Ready or Not...Here We Come! The REAL Experts' Guide to the First Year with Twins by Elizabeth Lyons

Amazon.com #1 Best-Seller in Twins & Multiples!

“This book is very much like The Girlfriend’s Guide, but for mothers of twins.”
–Dr. Jenn Berman, renowned marriage and family therapist, author of Superbaby and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy and Confident Kids (and mom of twins)

You’ve expanded (to the point where you’ve traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband’s XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies’ conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun!

In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples sorority” offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.

Topics include:

  • Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom
  • Twinproofing Your Marriage
  • Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It’s Okay if You Don’t)
  • Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches
  • Getting Twins on a Schedule–Preferably the Same One!

Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins–from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything’s under control–with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you’ll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I’m not alone!”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE BOTTOM LINE

TOP 10 SECRETS TO SURVIVING THE FIRST YEAR WITH TWINS

BEFORE THE ARRIVALS: PREPARING THE LAIR
Babies’ Gear
Mama’s Gear
The Logistics of the Lair
Preparing Your Marriage
Preparing Yourself Mentally
The Reality of Sleep Deprivation
Anticipating the Storks: The Father’s Side

0-3 MONTHS: THE BABIES ARE HERE!
Most Frequent Thoughts During This Phase
Will We Be Alive in Three Months?
Mantras for Keeping Your Sanity
Feed!
Breastfeeding Twins: Can It Be Done?
Bottle-Feeding
Nighttime Feedings
Worrying About a Schedule
The Doorbell that Keeps Ringing
Bathing
Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches
The Effect of Your Life at the Sink
Laundry, Laundry, and More Laundry
Endless Diapers
Common Everyday Problems
Nurturing Siblings
Pressure to “Educate” Your Babies

3-6 MONTHS: THE SCHEDULE BEGINS
Top 10 Thoughts During This Phase
A Schedule Emerges
Starting Solids
What’s Going On Now?
Teething
Get Me Out of This House
A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind
Childproofing
Rolling Over

6-12 MONTHS: YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE!
Top 10 Prayers for this Phase
What Part of “No” is Unclear?
Modifying the Menu
Deep-Sixing Bottles
New Car Seats (Again)
The Lucrative Garage Sale
Playing Together (Or Not)
Getting Away: The Family Road Trip
Airline Travel
The Miracle of Self-Sufficiency
Gift Clothes: Outgrown
Walking
The Desire to Return to Work

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

APPENDIX: MAKING YOUR OWN BABY FOOD


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