For almost two years, I've referred to Twin Talk as my third child. It's been one of the most exciting, rewarding, and (if I'm being honest) time-consuming projects I've ever encountered. I remember so well the feeling of isolation when I found out I was expecting twins. From that very moment, it was my goal to create a place where no twin mom would ever feel alone. My prayer was Twin Talk could be an outlet for fellow moms to learn, to grow, to meet new people, to share experiences, to love one another for all of our similarities and, even more so, our differences.
My twins turned three last week and as they blew out their candles, I couldn't help but think of how far they've come in the last few years. I wrote a short post about it on Instagram that I'd like to include here...
I feel the same about Twin Talk. What I originally set out to do was so scary in my head and has now become part of my daily routine. However, I'm past so many of the difficulties new twin moms face that I feel my perspective is no longer relevant. Late night feedings, sleep training, and tummy time were so long ago. I feel I've offered every bit of me to this dear blog and now it makes sense for me to step down.
I am so incredibly grateful for the people I've met on this amazing journey. From fellow twin moms who I now consider best friends, to shops who've generously given away products they've made with tired hands, to moms who've poured out their hearts in late night emails filled with concern for their babies... You all have made my heart so full. And every time I've had a doubt about Twin Talk, one of you has gone out of your way to let me know this blog matters to you.
While I haven't fully decided next steps, I do know there are a few previously scheduled posts and a ton of twin birth stories that still need to be shared. If you took the time to write it, I have full plans to publish it. The twin birth stories have always been the heartbeat of Twin Talk and my hope is they will continue to encourage pregnant twin moms and allow the rest of us to remember those sweet first moments.
I have learned so much from each of you and am blessed to be a part of the strongest community of women I've ever met. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.