MUST HAVES FOR TWIN LIFE INCLUDING BESTIES & PINOT
18 months. That’s almost 2 years old. Are you kidding me? I wasn’t sure I’d survive week 1. But I did. And look at us. We’re alive. And they are thriving, silly, and beautiful. How did I get so lucky? Also, how am I still so tired?
Not gonna lie, I love them more than life. Not gonna lie, I still go to bed at 9. Rockstar.
Here's the deal. The first 6 months of twins is a shit show. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. And the next 6 months. It’s nuts. And it’s still a shit show. Only not all day, every day. But it’s still nuts.
Two nights ago for example, I cried. There's a lot of crying beware. I cried because they wouldn’t stop crying at dinner time. Luckily I’ve been meal planning so I know what I’m making and I wasn’t frantically panicking at the thought of dinner, but screaming kids x 2 or 3, it can make you go batshit crazy.
Friends help and wine. I’m sans wine right now and it’s stupid. 3 more days. I’m counting. More on wine later.
So here’s a breakdown of everything you need to survive the first 18 months of twins or babies of any kind for that matter.
Get some. Get any. Say yes. Write the check. Twins are a game changer, but as you can see, are also pretty stinking cute. So in order to survive, (because cuteness alone can’t save you but it helps), you need help. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, like you might not make it through another day, hire the help. The investment is well worth it. For your sanity, for your marriage, for you.
I wrote an entire blog about this a couple weeks ago. It's pertinent for sanity. It's a must with twins. Scroll back a few articles to read if you're considering schedules for the babies. No joke, this saved me the first year. It's a must with twins.
Because even though you want to stay indoors and never get out of the house again, you will need one. This one is great. Easy to travel with and lightweight. And fits through every shopping door. Yes Please. This one a friend of mine has and loves and it's on sale!
They slept in one crib (this one) until 4 months, and some twins share them forever, but trust me, in my opinion, two are better than one. My boys are huge and were huge at 4 months and when one punched one in the eye after rolling on him in the middle of the night, it was time for two.
Both of these products saved my life. But I'm happy to report I've rid them of my house now and nothing is going to eat off mommy's boobies anymore. Chapter closed.
CUTE BACKPACK OR ANY BACKPACK FOR THAT MATTER
Because you aren't carrying a cute dainty handbag anytime soon sister. Except for date night. This isn't a dream. You have twin babies.
Don’t bother with anything else, you don’t have time. Any brand will do.
Because sneakers with swag or any stylish toddler shoe makes it all cuter. And when it's cuter, everything is better.
All the wine. Particularly pinot. Just do it. It calms everything just a little bit. Ok, alot.
The iphone will work, or invest in a good camera or something fun like a polaroid camera. Because you need to document your life. You have twins. You're basically a superhero.
I can't say it enough. Ever. You need them, and they need you. Them watching you go through the joy and the struggle is enlightening. And their friendship and company to you, is gold. More on them later. Those girls are like an entire book.
It really is some kind of crazy being in this twin world and every day I’m surprised at myself for the strength I possess in being their mother. It’s not nothing. It’s a lot. And You can do it. You can do pretty much anything you set your mind to after mothering twins. After mothering at all. I mean, for reals. Mother is a verb, remember?