Mothering Twins: From Hearing the News to Beyond the Terrible Twos

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 416 pages
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Invaluable real-life advice and emotional support for mothers of multiples.

Meeting the double challenge and reaping the double rewards of having twins can be both exhilarating and exhausting. In this comprehensive guide to twin pregnancy, birth, and early childhood, five mothers, with six sets of twins among them, share their experiences from the first thrill of seeing two heads on the ultrasound screen to coping with two toddlers determined to go in two directions at once. They offer a variety of "it worked for me" solutions to the many situations unique to caring for twins, whether it's dealing with the complications of a high-risk pregnancy, creating effective support systems, or simply trying to find time for their husbands and themselves.

Emphasizing individuality and adaptability, the authors of Mothering Twins encourage each mother to develop her own parenting approach, based on what's best for her and her children.
 

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i think this makes a mountain out of a molehill - sure you got two babies instead of one and the first two years are a bit hectic - but sooo much easier than having a toddler and a newborn for example... OR - heaven forbid - 3 or 4 under 5 - as used to be the norm. without a washing machine, dishwasher, etc etc. i believe this is only going to fuel anxiety and turn into a self fulfilling prophecy to turn the most natural thing in the world (caring for children) into a science requiring planning and advance knowledge. it doesn't need any - people have been doing it forever... instead, relax .... and enjoy ;-) xx 

Contents

Introduction I
14
YOU MUST BE DUE ANY DAY NOW
29
BABY A BABY B
78
THE BABIES WILL NEED TO STAY
102
YOU REALLY HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL
118
I JUST DONT KNOW HOW YOU DO IT
150
OH LOOK TWINS
175
YOU LOOK LIKE YOU NEED A BREAK
196
Chapter Io START TWINPROOFING
234
WE NEED TO TALK
263
DO YOU FIND TIME TO
283
WHAT ONE DOESNT THINK
324
ITS YOUR TURN
356
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS
370
Suggested Reading
402
Copyright

AND YOU MUST BE MOMMYS
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