In the early days with twins, there can be a lot of tears… both from the babies and you!
Twin-mom Jodie opens up about feeling isolated when all your other mom-friends have ‘just one’. We ask how she and her husband Darren cope with juggling newborn twins and an older daughter. And she explains how having twins actually strengthened their marriage…
When you find out you’ve got twins or triplets on the way… a few worries immediately come to mind. How will we afford this? Can we juggle multiple babies? And for triplet parents Crystal and Mark it was no different. But they’re managing to conquer each challenge by simply sticking to the belief that they can…
It hasn’t been an easy road for twin parents Brieanna and Jesse. They’ve had their set backs… from difficulties conceiving to morning sickness. But despite everything, Brieanna says she’d do it all again.
Kim and her husband John waited anxiously for a long time to have children. But the wait was worth it when they were blessed with twins: a boy and a girl. Kim tells us about the joys and frustrations of life with two infants and her philosophy on parenting twins.
Heather and Jay always wanted children but didn’t expect their first two to come at once. But when it comes to life with multiples, we all learn to roll with the punches. Heather tells us about the first several months with her fraternal twins Finn and Everly… the ups, the downs, and the importance of connecting with other parents of multiples.
Autumn is a single mom, to one-year-old triplets and a three-year-old singleton. She tells us about how she manages (without losing her mind), and how juggling four children is sometimes easier than raising one…
As twin-mom Simone puts it, the multiples experience is both overwhelming and fantastic… and we couldn’t agree more. There are days you’ll feel like you’re barely hanging on, and there are other times you’ll feel like a total rock star…
The first few years with multiples are definitely the most challenging. And parents Stacey and Ryan have learned a thing or two raising their three-year-old fraternal twins. Below, they talk about adjusting to life with twins, difficulty with tandem breastfeeding, and the key things they’d do differently… if they had to do it all over again.
Carla and her husband Chris were shocked when they found out she was expecting triplets. They already had a 4-year-old and didn’t know how they were going to survive with three more kids. Carla tells us how they took it step-by-step and remember to laugh along the way.
When Ashleigh and Jenn found out they were having twins, Jenn almost passed out. They had no idea what to expect. They wondered how they would handle two babies at once.
But they’ve survived! In fact, they did so well, they’ve decided to do it again!
As parents of quadruplets, Jenn and Logan have got us one-upped. When we asked Jenn to help us out with this Q&A, she said: Heck yes! If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s providing others with ‘Hey, it could be worse…’ scenarios.
We love their sense of humor. Jenn and Logan are pretty much our idols.
Nova and Marc weren’t planning on getting pregnant… at least not right away. And then they found out they were having twins. Surprise!
Now they have two beautiful daughters. Here’s what they have to say about the whole experience.
When Laura and Mike found out they were expecting twins, they already had a 19 month-old son at home. Having just gotten through one infancy, they were about to dive right back in… double-time.
Oh, and they also have a dog!
We met Caroline and Gino when they were expecting their triplets. A mutual friend introduced us, in hopes that we could offer some support and answer any questions. And questions they had! We invited them over, and Caroline came armed with pen and paper!
Now they’re the experts. And below, they’ve got some great advice for other parents of twins and triplets. So grab your pen and paper!
We knew Rose and Jason before either of us had multiples. As it happened, we ran into Rose at the hospital, during one of our pre-natal check ups, and she told us that she’d recently given birth to identical twins! When we told her that we were expecting triplets, her response was that when she and Jason were feeling anxious about twins, they’d say “at least we’re not having triplets!” Gee, thanks.
They’re lovely people, and great parents. Which is why we decided to profile them below.