Archive for tag 'twins'

First-Time Twin Moms: Living in No Man’s Land

When your “first baby” is actually two or more babies, I have a theory that you are instantly transported to a no-man’s land where only other moms who had multiples first will ever live.  Let me take you on a little tour of the land of First-Time Twin Parents. You get that positive pregnancy test [...]

How Can I Tell If I’m Pregnant With Twins?

I follow a twin message board on another parenting website, and one of the most common questions I see is, “Could I be pregnant with twins?”  So many people ask this based on a variety of facts that they think may make them more likely to be experiencing a twin pregnancy. The short answer is [...]


What Do I Need Two of for Twins?

Answer:  Really, not much. What we needed two of was a huge question I had when we found out we were expecting twins.  There are three basic categories: (1) Must Have Two, (2) It’s Nice To Have Two, and (3) One and Done. When it comes right down to it, there are very few things [...]

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Our Twin Sleep Successes and Failures

When our boys were little bitty and we were so tired we literally thought we could not go on, I separately asked two of my friends with twins when their babies started sleeping through the night.  They both had almost verbatim answers, “Well, I’m probably not the person you want to ask.  I think our [...]

The Monthly Cost of Twins

Babies aren’t cheap, people, and when you throw two in the mix, it’s definitely a hit to the ol’ family budget.  Mr. Blue is 100% our “nerd” in the family when it comes to finances.  He checks our accounts multiple times per day.  He runs the budget frequently.  I’m more of the “free spirit,” but [...]

Potty training multiples

Currently I am about a year and a half out from potty training my boys.  It has been on my mind lately because now my daughter is coming up on two years old and I know I am going to have to face the facts soon…  I have more potty training to do.  I have [...]


The Way We Sleep

When Finn & Elliot were admitted to the NICU, Finn had to be in an isolette, and Elliot was in a different contraption for which I do not even know a name.  On their daddy’s birthday, much to the excitement of their parents and nurses, Finn graduated from the isolette and the boys were reunited [...]

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