They will cry at the same time or take turns lol
So I dont know if this is with all twins or just mine but my two LITERALLY take turns crying if not together. One will cry while the other is calm looking around enjoying the scenery lol once they are finished the other starts off too and before you know they are both crying or taking turns.
When they were smaller I would carry them both and soothe them but now they are abit bigger and heavier it can be difficult to do this but what I have found helps me is as long as they are feed and pamper is clean I put them on their bellies and they tend to calm down because they love being on their tummies and they sleep on them too.
They might want to feed at the same time
For this one i have heard some wake up different times but mine since they were born they have woken up the same time if not just minutes apart. I think because they feed at the same time they end up getting hungry at the same time and its a routine now for them to wake up at the same time but I Have quite a few ways of feeding them and the most popular one is the pillow method which i find the easiest but you have to find what works for you.
You might survive on snacks
In the early day before I mastered multitasking with twins (still learning) I survived on snickers and toffee lattes! (Home made obviously coz I for one dont have that money to buy the amount of lattes I was drinking).
So in the morning I would just take a latte with me for school runs by the time I got back I had to put them down for a nap which would take me a while as I had to soothe them and feed them again so by the time I was done with that I had to sort dinner before picking the kids from school and hubby from work so I really did not have time to make anything to eat and so snickers did the job.
This was not good at all but my advice is to make something the night before even a quick sandwich and pop it in the fridge that would be better than what i was chomping on lol and dont forget their is Mcdonalds drive-thru 👌 I use that too so if all fails just go down good old Mcds.
You will learn to apply makeup in less than 10 minutes
I have always been a minimal makeup kinda of girl and I could do my makeup in about half and hour to 45 mins only because I would be dancing around, singing you know the usual things we girls do but now I dont have the luxury to do that 😩 so my make up literally take’s me 10 mins top to do and just about a handful of products.
If you know how to do your makeup well you will be able to down the time it take you to do it but if you dont you just have to practice and as you get your routine in place so you will with your makeup time.
Make time for you!
This is very important, you have to make time for YOU! you really have to even though its 10 mins away from those beautiful babies it will keep you sain and give you and you mind a break. Its very easy to just go go go because there is so much to do and so little time but you cant run on 100 24/7 because soon or later you will crash.
Taking a walk outside by yourself will do u a whole lot of goodness, going gym if thats what you want to do, go out with friends for a coffee….. anything as long as its baby free is good.
Its hard especially with two babies because you sometimes can’t catch a break and because its so full on but use those family and friends they are all there for you, dont be afraid to ask for help or be too proud or ashamed thinking they will think you are weak anyone who thinks that is obviously never been around babies or children and definitely should not be around your babies.
And last but not least, your not alone
Always remember there are lots of support groups that are there to help you, talk to your midwife or health visitor if things are getting too much for you don’t suffer in silence because being a mum to one is hard so imagine having two it will be hard at first but you will get into your own routine and you will be a master at running the show in no time.
Also when I was pregnant I found this twins group on Facebook which helped me massively with how I was feeling because they were either going through it or been through it and upto now if i have an issue or question any time day or night someone is always there to replay to my message or post because majority of times we are up feeding the babies lol. Just go on Facebook and type twin mum groups and they will come up.
I hope this post helped someone and feel free to message me with any questions or if you just want to have a chat twin mums or singletons all welcome.
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