Things I’ve learnt about being a twin parent!

The practicality of parenting twins is a very different in reality from what you think it could be. 2 kids growing up together, sharing everything, never alone…it sounds so poetic! And I am reassured by other twin parents that there comes a point in time where it gets easier! However, it is certainly different in…

Prepare your soldiers…dinner time is battle time!

God I love dinner time. As a food enthusiast nothing brings me more joy than the end of the day when I can sit down, relax and enjoy a good bite to eat. This sentiment is unfortunately not shared by my 17 month old twins who damn well seem to hate not only dinner time…

A Tale of Twins – Part 4

Once again I find myself alone, staring at the ceiling of a hospital room. This time there is nothing but stoney silence. It’s a weird silence. An unknown silence after the chaos of the last 24 hours…I’m not sure what to think. I’m full of emotions and my mind is racing at a million miles…

A Tale of Twins – Part 3

I stare around the completely dark room. My heart is pounding at a million miles, my head throbbing and I’m trying to re-trace what happened? I can hear babies crying, mothers babbling and as my eyes begin to focus I can see a curtain and dull lights above it. I hear a lady coughing loudly,…

The Tale of Twins – Part 2

It was a beautiful Monday morning as we made our way over for another scan. Three weeks in hospital and I was starting to feel like I ran the place. Over all my mood was down, this was never how I imagined my last weeks of pregnancy to be. I always thought I’d be swanning…

The Tale of Twins – Part 1

So as we approach the all important first birthday of my twin boys, I thought it was a perfect time to take a look back at some of the things that have shaped my year as a first time mumma of twins. It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was lying in…

Milestone Mania – Walking, toothing and painting!

It’s been a busy week in the world of the Doublebubbers! Not only are we mid re-building a house….yes what a fabulous idea that was with twins! But also the boys have hit some major milestones too and it appears life is a bit of a struggle for these two at the moment! Firstly, building…

Sleeptime…it’s like the marathon I never trained for!

I am seriously starting to wonder what on earth happens to my children when sleep time comes around. My seemingly pleasant yet needy duo appear to turn into some sort of possessed zombie creatures! Right now we are smack bang in the middle of the “10 month sleep regression”, yet another unadvertised bonus of the…

Lessons I’m learning about 10 month olds!

As we reach the 10 month (8.5 corrected) milestone, it’s fair to say keeping up with these little monsters has just become a challenge in itself! Long gone are the tiny helpless preemies who spent their lives screaming from pain from colic and reflux and insert assertive, headstrong infants who now scream….well for all reasons…

Sometimes getting out isn’t the best idea!

There are a couple of things that I have learnt since becoming a twin mum. The first is that the simplest of every day tasks can become an almost impossibility. The second without fail something will go wrong! Simply put that is why this year I have found myself replicating a turtle cross snail and…

An open letter to my 6 month old twins…

Dear Harrison & Hunter Well….6 months hey, who would have thought, we made it!! And your dad and I are still talking….bonus!!! It seems like a life time ago that my life took the biggest sharp turn and I discovered I was pregnant! And then there was the day life would never be the same,…