Be prepared for unsolicited advice. And, LOTS of it.
Having twins is like being a magnet for opinions and personal questions.
I really can’t even leave the house without a perfect stranger asking me the question: “Are they twins?”
And, then they continue on to say things like “I don’t know how you do it!”, “My neighbor’s sister’s mailman has twins…”, “Are they natural?”, “Oh I’ve always wanted twins!”
Needless to say, I’ve gotten pretty good at the smile, nod, continue about my business technique.
Let me first say this.
I am absolutely blessed to have twins. I fought through infertility to become a mom, and I lost a baby. So, I understand what a blessing it is to have twins. I have twins who were born full term and healthy. Only about 3% of all births in the US are twins. So, yes that makes us pretty unique.
But, there are many things that moms-to-be don’t realize when they are pregnant with twins. During pregnancy, twin moms are usually a little nervous about the risk of having premature babies, but we are mostly excited because we get to buy two cribs, two swings, matching outfits with clever sayings and a double stroller. It is so adorably cute and exciting.
However, here is what no one told me before I had my twins that I wish would’ve at least been hinted at beforehand.
So, now you know what I wish I would’ve known beforehand.
And, my best piece of advice is something that another twin mom told me when my twins were only a few weeks old and I was in the trenches. I think this is something that I think all new moms can live by.
And trust me once you survive that first year you will feel like a super mom who can take on anything.
Do you have twins? Are you pregnant with twins? Do you agree with my warnings?? Leave a comment and let’s connect!
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