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…

Helping Hands

The four things that really make a difference to new parents…. We have been overwhelmed by all the kindness and generosity we have received since having the twins. Family and friends have rallied round us with touching regularity and sensitivity, and the difference they have made to our day-to-day existence has been immeasurable. There are…

In defence of Instagram…

Little squares of light in the dark… I am never more glued to my phone than when I have a newborn baby. Breastfeeding constantly means long periods of enforced sitting with only one hand to spare, as well as minimal brain capacity and an inability to concentrate for more than a few moments at a…

Second Chance Saloon

Getting it right, second time around… Having your second (or in our case second and third) baby is, in many ways, a chance to get it right the second time around. A chance to have another go, armed with the benefit of hindsight, forethought, confidence and a sense of being slightly more qualified for the…

Home & Heart

New house, new babies… This is a rather belated post, being as we moved into our new house in June. But hey, we’ve been just a little bit busy…! On New Year’s Eve last year, R and I went out for dinner at our fabulous local pub, while our grandparents babysat. We chatted about the…

Feeding Two

Breastfeeding twins, the story so far… When we started telling people that we were not only pregnant again, but pregnant with twins, one of the first, and most common things, that came up, was how I was going to feed them. It seems in many ways an odd question to ask a mother-to-be – I…