One of my regrets about our twins’ first year was that I didn’t get more pictures with both my girls. You may have a similar problem. If you don’t actively make the effort to get pictures with both of your twins, it just won’t happen. It may seem a little silly to plan for pictures, […]
First Year With Twins
Tips for surviving the first year with twins. If you can make it through this year, you can do anything!
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Although I had sworn to never take my kids to Disneyland until everyone was potty trained and they were all tall enough to ride all the rides, we somehow found our family at Disneyland with our four kids, ages 4 and under. When we went to Disneyland, our twins were 10 months old. We had […]
Babies are messy eaters. Twins combine each other’s messiness to create a perfect storm of mess that seems to be larger than the sum of each individual baby’s mess. Once your babies are eating solids and feeding themselves, your twins will make a mess with every single meal that they eat. This means that there […]
As a dad, you may not care what clothing style or designs your twins wear. However, there is one thing that will directly impact your happiness as a dad: snaps. You see, baby clothes usually have easy access for diaper changes. If, by the way, you are looking at baby clothes that don’t have snaps […]
One of the saddest things you will do as a dad is hold your babies down while they get a shot at the doctor’s office. Hopefully you are helping your wife out and going to the doctor with her and the twins for their well baby checkups. If so, you will be called upon to […]
If you are reading this, it’s likely because your life has been altered dramatically by the news of twins headed your way. Once the shock has worn off (and it will probably be weeks to months before that happens), you will find yourself swimming in a sea of information. Some will be self-imposed (internet searching […]
Transporting your twins is a challenge worthy to be included on The Amazing Race. You’re leaving the house with twins? You’re awesome. Pat yourself on the back. However, gone are the days of up and deciding to go somewhere on the fly. Now you find yourself getting the babies (and anyone else) ready to leave […]
One of our twin daughters got sick with Roseola about 10 days ago. This was marked by several days of high fever, a fussy baby, and interrupted sleep for both her and her parents. During this bout with the illness, her sister was just fine. That, of course, changed this past week as the previously […]
When I first learned we were having twins, I was in shock. I stayed in that state of shock for at least several weeks. This shock was fueled by fears and questions of how I would successfully care for my family. One of my big concerns was how my new, bigger family would fit into […]
If you aren’t familiar with Costco, then you are missing out. It is a large warehouse style retailer that sells food, household items, electronics, clothing, and a bunch more. If you don’t have a Costco in your town, perhaps you have a Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale. The bottom line is that you, as a […]
We’ve got identical girls and often rely on their mannerisms and personalities to tell them apart. If you rely on this too, or hope to, be careful: twins switch personality traits at will. For example, one of our girls will be shy one week while the other is a social butterfly. Just when you think […]
When our twins were newborns, I sometimes had trouble telling my twin girls apart. Sure, they are identical, so you can’t blame me, but I’ve come to realize an important thing: Twins may look alike but they are distinct and unique individuals. This becomes more apparent the older your twins get. As little twin babies, […]