Snapshot Sunday: One Month Old Twins

Snapshot Sunday: One Month Old Twins

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Here are our baby twins when they were one month old. I can’t believe how squishy they were! Francis didn’t open his eyes for ages and Beatrice wanted to know what was going on from day 1. That is still very true for today!

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Our one month old baby twins. I love how squishy newborn babies are.

Your One Month Old Babies

What were your one month old babies like?

 

 

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Snapshot Sunday: One Day Old Twins

Snapshot Sunday: One Day Old Twins

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Seeing our babies for the first time will be something that I never forget. It actually took us a while to start taking photographs as we just wanted to look at them (read our Twins Hold Hands For The First Time to see one of our first photographs of our babies).

Here are the babies, one day old, sharing their hospital cot. Absolutely delightful.

Baby twins one day old sleeping in their hospital cot.

Our beautiful baby twins one day old, sleeping in their hospital cot.

Your Special Photos?

What photos do you treasure the most?

 

 

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Takeover Tuesday: How To Cope With Newborn Twins

Takeover Tuesday: How To Cope With Newborn Twins  by Two Little Misters

 I can hardly believe it, but in just a couple of months, my twins will be turning two! This second year has gone far faster than the first, but I still haven’t forgotten the early days. As much as I tried to prepare myself for having two babies, there was still a huge adjustment period when they were born, and the learning curve continues!

Caring for two babies’ needs and responding to their individual likes and dislikes is massively rewarding, but it’s also hard work! Here are a few pieces advice I would offer to anyone with newborn twins.

You can’t always do it all and you can’t feel bad about it.

 With the best will in the world, and even with all the bouncers/swings/rockers and your house looking like a creche, you just can’t. Sometimes one baby does have to cry for a little bit whilst you are doing something else.  There might even be times when both will cry and you can’t figure out what’s wrong. And yes, you probably will feel like a mean mummy, but you are doing your best! There are also some things that have to be non-negotiable, like a daily shower (even if it is only 2 minutes to feel human again). It may sound harsh to some but there is nothing more you can do than your best.

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Don’t feel too guilty about taking little shortcuts that make life easier.

 The newborn stage is not forever (though it might feel like it at 4am when you’re still up with one or two colicky babies). So, if you need to have the odd takeaway to give you time to work on that mountain of laundry, do it.

 

Plan ahead where possible.

 It really helps to get organised where you can with twins. Not only do you have to pack a changing bag for two and no doubt manoeuvre a huge pram in and out of the car and house, but all the places you used to frequent are a new experience with two babies along for the ride. If you are heading to a shopping centre, for example (and especially if you are going it alone), it will be ten times more manageable if you can snag a parent and child parking bay. And it’s handy to know where the best changing facilities are, should you need them.

 

Get out for fresh air every day.

 When you’re running low on sleep and it takes so long to get everyone ready and out the door, it may be the last thing you feel like doing. But it can make the world of difference. People find twins fascinating and will always stop to talk to you. You will probably hear the same old clichés over and over, but you’ll never tire of people telling you how beautiful your babies are and how well you’re doing for getting out of the house!

 

And finally –

 There are some things you just can’t do on your own – and you only find out through experience.

 I discovered this when the car needed refuelling for the first time after my husband returned to work. I didn’t want to leave my babies locked in the car whilst I dashed to pay. Nor did I feel it would be safe to traipse across the forecourt with them. I ended up telephoning all the local service stations to see if any of them offered a ‘pay at pump’ service. None of them did. (In the end, I went to a garage with no other customers. I parked at the pump nearest the pay point and was very quick, but since then I have only filled up when someone else is with me!)

 

It is difficult at times, and I never shy away from admitting that when asked. But the trials and tribulations are overshadowed when you experience the huge sense of pride that goes along with nourishing and nurturing not one, but two small babies!

 

 

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Snapshot Sunday: Daddy Cuddles

Snapshot Sunday: Daddy Cuddles

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Daddy cuddles are the best. Here is Beatrice at only a few weeks old enjoying a snuggle with Pete. Don’t you find it’s watching your partner with your little ones is the best feeling in the world?

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Daddy cuddles are the best.

What Is Your Favourite Photo?

Do you have a favourite photo of your little one with someone else?

 

 

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10 Reasons Why I’m #RockingMotherhood

10 Reasons Why I’m #RockingMotherhood

The #RockingMotherhood tag had been doing the rounds for a few months now ever since the lovely Pat at White Camelias published a post listing 10 reasons she was rocking this motherhood gig. It was such a popular post she started the tag so that other mums could celebrate their wins too.

I don’t know about you but as soon as I typed the title of this post I felt a little uncomfortable. Although I’m extremely flattered to be taking part in this link, as a parent I think it’s incredibly hard to acknowledge the things that you’re doing well. Parent anxiety, mum guilt, the constant battle of how to spend your precious time with raising your children, spending time with loved ones, working, keeping up with domestic chores, making sure the bills are paid etc etc all make it extremely hard to feel like you’re actually even capable of doing a half decent job (you can read my Life With 4 Month Old Twins post to get a better insight into my daily antics).

