Irish Twins pregnancy motherhood

~Irish Twins~

Today is the last day that I will have a 6-year-old and two 4 year olds.  Yes my two youngest are what people call “Irish Twins“.  They were born 11 months apart.

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Baby M left at 3 months Baby Z right at 3 months

There was a time that I lived in such a fog, that if someone were to tell me I would make it this far into motherhood I might have questioned it.   I knew I wanted two kids.  And we planned them to be close together (14 months apart).  What we didn’t plan was the surprise of number 3…11 months after number 2.

I remember sitting at my friend’s house, having a playdate.  Which is really just code for mothers to get together and let the kids play while they cackle like hens and possibly have a cocktail or two.

She asked me how I had been feeling since having baby number 2 and I said all was good but that my body was still out of whack because it had been a couple of months and I still hadn’t had a period but I guessed it was from hormones and breastfeeding.

She looked at me and told me I should get a pregnancy test…I laughed out loud…really loud.

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I explained that there was no way that could be, because at the time my husband was only coming home once a month (his job had him working out-of-town), I was breastfeeding, and I hadn’t had a period so how could I possibly be pregnant?

A couple of weeks went by and I decided one evening that I was feeling like an ice-cold beer.  It had been hot outside that week and I was just craving it.  So off to the store I went.

I remember standing in the beer aisle…and I kept yawning.  I had taken a 5 hr energy that day so I didn’t understand why I was so ……F*****CK.  I left the beer isle and went straight to the pregnancy test isle.

My husband was home at the time and we both quickly proceeded to the bathroom so that I could pee on the stick and we could put to rest the fact that I was not going to be having 3 babies in 3 years.

I peed.

We waited…staring aimlessly at the stick.👀

With our first two the second line came up immediately…but this time there was no second line.  My husband skipped away happily.  But me….I just sat staring at the stick.

And what should appear a few moments later???

THE SECOND LINE!

I told my husband he may want to come take a second look.😳

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We couldn’t believe it.  But it was true.  After peeing on several more sticks I made an appointment with the doctor and it was confirmed that yes I was going to have my 3rd baby in 3 years.

Today it seems impossible that I made it through the last 4 years without ending up in a straight jacket.  Of course I couldn’t begin to tell you the amount of money I have spent on wine.  But I made it.  And although my two girls are considered to be “Irish Twins”, they are nothing alike.  And in a way…I am thankful for that.

Because I am quite certain our youngest will be living with us until she is 40 something.

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52 comments

    1. Thank You. I can honestly say there were times that I really thought I wasn’t going to make it but I do have a teenage stepson who helps out with a lot of stuff and when hubby is home from work he of course is much better at laying down the law then I am. I have a tendency to choose my battles more. Thanks so much for popping over and saying hello!

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    1. That is probably the biggest advantage of having 3 so close together in age is that they always have a playmate and I am not in need to constantly entertain. Especially now that they are all older and like to play the same stuff. Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting…always appreciated.

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  1. Yowza! There are ten years between my two tattoos as it took me that long to be brave enough. I suspect the child gap might be similar. You are clearly a bonefide supermum and I salute you! x

    #fartglitter

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    1. Why thank you. I have 2 teenage stepsons as well, although one does not live with us anymore and is getting ready to go into the army. But the almost 16 year old can be quite helpful especially if I bribe him with a new piece of clothing or shoes :)) Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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    1. I was told when I was 25 that I would NEVER be able to conceive a child unless I took fertility drugs. Fast forward 10 years and no birth control and 5 months after meeting my current husband and boom…pregnant without any drugs and then it just seemed like after that all he had to do was sneeze on me. Don’t give up hope. I was 36 when I had my first and had my last on my 39th bday. Good luck to you and sending good baby vibes your way!

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  2. Wow! Well done for getting through those early years with your sanity. My daughter is 10 months old, and I recently broached the subject of having a second at some point with my husband, and he looked horrified. We just can’t imagine it quite yet – one baby has been challenging enough! #fartglitter

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    1. My first, a boy, was the BEST baby. He slept through the night pretty much from the time we brought him home, he rarely cried, and now at the age of 6 is far advanced in everything. My 2 girls on the other hand have been quite the challenge. lol. But I wouldn’t change anything about my life. The challenges just make us stronger. Thanks so much for popping over.

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    1. I would be lying if I didn’t say that when that second line popped up my heart dropped to my stomach and I started bawling. I didn’t know how I was ever going to manage it. But I did and lived to tell about it. One more year and I will have all 3 in all day school. woo hoo!!!

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    1. Motherhood in general is one hard job. Whether you have 1 or multiples. It can take it’s toll but at the same time give you rewards that you can’t get from anything else. I think as mothers we don’t remind ourselves enough that we are conquering one of the toughest challenges there is.

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  3. I could not imagine more than one baby right now. We almost had Irish Triplets. We lost our Angel and just 2 months later I was unexpectantly pregnant with my daughter and her twin whom also became an angel. I seriously would have lost my marbles with 3. My beautiful miracle daughter is a handful and a half. God bless your ability to handle those precious wee ones! #bigpinklink

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    1. So sorry for your loss 😦 But yes you would have surely had your hands full. There are some days I want to pack a bag and go stay a night in the car parked somewhere lol. Like right now when the hubby is standing in the kitchen and my daughter waltzes right past him to come and tattle to me about her sister. UGH! Thanks for popping over and saying hello!

