Hi! My name is Sam, and I'm a mom of 3. My son Ethan will be 10 in less than a month, and my twin girls Mia and Zoe are 2 months old. I'm here because I'm having a hard time finding others who share in my parenting beliefs, especially other twin moms. It feels sometimes as though attachment parenting is not possible with twins, and already I've had to look at my expectations differently. I am exclusively breastfeeding on demand after many struggles in the early weeks, we are co-sleeping and baby wearing. I'm not sure what else to add so I'll leave it at that. Looking forward to meeting some like-minded mamas!
Married to my love since 08/12/10, mama to E 04/06/01 and twin girls M and Z 01/08/11
We are a family! Expecting #4 and #5 in September - what a surprise!
Welcome!! I have a three year old and 4 1/2 month twins.
AP with twins is definately possible... it's certainly hard but possible. I think that the hard is the twins not the AP though... I think all twin mamas esp that first year are just trying to make it through the day!!
I know what you mean though - I have stayed away from my local MOM group bc during my pregnancy I was scared of hearing about complications and c/s deliveries and now I am scared to hear about parenting advice... not sure if that will be true - but in my head it is.
That being said, my attitude has changed some. I've learned to give myself a break a little bit. It is very hard to care for two little babies and you just do your best, ya know? I do try to follow a routine a lot more than I did with my singleton... it is very loose and i base it on their cues... but they generally eat, play, eat, nap... i do try a lot harder to get them to nap somewhere other than on me so that i can play with my three year old... of course i rock them or nurse them down but it does 'look' different than with my singleton ... but i think that's just the reality of being a momma of more than one kid.
welcome to MDC, my twins are 11 weeks old and wow is all i can say these days, partly because it is so amazing, partially because i'm so tired!
you have found a great group of parents here
So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!