Twins of the Month: Jessica and Thomas

Thomas and Jessica

Jessica and Thomas

This month we meet Annie Fitzgerald’s twins, Jessica and Thomas.

 

Twin’s Names? Jessica and Thomas

Age? Nearly 4

Birthday? January

Identical or fraternal? Fraternal

Favourite activity? Both of my children love cooking. I have started to spilt them up to do different activities as individuals, Jessica dancing and Thomas sports, which they have chosen themselves.

A bit about Mum & Dad… I am a stay at home mum and my husband is a quantity surveyor.

Buggy? Haven’t used our buggy for a while – it’s all about the mini micro scooter.

Car? Toyota Verso

Help or not? My mother and mother in law for the first few months. Now the kids are at nursery I guess the teachers give me some time off!

Quick tip for other twin/triplet mums? Always give yourself an extra half hour to get out of the house on time.

What advice would you give your pre-twins/triplets (pregnant) self?
Put your feet up while you can, enjoy your last moments of being able to sit still for longer than 10mins as you will never finish a cup of tea for the next couple of years! 🙂

What advice would you give about sleep training?
We did controlled crying which is hard to start with but does really work!! Your babies will love you in the morning plus you will be able to sleep once your children have learnt how to get themselves to sleep.

What advice would you give about breast/bottle feeding? Don’t feel pressure that you must breastfeed – it’s sooooo different feeding two crying babies at the same time compared to one. I would recommend a feeding pillow for twins so you can do it at the same time. I managed to breastfeed for a month then moved on to combined with the bottle and then just bottle a few weeks later. I was so much happier that I could leave the house! Not easy to feed two babies with your boobs hanging out in Costa!

Do you have any advice on weaning? I am a big fan of baby led weaning. I did a mixture of both baby led and Ella’s kitchen. I didn’t have time with twins to be an Annabel Karmel super mum!

Do you have any advice on potty training? Take your time…….. I started too early with Jessica and used to change her outfit three times a day! Buy cheap potties, let the kids run around with no nappy on and buy lots of extra kitchen roll.

Best bargain? Our first tandem travel system all in for £700 they were discontinuing the colour so got a bargain.

Best thing about having twins/triplets? If anything ever happens to us my children will always have each other. Plus I never have to be pregnant again!

Funniest thing the twins/triplets have done? Wow….there has been so much….can’t really think of one thing if I am honest.

I love Twickenham Twins’ Club because… My children and I have made some great friends who I still share ideas with as our children start the next stage of their lives… SCHOOL.