We couldn't afford to hire help and I had no family nearby except inlaws who were useless. The only friends I had were the people I worked with and they were already short staffed as it was cause I wasn't there. My dh said he'd be helping me when we brought them home from the NICU and then the first day home decided he needed to work instead. So I got left alone for 15 hours the very first day both of them were home. I've not had much help since, except that we've moved near my family so now they help me. I find I need much more help now at 2 1/2 then I did w/ newborns. Looking back, having two infants has been much easier than having two toddlers. Sorry, probably not want you want to hear!
I think I just got it in my head from the beginning that I just needed to go with the flow. I probably was not going to get a shower, or get to eat much, or get to clean anything and obviously I was not going to sleep much and I just accepted that. I found that when I had no expectations I didn't get as frustrated. Basically, after babies were taken care of my priorities were sleep, food, shower. Sometimes I could only pick one, sometimes I could grab something to eat and
lay down for 20 min. Everything else, like cleaning, making phone calls, etc - didn't matter. Once in a great while, one would sleep and I would rock the other to sleep and I'd read a few pages of a book, just for a little "me" time. But those times were few and far between in the beginning.
The NICU nurses had them on a schedule
: cause I didn't really know any better (hadn't found MDC yet! ) so we ended up kinda sticking to that, not strictly or anything, but it was helpful later in establishing more of a routine rather than a timed schedule. That happened more around 4-5 mo though.
So if you're just worried about how you'll take care of two babies at once, then I have to say you'll do great. I was amazed at how well I was able to handle it. I'd say the biggest challenge will be getting enough down time for you and that's definitely important.
Of course, if you can afford help or have people who are willing, definitely don't turn away the help!