The Twin Journey – An Amazing Slice of How it Might Really Be.

Over the years, its been my honor to be involved in several family journey’s welcoming twins.  This beautiful family was amazing enough to let me document their experiences with babywearing, breast feeding, and their nicu stay.

We first met in Elephant Ears, our store, where we learned that they were expecting identical twin boys.  This amazing couple was eager to gain skills to help them handle 2 babies!

Mom and Dad were both eager to learn about baby carriers, car seats and everything baby.  Times 2.

Mom and Dad were both eager to learn about baby carriers, car seats and everything baby. Times 2.

Practicing every Sunday until they felt prepared, these devoted parents – to – be were slowly chipping away at the fear that can come with expecting multiples.

When the boys came, those skills came in handy.

When the boys came, those skills came in handy.

Here are mommy and daddy below snuggling up for a tube feeding of breast milk instead of the boys laying in bed.

mommy with one baby while daddy feeds the other.

mommy getting her tube feed hooked up with one baby while daddy does the other.

Baby carriers can really help make medical interventions like this tube feeding much more intimate and full of bonding.

Baby carriers can really help make medical interventions like this tube feeding much more intimate and full of bonding.

In between the NICU cycle of tests. feedings, naps, and diapers, Babywearing can help draw some of the normalcy back into the post partum period with twins in a medical environment

In between the NICU cycle of tests. feedings, naps, and diapers, Babywearing can help draw some of the normalcy back into the post partum period with twins in a medical environment

Joy, Pride, Closeness, LOVE.

Joy, Pride, Closeness, LOVE.

After a few weeks, everyone went home safe and started using their baby carrier skills to really help handle the logistics of 2 babies at once.

This ring sling carrier really helps with the logistics of feeding 2 babies.  wether it be breast feeding or bottle feeding as you see below.

This ring sling carrier really helps with the logistics of feeding 2 babies. wether it be breast feeding or bottle feeding as you see below.

Mommy or Daddy can pull off this move :)

Mommy or Daddy can pull off this move 🙂

twins home

Building the confidence to care for twins in your home can be hard. I hope everyone can feel as inspired as I was by this amazing couple, that anyone can do it, with a little forethought and a little babywearing.

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