Our little gang is currently trying to get its bearings in the neverending sprawl of London. We have been recently shaken from a lovely limbo. The setting? The scrumptious Prague. The reason? The recently overhauled UK immigration rules. Our family (of which 3/4 is British) is not able to live in Thailand because we are two mums and our family is not acknowledged there. We had not been able to live in the UK because we can’t meet all their ridiculous immigration requirements (we are not alone) . Europe, however welcomed us, and provided us with the means to come home. So here we are.
And who are ‘We”?
Teacher; wife; mum; British; attachment (co-sleeping) parent; bio-mum; aspiring artiste (but seriously, when am I gonna have the time?!); despiser of the Tory government.
distinguishing features: crazy hair; penchant for loud babywraps
skills: jack-of-all (master of none); creative; map-reader; polyglot; writer; singer; photographer
Chef; wife; full-time mum; Thai; scatty; hot; organiser; funny; focused; passionate; introvert; attachment (co-sleeping) mummy
distinguishing features: stylish; dressed for winter; often seen cooking and preparing elaborate foodstuffs.
skills: organiser; accountant; nutritionist; chef.
areas for development: (almost none 😉 ) map-reading and orientation; maybe sometimes a teeny bit stubborn; loving wraps.
“twin 1” in that she was biggest and pulled out first when they sliced me open. Still breastfeeding to sleep.
“twin 1” in that she is the boss. She leads and O follows. LPI was less than 5lbs when she was born and in Thailand NICU they are like: “Kangaroo care, WTF?! Stay outside the room or your baby will contract something hideous from your germs!! And why on earth are you concerned that she has no feeding reflex?!” She yelled from the top of her tiny, underdeveloped lungs from the minute she came out and still loves to (although she is not tiny any more).
If you haven’t got it by now, we are lesbians, and we met in Thailand in 2009. We made babies and got married (Civil Partnership) in 2012. I was far too neurotic for all the unknowns involved in IUI, so in the end we turned to IVF. Anyway, we were blessed with twins. And they’re children already…
This blog is a work in progress- I am not sure how it should be. But I hope it is entertaining and informative.
It is primarily about:
- being two mums
- having two babies
- parenting style
- having fraternal twins
- being in The Czech Republic (and settling here after Asia)
- living across two (three…?) cultures
- living with my (Thai-Chinese) mother in law (yep, living with) and coping without her
- the convoluted plan to leave because of the UK’s crazy new visa rules.
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