September 20, 2012

You might have twins if... Guest posting for Multi MoMs

Today I am guest posting over at multi mommas.  It is a great place for twin mom to hook up and share tips and learn from each other  make sure you check it out.







1.  You might have twins if a perfect stranger have ever asked you if your twins are "natural" or if "twins run in your family".  I was blessed to have no fertility problems, but many others were not.  I don't think people understand what a personal question that is and that it can bring up a very painful time to people.

2.  You might have twins if the simple act of leaving your house could be considered an Olympic sport.  I know leaving the house with one baby is tough.... but 2!  Trying to get out of the house with a HUGE diaper bag, carrying two babies, getting those babies in to two car seats only to find out one is poopy.  No fun!  I still manage to carry my 2 1 year olds at the same time, but it's getting really difficult!

3.  You might have twins if the simple act of changing a poopy diaper is one of the most stressful times of the day.  I can't be the only one whose babies find the other baby's poopy diaper fascinating or tries to touch the other baby's poopy butt, or trys to step on the other baby's face.  And if they are not busy messing with that, they are across the room doing something they know they are not supposed to do.  Whew!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it.  And with two.... poopy diapers happen twice as often!

4.  You might have twins if you take advice from well meaning friends and family and just chuckle to yourself.  Clearly you have never tried to give a bath to two 10 month olds by yourself if you think that is an easy way to improve my babies mood.

5.  You might have twins if you have masters the art of parenting with all limbs.  I have used my legs and feet to rock babies, block babies, bounce babies, and even tickle babies.  Raising twins is literally an all hands on deck job (even all feet on deck please!)

6.  You might have twins if you hear "my kids are only 18 months apart, I know what you're going through!" and you want to laugh.  I'm sorry, but no you don't.  It's just not the same.

7.  You might have twins if your life is scheduled to the minute.  You know what time those babies need to eat and you do not follow the "never wake a sleeping baby rule."  You want both those babies to sleep at the same time.

8.  You might have twins if you get angry when you see someone at Target using the two seater cart with a 3 year old and a 5 year old while you had to go back to you car and get the stroller and only be able to get half the stuff you needed.... Really?!  Your 5 year old can't walk!?

9.  You might have twins if you get slightly panicked when you see a play ground.  There are so many places to run and hide.... in two different directions.... with two kids.... and there is only one baby swing.... Should I just go home now?

10.  You might have twins if you get to count in twos.  Two smiles, two giggles, two hugs, two kisses, two sweet babies to wake up every day.

You definitely have twins if you know it is all worth it and the joy of watching their special relationship and hearing them laugh together makes all the extra trouble worth it.





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23 comments:

  1. lol!! Great post! Although I don't have twins, my Brother had twin boys (they're 7 now) so as a twin Auntie I can understand some of these!

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  2. As a mom of 2 year old twin boys I can identify with all of these! You definitely speak the truth. And, what a ride parenting twins is! :)

    Kerrie
    http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

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  3. This is a great post. I, myself, have always wanted twins. I never saw it ever being easy. Some of the stuff you wrote is great because people don't see it the way you do. I would be furious if the shopping cart thing happened to me. It's kind of like the scenario of the mother with the baby on the bus who has to stand because someone decided their purse needed to take up an entire seat.

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  4. Totally love the shopping cart comment - I get mad when I see a parent with only one child using the two child carts & then I have to try to stuff both my 2 year olds in the basket & still try to have room for the stuff I was going to pick up (because you know one won't ride up front & one in the basket - no one wants to ride up front!).

    Too funny - great thoughts.

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  5. Aww what a lovely post.

    Thank you so much for taking part in I love my Post hop :).

    Sarah x

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  6. This is a fab post! I don't have twins but my best friend has twin baby boys and I love spending time with them and helping her. They are both crawling and you do certainly need to use all your limbs and no it is not the same as having babies 18 months apart!

    I'm now following you and found your blog through life in a breakdowns blog hop, would love it if you had a few mins to check out my blog too http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. My bestie has 4 year old twins and I can remember when she was struggling with some of the very same issues. She was always a trooper, though. Even while nursing both at the same time.

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  8. They're precious!!! I can't imagine getting two babies ready to go somewhere. I had to change my little guy's clothes twice the other day before we left the house and then he spit up on the way to where we were going. Babies keep you busy, but are well worth it.

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  9. I can't imagine having twins. One is more than enough at a time for me. Twins actually run in my family and I'm scared lol.

    I saw you on Monday Mingle and just followed you.

    Please follow me.
    http://coupongator2.blogspot.com

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  10. I have absolutely no idea how you can handle two toddling 1 yr-olds at the SAME time. Honestly, I'm worn out after wrangling my sweet little girl, so I simply cannot imagine what stamina & energy you must be blessed with, Mary. Thanks for linking up this insightful & enjoyable post with {Monday Mom Musings} tonight!

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  11. Ha! This is great! Bless you and any Mom who has multiples! ~Courtney @oursmallmoments.com

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  12. Newest follower coming over from Mommy Moments. Let me just say honey, you are a Saint! I can't handle the one that I have, let alone two. There are a few sets of twins in my family thought, so I will never say never ;) Check out my blog if you get a chance. I have ONE cute baby.

    Sarah @ Our Family of Three
    woodsfamilyofthree.blogspot.com

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  13. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my little sweetheart, can't imagine what life would be like with two of her. :)

    I'm stopping by from the Naptime Review. I'd love for you to visit my blog at http://www.fashionablysaving.wordpress.com

    Have a great day!

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  14. I found your blog through the Mom's Monday Mingle. Your sweeties are TOO cute!! I'm your newest follower. Marci...www.lifewithjoys.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm so happy I found your blog through My Froley blog hop. I want twin SO bad!! I think it would just be so great! I loved reading this post! :) http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

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  16. SO funny! I give you all the props in the world--I look at moms of twins who try to leave the house carrying TWO of those baby carrier/car seats and wonder how on earth they do it! I am in awe :)

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  17. Wow, you sound like super mommy! I cannot even imagine what it is like to take care of twins! I think people don't realize what a challenge it can be! Sounds like you are doing a great job though! Thanks for linking up with us this week for Mommy moments.
    Thenotquitemilitarywife.blogspot.com

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  18. LOL! Love this list. I think my worst was a perfect stranger telling me that my one of my twin girls looked like a boy so I might as well have B-G twins

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  19. Oh they are so cute! I bet it is a challenge though...but hey you get the rough stages over with all at once so that part is nice:) Thanks for linking up with Mommy Moments!

    http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is hilarious! I love it!
    Thanks for stopping by the Mommy Moments link up!

    The Mrs
    www.mrsvolnoff.blogspot.com

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  21. tooo cute! Your twins are adorable!

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