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A Day in Life with 8 Month Old Twins

A Day in Life with 8 Month Old Twins

Life with twins is fascinating to those who do not have them and often terrifying to those who are expecting them. Although no one’s life looks the same, one of the most asked questions here at Twiniversity is, “What does a day in the Life with Twins look like?” Check out what a typical day looks like for Twin Mama, Kylee, and her 8 month old twins.

Before I had twins, I wondered a lot about what the average day would look like. So far, every month has held new challenges, memories, and changes in routine as they grow, develop, and show their little personalities. This past month has been very busy as my twinnies have become more mobile.

A day in the life with 8 month old twins

Take a peek into my life as a mom to 8 month old fraternal twin girls.

A Day in Life with 8 Month Old Twins

6:00 a.m.

My husband leaves for work bright and early (before the twins and I are even out of bed). Do I wish I could get up with him and enjoy breakfast and coffee together like all those aesthetic TikTok moms? Sure, but I do NOT have the energy!

6:30 a.m.

I’m a work-from-home, stay-at-home mom, which keeps me VERY busy. I like to take a few moments to myself in the morning to get ready for the day, answer emails, grind out some work, and have breakfast/coffee uninterrupted. It’s the little things that start the day off right.

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7:00 a.m.

My Twin B tends to wake earlier than the other. Normally, I’m a stickler for keeping them on the same schedule, but when you have two babies to get ready for the day, this alternate wake schedule is amazing. So, I take her upstairs, change her diaper, put on her outfit for the day, comb her hair, and put on her ponytail. I know girl moms love headbands, and I do love them when we go out of the house, but when we’re home all day, they just pull them off of each other!

7:15 a.m.

Twin A wakes up, so we repeat the getting ready process with her (the first of many things that will be done twice in one day).

A day in the life with 8 month old twins

7:30 a.m.

The girls tandem breastfeed every 3-4 hours, even through the night… yawn! Their first feed of the day is typically at 7:30 a.m. 

8:00 a.m.

Depending on the day, I could start work meetings at 8. Usually, these early meetings are camera-off, and I don’t need to speak—thank goodness! So, I put the girls in their playpen in the living room and put on some music for them while I clock in! We’re obsessed with Snoop Dogg’s Doggyland album, and I highly recommend it if you haven’t heard of it. 

Also, getting a playpen has been a GAME CHANGER now that the girls are mobile. I do still keep a close eye on them as they play (and separate them as needed because they do try to crawl over each other and grab each other’s faces), but at least I know they’re in a safe place and not crawling out of sight.

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10:30 a.m.

Time to eat again! The girls will often fall asleep eating, especially at this feed. 

11:30 a.m.

A day in the life with 8 month old twins

As much as I love contact naps, nap time is when I can get a lot of my work done. I schedule most of my meetings, eat lunch, or get a shower in if I haven’t already during this time, so I transfer them to the crib in their room. (Yes, I carry them both in there – one in each arm – and put them down. It’s a twin mom superpower. I’m the only one I know that can do this with them, and they’re getting so big that I won’t be able to for much longer.) 

The girls take two naps a day right now, and this is their long one. My Twin B is a much better napper; she goes down easy and can sleep from 1.5-3 hours. My Twin A will usually fight her nap (her grandma says she has “FOMO” or fear of missing out), so if I have a meeting around this time, she will join me. Fun fact: A few of my coworkers didn’t know I had another baby because they’re used to seeing the one in meetings!

1:30 p.m.

It’s been three hours, and it’s time to eat again! I tandem feed them on the couch during the work day. I just hold them facing each other, and they intertwine their legs and hold hands. It’s the cutest thing ever!

2:00 p.m.

The in-between is filled with various play activities. I have “stations” set up to keep things interesting and entertaining. Here are a few examples of stations we’re loving right now:

  • BabyTrend First Steps Bouncer and Walker.
  • Sit in high chairs and play with teething toys.
  • Lovevery Play Gym (They’ve loved this since they were newborns, and it STILL entertains them).
  • Music toys. Or just banging random things together and making noise.
  • Splash Pads.
  • A rotation of toys in the playpen.
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3:00 p.m.

Nap number two can really hit at any time in the afternoon. I don’t put a lot of pressure on the timing of this one as it’s usually short – 30 minutes to an hour. 

4:30 p.m.

Now, my work day is over…kind of. This is when I shut my computer and fully check into family time for the evening. I breastfeed the girls again. Then, get them and the dog ready to head out the door on a walk when my husband gets home.

I try to get outside at least once a day for my mental health

5:00 p.m.

One of my favorite parts of the day is when my husband gets home from work, and we head out on our daily family walk. I’ve discovered recently that it’s so important for my mental health to get out of the house once a day. It also is a great opportunity for us to connect and reflect on our days.

The girls love getting out of the house, too. Ivory kicks her little feet the entire walk, and Blair laughs at the trees.

6:30 p.m.

When we get home, we make dinner. Then, we all sit down at the table, babies too, and eat. We’re in the beginning stages of introducing solids. The girls’ favorites right now are greek yogurt and blackberries. 

a day in the life with 8 month old twins

7:00 p.m.

This is my husband’s favorite time of day. We hang out in the nursery as a family (dog, too!), get the girls in their pajamas, read a book, and play with puzzles. 

7:30 p.m.

The girls are still sleeping in our bedroom downstairs. It’s common for babies to be in their own room at six months, but with their sleep/feeding schedule, it doesn’t make sense for us. So, now we take the girls downstairs, put them in their sleep sacks, turn the sound machine on and I feed them in bed. They will usually fall asleep after eating, and we’ll put them in their cribs. 

8:00 p.m.

The girls are down sleeping! Now’s the time to reset the house for the next day, indulge in some self-care, a good book, a little extra work (I run a business on top of my full-time job), and quality time with my husband. 

a day in the life with 8 month old twins

That’s a glimpse into my world with 8-month-old twins! It’s evident that my day is a balancing act of caregiving, work, and cherishing family time… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kylee Burleigh

Kylee Burleigh lives in Washington State and effortlessly juggles multiple roles while embracing the chaos of a vibrant family life. With a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s a wizard at weaving compelling stories. When she’s not busy wrangling words, Kylee is a dedicated wife with fraternal twin girls, adding a delightful twist to her already bustling life. She tackles a full-time communications job, provides stellar marketing services to clients and is a contributing writer to Twiniversity. In her rare moments of respite, Kylee embraces holistic living and immerses herself in thrilling outdoor escapades like hiking, hunting and tearing through the wilderness in her trusty side-by-side.

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