However, as I look at my mutha.hood pin and my Yesmummum affirmation cards I think to myself: Actually, we should celebrate what we ARE doing well. Positive minds make for a positive life. So here I am, giving myself a gold star and a high five to the things that make me go ‘WHOOP! I’m doing a great job’. So thank you Alana from Burnished Chaos and Aleena from Mummy Mama Mum for the tags.

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Normally with these sorts of things I think it’s best if you ask the people who are ultimately making this judgement of you. From the mouth of babes and all that. Although Beatrice and Francis are not yet able to talk, I think if I asked them what makes mummy good at looking after them, here’s what they would say:

Mumma is #RockingMotherhood Because…

  1. You are always smiling, even though we keep you awake at night and poo on you. We like it when you smile because it makes us smile too.

  2. Although you may be tired you always try to make sure we are entertained.  Even if it is just putting us in front of the washing machine so that you can have 5 minutes to wash our baby bottles. Don’t worry, we’ll get our own back when we don’t find it entertaining anymore and you have to find a different appliance to put us in front of. Ha. (Read our 21 Activities for Babies for more inspiration)

  3. You give us so many kisses and cuddles every day. This is definitely better than any toy or game. Thank you for making us feel like the best babies in the world.

  4. You are very brave. We know we are a handful, especially when you need to feed us both out of the house. But you can now do it on your own. Well done mummy! We hope we are just as brave as you one day.

  5. You make us giggle and laugh with your crazy dancing and singing. Thank you for not worrying about looking like a fool to keep us happy.

  6. You are fabulous at multitasking. If one of us needs cuddles and the other one needs another feed, you are somehow able to do this plus wash up, put the laundry on and start cooking dinner for you and daddy, all at the same time.

  7. You know how important it is to give us time to learn new things. You recognise that we will learn things differently and that is ok. Thank you for spending this special time with us.

  8. You know that if we are grizzly, it won’t last for long and we’ll make you smile again with our antics. We know how much you love it when we make funny noises or pass extremely loud wind whilst we’re out in public.

  9. You make choices based on us as a family of four now, not just you and daddy. Thank you for spending your Prosecco money on teething gel and nappy bags. We know it’s a huge sacrifice for you.

  10. You recognise and treat us like individuals. Even though we are twins you know that we like different things, act in different ways and have different personalities. Thank you for making us feel very special in our own little way.

So there you have the 10 reasons why Beatrice and Francis think I’m rocking motherhood. You know, it’s the hardest job in the world being a parent, but I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be doing it.

To make sure the motherhood love continues to spread, I’m going to invite some other lovely ladies to carry the tag on. I look forward to reading your reasons why you rock. They are:

Ellie at How To Grow A Person

Katy at keepingabreastwiththetwins

dansoutofcontrol at blondehairbrowneyes

Mumvibess at Mum Vibes

fibee2712 at The Morse Code

Happy tagging!

The Rules For The Tag

  • Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.

  • List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind).

  • Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.

  • Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.

I would love to read what you come up with and so would Pat so if you tweet your post to @whitecamelias and @FoxfairyTwins we will be happy to RT them for you. Thank you for reading x

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Snapshot Sunday: We Love Reading

Snapshot Sunday: We Love Reading

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

If you follow us on Instagram at Foxfairy Twins you will know that one of our favourite baby activities is to read (more activity ideas in our 21 Activities for Babies post). From a very early age we started introducing books our twins. It’s never too early to start reading! Just hearing your voice aids language development, as well as promoting the pleasure of reading.

One afternoon I left a book propped up next to Francis to have a look at. He was so interested in the book that he ended up sliding it onto his head! I hope this love for books and reading continues.

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Our babies love to look at books! We try and read to our babies every day so that they develop a love of reading. What activities do your babies enjoy?

What Is Your Favourite Activity?

What is your little one’s favourite activity?

 

 

 

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Snapshot Sunday: ‘2-3 Weeks Pregnant’

Snapshot Sunday: ‘2-3 Weeks Pregnant’

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Finding out I was pregnant was a little bit of a shock to say the least… (if you haven’t already have a look at My Twin Pregnancy Story for the full details). One of the main things that really made me worry was the fact that we had my friend’s 30th birthday party all the way in Devon. I had just found out I was pregnant…and now we have to pack for the 5 hour car journey in the morning for a party…AND I have to get away with not drinking…eeek.

 

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Finding out you are 2-3 weeks pregnant the day before your friend’s 30th 80s fancy dress party!

I love this photo for many reasons…

Number 1: I was secretly 2-3 weeks pregnant (OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!)

Number 2: We were in 80s fancy dress

Number 3: I successfully deceived everyone by making it look like I was drinking gin and tonic all night (drinking just tonic water…now I know why you add gin to it)

Number 4: Pete and I had a great night out and enjoyed sharing a little secret

When Did You Find Out?

When did you first find our you were expecting? Did you have any particular occasions booked that you couldn’t avoid? How did you keep your news a secret?

 

 

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