Thursday, June 10, 2010

There's more...


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and congratulations, they mean the world to both me and N.

So, when I said that I wrote the previous some weeks ago I wasn't kidding. I wrote it 13 weeks ago, when we thought we were having a baby. A baby as opposed to two babies.
Twins. Two. More than one. A litter.




Readers, meet Widdle and Puke....




That there on the bottom is Widdle and at the top (with the doughnut) is Puke. Say hello babies.

Of course they're quite significantly bigger now. Which is to say that they don't look like sleeping hamsters any more. They have fingers (ten each. Score!) and toes (we couldn't count those, they were moving to fast. Any number will do as long as the Peonies Family webbed feet don't make an appearance. You think I'm joking don't you?) and arms and legs and tiny flickering baby hearts.

Widdle likes to suck fingers and Puke likes to kick Widdle in the head.

Twins readers! Twins!*





*Appropriate responses to the news that someone is having twins include but are not limited to:




"rather you than me" , "Oh my God, twins. (no exclamation mark)" , "double trouble" and "a woman in my office had twins, and well.... (raised eyebrows and small shake of the head)" are all shitbag things to say and will earn you a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

(We've heard all of the above so far. People are assholes.)



90 comments:

  1. I've never commented on your blog before and what a post to start with!

    First, congrats on the pregnancy and second, TWINS! That's freaking awesome! Sure, all babies are special, we know that, but two of them at the same time? It just seems so much more special (I'm fighting the urge to say it's 'double' the amount of special... obviously not fighting all that hard).

    Congratulations :)

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  2. Umm. Eeekables!

    Truly wonderful news.

    Bean and I are soo happy for you both.

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  3. Ooooh! Twins!!!!!! Twice as nice! That's so crazy awesome! Many congratulations to you both!

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  4. A litter a litter a litter of yous!

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  5. Congratulations! Wow, double loveables. Very happy for you guys.

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  6. Wow! That is so amazing! A friend of mine has twins and the little girl was always kicking her brother in the head in the womb. The little boy always had his hand up by his head in all the ultrasounds bc of her kicking him! Now he sleeps with his hands up by his head :-) Congratulations!!!

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  7. I squeed so loud when I first saw the twins bit! Twins = extra squueee! :)

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  8. AMAZING! More to love! :-) Congrats on having two times the adorableness!

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  9. a litter of peoniesandboy. how utterly fab. congratulations both. x

    (a colleague has twins. they are so so sweet and gorgeous)

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  10. Holy hell!! Double congrats! Get it all done at once! :-)

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  11. wowzers...imagining two new N+P offspring in the world in a matter of months is blowing my mind.

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  12. Twins! How completely exciting! Two names to pick out, two lots of lovely things to get...YAY!

    Big congratulations to you both.

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  13. Holy shitballs - AMAZING! double the lovelies :) Fabulous xxx

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  14. Whoopee! I'm a twin and love it. Congratulations.

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  15. Oh my god! That moment when they told you there were two...that must have been amazing... Congratulations again (two congrats are appropriate here I think!)

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  16. i think i squeaked when i saw on flickr! congratulations!!! how exciting for you. (translation: holy sh*tballs!)

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  17. Twins means double happiness (for me)
    so i propose a toast, "to double and infinite happiness"!
    Congrats to you guys !

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  18. Double congratulations! This is fantastic... so happy for you!

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  19. WOW! Doubly huge congratulations to you both - so exciting, I don't know you but I am definitely smiling for you right now.

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  20. Congratulations!!! You get two wonderful little ones to love for the same amount of pregnancy/labor. Sounds awesome to me!

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  21. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!!!

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  22. I've never commented on your blog before but i love it and i wanted to say congratulations on the babies!
    xxx

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  23. Wowsers! Twins! Didn't see that two coming :) But yes double the excitement. Can we place bets as to whether they'll be identical or not?

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  24. what have WIDDLE and PUKE done with BIG and Scary??

    whatever, i love them just the same.

    xox

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  25. I think you should have SPOILER ALERT written above this - I nearly fell off my chair!

    It's wonderful news, aint no doubt about it. And, if you only ever wanted two, you get it done in one go. Efficient and fun.

    x

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  26. OMG twins! I always wanted to be a twin!

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  27. WOO twins! That's pretty freakin awesome.

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  28. Congratulations! How exciting! My mum is a twin and she LOVES it. Yay! x

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  29. More bellies to blow raspberries on. Plmbbbbbt. More nosies to kiss. More fluffy little heads to sniff as they sleep. Better than a big bowl of pasta, babies are. Congratulations P.

