Christening the Boys

Two vintage white gowns, two twin boys, one big sister, seven wonderful godparents, five doting grandparents, siblings, friends, family,  a surprisingly sunny afternoon, 15 bottles of prosecco, one poached salmon, three roast chickens, 15 meters of hessian bunting, and a church service to remember…. We christened the boys at the weekend. It was such a…

Dressing Boys

Beautiful threads for stylish little men… One of the things most bemoaned about having boys is the total lack of choice when it comes to clothes. When my two little boy twins turned up, it did cross my mind at one point that I didn’t have another little girl to indulge with beautiful skirts, floaty dresses…

Dark Thoughts

It’s Maternal Mental Health Week this week. A really important thing to keep drawing attention to. I didn’t think much about my mental health when I had my daughter, because, aside from the usual shock of new parenting, I was really, actually fine. Twins, however, has been a different thing entirely. Parenting twins has not…

The Sleep Diaries

Our journey through no sleep, bad sleep, terrible sleep, desperate sleep and beyond… Anyone that follows me on Instagram knows the trials we’ve been having with sleep, certainly since well before Christmas, but really since the twins were born. That’s almost seven months of no sleep. Before the twins were born I was reassured by…

In the Frame

Taking family photos…. The idea of getting professional baby photos done has always seemed a bit cheesy to me. I am proud of our little babies, but the thought of putting them in a cabbage with an oversized bow on their heads and their arms neatly crossed seemed faintly ridiculous. Equally, the weeks post-birth are…

Big Sister

Top Tips for Welcoming Baby Number 2 (or 3!) If you are lucky enough to have more than one child, one of the things you get in return is the wonderment that is siblings together. Sure we no doubt have lots of fighting and snatching and wrestling and broken bones and emotional turmoil in our…

Breastfeeding Twins: What I’ve Learnt…

I’ve been feeding the twins for over five months on breastmilk alone now. In the early days, as you’ll recall, there were challenges, but it felt manageable. Five months in, I can honestly say that overall it has still been great, but there have been some hard, dark days and some really difficult times too….

The Trials of Two

Five things that are just harder with twins…. Comparisons: All the time, ALL the time. And it’s not just strangers, it’s us too. It’s easy with twins to focus on both babies all the time, rather than connecting with who each one is as a separate entity. The temptation to compare and contrast, to measure and…

Team Twin

An ode to daddies everywhere… A little while ago, on the breastfeeding forum I am a part of, someone asked about how best to support their wife when she gives birth to twins in a few months.  Lots of responses followed, not least those that simply acknowledged the poster for even bothering to ask this…