Twins in February – the Siblings Project

This has been the month in which the twins have begun to take notice of each other.

Sometimes we catch them holding hands.  Lysander likes to ‘chat’ to Balthazar, and to sleep with a hand across his face.  Balthazar plays with his brother’s sleeves (but cries when laid down next to him in the pram…).

They often ‘eat’ each other but that isn’t quite so cute…

Having twins can be so much fun, and I’m so excited for the boys to have a ready-made best friend in each other.

That said, it’s certainly also twice the work.  We have reached a point now where one arm really doesn’t suffice for holding a baby now, except for very short periods of time – you definitely need two.  My partner Kirsty (pictured above) takes it all in her stride but I find that it can be difficult to enjoy the babies as individuals when one is constantly distracted by wondering when the other baby will wake up and demand attention.  And when they are BOTH crying at the same time… argh!  Kirsty just laughs and gets on with it but I find myself terribly flustered.

I’m definitely not a ‘natural’ twin mama like she is.  It’s funny how people automatically decide that she is ‘the mum’ and I’m just a friend, or if they are told that we are both their mothers, assume that Kirsty gave birth to them.  Nope.  Quite good at gestating multiples, thanks, just not so hot at raising them.

Still, I wouldn’t change having them for anything, even if it’s impossible to feed TWO babies whilst surfing Twitter.

This month I have the most tremendous pleasure of sending you over to Carie at Space for the Butterflies.  Carie documents the developing relationships between her two little girls and baby Pip so beautifully, and makes me terribly broody for a third child!

Have you joined in?  Link up your blog post with the linky below, or pop over to the Siblings Facebook Page and share your pictures with us.


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16 Comments

  1. February 15, 2015 / 8:30 am

    Oh they’re getting so big!! Or not big exactly but they’re loosing the scrumpled newborn look and getting that solid feeling – which might be why you’re developing biceps of steel! They are absolutely gorgeous and it’s so lovely to watch them growing up a bit each month!

  2. February 15, 2015 / 8:56 am

    These are lovely pics — as ever!! Amazing how they’re really starting to engage this month!! You can really see how much they’re taking an interest in the camera!!

    Try not to stress when they’re both crying pet!! Just remember that it’s good to learn ‘patience’ — no matter how young you are!! You’ll get to each one in good time. Once they learn that it will be their turn when you’re ready — and you realise that nothing bad will happen, by one of them waiting a little longer than the other — things will become a little easier, I promise!

    It was a revelation when I realised this and I just shut my ears to the wailing and focussed on what I was doing!! Amazing how much quicker you can do things then!! Both you and Kirsty are brilliant mums — in your own way xx #siblings

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  3. February 15, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Such gorgeous photos! I salute twin mummies, I have my moments when I find my two are hard work and they are two years apart! #siblings

  4. February 15, 2015 / 9:43 am

    They’re so adorable but I can imagine very hard work, my brother has twin boys and they are a handful but so much fun, lovely photos 🙂 xx #siblings

  5. February 15, 2015 / 9:53 am

    So lovely to see that they changing and starting to engage with each other this month.

  6. February 15, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Awww they are super cute but I can imagine how hard having two must be…one was hard enough! I’m sure you do an amazing job at being a mum to them.

  7. February 15, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    They are so cute! It is lovely to think that they have a constant companion and friend, too.

  8. February 15, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Love how even with twins you are open to having a third! I am exhausted with two and they are not the same age!
    Lovely photos and I love the fact they are noticing each other more, or at least showing that they are noticing as I am sure they knew they were both there before, twins are so so magical! #Siblings

  9. February 15, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    They are so adorable, I love them so much. Kirsty sounds like super mum, it’s so perfect how you both have different strengths. It does get easier the two crying at once. That was the point when Eden came along that I would think I was losing my mind. Now it’s not as often and I seem to be able to ignore it (given they don’t need anything of course) this usually occurs when I’m driving. How are you finding being back at work?

  10. February 15, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Two really are double the trouble! My friend had twins and she just took to it, I took ages to get used to just having one! As they get older I’m sure it will get easier x

  11. February 15, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Oh my, what beautiful twins. First time on your blog and can’t wait to read back in the archives all about them. Such gorgeous babies!

  12. February 15, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Oh what gorgeous photos. Your twins are just adorable! 🙂

  13. February 16, 2015 / 12:38 am

    I am in awe at the pair of you! Two is hard enough without them both being babies! I think we all have different strengths with parenting, and whilst Kirsty may have this baby bit down, maybe when they are toddlers or preschoolers you will realise it is your time? My oh is definitely a toddler guy rather than baby one, he was/is pretty clueless with babies and much prefers them when they can walk, talk and play more

  14. February 16, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Such happy photos. Your boys have changed so much from last month – it’s fascinating to see. You can see their personalities now in these shots. Hats off to you being a mummy to twins. It must be absolutely exhausting. I’m sure you are doing a fantastic job. I’m the same with wailing making me flustered, but in my calmer moments I just tell myself that it’s because I am utterly bonded to my baby that his cries touch me so much. xx

  15. February 18, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    It looks quite the juggling act to have those two little boys in your arms at once 🙂 My friend has visited with her twin girls this afternoon and I was so glad to be able to offer her an extra pair of hands for a few hours!

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