Jessica Yaw is a mom of two sets of twin girls! See how she makes it work…
Name: Jessica Yaw
Occupation: Stay at home mom of four girls
Kids: Ava Michelle (4), Micah Nicole (4), Harper Kay (13 mo), Macy Marie (13 mo)
HFM: What is your favorite thing about having two sets of twins around the house?
JW: I absolutely LOVE having twins. So I guess that is one of the reasons why God gave me a second set! Twins have a special bond. They are so fun to watch as they interact with each throughout each stage and milestone in their lives. The babies are only one year old right now, but they sure do love to play with their big sisters. No one can make the babies laugh and smile like their big sisters.
HFM: What is your advice for other “twin” moms?
JW: My advice for other twin moms is to cherish and make the most of every moment. With twins, we sometimes feel like we do not get enough alone time with each child. Twins have something special – they always have their twin around – and that is awesome! Cherishing the small moments for me include things like getting the babies in and out of the car – I take this time kiss and hug and throw them up in the air – yes, this is small, but it something I do multiple times in a day, so why not make the most of it! Also, with the big girls, my husband and I take turns taking them on individual dates or taking them with us to the grocery store. Incorporate your memories and cherished moments into your every day routine!
HFM: Your family dealt with infertility. What would you tell someone who is struggling to have children?
JW: It is hard. It is stressful. And you know what? It is ok to get upset and get frustrated. Trying to get pregnant is one of the hardest things my husband and I have been through. People say that “money” is the center of most marriage conflicts, but if you have dealt with infertility, you know that you have grown and argued more on that one subject of having kids, more than you wanted to in a lifetime. I encourage those that are trying to get pregnant to be 100% on the same page as your spouse; be each other’s support system. Also, have at least one friend that you can confide in, cry with, be upset with, share your journey. I love my husband – he is my best friend – but it was also great for me to have a girl friend to pour encouragement into me when I needed it. And lastly, know that you are not alone. Infertility is a common thing. Sometimes it seems like we are the only ones dealing with these feelings and thoughts and physical pain – but we are not. Even if you do not know someone personally, there are many people you can reach out to through blogs or other support systems.
HFM: What do you want us to know about your family?
JW: I always knew I wanted a big family. I KNEW children were part of our story and plan. I did NOT know that starting a family would be such a long journey and really be the main point of “our story”. I am so happy that God gave me to two sets of twins – it starts so many conversations with people that I am able to share my story. I was also able to start a blog (mydoctorgotmepregnant.wordpress.com) that has allowed me to encourage and walk alongside others through their “stories”. I would not change anything about my story or my family. God has given me these precious gifts and I love them with all of my heart!