My fourth Twinterview guest post is with Emily who blogs over at ‘Twin Mummy & Daddy‘. She’s stepped forward and has some great advice for new mums and dad’s of twins.
My husband and I pretty much knew before we had any scans that we’d be expecting twins because we’d had IVF.
We decided to have two embryos put back to increase our chances of being pregnant.
It was still a bit of a shock, but we were just so excited that we were pregnant!
Did you have a straightforward pregnancy?
Thankfully yes! I had no morning sickness, nothing!
Toward the end of my pregnancy I had trouble sleeping — and the top of my legs were quite achy — but that was it!
How was your twin birth experience?
I had a planned c-section at 32 weeks because one of our girls stopped growing.
I was terrified, as I’ve never had an operation before, but it went well and I didn’t feel in too much pain.
How did you cope with having twins in the early days?
Our girls spent the first 27 days of their lives in a neo-natal ward, so it was pretty stressful.
When we got them home it was a bit surreal. We didn’t have the support of the nurses or doctors anymore. It was quite scary but wonderful to have them home!
Did/do you have an essential ‘must-have’ item and what is it?
We bought two Angelcare movement monitors and we still use them today. Our girls are almost three years old now! They offer great peace of mind and reassurance.
What is the best thing about being a parent of multiples?
Watching them play together and have little conversations with each other.
And the worst?
Watching them fight and when they both want you to play different games with them!
And finally, what would your top tip be for any new — or soon to be —parent of twins?
Trust your instincts and don’t listen to anyone else! You know your kids better than anyone.
If you’re a parent of multiples— twins, triplets or more — and would like to share your experiences, in a ‘Twinterview’, please get in touch I’d love to hear from you!