I have to admit that I always wanted twins, and when we learned we were having them, it was the surprise of a lifetime. Partly because we found out at 20 weeks, at the third ultrasound. And partly because we suddenly went from a family of three to a family of five. We had a 2-year-old girl at the time, and I admit we were feeling confident. One more baby? No problem. We’d been there, we’d done that. And then we found out it was twins.
Having and raising twins is an incredible experience. It’s not quite like winning the lottery (3% of pregnancies), and it does seem like everyone either has a twin, is a twin, or has a close relative/friend/coworker with twins. But they are special, and they get you lots of attention. Most of the time we enjoy that, but sometimes it can be a little annoying. Like when you’re pushing them in a double-stroller and one or both kids are wailing, and someone says “Oh, looks like you’ve got double trouble!”
There’s been a lot more crying in our house since we brought the twins home just over a year ago. And not just from the babies, either. It’s challenging to raise two babies at once. But it’s also a lot of fun. And we wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Why We Started This Blog
We started this site to connect with other families with multiples, swap stories, share information, and offer a little bit of advice to new parents of twins. You might not see our photos or full names on it because, well, we’re private-minded and incredibly safety conscious. Especially on the internet. But if you really want to get to know us, all you need to do is send an e-mail to author [at] bestoftwins.com. Or use the contact form below.
Another reason we started this blog is simply that we love writing and blogging. It’s not our first blog, either. We’ve done it enough that we can start a new website in about 20 minutes. So can anyone, really. Just read the article.
About Links on This Site
Our mission, first and foremost, is to share our experiences to help others. Part of that is giving our recommendations for (or against) products or services. Sometimes we link to sites like Wal-Mart.com with an affiliate code, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, we could receive a small commission. Doing so won’t cost you anything, and likely won’t make us filthy rich, but it would help support our efforts on this site. We only recommend products we believe in, and we never receive them for free.