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Normalize Twin Pregnancy  Mother of twins on a crusade to normalize twin pregnancy, birth & beyond: My quest to inspire and support all twin Mommas and Mommas-to-be. ❤️❤️

How many of you have mastered tandem-babywearing?? For months I practiced with a mirror and a bed with the goal of getting to where I felt like I could do it anywhere on my own, (baby-wearing is super helpful when you have older, active kids and places to go!) but I'm still not there and for the most part I've just let go of the idea that I'll ever master it. :/ I do it from time to time when I have help, but my comfort zone remains with one. It's always good for a photo-op tho. ;) What are your tried & true methods for being mobile with 2 babies? 👶🏻👶🏻🎒🎒 #tandembabywearing #babywearing #stretchywrap #sollybaby #ergobaby #lovecarrieson #softstructuredcarrier #babya #babyb #twins #twinning #twinstagram #normalizetwinpregnancy #normalizetwins #twinmomma #twinmommalife #raisingtwins #onthegowithtwins #twins #carrythem #wearthem #tandem @sollybabywrap @ergobaby @bwiolympia

Want to be featured on @normalizetwinpregnancy ?? I would love to share how you are trying to Normalize Twin Pregnancy & Birth in your own unique ways!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since starting this account and my article being featured on @scarymommy I've found a wealth of kindred twin-momma spirits! We've already heard my story- now I'd love to share yours!

Important themes to #NormalizeTwinPregnancy are being confident in your body and its abilities, pushing against what has been accepted as "the norm" for twin pregnancy & birth, & making informed decisions.
If you've already written something along these lines (could be as simple as a caption or as long as a story) on your own account just hashtag #NormalizeTwinPregnancy or if you have a private account- DM me! I can't wait!
#NormalizeTwinPregnancy #NormalizeTwinBirth #ShareyourStories #TwinMomma

A few months ago I made a couple of goals for myself: Pull off wearing black lipstick and get something that I wrote published by Scary Mommy. Well at least I can say one of those goals was accomplished. These babies have inspired me creatively and I am taking advantage of this time at home to write about it all- the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm not gonna lie- I can see some of this article is edited to have less of my voice (grammatical errors) in it, but seeing some of the early comments and shares gives me a warm feeling. The feeling that other people can relate and that's the entire reason I wrote this article. {Link in Bio} ❤️ #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #NormalizeTwinBirth #Multiples #Twins #BabyA #BabyB #Honest #ScaryMommy #Goals

What makes feeding 2 babies in the middle of the night even more confusing? Daylight Savings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀😴☕️➡️⏰ #SpringForward #WhatTimeisitAnyway #MomsHateYou #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #Twinstagram #Twins #TeamNoSleep #DaylightSavings

😳😩😂 I've been struck by the contrast in pictures from pregnant-me to postpartum-me. I looked so glowy and now.... Well what's the opposite of glowy? Dull? But I'm trying to be gentle with myself recognizing this is just a season in life. How are you being gentle with your postpartum self? 💗💗 #normalizetwinpregnancy #takebackpostpartum #twinstagram #twinspiration #begentle #postpartum #solidarity #TwinPostpartum

Twin MRI! Wow! We've all heard stories from back in the day of moms not finding out they were having twins until they were in the delivery room, whereas nowadays it's mostly common to find out in the first trimester. How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins? 👬👭 #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #NormalizeTwinBirth #Twinstagram #Twinspiration #ShareyourStories #BabyA #BabyB #TwinReveal #SurpriseorNo

This twin momma and I found each other on IG and have been continuously struck by the similarities in our lives. Her story amazes me as she was able to stay firm and confident in her wishes while going overdue- and had her twins at home. Here is the condensed version of her story:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀"I found out I was expecting twins at 21 weeks & was determined to (if the Lord allowed) have a normal, natural home birth with my twins like I did with my first 2 children. I found a midwife who would deliver twins at home and interviewed several OB's before finding one that would even work with me. Most had ultimatums (induce at 34 weeks, induce at 37 weeks, only c-section, only vaginal if both head down, etc...) I continued searching until I found what I wanted. I received some push back from my OB for going past 38 weeks, but I did all the recommended monitoring (NST's & ultrasounds) and each time my question was "Are they okay? Do they have enough fluid?" The answer was always yes and we remained confident in our decision that if the Lord knows how many hairs are on their heads then he must know when they should be born!
My labor was very different than my previous labors (in and out of labor for several days. Intense contractions that would be 2 minutes apart and then stop.) My water finally broke when I was 41 weeks (+3 days) pregnant. Baby A was born 39 minutes later and Baby B 7 minutes later & they weighed 7.6 lbs and 6.2 lbs!
I'm happy with my experience and glad it happened the way it did. It took a lot of advocating, searching, and faith to go overdue with twins and have them at home, but I had the experience I wanted and I want other expectant moms to know that they too have these options!!"
{Picture is 2 hours after babies were born}

