21 Things You’ll Only Know If You Have Twins

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Parents of twins – do you remember what life was like before you had those little bundles of joy? No, of course you don’t.

When they arrive, your whole life is turned upside down and inside out. Everything as you knew it has transformed, you’re no longer you – you’re a parent of twins.

Having twins is an incredible experience that you could never have imagined in a million years. There’ll be more joy in your life than you thought possible but, of course, having twins does come with its own unique set of challenges…

        1. People will say ‘oh any day now!’ when you’re only 26 weeks pregnant.
        2. You can not count the amount of times people have asked if they are twins. ‘No, they’re tiplets. Oh God, I must have lost one!’
        3. People want to know everything – do twins run in your family? Were they conceived naturally? How long was your labour? How much weight did you gain?
        4. You finally realise why human women were made with two boobs and two arms.
        5. When you meet a mother of triplets, you want to bow down in her honour.
        6. They won’t sleep at the same time.
        7. People in shops will give you odd looks for buying the same toy or baby outfit twice.
        8. There’s no such thing as a quick trip to the shop.
        9. Having to avoid certain places because your double pram doesn’t fit.
        10. When you only have one baby for the day it feels like an absolute breeze and you begin to disbelieve any mother of one child who says she doesn’t have time to do anything.
        11. You’re pretty sure you can tell the difference between your twins….Pretty sure.
        12. You get really excited when you see buy one get one free offers.
        13. If you had a euro for every time someone said ‘oh, double the trouble!’
        14. You have accidentally changed the same nappy twice.
        15. You feel like master of the universe when you’re able to breastfeed both at the same time.
        16. No, they don’t share toys.
        17. Your life feels constantly loud.
        18. They will ‘speak twin’ and you will understand and suddenly realise that you too now speak twin.
        19. You’re not sure if you’re delirious all the time because you’re so used to seeing double of everything.
        20. You’re constantly frightened that you’re giving one more attention than the other.
        21. You become a referee.



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Author: Irish Life

Irish Life is one of Ireland’s leading financial services companies with over 1 million customers. For over 75 years, we’ve been helping people in Ireland look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs.

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