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  30. I've been lurking here for a little while, but am so happy for you that I had to comment! Congrats! How exciting!!!

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  31. You must be brimming with happiness!! Those children will have the closest bond and such lovely parents! <3

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  32. ahhhh! i have wanted you to have a baby for ever because the baby would be SO cute and you two would be so WONDERFUL with a baby... but twins?! twins will be DOUBLY cute and you two will be DOUBLY wonderful with two babies!

    hugs and kisses to all four of you!

    - xoxo
    robyn

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  33. WOW!!
    I wrote "Congratuations to the three of you" on your last post but obvs I meant you, N and the bunny.
    Now it's five! Congratulations to you ALL!!

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  34. Yay!! That's so exciting. My brothers are twins, and it was so much fun watching them grow up (I'm 9 years older). It's going to be such an adventure!

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  35. Aren't you two just totally blessed! Hooray!

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  36. peonies! so happy for you two! the world needs more folks like yourselves. happy we're getting an extra one out of the deal :)

    beyond thrilled for you.

    xx

    k

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  37. How exiting!!! Congratulations!

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  38. How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations!!

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  39. Twins and lovely and adorable, and in some aspects less work than one, so don't listed to "the assholes" ha

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  40. Twins are fab! We have 2 sets of twins in my family – one set were really quiet when they were little (unheard of for my family) and the other set are little imps!

    Ignore the a-hole people... there's always some who wants to rain on someone else's parade!

    So a huge huge congrats. Can't wait to see pics when Widdle and Puke arrive!!

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  41. fucktitsbollocks! I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!

    awww maaan! mega turbo congratulations!

    Now my ovaries are even more jealous of yours! I really love the idea of having twins, I would love to have them!

    WOW!

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  42. TWINS!
    this is phenomenal news!!
    congratulations dear.

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  43. Woah! How amazingly fantastic! Congrats to you both. Or you four, I should perhaps say.

    Twins has definitely got to be a good thing - no chance of fighting over who gets to hold the baby, you get to have one each.*


    *I'm not suggesting that you each choose one and then favour that one through life. I mean that when one of you holds one of your babies, the other can hold the other one, and then no one feels like they're missing out on baby cuddles. Hurrah.

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  44. How about, 'Twins!! Well, bugger me with a bunch of bananas!', which has to go down in history as one of my all time favourite Peonies phrases.

    Love all of you. Each and every littlest one.

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  45. OHMYGOODNESS! That is amazing & wonderful & fabulous! Congratulation! How exciting! Needs multiple exclamation marks!!11! :)

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  46. some of my favourite people are twins. :)

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  47. i'm a twin and i couldn't imagine life without my built in best friend! our parents always treated us as individuals. they encouraged us to develop our own identities and focus on our individual strengths. i think that helped us stay away from the crazy competition that some twins fall into. congratulations!

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  48. My heart just nearly popped.

    x

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  49. F*CK Yea! TWINS!! That's awesome. My fam has twins in it - and they are the COOLEST. Congrats again!

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  50. OMG congratulations! widdle and puke! I honestly got teary. I dont know you... but I sort of feel like I do through the lovely bloggy sisterhood thingy majig. oooooo babies! squeaking happy little ones. I am so excited for you!

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  51. Girl, you sure know how to tell a story.

    TWINS! That is frigging fabulous news. When I saw your Widdle and Puke tag the twins thing crossed my mind for a minute and then was like "nah, just some Scottish thing".

    Just two little Scottish things! How glorious! How thrilling! Can't wait for the stories. Xo

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  52. Yes Yes and YES! Congratulations!

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  53. That is such cool news! Congratulations!

    Ignore the merchants of doom...I think you'll cope just fine. You seem pretty darn amazing to me :-)

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  54. Congratulations! Absolutely wonderful news.

    You will have an instant family and the twins can be best friends. Awesome!

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  55. Well ... first, congrats. Second ... congrats again!

    My grandma had twins, but she didn't know she was having twins. (This was obviously before I was born.)

    Out came my Aunt Diane, and she thought they were done. Then out came my Uncle Doug. They were both born healthy, and they were the best of friends growing up. They're still close.

    Sure, twins fight. (All siblings fight.) But they have a special bond, and you're going to be a part of that wonderful bond.

    And to any negative nellies - to hell with them!

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  56. I'm a twin, and it was super dooper growing up with someone my age. They are some lucky bubs you have there- plus my Mum loved that when we woke up at an ungodly hour in our adjoining cribs, my sister and I would gurgle, chat and entertain each other for hours, allowing her to sleep in/hang the washing up/take a breath.
    congratulations!
    x Pepper

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  57. How amazing! I can't wait to know about your life as a mommy of twins.

