the fun memories I was excited to make with them (which we like to share here on Your Twin Mom:).
Any time I got contractions (starting 28 weeks) paired with negative comments like “oh you are going to probably have pre-term birth, I mean c’mon they are twins.”, I would pray in my head (as these contractions always seemed to start at night when I used to feel the loneliest-now I know Jesus is always right there with me and my loved ones)….
Every night my husband and I prayed a “Twin Prayer”.
You can find family fun and faith for you and your twins in my children’s picture book, “Zoe in Double Trouble”!
It brought me so, so much peace to be reminded that God had a plan for my babies and I. I still had a lot to learn (and still do) about faith but God still brought me that peace I prayed for and I am ever so grateful for his love and protection over my babies.
A (TWIN) PREGNANCY PRAYER:
Thank you for the blessing of being a mother. For I know, you have destined me to be the mother of these twin babies.
Please help my babies grow healthy and strong.
Please give my body the strength it needs to bring these babies to a healthy birth.
Please guide me to stay calm in whatever path you hold for my babies and I.
Please give us your armor against negativity and help us stay positive in trusting your plan for my babies and I.
Thank you Lord God for all of the eternal love and beauty you have planned for my babies and I.
Please guide me to ask for help when I need it and be thankful even in the hardest moments.
I know you have chosen me to be a twin mom and you know the strength I will need for this journey.
Thank you for keeping my babies and I at peace, safe, and blessing me with strength and grace along the way.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
I give all the glory to God for my girls making it to their due date (let me tell you how many people said we wouldn’t make it that long), Baby A (H) 7 pounds, 7 oz. and Baby B (M) weighing 6 pounds 13 oz.
I was measuring like I was 54 weeks pregnant at the end of the pregnancy and it was uncomfortable but God kept me strong and calm and I came in with a huge smile on my face for my planned C-section at 38 weeks. I just couldn’t wait to meet my girls in person.
I think it also helped that….
I obeyed God in trusting him and it helped me to listen to my doctor’s orders on healthy tips for my twin pregnancy from resting with my feet up/laying on my side, to eating lots of protein/fruits/veggies, drinking lots of water, and taking the right amount of prenatal vitamins (ask your doctor about any of this as I am not a doctor).
Let me just say…
I know every person and each pregnancy is different and we will each have a unique twin pregnancy. I know that even though my twins were identical, they were each in their own sacks so that in itself changed the pregnancy.
Please remember God has a plan for each of our pregnancies and we should not compare ours to others’ pregnancies.
We, moms, do the best we can and really God takes care of the rest. I feel the same way about how we take care of our kids from breastfeeding to schooling, it’s all unique as God made us each unique, so it’s okay that things happen to us in our own ways. It just reminds us to lean on God instead of comparing ourselves with cultural norms.
God bless you ladies out there in the midst of a twin pregnancy. Please know God is with you the whole way through. He loves you and your children and He will shelter you and protect you, He will lead you and guide you, and He will love you always through your ups and downs of motherhood (even if you stray) He is here.
Psalms 28: 7: “The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise Him.”
You were destined to be a twin mom because God planned it for you. Your heart will leap for joy when you meet your twin babies.
You’ve got this moms!
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God bless you twin moms,
**Medical disclaimer: Please ask your doctor if you have any questions for healthy pregnancy tips as I am not a medical doctor. I just hope sharing my story strengthens you in your twin pregnancy.