It has been exactly 16 weeks and 2 days since we became parents. It's really easy to forget just who we were...no...ARE as a couple before the craziness of 3-hourly feeds, dirty nappies and crying babies.
Early this year, when planning for our anniversary celebrations
we had planned to continue a newfound tradition of celebrating our anniversary with a staycation at our favourite hotel. We were fools to think that we'd be able to leave the twins, who would then be 2 months old, and spend a romantic night together. When they babies came, I didn't need to say a word, Mr Eveel picked up the phone and cancelled the reservation.
We did celebrate, choosing to dine at Lau Pa Sat where we 'pak tor'-ed quite regularly while we were dating, and indulged in dessert and coffee at Oscars
. But, we spent most of the time talking about the twins. We hardly talked about us. There was no hand-holding and gazing into each other's eyes. No, no, no! Noone would have thought we were out celebrating our anniversary. But neither of us fell asleep at the table, and that was achievement enough!
Last night, Mr Eveel said something that really struck a chord with me. He said that he was enjoying our conversations and discussions for our new home
. It was something he missed very much, and reminded him of us, sans twins.
It is timely that at 16 weeks, the twins have learnt to go to bed at 7pm and to stay asleep, after their 10.30pm feed, all the way till 7am. It has let us regain our sanity, and left a bit of time for Mr Eveel and I to reconnect allowing us a glimpse of the couple we used to be. I know things will get better, and everyday we get closer to that moment where we both turn back together and realise how much we have grown together.
Happy Belated 2nd Anniversary Honey!
I know this is 2 months late, but it's been a hell of a 4 months hasn't it? I've always wondered who I'd be able to go through hell and high water with, and I'm glad its been with you!