One Year On With Twins

One Year On With Twins

This week we celebrated our twin girls 1st birthday. We survived our first year of being a family of six and managed to keep 2 babies alive at the same time.

We’ve had a really great time and the girls managed to string their birthday celebrations out for 5 days with parties and a day out at the seaside. Talk about little princesses!

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This week has got me reminiscing and remembering back to being told we were expecting twins. After the initial shock dispersed, the panic set in. Although I had done this ‘having a baby’ thing before, I now had to do it with 2 babies at the same time!

I have a few friends who are twin parents so I turned to them for help. They all agreed on one point, how hard the first year is particularly if you end up with a stay in SCBU. I was literally horrified at how difficult raising twins sounded. I wondered how on earth people manage to get twins past their 1st birthday if it’s that hard!

Thankfully our twins arrived at 38+5 weighing in at a whopping 7lb 5oz and 7lb so we got home straight away. We were also blessed with 2 of the most laid back little girls I have ever met. After having had 2 boys born full of energy, they were a welcome relief. They love a routine, go to sleep without too much of a fuss and still nap. It’s probably a good job as I sometimes struggle to give them the attention they need with the 2 other whirlwinds around!

We’ve had one of the most exciting years ever. I won’t lie and say it’s been easy but it’s not been half as bad as I was expecting. There have been days when I’ve wanted to give all the children away but they usually get forgotten about when they come running at me for a hug or pile into my bed in the morning for a snuggle. We’ve also had days where we’ve had so much fun, I almost didn’t want to put the children to bed.

I think the real challenge now begins! Both of the twins are on the move and one of them is up on her feet. In a few short months, I will have 2 toddlers who want to try and walk everywhere and refusing to use the pushchair. This will no doubt be nicely timed to coincide with us all having to do the school run for the first time!

I am so much more nervous about having to shepherd 4 small children along the half a mile walk to school before 9am than keeping newborn twins alive!

I cannot wait to see what amazing things we get up to over the next year. I’m looking forward to seeing how their relationship develops and how much mischief they can get into together. Wish me luck!

Mummascribbles

3 thoughts on “One Year On With Twins

  1. congratulations on making it to a year! It is so lovely to read such a positive post about life with twins, and that’s even with two others as well, I can’t begin to imagine how I would have coped. I was very emotional when my girls turned one, the first year was such a shock to the system for me and I couldn’t believe we’d made it. My twins are 15 months old now and I have to say when they started walking life became much easier and much more pleasant even though everyone had warned me it would get worse. It sounds like you’re going to need a lot of reins, or one of those pull-along buses?! Good luck with the school run! #twinklytuesday
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    1. Good to hear it gets easier when they start walking. I really thought it would get harder when you have 2 little people who no longer want to be in the pushchair but walk slower than snails!
      Love the pull along bus idea x

  2. Well done on making it to a year, you’ve done a fab job! It’s funny how with each new stage we have a whole new set of worries! I often wonder how you cope when one twin wants to go in the opposite direction to another! I am sure that you’ll be just fine though and what wonderful times ahead you have. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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