Hello all and welcome to Multiple Madness!!!
This is *the* place to be if you have any posts that feature twins, triplets or higher order multiples (for simplicity’s sake I will just say twins/multiples from now on!)
Having multiples is a completely different experience to having singletons. It is a uniquely hard, chaotic and yet wonderful experience, shared by only a few and their families. This is why I created this linky, so parents, family or twins themselves, can share with others who will get them and understand their special kind of joys and heartaches.
A twin pregnancy is so different from a single one. Not only do we get a double whammy of those (not so) lovely hormones, we also get twice the number of arms and legs, bums and knees to wriggle and push our huge swollen tummies into odd shapes. We might get extra peeks at our unborn babies but we also get extra hospital appointments and the added burden of higher risks, just because there is more than one.
No parent of singletons will ever quite understand those first few weeks/months of trying to deal with two helpless newborns. Learning to pick them both up and carry them together, feed them together, just generally do what every mother does with one baby, twice, and still be able to use one hand to open doors or eat!