Having Twins 5 Things You Should Know

Having Twins 5 Things You Should Know

When I got Rose and Ella, most of my friends kept on saying that they’d want to have twins too. Many ladies want to have twins, and sadly, not many of them are aware of the amount of work ahead of them. My pregnancy with the twins was far much different than that of Ava. Here are some things every mother who is pregnant with twins or is planning to be someday should know:

  1. Pregnancy Maybe A Bit Rough

Being pregnant with twins was something totally new and tiring for me! Carrying two kids inside the mother ship may not be as easy as it’s assumed to be. During the pregnancy, our physician encouraged me to have some quality bed rest. Sadly, as the pregnancy progressed, I had fewer shots of sleep hours.

  1. Exercise in The First Few Months

I miss the amazing body shape I had before getting the twins. Nevertheless, the first few months of pregnancy were the best. I was basically still in shape. That was the best time I utilized in doing some exercises. These exercises helped my muscles contract and relax at ease, which made giving birth easy. To some extent, it did relieve me of the pain of giving birth.

  1. Give Each Equal Attention

If you’re pissed off by one kid demanding attention, then you’re in for a ride! Before having Rose and Ella, Daniel and I were not used to the fact that kids would want a lot of attention since we just had Ava. Having twins required use to put more effort. First of all, I had to feed both of them together and sometimes at different times. Secondly, I had to play with both of them.

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  1. Avoid Favorites

It’s so easy for parents to end up picking favorites between their twins. I mean, it wasn’t easy for us at first. You have to learn to treat each of them equally. Being affectionate to one more than the other can be felt. Don’t assume you can hide it! If for instance, we were buying a toy, we considered buying toys that were of the same color and type.

  1. Team Work is Mandatory

Raising twins requires team work from both parents. There are countless times where Daniel has been there to help me. At times it can get crazy having all the kids all up in the house. Together with your partner, you may decide to take shifts. Surprisingly, this increased the bonding between the kids and their father.

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16 Comments
  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    These seem like great tips for anyone who has twins. I can imagine that it is more than a handful to raise two babies at the same time.

  2. Bill Sweeney says

    Excellent tips here. I don’t have twins, but these tips are also great for parents of more than one child, whether they’re twins or not.

  3. Meagan says

    These are some great tips. I’m sure team work is the only way to get things done.

  4. Pam Wattenbarger says

    Having twins would definitely be difficult to handle until you got the hang of it. Teamwork is definitely necessary.

  5. Maureen says

    These are great tips for anyone having twins. I can imagine it is a shock to find out, then stress to figure out what you all will do. This post will be rather helpful to many parents who are faced with the question of, “whatever will we do with twins?!” Great information!

  6. Liz Mays says

    I can see how giving them equal attention could be important yet challenging. The teamwork with your partner would definitely help.

  7. Theresa says

    I know it’s hard to not play favorites, but my nephews are twins and I do like one a little more than the other. Not that I don’t love them both, I just gravitate towards one just a fraction more. If I were their mom though, it would probably be a different story and I’d enjoy them both equally.

  8. Rosey says

    I have a good friend who is a twin. I’m sure team work between parents doesn’t hurt in raising them one bit. Those girls are grown and they’re still mischievous. 😉

  9. Travel Blogger says

    I cannot imagine having twins! That sounds so exhausting especially with a third child. These are great things to know about having twins. I would imagine that teamwork is a huge deal with twins. Keep up the good work!

  10. Rach Ferrucci says

    I don’t know how moms of twins do it, I get we have kids close in age but there are some ages when it has to be rough with two. These are great tips. When they get older do you get to have 2 glasses of wine to my one lol

  11. Louise Bishop says

    The equal attention part is huge. It can be damaging into adulthood!

  12. Wendy Polisi says

    Awww, you sure do have your hands full. Having twins takes a lot of work!

  13. I am actively making sure I don’t have kids because I do not want to have any, but I am sure if I ever did get pregnant it would be twins. My dad was a twin and on my mom’s side my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother both had twins! YIKES!!!

  14. Crystal says

    My daughters are close in age, and we had to get two of everything. Even if you buy each their favorite color, one will have inevitably given up said favorite color and want the other. I can only imagine shopping is one more challenge to having twins.

  15. Misty Nelson Dawn says

    I don’t have twins but these are all perfect tips and this is a really helpful post. Glad that you share

  16. Our Family World says

    My sons are 18 months apart so it was like I had two toddlers in the house. Providing equal attention can be tough because they have different needs and personalities. I guess it would be more challenging on your part, but I know you’re going to be a great mom to those adorable girls! Thank you for these tips. I’m sending the link to a good friend who has 2 year old twin girls.

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