I don’t know whose brilliant plan it was to have our two children born within two days of one another but for the record? I am not a fan. Two birthdays in April is just stupid. And two birthdays in three days? Freaking batshit crazy.
The irony is of course is I did plan for exactly the opposite thing to happen. We started trying to get pregnant with Piper so she would be born NOT IN APRIL and hopefully not with me being ginaormous in summer. But the universe mocked my plans and gave me the exact same due date. The only reason they weren’t born on the same day is that Piper was not quite as late as Riley. Riley was 13 days overdue and Piper was about 11 days.
Which left me with a party to plan for two children and two actual birthdays during the week I was planning the party. I think next year I’ll just take a break.
There were a few things I did learn though:
1. All of those fine details that I spent time on? They were for me. Not for the girls. The girls got very excited about balloons and cake. The mechanics of everything else and the final touches did not really phase them.
2. Cake pops are genius and I will do them next time.
3. Everything takes longer than you expect.
4. Never plan to make everything on the actual day. Freeze all baked goods in advance.
5. Buy a freezer chest for birthdays and Christmas. You won’t be sorry.
6. Don’t plan on having a third baby in April.
7. Given that planning a birth is impossible just hope really hard and wish on a few stars that you don’t have another April baby.
8. Or do, at this point you are already doing 2 in the one month. This way they’d all be out of the way for the year.
9. Sharing is really hard on birthdays. That’s why parents drink at kids parties.
10. Plan a lazy parent week afterwards. You deserve it and there will be cake pops in the freezer.