Kids: Olivia and Amelia, 8 months
What are the challenges of having multiples?
Time management has been the biggest challenge for me. The days go
by so quickly and every day you get less and less done than you
wanted to accomplish.
I am also very independent and had to learn that you need and
should ask for help. Those long nights will catch up to you and
it's OK to ask for help, even just help putting one of the twins
into a swing at the park.
What are your best tips for moms expecting
twins? When you are expecting multiples, breathe and brace
yourself because it's an amazing and sacred experience, but it's
also a lot of work. It's important to try and have them on the same
schedule so they eat, sleep and get changed at the same time if you
What's been most surprising? I've been
surprised by their amazing connection to each other already. When
they are separated from each other, they know it immediately and
want to be back in each other's eyesight. I've had a hard time
making sure that each child gets the same amount of attention,
affection and time. And one of my girls is more attention-seeking
than the other, so it's been important to try to pay equal
attention to both.