Just know that if you find yourself like I did, with a doctor telling you it’s twins, that there are definitely some perks to raising two at once! 💪💪💪
Twins are easier than one baby, or as us twins moms call one baby: a singleton. They also have older siblings to entertain them 🤡.
However, please don’t go and piss of a mom of twins by telling her you have always wanted twins, yes, this pisses us off 🙅♂️.
But my experience as a twin mom for the first year, is twins are easier.
🍄 #1. They are more patient and less needy.
They came out getting that the world didn’t only revolve around them (wow). As a twin mom, I quickly learned to decide on who got the attention first based on their strengths and weaknesses. Unless there is a very good reason to fuss, they don’t bother.
Also, if they are both fussing, often there is an instigator and a copy-cat 😂😂. You get pretty good at learning their cries and knowing who is first in line.
🍄 #2. They have a companion all of the time.
As soon as I placed two girls together for a snuggle, their breathing would slow and they would relax. As the months went by, they became the best of friends, playing with their toys. They get a into an occasional fight, but I often stand back and let them work it out, which they often do ❣️.
🍄 #3. You drop the 𝔤𝔲𝔦𝔩𝔱.
This is something that also happens when you have a second child, but even more so when you have twins. When you are busy with more than one baby, you don’t really have time to feel 𝔤𝔲𝔦𝔩𝔱𝔶. Or at least with twins, your 𝔤𝔲𝔦𝔩𝔱 is about more basic things like, “did I even cuddle both babies today? Did everyone have a bath? Did everyone eat enough?”
🍄 #4. You feel so much more efficient.
The type A parent in me, loves feeding, bathing, teaching and caring for twins. Not only is everything more entertaining because they feed off of each other, but you are constantly 𝔨𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔤 two birds with one stone 💪💪. I am sure potty training will be a messy job, but it will be nice knowing I am getting it all over with at once! 🤩🤩
🍄 #5. Teaching twins is easier.
After having four kids, you realize that every kid is different, including the way they learn. Now we can see that our twin’s learning style and pace is similar to our older two. Mia is just like Holden, and Everly is just like Beau. Only, just when I think Mia is about to fall a little behind Everly, she catches right up. It is so helpful to have another baby constantly demonstrating how to babble, crawl and pull herself up. Which leaves less work for mom and dad 💪💪.