Nat chats with Meghan Matthews about her 13-month-old twins, including details on her very easy twin pregnancy and scheduled C-section delivery at almost 38 weeks, her twins’ schedule at just over 1-year-old, and how she feels about her twins being very independent of each other.
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13-Month-Old Twins | Twin Mom Meghan Matthews
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Meghan Matthews is a 34-year-old full-time “essential” worker. She is a bakery manager at a large grocery chain. Meghan works 40+ hours a week and manages her 1-year-old twins. She does so with the amazing support of family.
Top 3 pieces of advice for other parents of twins
1. Keep them on the same schedule. Otherwise, you are constantly feeding or having one always awake and then you get no time for yourself.
2. Let them be individuals, my two have very different personalities and clash quite a bit. They much prefer to play on their own and do separate things.
3. My third piece of advice is I like to take individual time with each kid. When I run errands or need to leave the house sometimes I just take one with me. I know that’s not an option for a lot of people, but we have a good support group that also likes to spend one on one time with them.
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Top 3 things you wish you had done differently
1- I would have documented more with my 13-month-old twins. The first 4 months to me were all a blur. I know I slept and I know the kids did, I just don’t remember a lot of it or when it happened. Before we got them on a good schedule I should have tried to spend more time journaling or writing things down to remember what that time was like.
2- I would have taken more time for myself. I’m a person who likes to do everything on my own and am terrible at accepting help. I felt like for a long time I never stopped enough to breathe. You can’t do it all on your own.
3- I wish I would have sleep-trained earlier. My daughter was a bad sleeper and 9 times out of 10 would end up sleeping with me and my husband.
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