*This post is overloaded with double the cuteness!!!*
People are always asking me what it’s like to have twins. I usually don’t have a good answer for them because I don’t know any different. All I know is twins. It’s my normal. I guess I could ask the same to others with just one baby… “what’s it like to have just one baby?” hahaha.
But really, what’s that like?
I started thinking more about it and have written down some things to help you know what it is like to have twins. I’ve also gotten help from some other fellow moms of twins! So here’s your answer(s). And some cute visuals to go along with it!
It’s pushing a double stroller while pulling the grocery cart.
It’s double the cute outfits.
It’s double the diapers.
It’s waking up twice as much during the night. (unless you wake the other one up when one gets up)
It’s learning to hold two bottles with one hand.
It’s hauling two carseats at once. And having awesome arms because of it!
It’s twice as much laundry.
It’s twice as many giggles.
It’s two cribs.
It’s two carseats.
It’s double the milestones.
It’s only knowing who you are feeding at night because of which crib you picked them up from.
It’s knowing that they’ll have a friend for life.
It’s maxing out the space in your new vehicle that you thought would last you a while.
It’s double the smiles.
It’s double the crying.
It’s trying to get two babies to look at the same time for a picture.
It’s double the formula.
It’s propping a baby on each side of you so you can feed both at the same time.
It’s trying to get two babies to sleep at once.
It’s using a weekender bag or small duffle as a diaper bag because regular diaper bags aren’t big enough.
It’s always having your arms full.
It’s using every appendage to rock two babies at the same time.
It’s only liking to shop at costco because they can both sit in one cart.
It’s hogging the only two baby swings at the park.
It’s double the potty training.
It’s double the snuggles.
It’s two sick babies at once.
It’s double the kisses.
It’s knowing they’ll always have someone to play with.
It’s constantly being stopped everywhere you go to ask if they’re twins. Are they identical? Are you sure? (Every. Time.)
It’s buying two of everything to avoid fights.
It’s people always guessing which one is which.
It’s deciding in a split second which one to chase first because when given the chance, they will run in opposite directions.
It’s two cute little butts in the air when they sleep on their tummies.
It’s NOT 2 for the price of 1! It’s definitely 2 for the price of 2… or sometimes 3!
It’s having to listen to one baby cry while you take care of the other one. Heartbreaker.
It’s double the love.
It’s twice as many chunky little baby thighs.
It’s being asked all kinds of awkward questions by complete strangers. “Were they conceived naturally?” Uhhhh…you mean did I have sex to get pregnant with them? That’s what I really want to say when people ask that question.
It’s twice as many blow outs or spit ups.
It’s double all the baby gear.
It’s having to agree on two baby names.
It’s having one that looks like you and one that looks like your husband.
It’s not having any room in the grocery cart for food.
It really is double the trouble.
It’s getting an extra half hour out of nap time because they are happy to sit and jabber and play together after waking.
It’s keeping one baby from grabbing the other baby’s poopy diaper while you are changing them.
It’s like re-rolling 4 rolls of paper towels while they are in the tub emptying an entire bottle of bubble bath.
It’s knowing they have a special bond that no one else will ever understand.
It really is the best thing. Something I would not trade for the world. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I know that’s what motherhood is for any mom. Hard, but more rewarding than anything you could imagine. I would do it over again and again if I could. For now, I’ll just try to keep up with these two!