Welcome Back Girl!
I have been thinking a lot lately about how many things I wish I knew about kids before having them. And I know that no one can totally predict this ride until being on it but I thought it would be fun to jot down some of the things I wish someone had told me.
*Do not worry about buying ALL those cute clothes… most, if not 90% of them, will still be on the hanger with the tag still on them. A few reasons for this: you don’t have enough time in the day to get your babies all dressed up and if you do… sure enough one or both of them will spit up on their outfit and will need changing. Another reason is that they grow SO fast and when you do have the energy to get them all cute, sure enough they have outgrown their outfit. *Solution: Put them in white onsies. Add a cute accessory (bow for girls, and bowtie bib for boys… Done).
*Ask for help… I know you are super mom! I mean, you ARE having TWINS! But even super moms need help. So if a family member or friend asks if you need groceries~ say YES! If someone offers to do laundry~ say YES! If your husband offers to take your little ones on a walk around the neighborhood~ say YES… and then take a bath!
*Do not compare yourself to “Social Media Moms”… of course you can look at other beautiful Instagram pages but remember that most of those pics are edited and staged. Its not reality, so try not to live up to those standards… You are doing a great job!
*Get the hubby involved…EARLY! Ask the hubs so change one twin while you are feeding the other and visa versa. That way when you REALLY need help he is not lost and freaking out on you. Believe me, this will definitely reduce the stress levels for sure!
*If you choose to breast feed, just remember that because you are feeding twice as much as one baby would eat… your milk might run out at month 6. AND THAT IS OK! YOU DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG! The fact that you have chosen to breast feed in the first place makes you a badass mom! So just give yourself a break 😉
*Take breaks throughout the day and just BE with your kids. No matter how young or old they are, take a break from the millions of things you have to do now as a mom and just be with your kids. Hang out with them, play with them, teach them their alphabet…etc. Before you know it, they will no longer be babies and toddlers.
*MOST OF ALL: see the beauty in every part of being a mom. Even if it sucks… and girl, it will! Find some joy in the bad and remember how blessed you are to be a MOM!
Until next time 😉