Wee I dont have twins and am not expecting twins, however I have 3 under 3 years old my youngest 2 are 10.5 mos apart and I am constantly getting unsolicited comments , "you've got your hands full" or "i'm sorry for you" or my favorite was made by a jogger when I was out for a walk with my babies " you have enough of those things" (the beautiful part about this comment was my 3 year old very loudly announcing that that man with the skinny legs was RUDE)
Children are such a precious gift it saddens me to see how many people see this gift as a curse to be endured instead of something to be enjoyed.
Congratulations on your double blessing twins are such an amazing thing that so few people get the privilege of experiencing, the special bond between the babies is something special that no one but twins or parents of twins can even begin to understand. Of course it will be hard raising one child is hard, but anything worth anything has to be hard so we appreciate it, child birth is hard and painful but if it were like clipping fingernails it wouldn't be so special,anything worth having or doing is hard it makes you appreciate it more having to work for it.
You will be fine mama, you may not know how you will do it for now but you will do it, you will wake up every day and you will get through, and the next day wont be as hard.
Some of my favorite responses
"you've got your hands full"
" yeah but not as full as my heart"
"im sorry" "for what being so rude?" " your sorry, i just wasted 30 seconds talking to you"
People say things to me all the time that we should be done having children but we are certainly not I hope that I too can have twins someday and if not than I will still have more babies they are great even when they are screaming and pooping and pulling out my hair. Enjoy every minute with your babes it is your last.
Also I have been a tandem nursing mama now for 15 months at one point I was nursing all 3 of my children at the same time it is hard but not undoable
Get pleanty of rest and find some great support and you will do great remember the first 4 months are the hardest and they fly by.
loving wife to harmony and mommy to joey 1/14/05, kai 11/01/06 and beautiful baby girl Alexis 8/25/07