The ABCs of raising multiples!

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.

 
 
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