Barnes & Noble; $10.76 When I found out I was having twins, my husband and I looked at each other with wide eyes and mouths open. Gulp! A nervous excitement came over me -- two at once!
We have to get a bigger apartment! Was one thought.
How big am I going to get? Was another.
Once the reality set in that soon our lives would be blessed with two babies, we realized we knew nothing about twins -- we barely knew anything about what to do with one baby! So when we got the book, Raising Twins From Pregnancy to Preschool, we both dug in.
As with a lot of books, there is information I love and would pass on to other moms and then there is stuff I just don't agree with. But what is always great is that no matter what, the book introduces a subject you may not have thought of, and that opens up dialogue for you and your partner.
Raising Twins is written by Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, a mom of four children, including identical twin boys. She's also a pediatrician. I liked the balance of the information here and her words still felt personal.
Her checklist on what to buy helped us not go nuts and buy two of everything. And her chapter on breastfeeding helped me not feel like I was crazy for wanting to nurse my babies. You'd be surprised at some of the comments I got on this!
The book will take us through preschool, so many more tips for us to think about.
And yes, we did get a bigger apartment and that was helpful because I got so big, we needed the room!
Do you have a twin parenting book that you really love?