This episode brings us the ‘After’ in the IVFBAA podcast series as Kay shares a candid account of what it is really like getting twins ready to go out.
A family day out involves many things coming together so that everyone can leave the house at the same time, Kay reflects on the dynamics of her family and questions her routine in an episode that will resonant with anyone who has young children and provides an insightful view of what is to come for those on the path to parenthood.
What is it really like getting 2 kids out of the house at the same time?
I’m multitasking as soon as my feet hit the ground.
When I finally get my first speed wee of the day, they are standing at the bottom of the stairs screaming and daddy is sitting in the armchair watching TV, why don’t they ask him?
He does often say ‘ I could have done that’ and I think …then why didn’t you get off your great fat lazy arse and do it!
I'm in the shower with 2 kids who are dumping all the clean organised clothes on the floor.
Back downstairs and Daddy is letting them out in the garden in their Sunday best and they are slipping and sliding and already covered in mud.
………….and he says they were having fun…
No time for breakfast for me, the first opportunity I’ll get to eat something will probably be lunchtime
Then I look at my daughter who has her shorts on back to front, with both her legs down one leg of the shorts how can her Daddy not notice that …….
………….and he says he thought it was a skirt….. but who puts a short skirt like that
on a 2year old!
He announces he’s going to ‘pop to the shop’ and I’m on my own again with 2 kids and 2 dogs.
Here I am trying to put my make up on and the kids are squirting it everywhere.
I'm absolutely knackered, and we haven’t even left the house.
We have everything in the car but nothing that they want.
They are speaking as twins do without words, hatching a plan to bolt as soon as they are out of the car.
All I can think about is ………did I turn off the tumble dryer?.........
Its finally silent but I’m hoping they’ve not gone to sleep; I need them to sleep tonight at home.
This is after IVF, what it’s really like having twins, having kids, its hard work but
we wouldn’t change it because we wanted our miracles.
‘It’s lovely being a mother but sometimes you want a wee bit of time and everything to run smoothly’
‘I can’t remember the last time I just had time to be me’
‘No time for breakfast, for me the first opportunity I’ll get to eat something will probably be lunchtime’
‘It’s usually ‘how long will you be?’ as I finally get to go up the stairs to get ready’
IVF Before and After Podcast
ABOUT THE HOST
IVF Before and After was founded by Kay Dempsey. She created IVF Before and After, after many years spent researching and practising every possible way to conceive with IVF. Kay has created a global community with the use of podcasts she will share the stepping stones to empower your mindset, fuel your body organically and support you along your fertility journey.