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    1. I love my gif usage :)) And yes motherhood in general is hard, regardless of what their ages, how far apart, or how many there are. But I wouldn’t trade it for being single and alone EVER. I look forward to every milestone that I get to embrace.

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    1. The good part about it is that they always have a playmate which allows me time to get stuff done instead of having to constantly entertain. I was an only child and I hated it. Not to mention I was raised by my grandparents and so I spent a lot of time alone because they never could handle having more kids over. I seriously hope that all my kids will always have an incredible bond. Thanks so much for dropping in and taking the time to read and comment.

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    1. Thank you :)) They are 6,5, and 4 now so the fog is beginning to lift. I also have a teenage stepson about to turn 16 who is a huge help when bribed with new clothing. lol Thanks so much for popping over to say hello.

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    1. I wasn’t kidding when I said I have spent a small fortune on wine. lol. But at the same time there have been moments of complete bliss…like when all three of them make up their own little language and their own game to play and all I hear are the giggles. Those are the best times. I didn’t have those being an only child.

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  4. This made me feel more capable of handling two under two! I just keep telling myself that once they are a little older and I see their relationship blossom it will make it easier – it does, doesn’t it? *nervous laugh*

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  5. Wow that’s crazy!!!!! I find it hard enough with one and already spend way too much on wine haha, but three! I’d have to invest in a wine cellar! So lovely to have them all so close in age though, they’ll grow up together and always have each other. x

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    1. That is my hopes. That they will always have a bond and be close like they are now. They fight like siblings but sometimes have a love for one another that only comes with being that close. Thanks for popping over and taking the time to read and comment. Appreciate it.

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    1. You know, I never thought of it as 3 in 25 months…that really puts it in perspective lol. whoa! I might be a little crazier than I think but the kids are alive and happy and most days so am I. Especially since now they are getting older and I am getting to see more of Trista rather than just MOMMY.

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  6. I constantly get asked if mine are Irish twins! There are 12 months and 4 days between Harry and Megan and 15 months between Megan and Eva. We never planned it like that either, they all had their own ideas I think! I know how crazy it is having three so young and I know that for me, having three babies in 25 months completely destroyed my body, I’m still having physio for back issues two years later!! #passthesauce

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    1. I gained weight but lost it pretty quick after my first. But the second and third was like whoa! But I am determined that this year I will be back to the weight I was before kids. I am half way there! Now don’t even get me started on what 3 babies in 25 months has done to my mental health. Thanks for popping over and commenting!

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  7. Oh… My… God!!!!!!!!!!!! I just can’t even imagine it….!! I’ve got 14 months between mine, and it broke me, I mean, I had full on anxiety attacks, depression, the whole works because I found it so hard. I just don’t know what I’d have done with a third bringing up the rear so closely!! You are my absolute superhero, and need some kind of supermummy recognition! Well done on being alive!!!!!! I’ve never heard of the term Irish twins-that’s a cool name for it!!
    #bigpinklink

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    1. Oh believe me…I didn’t make it through without some depression, anxiety attacks, and utter exhaustion myself. My cape got torn quite a few times. But they are alive and so am I and now finally at the age where mommy can have time to be Trista again. Thanks for hostessing lovely!

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  8. Holy fudge!! I knew that you had three children, but within 3 years? I thought I was teetering on the bring having two under twos (and that was only for 4 days might I add?) I salute you lovely! You are a mothering superstar! I hadn’t heard of Irish twins either so thanks for sharing that! (Sounds amazing – but no plans to be having any of them any time soon – phew!)
    Thanks for linking up with #passthesauce x

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  9. I have 4 kids. My last 3 were born within the last 4 years. Child #2 AND #3 are 17 months apart and #3 AND #4 are 2.5 years apart. When I had the two smallies 17 months apart, it was tough going. Its all a blur to me now. It was so physically straining is the one thing I do recall. Being so physically tired from carrying them, feeding them, changing them. I can only imagine having Irish twins…..Fair play and hats off and high five…..

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    1. Hats off and high five back at ya lady! And yes a true fog is what I was in. I am glad I have TimeHop to remind me of the moments I did take pics and video of moments that I don’t remember. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. :))

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  10. Three babies in three years – Trista I don’t know how you did it & still do it! My husband has two nephews who are Irish twins – they share the same age for 2 months each year. It’s great for the kids as they will be so close but tough on mommy! I love reading your posts, I felt like I was there with you waiting to see if the second line would pop up. #fartglitter x

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    1. Awww thanks my fab friend. There are still days that are truly challenging but nothing like when I had a 2,1, and infant all at the same time with very little help. And believe me there were choices that crossed through my mind when that second line popped up but in the end I knew there was only one choice for me. And even though she is our most dramatic an sensitive child…she is still a gem to this family…the coolest thing is that little family is one full circle…I being the oldest and she being the youngest and we share the same bday. Everyone else came in between. Thanks for popping over and letting me message your ear off here. 💋💨

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