Twins are definitely full on and hard work – especially in the early years. Goes without saying!!! But mine are my blessing – along with my 2 singletons. So many people tell me wow they must be hard work – but all babies are hard work either single or multiples. And you cope. It’s amazing how you adapt. I can’t imagine life without them!
And mine weren’t double everything as I feared when I found out! And was told by everyone – ‘wow it’s going to be double everything’. Yes a lot of the nessecaries were double but lots were the same as my first Singleton. Going from 1 to 3 in an instant was a HUGE learning curve but for me I think I would’ve struggled more if my twins were first. I knew what to expect. And as many challenges as I faced when they were tiny, I’ve had just as many if not more ‘easier’ moments because there’s two of them.
My favourite saying that I was given as a plaque for their room was ‘womb mates to room mates’. So gorgeous! They definitely have their moments with each other, but at the end of the day they have such a bond and it’s amazing to see them together. Compared to my singletons, my twins are incredibly close & I know they will be for life. That special twin bond they sometimes use to gang up on me & I have no idea what they’re doing or thinking – but they do & it’s amazing watching them grow up and be so close. Honestly I was so scared how I’d cope when I found out I was having twins, but I’ve coped with every challenge & they’ve given me so much joy.
Every child is special & a blessing. Twins are double
And as the article says – I’m definitely a different person and changed for the better for having my twins – the good, bad, ugly and truly special bond of twins.
Published 29th January 2020