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  58. oh my goodness, congratulations!!! my sister is having twins, too, and it's just so exciting. all the best to you!! xoxo

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  59. twins... yeah.
    I am happy to say that I am the mother of two 15 year olds.
    they are best friends for the most part.

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  60. Wow! Wow! Wow! So excited for you both! Hugest congratulations!

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  61. Twins! Eek :) Congratulations! This means you're likely to be HUGE at our wedding yes? :)(Sep 4th)I'll be tempted to order you to sit down and put your feet up!

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  62. HOW FUN!! Congrats!

    (I laughed so hard that you have called them Widdle and Puke.... what did Puke do to deserve that?!!?)

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  63. DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! =) My sister had quadruplets. And I was there with her in the room when we first found out. We were both caught in disbelief at first then, a split second after, we found ourselves saying "quadruplets!" with weird crazy googley eyes. Kids are blessings. The heavens must really know you have good genes. =) More little pixies and little n's running around!

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  64. Wheeeeee! Double conrgats to you both.

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  65. Flippin heck Cara Flippin heck, well, well done. Love Kitty x

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  66. Awesome!

    And if anyone buys you matching tshirts for them with "Double Trouble" "Here comes trouble" "Tantrum alert!" or similar, you just say and I'll, I'll, be very disgusted on your behalf :D

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  67. here via janelle. how fabulous. love, love, love the litter. a bellyfull of babies. look after yourself.

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  68. I choose *chin wobbling happy tears*. I kinda love Widdle and Puke already.

    Congrats again and lots of love.

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  69. I think twins are twice as nice! You all are going to have sooo much fun with your two special little people, congrats!!

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  70. Wow! Eeekables indeed! Double happiness!

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  71. mazel tov! you get double cuties!

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  72. holy crap, twins! that's so awesome! congrats, again! so happy for you guys!

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  73. TWINS! I just want to say fantastic everywhere: FANTASTIC NEWS! Y'ALL WILL BE A FANTASTIC FAMILY! Y'ALL WILL BE FANTASTIC PARENTS! TWINS ARE FANTASTIC! I like fantastic, and I'm very very happy for y'all (like the double very? I'm so sneaky...) Thanks for sharing the uber cheery news!

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  74. You and the boy are such a strong two-some that it just seems to make sense for you to have twins. Congratulations!
    Can I ask stupid questions like do you know if they are identical or not? Do twins run in your family? - does that even increase the possibility of you having twins too?
    There is nothing wrong with webbed toes all the special people have webbed toes - like me!

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  75. man. I go up a mountain and I miss all the fun.

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  76. is it too soon to pick favorites?? i really love puke's for his/her name. but i'm loving that widdle has a penchant for donuts.

    congrats on the twinnies!!!!!!!!!!!!


    but seriously, wtf is that donut thing?

    xoxoxo

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  77. Congrats! I think twins are perfect. We have triplets and that third is hard to do, you can carry two but not three, so you always make multi trips. Multiples are fun, but be sure to take of yourself.

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  78. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Wonderful news!!!

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  79. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Wonderful news!!!

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  80. Eeeek! (little happy dance)...sending you both virtual rib-crushing hugs! Congratulations!

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  81. I've never commented but I have been following you for a few months and somehow I've grown attached to your blog (well, to you and the boy of course).

    I am so happy for you! Wow, twins! Congratulations!

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  82. again, late: but I choose: Holy Shitballs, P! TWINS!"

    That is double double exciting. Nice to meet you Widdle and Puke (great times, by the way).

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  83. Oh my goodness! Love your blog and am so shocked and happy for you.

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  84. P!!!! What wonderful news!!!! Shit, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the photo - and now I'm tearing up and just... I am so happy for you guys!!!

    Congratulations, dear. To all of you. Many, many hugs and love and hugs and love..! Heaps. And tons. Of love. And hugs.

    xoxoxooxox,
    -maria

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  85. i LOVE my family and other animals. and having twins? well, wow. i always thought having twins a marvellous shortcut!

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  86. Congratulations again, thats so exciting!

    My hubby comes from a family with twins and I always wanted to have twins!

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  87. Wow! Congratulations! Widdle and Puke don't know how lucky they are to have you & N as parents. Hopefully you are feeling better soon!

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  88. Somehow I stumbled on this post today. About an hour later I found out one of my dear friends is expecting twins.

    I went with a big swear word and then cried. Obvs. Have directed her here for ALL the information she needs.

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