So far I would say having twin newborn babies is about 50% harder than having just one. After all, most of the work at this age is in logistics and getting started. Once you’re up for a late night feeding, staying up a little later to stick a bottle in another one isn’t such a big deal. Diapers are easy at this stage, it’s getting all the peices together in the right place for a change that’s difficult.
One thing that’s undeniably harder is getting them from place to place. You can’t safely carry two newborns, so you end up having to go back and forth like a mother cat moving her litter. Actually, if we could just figure out how to carry the babies in our mouths, it would make moving the diaper materials easier. For obvious reasons, carrying the diaper materials in our mouths is not an option we’re willing to consider.
By the way, I don’t know if I ever mentioned on the blog that the first doctor (actually nurse practitioner) appointment went well. The NP thought the twins color looked okay and didn’t think a blood test was necessary. We would have preferred to know for sure, but we didn’t push the issue.
Another validating tidbit from the appoitment: Ours was the second “Shepard” she had seen this week. The other one spelled his name “Shepherd,” but I think that counts. Maybe we’re not as innovative as we thought.