What an amazing 6 months this has been. There has been an abundance of good, a little bad and well, let's just say not all of it has been pretty.
Things I have learned:
Never underestimate the power of a shower, some lip gloss and a good nursing bra.
Never, EVER, take for granted a healthy, full night of sleep.
All mothers (and particularly those of multiples) should be handed a good under eye corrector, some dry shampoo, Bose noise cancelling headphones and coupons for free massages for a year.
If you have to care for more than one baby at a time there WILL be some crying. The sooner that you become okay with that the better. Repeat after me: They are okay. I am okay. This will pass. (I am SO, SO glad I didn't have my twins as my first babies for this reason.)
Some days you have to break up into 3 hour increments and just survive one at a time. Invite over a friend for one of them. (Particularly one that doesn't have a baby as she will surely be thrilled to hold one of yours!)
Leave your house. Yes, its a TON of work. Yes, someone will probably be unhappy for part of it. Do it anyway. Even if it all breaks down and you have to go home you will have passed one of the 3 hour increments. Score!
Scout out loud restaurants. Take your entire family out to eat. Realize you and your spouse will probably both hold a baby the entire time and order food that doesn't easily fall off a fork. I do not recommend couscous. (Fail.) Smile widely at people with 2 children that look at you as if you are crazy and mutter, "It could happen to you...."
The old "sleep when your baby sleeps" adage only applies to people with one baby (and no toddlers!). Forgive yourself if you do not manage to nap even if both of your babies overlap their sleeping. BUT if a friend asks if there is anything you need say, "Yes, I need you to come cuddle my babies while I go sleep in (insert room with bed furthest from your babies)."
And, of course, enjoy every moment that you can. And forgive yourself for the ones that you don't think are all that swell!