A – Advice. Once pregnant, you become a target of every woman who has given birth. Remember that all these bits of information come with good intentions. You may be surprised at what you’ll learn.
B – Babies. Once you have more than one at a time, everyone wants to see them. Try not to get irritated with them. Instead, be proud and enjoy it, as once they start getting older people don’t notice it as much.
C – Crying. Get used to it!!! In stereo!!!!
D – Disposable or cloth – no matter which type of nappies you choose, people will still try to convince you to use the other style!!!
E – Energy. Your little bundles of joy come heavily equipped. You, on the other hand, will question your ability to breathe.
F – Fingerprints. You will have twenty (or thirty or forty!) on every wall, window and mirror around.
G – Grandparents – You will suddenly appreciate your parents a whole lot more. Especially if they are available for baby sitting!!
H – Housecleaning. Accept that while raising multiples, your house will not stay clean for intervals exceeding ten minutes.
I – Incredible. Raising multiples will be the most incredible, fun, rewarding, crazy, unique and challenging experience of your life
J – Jumbo. If it comes in jumbo size, buy it. You will need it! From coffee to baby wipes.
K – Kisses. There’s nothing better than kisses from your little ones. They even come in a variety of flavours. Chocolate and dirt are two of the most common.
L – Laughter. Try to laugh at your daily mishaps. Will your children really remember the time you wore odd shoes to the shops?
M – Mobile phone. Your link to the outside world!
N – Netflix. No other description is necessary!
O – Online shopping. Your new best friend.
P – Potty Training. Good Luck!
Q – Quiet. In the rare instance that children are simultaneously sleeping, savour the quiet. If they are awake and quiet………be afraid……be very afraid at what they are up to.
R – Remember. Remember these days. You will one day wonder how it happened so fast. Take lots of photos and videos so you can look back and wonder how you ever survived.
S – Sacrifice. Who wanted to go out for a night on the town anyway?
T – Terrible Two’s. Be brave and remember these are your children and you love them. Their behaviour is a force of nature and uncontrollable.
U – Umpire. This is what you will become once they get old enough to play with toys. No matter which toy one baby is playing with, another baby will suddenly want it!!
V – Voices. No, you’re not crazy. There really are little people saying your name over and over and over and over again.
W – Washing Machine. This will become your most used appliance.
X – Xtra Help – Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Help can range from asking a friend to call in and helping hold a crying baby, to hiring a nanny or lactation consultant.
Y – Yawning. They wont be babies forever. And one day they will hopefully sleep right through the night.
Z – Zzz’s – Try to catch some – whenever you can.