#NormalizeTwinPregnancy #NormalizeTwinBirth #RedefineNormal #ShareyourStories #BirthWithoutFear #VariationsofNormal #Options #Respect #Support #InformedDecisions #BirthYourWay #HomeBirth #Overdue #Twins #WaterBirth #BabyA #BabyB #Twinspiration #HealthyBabies #HealthyMama #Multiples

I've had a vision for a while of a picture of me with my babies. Although taking care of these boys is my life right now, there aren't many pictures that capture me in this time with them. I wanted a photo that wasn't cheesy, or glamorous-looking, but still tender and lovely even in its tiredness. Well I did the best I could with what I have & with the photographer on staff (My husband). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The babies are now 6 months. I am (always!) sleep deprived and sometimes discouraged by how much harder it is to be mobile with 2 babies, but oh how those things pale in comparison to how much joy these babies bring me. They are made of nothing but goodness and they are so simply content. I have a cuteness overload freak out about once a day, and if I made money off of baby snuggles I would be very, VERY rich. It took a long time for me to believe it, but these babies were meant for me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#TakeBackPostpartum #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #MomsGetinthePicture #BeGentlewithYourself #EnjoytheMoments #SeasonsofLife #SelfCompassion #Twins #BabyA #BabyB #Twinspiration #Twinstagram

Hello- my name is Anna Lisa. I've struggled with deciding what level of anonymity I wanted to maintain with this page. I like some semblance of privacy but after feeling so connected to all you like-minded Mommas going through or having gone through the twin pregnancy and birth experience- I realize I don't want to be a faceless stranger to you.
My twins just turned 6 months old and these pictures were taken 2 weeks before my due date (I also had my babies on my due date). Although much of my life is now centered around RAISING twins - any time I go anywhere - I find myself talking about my twin pregnancy and birth. Every time someone looks at me with shock when I say the weights of my babies or that I went full-term I'm reminded why this page is important to me.
When I found out I was having twins I had no clue what to expect. With a determination to have a similar pregnancy and birth that I had with my other 2 children -I did extensive research to find stories that supported my hopes. If I hadn't found those stories I wouldn't have even known it was possible. What I want is for those stories to be easier to find.
I want expectant mothers to know that there are options. That there are variations of normal. That if you and your babies are well that you're ALLOWED to do this the way you want. I think the more stories that are shared the more confident we'll all feel. Out with the fear in with the power Mommas. ❤️ #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #NormalizeTwinBirth #Twinspiration #TwinMommas #Twins #Options #Respect #Support #BirthyourWay #Confidence #Power #HealthyMommas #HealthyBabies #ShareyourStories #BirthWithoutFear

Seriously. STAHP it with the alerts. Just let me take 1,000 pictures of my twins sleeping in PEACE! 😂 #CantStopWontStop #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #Twinstagram #iphone #MomPhotographer #StorageisAlwaysFull #DeleteAlltheApps #TakeallthePictures #Twins #BabyA #BabyB

{Not twin-specific, but Mom related}
Since becoming a Mother 6 years ago I have realized that I am excessively self-critical. I am constantly criticizing myself- sometimes blatantly but often times so subtly that I'm not even fully conscious of it. I have come to see that I am almost always feeling guilty about something. "I should be doing the dishes", "I should be interacting with my babies instead of doing the dishes", "ugh I'm so lazy", "I'm not adventurous enough with my kids", "I was too impatient with my kids today." It goes on and on. So lately I have began a very simple daily practice. At nighttime which is usually when I'm beating myself up the worst in reflection of the day, I have started to ask myself the question, "What did I do well today?" I then continue to steer my thoughts away from the negative and mentally list all that I did well that day. "I made my child a healthy lunch", "I gave my daughter lots of snuggles" , "I scheduled Doctor appointments for my kids" , "I took time for self care." I leave what I did poorly alone and only focus on the good. Sometimes they are so simple, yet they immediately leave me with a different feeling- a sense of calm that replaces the gross feeling of guilt. It's so easy, but has proven so effective for me. I have even found myself integrating the practice into my day to help offset the guilty feelings that sneak up on me frequently and it's been a helpful redirection. If you are like me and find yourself lacking in self-compassion, then I also challenge you to ask yourself "What did I do well today?" 💗#NormalizeTwinPregnancy #Momspiration #SelfCompassion #SelfLove #SelfCare #WhatdidIDoWellToday #DailyPractice #BeKind

I swear this page isn't just to show off my babies. They just happen to be my handy twin models 😜. I got these onesies on Zulily and had to get a pic of them in them!!! I had a Zulily credit nagging me and so I searched "twins" and found these!! 5 months old, but they'll always be Baby A & Baby B. ☺️😍👶🏻👶🏻🅰🅱1️⃣2️⃣ #BornFirst #ShowOff #BabyA #BabyB #Twinstagram #Twinspiration #5Months #NormalizeTwinPregnancy #Identical #MirrorImage #SeeingDouble #KidTeeZ #ZulilyCutie @zulily @cottoncupcake_

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