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The first year of having these two boys, Jack and Luke, I thought, was the most challenging, and I may have been right.
What is the definition of Irish Twins?
The term “Irish Twins” is that two children were born within a year apart (twelve months or less).
Some Thing’s They Never Tell You About Irish Twins:
911 What’s your Emergency:
When Luke was about two months old, I went to change his diaper. Jack grabbed my phone off the couch and called 9-1-1 due to the emergency options on cell phones today. When I told the dispatcher, “it appears that my 1-year-old doesn’t like it when his little brother gets a diaper change,” she just started laughing.
Going Shopping with Irish Twins:
When you have to go to Walmart with a one-year-old that has just started walking and an infant, it is a challenge at first, and then it becomes easier. I would put Luke in the baby carrier while Jack was in front of the shopping cart. Often we left while someone was screaming. However, we were all alive at the end of the day, and that is all that matters.
Public Appearances with Irish Twin’s:
Out in public by myself when I had to go to the bathroom with an infant strapped to you and a one-year-old touching everything was complicated. It seemed like all I was doing was saying stop touching this or that all the time.
One day, I decided to take them to the park, and I had Luke in the stroller. I was trying to play with Jack; however, it’s tough to keep pushing a stroller around so you can keep an eye on your other child. We didn’t do this often alone. We started going with some other local momma’s, which made it a little easier because Jack had other kids his age to interact and play.
Carrier is ErgoBaby Performance Carrier
The financial side of having Irish twins or any multiples for that matter. You have double the cost of formula, wipes, diapers, and more. The positive side of having them close together is that when Jack grew out of something, Luke grew right into like clothing and toys.
Pictures for Special Occasions and Holidays:
There will be fewer pictures for particular occasions, so my best suggestion is to have a Friday keep up with taking pictures while you keep the twins alive.
Then Jack celebrated his second birthday, and, for some reason, I have no pictures of it. Yes, this happens when you have multiples! Especially since Luke doesn’t even have his first-year scrapbook. That is on my to-do-list.
Luke celebrated his first birthday!
Some situations will be the same as having multiple children, twins, or not. Stay tuned as I will be providing you with more information that I have learned about the differences. Every day I find a new way to conquer my day and make it a successful one with the boys by my side.