Expecting twin moms, this one’s for you…
If you can avoid it, don’t work right up until the second that you go into labor. Give yourself a little time off beforehand. For once in your life, let other people do things for you. Relax as much as possible, and grow those babies!
Don’t be in a rush to get them out.
As miserable as you may be feeling, and as uncomfortable as it is now, those babies need to stay in and cook for as long as they can.
Take a nap. Or five.
You are allowed to (and definitely should) get some rest. You deserve it. You are growing 2 new humans and it’s totally OK to admit you’re exhausted.
Learn to let go.
Don’t punish yourself every time you ‘ruin’ your healthy diet. Of course, it’s important to look after your physical health – but your mental health is important, too!
You will sleep again.
It might take a few years, but it will happen.
Remember to enjoy every minute of the journey.
Take a thousand photos of your belly. Even if it’s your 2nd, 3rd or 4th pregnancy!
Keep a journal.
You’ll appreciate reliving your experience. Plus, your twins might enjoy it too!
Postpartum anxiety is real.
Mothers of multiples can be more at risk. If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to talk to someone about it. Postpartum anxiety can make life extremely difficult. Remember that you’re not a bad mother, and it’s really important that you seek support when you need it.
A vaginal delivery can be possible.
Over 50% of twins are born vaginally, so don’t rule it out.
They are likely to be early.
And there’s a possibility they’ll be in the NICU for longer than you expect, but they’ll come home when they’re ready.
Don’t be afraid of a c-section.
It’s not as bad as you think it will be.
You’ll miss being pregnant.
You’ll miss feeling their kicks. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Breastfeeding twins is possible.
But formula-fed babies can be healthy, too.
Know that self-care isn’t selfish.
It’s important to look after number one.
Stretch marks are NOT ugly.
They are reminders that you once grew your little ones in your belly. Your body is not ruined; you’re a goddamn tiger who earned her stripes.
Don’t worry about the cost of raising twins.
People will often still give you clothes months down the line. In turn, you’ll get to bless so many other families as well.
Don’t buy a lot of 0-6 month clothes.
They grow out of them so quickly.
Don’t stress about not being able to tell them apart.
Once they come out, you will know. It’s a twin mom thing.
You’re going to absolutely love it.
It’ll be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.