People are always asking me how hard it is being a twin mom. While it is difficult sometimes and I have my share of twin mom rants, it’s amazing most other times. So for any soon-to-be mamas afraid of having twins, this one is for you. Here are a few of my favorite things about having twins:
Perk #1. Twins hold hands.
Oh my word, this is just about the cutest thing in the world. It makes my mom heart melt every time. Word of warning though, watch out for when your babes start teething. Ellie may or may not have taken a liking to bitting Nora’s fingers.
Perk #2. Twin babies fit in the same baby swing.
This is by far my favorite twin perk. It may be my favorite twin mom moment so far. It was perfect watching my girls laugh in surprise together while Chad pushed them back and forth.
Perk #3. You almost have a big enough baby laundry load.
For how often babies need laundry done, at least with two babies I don’t feel like I’m wasting water, detergent, or my time. When one of my girls blows out all over an outfit or pees through to her crib sheet, I can usually fill the washer between the two of them. It feels like a small success.
Perk #4. People are impressed by parents with twins.
Strangers, neighbors, friends, anyone and everyone automatically give Chad and me the gold star parenting award all because we have twins and are still alive. On the days when I’m angsty because my shoulders are sore and I have five minutes before my girls scream for milk in the middle of Target and a stranger stops me and says, “Are those twins?? Wow!” I always feel a little better about the world. So thank you, overly-chatty strangers. I’ll take that gold star.
Perk #5. One pregnancy, instead of two.
Hallelujah. I was not one of those women who feel best pregnant. It was long, exhausting, and uncomfortable. I would much rather face labor 5 times through than be pregnant once.
Perk #6. Buy in bulk. Thank you, mother Costco.
We always need lots of diapers, wipes, formula, diaper genie bag refills, bottles, clothes, you name it. And even though those two babes popped out with a massive price tag around their ankle, at least there are Costco sales that make me feel like I’m saving money.
Perk #7. You don’t sleep taking care of one. So you might as well not sleep taking care of two.
Those first three months are a blur, but I’m pretty sure they would be with one or two babies. With twins, you get two babies for the price of one three-month blur. Seems like a good deal to me.
Perk #8. There’s a twin parent club.
Twin parents look out for other twin parents. It’s like an unwritten rule. Twin parents I don’t even know gave Chad and me a double stroller. Other twin parents with girls a few months older than our own gave us cute 0-3 months clothing their girls no longer fit into. Other twin parents answered all my tandem breastfeeding questions. Twin parents have been my life-line many times. Thanks for including us in the exclusive club.
Perk #9. Matching outfits.
One baby in an adorable outfit is cute. Two babies in the same adorable outfit is the cutest thing in the whole wide world. I know I’m biased, but just look at Ellie and Nora. I can’t get enough of them matching.
Perk #10. The girls are starting to recognize each other.
I love when my girls smile at me, but lately, I have been loving when they smile at each other. They have a built-in buddy and I can’t wait to watch them discover their little friend more and more.